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    Posted: April 03 2018 at 19:24
I love songs with diverse instruments, prog songs especially are great at this. Can you give me suggestions for songs that are Not just guitar, bass, drums? Specifically, I would like songs with acoustic and electric guitar and piano and organ, playing together or one transitions into the other. I prefer songs that are from the 70s/80s and are longer in length/duration.
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Originally posted by ClosetothSupperBrick ClosetothSupperBrick wrote:

I love songs with diverse instruments, prog songs especially are great at this. Can you give me suggestions for songs that are Not just guitar, bass, drums? Specifically, I would like songs with acoustic and electric guitar and piano and organ, playing together or one transitions into the other. I prefer songs that are from the 70s/80s and are longer in length/duration.

Could you mention what bands you are already familiar with who fall into this category? 
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You could try Tull's Songs From The Wood album. Take the song "Velvet Green", for instance: two keyboardists (one playing portative organ), glockenspiel, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, flute, drums, tabor, nakers, mandolin, bass...and those are just the instruments I can tell right off.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2018 at 21:56
Try The Incredible String Band's "ITKOS". An amazing pice of music with all kinds of instruments and influences.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paulindigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2018 at 03:32
If you're specifically looking for songs with acoustic/electric guitars, piano and organ I suggest Traffic (the albums John Barleycorn Must Die and The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys, for instance).
Talking about transitions from acoustic to electric guitar, David Gilmour's Near the End (from About Face) has a nice acoustic solo that morphs almost seamlessly into an electrico one - but maybe it's not exactly what you have in mind.
An obvious suggestion would be Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, with plenty of string instruments, organs and acoustic piano (not to mention whistles, flute and more).
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Try also Harmonium. S'on avait besoin... fits quite well. Flute, acoustic guitars, no drums etc... 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2018 at 08:11
You can also try The Amazing Blondel. Their album "Fantasia Lindum" has a long piece (I think is 18 or 20 minutes long) full of lutes, flutes, and many ethnic instruments. Gryphon is also another band in that category, "Midnight Mushrooms" is quite long and instrumented with a lot of English folk instruments.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2018 at 08:16
A lot of RPI stuff fits, too. If you don't bother with the language, "Le Orme" is another one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2018 at 09:21
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Try The Incredible String Band's "ITKOS". An amazing pice of music with all kinds of instruments and influences.

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Gryphon...Red Queen.......or Mushrumps
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One of my favorite 'fusion' groups.....Oregon.....
try Out Of The Woods.
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"Syntelman's March of the Roaring 70s" by Amon Düül 2 has lots of swaps between electric and acoustic guitar.



The same can be said of "Restless Skylight Transistor Child" from the same album:




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hrychu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2018 at 09:25
This is neither prog nor a song recorded in the 60s/70s but it's IMO one of the most instrumentally diverse Oasis tracks.

acoustic and electric guitar - check
piano and organ - check
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shock&Awe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2018 at 12:54
Check out Consider The Source if you like unique eastern type instrumental stuff. This song is shorter, but there are longer more elaborate works they do as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL7PsmFo4oo I think they are a really creative band.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2018 at 15:44
Originally posted by ClosetothSupperBrick ClosetothSupperBrick wrote:

I love songs with diverse instruments, prog songs especially are great at this. Can you give me suggestions for songs that are Not just guitar, bass, drums? Specifically, I would like songs with acoustic and electric guitar and piano and organ, playing together or one transitions into the other. I prefer songs that are from the 70s/80s and are longer in length/duration.

Sounds like Gryphon is the band for you.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2018 at 17:26
Already mentioned, but I must agree, Mike Oldfield (not only Tubular Bells, but all his 70's albums, plus the new Return to Ommadawn) and Harmonium (particularly Si On Avai Besoin d'une cinquiem saison). Perhaps Focus too (Hamburger Concerto).
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