ggfan wrote:1970-'77 Gentle Giant = The most talented, versatile & astounding band, prog or otherwise, ever. ELO & Supertramp = not really Prog. Caravan = Canterbury Scene.
Other great Prog bands:
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM), Happy the Man, Camel, Renaissance, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, Mahavishnu Orchestra. Return to Forever = Jazz/Fusion but one of the great bands of all time!
Oh, and Emerson,Lake & Palmer not even on the list???
Gentle Giant! Hell yes! Having seen them live on multiple occasions in the past (yes I am that friggen old!) nothing else even remotely compares.
And Camel has one of my all time favorite guitarists, Andy Latimer, and the late Pete Bardens on keyboard.
Brand X also deserves consideration, as well as Van Der Graff Generator.