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I always liked piano intro to Can you Understand by Renaissance , Don't love the rest of the song but the intro is cool. 
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Larks Tongues In Aspic part 2, still makes all the hairs on my arms stand up.
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Originally posted by Argo2112 Argo2112 wrote:

I always liked piano intro to Can you Understand by Renaissance , Don't love the rest of the song but the intro is cool. 

yes it's the best part

on the subject of Renaissance

the intro to "Kindness at the End", written and played by Jon Camp, is superb
the catchy simplicity of the intro to "Northern Lights" is also wonderful
The intro to "Mother Russia" is majestic
The seething start to "Black Flame" is brilliant

closely related - the intro to "Madonna Blue" by Illusion brings you right in
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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 13:47
Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

but the Ommadawn intro is quite simply unbeatable.

but when does it end  Tongue

What about Loreena McKennit's "The Bonny Swans"?  I had a friend play just the intro about 10 times in a row some years back.  The song is great but it never quite matches the intro  
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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 14:13
^ at 1:16

...or 2:42 maybe

Edited by Barbu - May 22 2019 at 14:23
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jamesbaldwin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2019 at 17:14
One of my fave intro is this:

0 - 1'30''


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I love the intro to Triumvirat's Mister Ten Percent suite so much! Deeply moving....
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Originally posted by I prophesy disaster I prophesy disaster wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Scorched Earth
 
Do you mean "The Undercover Man"? Tongue
 
 
 
 
 
 
When I saw that, I thought of the Scorched Earth reference in a section of the Tarkus suite, knowing how much Richard likes ELP, but I could be way off...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2019 at 21:03
Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

but the Ommadawn intro is quite simply unbeatable.


Oh yeah, how did I overlook that one. It's the stuff of dreams.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2019 at 23:48
Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:

Originally posted by I prophesy disaster I prophesy disaster wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Scorched Earth
 
Do you mean "The Undercover Man"? Tongue
 
 
 
 
 
 
When I saw that, I thought of the Scorched Earth reference in a section of the Tarkus suite, knowing how much Richard likes ELP, but I could be way off...
 

I think there is something about The Spectro-torch in Battlefield?

Actually the intro to Eruption is pretty damn amazing. How many multi-layered vocals are there?! 
I was very excited as a kid when I first heard that and the only reason now why I might occasionally listen to the studio version when the live version is so kick ass.
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Firth of Fifth.
Shine on...
Fountain of Salmacis.
2112.
Xanadu.
Watcher of the skies.
Count of Tuscany.
Play me my song.....Here it comes again.......
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The Revealing Science of God
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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 23 2019 at 12:06
I'm surprised no one mentioned the intro to Close To The Edge.
 
 
 
 
 
I was thinking about thinking but it really didn't get me very far.
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^ Best birds chirping solo ever! Wink 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2019 at 12:38
Little Amédée. The best intro ever for me, much better than the rest of the quartet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuMs8kD5Des
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Ritual is good too...
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Originally posted by Foxprog Foxprog wrote:

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


Great choice. It's like "Oh! This is something different." in the best kind of way. They're so good at atmosphere and mood.
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Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaah

Because the world is round it turns me on

It'll never get old. Just too good.
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Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

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

Great wow factor on Hero and Heroine for sure!
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