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    Posted: October 13 2005 at 06:36

I know three "cliffhanger songs" ... songs which consist of two or more parts and span several albums:

  • Shadow Gallery - Cliffhanger: Part 1 on Carved In Stone, Part 2 on Legacy
  • Symphony X - The Accolade: Part 1 on The Divine Wings of Tragedy, Part 2 on The Odyssey
  • Dream Theater - Metropolis: Part 1 on Images & Words, Part 2 on Scenes from a Memory

Do you know other examples?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2005 at 06:54

SAGA's "chapters"

ICE AGE : "to say goodbye parts I & II" on 'The great divide ' and "part II" on 'Liberation'

RUSH : the different parts of "fear" for example "witch hunt" (on 'moving pictures') is part III and "the weapon" (on 'signals') is part II

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2005 at 07:16

Nice!

Another one: Dream Theater - Mirror, The Glass Prison, This Dying Soul, The Root of All Evil.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2005 at 07:22
What about the Lars Tounges in Aspic songs?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2005 at 07:29
Rush - Cygnus X-1 on A Farewell to Kings and Book II on Hemispheres.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2005 at 07:30
Not prog, but Metallica have "The Unforgiven" and "The Unforgiven II" (or something like that).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2005 at 10:50

I've always felt "Heart of the Sunrise" by Yes was a cliff hanger just by the way it ends.  No matter how many times I hear that song, the ending still gives me that impression.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2005 at 10:53
Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

RUSH : the different parts of "fear" for example "witch hunt" (on 'moving pictures') is part III and "the weapon" (on 'signals') is part II



And "The Enemy Within" is part I, Freeze is part IV.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2005 at 02:40
Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

Nice!


Another one: Dream Theater - Mirror, The Glass Prison, This Dying Soul, The Root of All Evil.


I thought it started with The Glass Prison...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2005 at 03:16
Originally posted by BiGi BiGi wrote:

Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

Nice!


Another one: Dream Theater - Mirror, The Glass Prison, This Dying Soul, The Root of All Evil.


I thought it started with The Glass Prison...


Yes and no.  The main sequence began with "The Glass Prison", but "The Mirror" contains some of the same themes lyrically (and I think musically), and can be regarded as a prologue.  I can understand why Mike included "The Mirror" here, but I don't think it fits the criteria for being a "cliffhanger song".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2005 at 04:13
The German band Octopus did the two parts of “The Delayable Rise of Glib”: Part 1 on their debut The Boat Of Thoughts and Part 2 on An Ocean of Rocks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2005 at 04:46
Originally posted by Citanul Citanul wrote:

Originally posted by BiGi BiGi wrote:

Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

Nice!


Another one: Dream Theater - Mirror, The Glass Prison, This Dying Soul, The Root of All Evil.


I thought it started with The Glass Prison...


Yes and no.  The main sequence began with "The Glass Prison", but "The Mirror" contains some of the same themes lyrically (and I think musically), and can be regarded as a prologue.  I can understand why Mike included "The Mirror" here, but I don't think it fits the criteria for being a "cliffhanger song".

Of course they're not real "cliffhangers" ... they're too different musically. Consider it a "honorary mention" ... 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2005 at 11:12
IRON MAIDEN-CHARLOTTE THE HARLOT,22 ACACIA AVENUE,HOOKS IN YOU and there are several others...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2005 at 11:16
Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

Nice!

Another one: Dream Theater - Mirror, The Glass Prison, This Dying Soul, The Root of All Evil.

The Mirror is not a cliffhanger song!! The only thing it has in common with the Glass Prison Trylogy is that its heavy... but the main problem is that the lyrics don't go along

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2005 at 03:52
Originally posted by Ed_The_Dead Ed_The_Dead wrote:

Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

Nice!

Another one: Dream Theater - Mirror, The Glass Prison, This Dying Soul, The Root of All Evil.

The Mirror is not a cliffhanger song!! The only thing it has in common with the Glass Prison Trylogy is that its heavy... but the main problem is that the lyrics don't go along



Actually, the lyrics do fit.  "The Mirror" deals with the same topic as the other three, and I do think that some the lyrics from "The Mirror" are reused.

Another "cliffhanger" - Arena had "Crying For Help" parts I-IV on "Songs from the Lion's Cage", and parts V-VIII on "Pride".  They were later put together on one album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2005 at 12:03
Originally posted by Citanul Citanul wrote:

Originally posted by Ed_The_Dead Ed_The_Dead wrote:

Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

Nice!

Another one: Dream Theater - Mirror, The Glass Prison, This Dying Soul, The Root of All Evil.

The Mirror is not a cliffhanger song!! The only thing it has in common with the Glass Prison Trilogy is that its heavy... but the main problem is that the lyrics don't go along



Actually, the lyrics do fit.  "The Mirror" deals with the same topic as the other three, and I do think that some the lyrics from "The Mirror" are reused.

Another "cliffhanger" - Arena had "Crying For Help" parts I-IV on "Songs from the Lion's Cage", and parts V-VIII on "Pride".  They were later put together on one album.

Well, it depends on HOW YOU interpretate the lyrics... And Mike Portnoy never said anything bout the Mirror being another song linked 2 the Glass Prison...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2005 at 12:47

Ed, read this:

http://www.dtfaq.com/category/22#1052

It says that The Glass Prison is the first song of a series of songs about the anonymous alcoholics program. However, the songs contain elements of The Mirror, and The Mirror is about the same subject. So in effect The Mirror is some kind of "subconscious overture" to that series of songs.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2005 at 13:21

I think Dancing With The Moonlith Knight is the continue on Supper's Ready (since at the end of SR's lyrics, it says: "TO BE CONTINUED"). Another "cliffhanger"?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2005 at 13:27
"Lost and Found" from Peter Hammill's solo album "Over" and "La Rossa" from VdGG's album "Still Life"

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