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#1 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 04:48 PM

What are some of your favorite extended piece album openers? Preferably 6+ minutes.

Here are just a couple of mine:

Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John
Station To Station - David Bowie

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:00 PM

"A Tab in the Ocean" - Nektar
"Yours Is No Disgrace" - Yes

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:03 PM

The Music Box-Genesis

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:04 PM

The Light
At the End of the Day

both Spock's Beard.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:09 PM

Hocus Pocus lp version-Focus
Archilles Last Stand-Zep
Wheels of Confusion-Sabs
Breaking All The House Rules-Budgie
Its a Rainy Day-Faust
Time Was-Wishbone Ash
Metal Machine Music-Lou Reed
Dark Star-Grateful Dead
21st Century Schizoid Man-King Crimson

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:10 PM

Cool thread idea. Alphabetized (a few are 5 min+, sry):

Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
Arcane - Promise [Part 2]
Blind Guardian - The Ninth Wave
Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of the Silent Earth: 3
Dream Theater - The Glass Prison
Electric Light Orchestra - In Old England Town
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus
Frank Zappa - Inca Roads
Haken - Point of No Return
Karnivool - C.O.T.E.
Knifeworld - I Can Teach You How To Lose a Fight
The Mars Volta - Vicarious Atonement
Muse - New Born
Porcupine Tree - Even Less
Steven Wilson - Luminol
Stratovarius - Destiny
Vektor - Charging The Void
Yes - Close To the Edge

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    Robert Plant - Feb
    The Musical Box w/LeGorLaTroy - Feb
    Robin Trower - Mar
    Foo Fighters - Jul

Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:12 PM

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick, Minstrel In the Gallery and A Passion Play :blush:

Black Sabbath - War Pigs / Luke's Wall

Deep Purple - Highway Star

Edited by custom55, 06 August 2016 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:13 PM

Hemisheres

and

2112

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:16 PM

Venus & Mars/Rock Show/Jet off of Wings Over America

Telegraph Road from Dire Straits Love Over Gold

Once Upon A Time In The West off Dire Straits Alchemy

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:19 PM

Hydra-Toto.

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    Robin Trower - Mar
    Foo Fighters - Jul

Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:30 PM

CS&N - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Led Zep - In the Evening

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:40 PM

Like A rolling Stone-Bob Dylan.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 06:00 PM

View PostMr. Not, on 06 August 2016 - 05:10 PM, said:

Cool thread idea. Alphabetized (a few are 5 min+, sry):

Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
Arcane - Promise [Part 2]
Blind Guardian - The Ninth Wave
Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of the Silent Earth: 3
Dream Theater - The Glass Prison
Electric Light Orchestra - In Old England Town
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus
Frank Zappa - Inca Roads
Haken - Point of No Return
Karnivool - C.O.T.E.
Knifeworld - I Can Teach You How To Lose a Fight
The Mars Volta - Vicarious Atonement
Muse - New Born
Porcupine Tree - Even Less
Steven Wilson - Luminol
Stratovarius - Destiny
Vektor - Charging The Void
Yes - Close To the Edge

Muse! :yes:

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    Robin Trower - Mar
    Foo Fighters - Jul

Posted 06 August 2016 - 06:10 PM

King Crimson - 21st Century Schiziod Man / Larks' Tongues in Aspic #1

Edited by custom55, 06 August 2016 - 06:11 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 06:49 PM

Innuendo - Queen

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 07:05 PM

Watcher Of The Skies - Genesis
Dancing Out With The Moonlit Knight - Genesis
Eleventh Earl Of Mar - Genesis
Abacab - Genesis
No Son Of Mine - Genesis

Pretty sure those are all over six.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 08:30 PM

- Machine Messiah - Yes ( Drama )

- Flight Over Rio - Al DiMeola ( Elegant Gypsy )

- Roundabout - Yes ( Fragile )



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Posted 06 August 2016 - 10:19 PM

Metallica - Blackened
Springsteen - Outlaw Pete
The Cure - One Hundred Years, The Kiss, Out Of This World
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Dire Straits - Telegraph Road
Bowie - Station To Station
U2 - Zooropa
Genesis - Watcher of the Skies
PF - SOYCD


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 11:08 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 06 August 2016 - 07:05 PM, said:

Watcher Of The Skies - Genesis
Dancing Out With The Moonlit Knight - Genesis
Eleventh Earl Of Mar - Genesis
Abacab - Genesis
No Son Of Mine - Genesis

Pretty sure those are all over six.

Mama is also over 6.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:16 AM

Iron Maiden - Where Eagles Dare
Sting - Island of Souls
Pink Floyd - Shine on You Crazy Diamond
Nightwish - The Poet and the Pendulum
Dream Theater - Pull Me Under
Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters
Alice In Chains - Rotten Apple





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