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    Posted: October 13 2023 at 14:40
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Close to the edge
 
As I said earlier in this thread, the intro to "Close to the Edge" even has its own intro.
 

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Watcher of the skies
Close to the edge
With You There To Help Me
Time (PF)
Southside of the Sky
21st century schizoid man
Larks tongues in aspic part 1
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Ace of Wands
The Boys in the Band
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Firth of Fifth


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Originally posted by Harold B Harold B wrote:

Firth of firth and Xanadu.
Non Prog love to love by UFO.

I love to put on my dancing shoes to the opening to Xanadu too - just before Olivia Newton John & ELO enter the stage - and featuring the late great Gene Kelly. Heart

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2023 at 01:17
Yep that Knights Of Cydonia intro is classic although it does remind of an earlier song by another English band The Heavy called Short Change Hero (used effectively as the theme music in an SAS army hero TV series that I forget the name of) 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2023 at 20:43
I'm sure if i took the time i could think of dozens of outstanding songs

Just at the moment though these come to mind








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Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

My all time fav? The intro to Can You Understand? by Renaissance.

Great one, though I'd go for "Can You Hear Me?" first.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rminsk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2023 at 12:51
Rachel Flowers "The Darkness."

I'm not sure if this can be an intro considering it is over a third of the song.  The intro is the first 3:40 seconds of a 10:03 song.  If you listen you can hear little bits of the intro throughout the rest of the song and then in the last 45 seconds she bookends the song with a bit of the intro.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frets N Worries Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2023 at 16:33
Gotta love that ping of 'Echoes' and another marine-ish song, 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Höstsonaten 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2023 at 15:50
I'm generally more taken with outtros than intros, but here are 2 that are similar that I love, one prog one not











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Firth of firth and Xanadu.
Non Prog love to love by UFO.
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^ What about Overkill by Motorhead. Phil Taylor working those bass pedals for everything they're worth. 


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Not prog, but Ace of Spades by Motorhead, or Rainbow's Lost in Hollywood
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AJ Junior Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2023 at 17:34
Originally posted by GingerFox GingerFox wrote:

Gotta be the piano intro to Firth of Fifth.

This right here ^^^
About a year and a half ago, I sat down and played this for my piano teacher. She is a classically trained musician and she loved it. I ended learning it over the course of 3 weeks, and have played it non-stop ever since. Absolutely amazing song and intro.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2023 at 15:51
Kings X - We Were Born To Be Loved. Killer intro but then again the whole song is killer






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Edited by Jeffro - October 05 2023 at 15:56
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The Camera Eye by Rush.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Boojieboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 03 2023 at 18:28
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

It was actually edited down on the album with the original synth intro removed

 
Whoa! I've listened to that since 1977, and had no idea that there was originally a synth part. Very cool.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zwordser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 03 2023 at 13:32
aside from some mentioned: I really l like the harpsichord/synth(?) instrumental to start La Mente Vola, by Alphataurus.  Its the coolest part of the song!



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frets N Worries Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 03 2023 at 08:38
What about Tubular Bells or Starless?
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