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Topic: Your favourite song intro?
Posted By: Foxprog
Subject: Your favourite song intro?
Date 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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Posted By: Finnforest
Date 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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Posted By: Foxprog
Date Posted: May 21 2019 at 13:50
That was a good one, never heard of it before


Posted By: Finnforest
Date 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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Posted By: fredyair
Date 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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Posted By: Dellinger
Date 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.


Posted By: Snicolette
Date Posted: May 21 2019 at 21:42
I love the intro to Starless

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Posted By: GingerFox
Date Posted: May 21 2019 at 23:39
Gotta be the piano intro to Firth of Fifth.


Posted By: Atavachron
Date 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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Posted By: BaldFriede
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 00:06
I immediately thought of this:





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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 00:23
Scorched Earth


Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 03:36


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Posted By: moshkito
Date 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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Posted By: Blacksword
Date 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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Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 07:53
Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaah

Because the world is round it turns me on

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Posted By: I prophesy disaster
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 08:37
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Scorched Earth
 
Do you mean "The Undercover Man"? Tongue
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Snicolette
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 08:43
I also love the intro to David Cousin's Blue Angel.  

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Posted By: kenethlevine
Date 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




Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 10:50
Let me bring you songs from the wood
To make you feel much better than you could know
Dust you down from tip to toe
Show you how the garden grows
Hold you steady as you go
Join the chorus if you can
It'll make of you an honest man!

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Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 10:55
but the Ommadawn intro is quite simply unbeatable.

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Posted By: Argo2112
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 11:06
I always liked piano intro to Can you Understand by Renaissance , Don't love the rest of the song but the intro is cool. 


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 11:49
Larks Tongues In Aspic part 2, still makes all the hairs on my arms stand up.

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Posted By: kenethlevine
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 13:43
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


Posted By: kenethlevine
Date 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  


Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 14:13
^ at 1:16

...or 2:42 maybe

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Posted By: jamesbaldwin
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 17:14
One of my fave intro is this:

0 - 1'30''




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Posted By: presdoug
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 18:37
I love the intro to Triumvirat's Mister Ten Percent suite so much! Deeply moving....


Posted By: presdoug
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 18:40
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...


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: May 22 2019 at 19:00
Echoes

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Posted By: Dellinger
Date 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.


Posted By: richardh
Date 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.


Posted By: M27Barney
Date Posted: May 23 2019 at 07:01
Firth of Fifth.
Shine on...
Fountain of Salmacis.
2112.
Xanadu.
Watcher of the skies.
Count of Tuscany.

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Posted By: miamiscot
Date Posted: May 23 2019 at 07:56
The Revealing Science of God


Posted By: I prophesy disaster
Date Posted: May 23 2019 at 12:06
I'm surprised no one mentioned the intro to Close To The Edge.
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Argo2112
Date Posted: May 23 2019 at 12:13
^ Best birds chirping solo ever! Wink 


Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date 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


Posted By: M27Barney
Date Posted: May 23 2019 at 12:40
Ritual is good too...

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Posted By: AKDiamond
Date Posted: May 23 2019 at 15:06
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.


Posted By: AKDiamond
Date Posted: May 23 2019 at 15:14
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.


Posted By: AKDiamond
Date Posted: May 23 2019 at 15:40
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!


Posted By: The Anders
Date Posted: May 23 2019 at 19:13
David Bowie: Station to Station?


Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date Posted: May 24 2019 at 03:20


Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: May 26 2019 at 08:50
Good call indeed!
Personal nomination: Porcupine Tree - Deadwing


Posted By: Jaketejas
Date 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).


Posted By: Jaketejas
Date 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.


Posted By: Dopeydoc
Date Posted: May 26 2019 at 15:46
Frequency, by IQ. Great ever for non prog fans Wink.


Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: May 27 2019 at 13:17
Of traditional prog numbers, I have to acknowledge "Watcher of the Skies." Majesty. 


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Posted By: Jaketejas
Date Posted: May 27 2019 at 13:45
Oooo ... that's a good one too! Good call!


Posted By: Jaketejas
Date Posted: May 27 2019 at 13:46
The opening sequence to The Trees by Rush is excellent too.


Posted By: Rednight
Date 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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Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: May 27 2019 at 15:05
Heart of the sunrise
firth of fifth
boys in the band (Gentle Giant) LOL


Posted By: tempest_77
Date 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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Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: May 27 2019 at 18:13
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.


Thumbs Up


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Posted By: kenethlevine
Date 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


Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date 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. 


Posted By: BarryGlibb
Date Posted: May 29 2019 at 03:51
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!




Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 29 2019 at 05:39
Caravan’s opening part of Nine Feet Underground - Nigel Blows a Tune


Posted By: The Anders
Date Posted: May 29 2019 at 06:49
Thanks for introducing Carmen. I had never heard of them before. Interesting style combination :)


Posted By: I prophesy disaster
Date Posted: May 29 2019 at 07:10
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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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: May 29 2019 at 09:38
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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Posted By: Chaser
Date Posted: May 29 2019 at 10:28
Got to be Sound Chaser

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Posted By: ProfPanglos
Date Posted: May 30 2019 at 16:56
I always liked the cool guitar intro to Tull's "Pibroch (Cap in Hand)" from Songs from the Wood.

I used to BLAST it in my hifi/big-monster-loudspeaker days.


Posted By: patrickq
Date Posted: June 06 2019 at 16:46
How about “Parallels” by Yes?

https://youtu.be/4CjD2C0FBv8

Some say the the closing seconds of “Turn of the Century” were actually intended as the intro to “Parallels”...


Posted By: Earl of Mar
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 06:47
Lots, Firth of Firth, parallels and watcher of the skies are all great. I do like the intro to Fools Overture by Supertramp though.


Posted By: Gentle and Giant
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 08:02
The Damned - Smash It Up Parts 1 & 2



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Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 08:12
What I find fascinating is the different approaches there are to introductions, for example
1) Going in and turning the heat up slowly

2) Give it a good beating right in the beginning

3) (I like many of these) - Start with a rather bland ambient sound that gives the proper music that follows its best effect when it comes in

4) Set the scene using some kind of miniature version of elements used later
5) Autonomous genius minimalist noise stuff that has little to do with the later song but stands wonderfully on its own feet (I know that many people hate these things about some Mars Volta but I think it's them at their best)





Posted By: I prophesy disaster
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 09:08
I'm quite impressed with the first 2:40 of Wobbler - From Silence To Somewhere:
 
 
 


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Posted By: I prophesy disaster
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 09:22

However, I think my favourite intro is to The Residents - Edweena:

 



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No, I know how to behave in the restaurant now, I don't tear at the meat with my hands. If I've become a man of the world somehow, that's not necessarily to say I'm a worldly man.


Posted By: dougmcauliffe
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 09:26
^ I love the intro of Fermented Hours as well. Air Born by Camel has my vote though.

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Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 12:01
Far too many to have just one but love this one....a favorite song




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Posted By: Awesoreno
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 16:31
So many here that I would have mentioned myself. For the sake of not repeating, I'll mention a couple that haven't been.

Proclamation by Gentle Giant, I love the rhodes riff. Whenever I show it to people, they're always confused by the timing. Without the bass note playing first, they usually think the beat two is beat one until the grooving drums come in. Love that tune.

Also Atlas Stone, just gorgeous (and you could include The Path as an intro as well).

And 6:00 by Dream Theater gets me so hype.


Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 16:36
Southside of the Sky

Watcher of the Skies




Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 16:43
Originally posted by I prophesy disaster I prophesy disaster wrote:


I'm quite impressed with the first 2:40 of Wobbler - From Silence To Somewhere:
 
 
 
Well played organ through a fuzzbox solo !! Real nice....


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 16:48
Originally posted by BaldFriede BaldFriede wrote:

I immediately thought of this:




Yep ! Dave Stewart solo, my favourite organ solo ever, by my all-time favourite keyboardist. When D.S. solos, nothing else exists.


Posted By: emisan
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 16:58
My top 3

The Tangent - In Earnest
Spocks Beard - At The End Of The Day.
Big Big Train - Brave Captain


Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 17:05
Someone already mentioned the acoustic guitar intro to Heart's "Crazy On You", which is stellar, but I don't think there is a more menacing piano piece than on the intro to this song:




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Posted By: micky
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 18:02
Tull menacing?  hah.. about as menacing as a baby duck...

now if you want to talk menacing... like murder hornet kind of sh*t...take my favorite from Rock's bad boys.  From the album that also had 2 other intro's that would could should .. and do.. rank way high up on greatest rock song intros.

 One reason perhaps this album made it not just onto.. but high up on PA's user generated favorite album list all voted on and some dude calculated. which did turn a few heads LOL







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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 18:06
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Tull menacing?  hah.. about as menacing as a baby duck...

now if you want to talk menacing... like murder hornet kind of sh*t...take my favorite from Rock's bad boys.  From the album that also had 2 other intro's that would could should .. and do.. rank way high up on greatest rock song intros.

 One reason perhaps this album made it not just onto.. but high up on PA's user generated favorite album list all voted on and some dude calculated. which did turn a few heads LOL

Look, I'm sure in your decrepit mind that Nicky Hopkins plinking a simple arpeggio is an exciting intro. I've seen Schroeder play piano pieces with more profundity in Charlie Brown cartoons.


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Posted By: micky
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 18:12
LOL menacing hmmm..  it is an easy term to grasp...menacing is putting a gun in someone's face...

in my experience... when going for menacing... 

simplicity works best man...Beer


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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 18:22
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

LOL menacing hmmm..  it is an easy term to grasp...menacing is putting a gun in someone's face...

in my experience... when going for menacing... 

simplicity works best man...Beer

Ah, I see...then you'd prefer the tune at 28 seconds in this video:




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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 16 2020 at 18:22
Now I have the ‘menacing’ intro to Locomtive Breath stuck in my head. I’m going to have to dig out Aqualung coz it’s such a kick-ass album.
Oh, I haven’t scoured the pages but surely Genesis’ Eleventh Earl of Mar is a phenomenal intro (and outro too) ??


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: May 17 2020 at 00:51
^ If there was a track intro that could blow a sub-woofer , that's it!


Posted By: Homotopy
Date Posted: May 17 2020 at 03:06
First 3 minutes of Haken's Architect, especially those choir synths at the end.


Posted By: Frenetic Zetetic
Date Posted: May 17 2020 at 05:47
Close to The Edge.

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Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: May 17 2020 at 10:07
The screaming violins that segue "The Talking Drum" into "Lark's Tongues in Aspic, Part 2".  That was always fun to play at a party at college at full volume!

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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: May 17 2020 at 12:07
The greatest chord to start a song:



The greatest barbershop quartet intro:



The greatest intro with a guy wearing a burning fire pit on top of his head:






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Posted By: AlanB
Date Posted: May 18 2020 at 05:50
I always loved the bass solo at the beginning of this song. Actually the first nine and a half minutes could count as an intro since there are no vocals until near the end!



Posted By: Earl of Mar
Date Posted: May 18 2020 at 07:13
Excuse me will now be in my head all day. It is there now. Oh damn.


Posted By: BrufordFreak
Date Posted: May 22 2020 at 14:14
No question, no hesitation:




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Posted By: The Anders
Date Posted: May 22 2020 at 14:45
Good question. At the moment I think I will go with the acoustic guitar chords at the beginning of "Pinball Wizard" from The Who's Tommy. It was a perfect way to start the song.


Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: May 22 2020 at 19:34
The intro to close to the edge and heart of the sunrise are both great. So is the intro to firth of fifth.


Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: May 22 2020 at 19:46
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

The screaming violins that segue "The Talking Drum" into "Lark's Tongues in Aspic, Part 2".  That was always fun to play at a party at college at full volume!

I never got the impression those were violins. I could be wrong but it doesn't sound like a violin(or violins)to me. I don't really know what that sound is but I guess I always just thought it was some kind of weird sound effect.


Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: May 22 2020 at 22:53


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...a vigorous circular motion hitherto unknown to the people of this area, but destined
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Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: May 23 2020 at 01:25
Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

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.



Nothing wrong with the "Ovation" sound!  Ask Bob Fripp.....from Wikipedia's article for Guitar Craft:

Fripp recommended that students adopt the  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovation_Guitar_Company" rel="nofollow - Ovation  1867 Legend  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel-string_acoustic_guitar" rel="nofollow - steel-string guitar , which had a shallow  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar#Body_.28acoustic_guitar.29" rel="nofollow - body . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Craft#cite_note-Intro-5" rel="nofollow - [5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Craft#cite_note-Tamm130-21" rel="nofollow - [21] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Craft#cite_note-GCG-22" rel="nofollow - [22]  "Fripp liked the way the Ovation 1867 fitted against his body, which made it possible for him to assume the right-arm picking position he had developed using electric guitars over the years; on deeper-bodied guitars, the Frippian arm position is impossible without uncomfortable contortions", according to Tamm. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Craft#cite_note-Tamm130-21" rel="nofollow - [21]  While the 1867 Legend is no longer manufactured, it influenced the design of the Guitar Craft Pro Model of Guitar Craft Guitars, which has been endorsed by Fripp. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Craft#cite_note-GCG-22" rel="nofollow - [22]  Besides the Ovation 1867 Legend, other Ovation shallow-body guitars are widely used in Guitar Craft and recommended for use in related performing groups, such as the Guitar Circle of Europe. The Ovation's  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truss_rod" rel="nofollow - truss rod  can offset the increased tension of the NST strings, protecting the neck from bending.

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Posted By: chameleonday
Date Posted: June 03 2020 at 14:36
Yes: To Be Over - Relayer


Posted By: Squonk19
Date Posted: June 03 2020 at 16:15
Prog: Watcher of the Skies
Other: Highway Star (from Made in Japan)

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Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: June 03 2020 at 22:21
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

The screaming violins that segue "The Talking Drum" into "Lark's Tongues in Aspic, Part 2".  That was always fun to play at a party at college at full volume!

I never got the impression those were violins. I could be wrong but it doesn't sound like a violin(or violins)to me. I don't really know what that sound is but I guess I always just thought it was some kind of weird sound effect.

I'm certain it is David Cross on violin. 


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Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 18:38
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

The screaming violins that segue "The Talking Drum" into "Lark's Tongues in Aspic, Part 2".  That was always fun to play at a party at college at full volume!

I never got the impression those were violins. I could be wrong but it doesn't sound like a violin(or violins)to me. I don't really know what that sound is but I guess I always just thought it was some kind of weird sound effect.

I'm certain it is David Cross on violin. 

I'm not so let's just agree to disagree. Wink 




Posted By: FatherChristmas
Date Posted: June 30 2020 at 07:34
Shine on you crazy diamond and behind the lines are definitely my favourites.


Posted By: thief
Date Posted: July 02 2020 at 05:44
Anekdoten - Wheel
Änglagård - Jordrök
Mainhorse - Introduction
Raw Material - Ice Queen
Uriah Heep - Salisbury

All recommended!

Not from prog:






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