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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Anders Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2019 at 19:13
David Bowie: Station to Station?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2019 at 08:50
Good call indeed!
Personal nomination: Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jaketejas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2019 at 09:45
Four good ones are Steve Howe on Roundabout (Yes), Steve Howe on Don't Cry (Asia), the amazing percussion buildup before Mark Knopfler chimes in on Money for Nothing (Dire Straits), and the Prelude on Feel the Fire (Barnabas).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jaketejas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2019 at 09:48
Honorable mention goes to Atalantia by Aquacadia. That's a long intro, but I love how it builds up to the rocking complex chord riff.
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Frequency, by IQ. Great ever for non prog fans Wink.
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Of traditional prog numbers, I have to acknowledge "Watcher of the Skies." Majesty. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jaketejas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2019 at 13:45
Oooo ... that's a good one too! Good call!
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The opening sequence to The Trees by Rush is excellent too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2019 at 13:50
Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Of traditional prog numbers, I have to acknowledge "Watcher of the Skies." Majesty.†
Indeed, especially as heard in the intro to Genesis Live.
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Heart of the sunrise
firth of fifth
boys in the band (Gentle Giant) LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tempest_77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2019 at 16:01
Heavily agree with Firth of Fifth. When I think of iconic intros, it's the first thing that comes to mind.
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Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Of traditional prog numbers, I have to acknowledge "Watcher of the Skies." Majesty. 
Indeed, especially as heard in the intro to Genesis Live.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2019 at 20:06
yes watcher is great.  If we were doing endings, I think Musical Box is the best and Entangled a close second
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2019 at 20:32
There are actually a lot of good ones. I don't know if anyone else on here knows this one(and maybe it's not quite prog anyway) but I like the intro to "children of the sun" by Billy Thorpe. 
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The greatest prog intro IMHO is heard in the opening track Viva Mi Sevilla by Carmen off their 1974 album Dancing On A Cold Wind.....absolutely torrid, climatic and spine tingling ...there are more adjectives but I can't put them all down here.

Just listen and be in awe...please!




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Caravanís opening part of Nine Feet Underground - Nigel Blows a Tune
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Anders Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2019 at 06:49
Thanks for introducing Carmen. I had never heard of them before. Interesting style combination :)
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Originally posted by I prophesy disaster I prophesy disaster wrote:

I'm surprised no one mentioned the intro to Close To The Edge.
Originally posted by Argo2112 Argo2112 wrote:

^ Best birds chirping solo ever! Wink 
 
 
That's how great the intro to Close To The Edge is... it even has its own intro.
 
 
 
 


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Originally posted by BarryGlibb BarryGlibb wrote:

The greatest prog intro IMHO is heard in the opening track Viva Mi Sevilla by Carmen off their 1974 album Dancing On A Cold Wind.....absolutely torrid, climatic and spine tingling ...there are more adjectives but I can't put them all down here.

Just listen and be in awe...please!

 

Great track. One of my long time favourites.
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