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    Posted: May 21 2019 at 13:08
What is your favourite intro in a song, I have a plenty of possibilities. At the moment i'm listening Appena un po' (first 45 seconds) and I just simply love the calm and mystery style of it :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oekZP4wr2Y



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2019 at 13:48
Technically not prog, but I love Nancy's intro to Crazy on You. It's called Silver Wheels.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Foxprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2019 at 13:50
That was a good one, never heard of it before
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2019 at 14:45
Originally posted by Foxprog Foxprog wrote:

That was a good one, never heard of it before


Yep....even with that "Ovation sound"LOL


Yours is no stranger to me. The Italians are the masters of atmosphere in my opinion.






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fredyair Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2019 at 14:57
Light Up from Styx album Equinox, the song is not that good after the intro though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2019 at 21:06
The first one that comes to my mind is Shine On you Crazy Diamond, my favourite song overall, and in good part because of the intro. But... of course Starless should be the favourite for proggers. And The Drapery Falls from Opeth is just as great too... and then, there should be many others that don't come to my mind right now.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Snicolette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2019 at 21:42
I love the intro to Starless
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Gotta be the piano intro to Firth of Fifth.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2019 at 23:56
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

The first one that comes to my mind is Shine On you Crazy Diamond.


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I immediately thought of this:





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2019 at 07:36
Hi,

NONE ... really ... 

It is one of my pet peeves, that some band comes up with a really wonderful and beautiful 30 seconds, and it never becomes a part of the music ... it gives way to a song ... and the song is not half as nice as the beginning moments.

It was just like that one Elton John album ... the entry was fantastic, but it should have never been on an Elton John album ... because he can not play, or do that kind of stuff ... he's strictly a piano man wth a band supporting him, or himself. I've always wanted to know who that musician that put that together was, because Elton was NEVER about keyboards!

Nowadays, when I hear that, i end up disliking the band ... as not valuable or important, or they would have created a more inclusive and involved piece of music, that didn't have to feature "teases" ... to attract your attention.

You know what this feels like? ... Beethoven's 10th symphony, and he wants your attention, and the 7 violins on the orchestra are naked and playing ... guess what? ... you're not going to pay attention to the music the whole time!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2019 at 07:45
^^^ Hmm, yes that 's one way of looking at it..

I suppose it does happen sometimes. I love the intro to Watcher of the Skies, but can take or leave the song, I guess. The intro to Shine on you crazy diamond 'outshines' the rest of the song IMO, but this is never enough to make me dislike the artist.
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Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaah

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote I prophesy disaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2019 at 08:37
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snicolette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2019 at 08:43
I also love the intro to David Cousin's Blue Angel.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2019 at 09:48
Originally posted by Snicolette Snicolette wrote:

I also love the intro to David Cousin's Blue Angel.  

I assume you mean from the "Two Weeks Last Summer" solo album.  Yup, great!

On topic of Strawbs, 

"Benedictus" has a fantastic intro and the rest of the song is ... fantastic
The intro to "Lay Down" is also sublime
John Hawken's "Remembering" is essentially the intro and outro of "You and I when we were Young" and is brilliant
Hero and Heroine and New World both intro with bombast and mellotron
"Burning for Me" has a great and sinister opening
on the new album, "When the Spirit Moves" starts as well as it ends

On a non prog front, the intro to the 12" single of "Someone Somewhere in Summertime" by Simple Minds is a favourite

There are so many


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2019 at 10:50
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2019 at 10:55
but the Ommadawn intro is quite simply unbeatable.
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