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    Posted: December 08 2017 at 04:54
Looking to find a song I heard years ago about 1979 no idea who it was can't recall any words.

I can only describe it as an ascending chord progression on electric piano,which gradually adds,drums,bass,guitar and vocal.
The vocalist reminded me of either Cameron Hawkins of FM or John Wetton or Greg Lake type voice.
In the middle had an amazing Alan Holdsworth type lead solo.

IF you can lead me to this song I will PAY YOU I promise,I've tried everything,

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 05:00
Not an awful lot to go on really.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 05:06
Yeah I'm sorry,

All I can say is it is a ballad slow tempo that does double in the lead solo.

It is a very atmospheric tune,especially the start with the chorus on the electric piano and the scales going up .

I heard it on Q-107 F.M. here in Canada and had it on tape until my old tape recorder ate it!
I 've looked all over the net....if only I had a band name....
thanks though


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 05:44
Maybe something from Chris Squire's Fish Out of Water?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 05:56
Sorry but I am completely blank. Your description fits thousands of tunes in pop, rock, prog, fusion and folk.
I think it would be helpful to know what type of music we're talking about. I can think of tunes by Kiss, Gerry Rafferty, Genesis, Zappa, Magazine and The Bay City Rollers that all fit the description.
I do hope you find an answer! I just hate it when I've got something on the tip of my tongue and it never really materialises into anything other than a vague concept of something that for all intents and purposes could be the proverbial bee's knees.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 06:02
Just youtubed the album some nice moments but not the song,thanks for the suggestion :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 06:05
Hi thanks for your reply.
 It is a prog rock type song,slow tempo,prime use of the chorused/phased electric piano up front which start the song.Vocal and instrument come in as far as I recall in about 1 minute. Very moody piece. I wish I could tell you more,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 06:05
Too many songs fir this description. Is it Prog, Classic rock, Heavy Rock, Jazz Fusion?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 06:07
Originally posted by Batphink Batphink wrote:

Hi thanks for your reply.
 It is a prog rock type song,slow tempo,prime use of the chorused/phased electric piano up front which starts the song. Vocal and instruments come in as far as I recall in about 1 minute. Very moody piece. It does have a punchy staccato type ending with 8 shots drums,bass and guitar.

I wish I could tell you more,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 06:29
I'm actually interested in that if there actually are too many songs that fit the description, maybe mention some. Maybe the op could then have a go and compare the songs to give us something to go by.

I'm drawing a blank here too... but I assume the year is somewhat defined, as in earlier that 1979 at least.

EDIT: by the way, any other instruments, horns, strings etc?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 08:52
Originally posted by Batphink Batphink wrote:

Looking to find a song I heard years ago about 1979 no idea who it was can't recall any words.

I can only describe it as an ascending chord progression on electric piano,which gradually adds,drums,bass,guitar and vocal.
The vocalist reminded me of either Cameron Hawkins of FM or John Wetton or Greg Lake type voice.
In the middle had an amazing Alan Holdsworth type lead solo.

Wetton, Holdsworth, 1979? Did you try the band U.K. ?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 11:09
Can you provide any of the lyrics? Also, I too wondered if you might be thinking of UK.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 12:10
Carrying no Cross? I dunno, that song doesn't have a guitar solo.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 14:56
These types of songs were never as good as people think they were. Keep your $50.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 16:20
I have 3 U.K. albums it does sounds a little like U.K especially in the middle with the lead guitar solo,that starts slowly with bends a bit like Alan Holdsworth then it speeds up with fast picking almost shredding to a climax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 16:21
Why so hostile? you downer!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 16:23
You;re on the right track ,good description similar type of song but maybe a little more rock,no huge temp change .4/4 straight time signature that double in the middle.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 16:29
Hey, to me it has elements of some of Todd Rundgren's Utopia,in the chord progression like something he would have done before he went more commercial at the start of song.

The tone of the electric piano something like Eddie Jobson's on Rendevous 6:02 very mellow like that mood until it rev up in the middle and rocks more with chugging guitar and screaming lead solo once it gets going.

So main instruments,Fender Rhodes piano with chorus, clean electric guitar, bass, drums almost sounded like Martin Deller from Canadian band F.M.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 16:31
Sorry can't remember one word to be honest,I know that won't help.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 16:32
Yeah I have 3 U.K. albums not them,wondering if it maybe have been solo Holdworth or Wetton material?

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