History Main / EpicInstrumentalOpener

30th Dec '17 4:43:52 AM Q4
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* Dreampop group Northern Picture Library's "Catholic Easter Colours". The vocals don't start until more than four minutes into the seven minute track, but that's only the half of it - the track is the third of a three-track segued sequence which between them extend the build-up to nearly nine minutes.

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* Dreampop group Northern Picture Library's "Catholic Easter Colours". The vocals don't start until more than four minutes into the seven minute track, but that's only the half of it - the track is the third of a three-track segued sequence which between them extend the build-up to nearly nine minutes. [[note]]The first part, "Untitled #1", has only wordless vocals, and the second "Into the Ether" has its vocals mixed so low that one has to be listening ''very'' closely to even notice they're there at all.[[/note]]
11th Dec '17 12:02:56 AM KYCubbie
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* "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" by The Temptations has a nearly 4 minute long instrumental opening.

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* "Papa Was A a Rollin' Stone" by The Temptations has a nearly 4 minute long 4-minute-long instrumental opening.



* "Where the Streets Have No Name" by Music/{{U2}}, which also opens the ''Joshua Tree'' album.

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* "Where the Streets Have No Name" by Music/{{U2}}, which also opens the ''Joshua Tree'' ''Music/TheJoshuaTree'' album.



** The "Little Guitars Intro." And on the same album, "Intruder" leading to the "(Oh) Pretty Woman" cover.

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** The "Little Guitars Intro." Intro". And on the same album, "Intruder" leading to the "(Oh) Pretty Woman" cover.



** The {{Greatest Hits Album}}s use "Eruption" as one overall -- while in the album ''Van Halen'', track one is "[[ImageSong Runnin' with the Devil]]".

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** The {{Greatest Hits Album}}s use "Eruption" as one overall -- while in on the album ''Van Halen'', track one is "[[ImageSong Runnin' with the Devil]]".



* Music/{{Metallica}}'s "Some Kind of Monster" (from ''St. Anger''). The vocals don't start until about 2 minutes in, it's an 8 minute song.
** They have many more. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" has a 2-minute intro... for a 5 minute song!

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* Music/{{Metallica}}'s "Some Kind of Monster" (from ''St. Anger''). The vocals don't start until about 2 minutes in, in; it's an 8 minute 8-minute song.
** They have many more. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" has a 2-minute intro... for a 5 minute 5-minute song!



** Metallica are probably the reason so many metal bands use an a peaceful sounding instrumental intro to their songs, "Fight Fire With Fire", "Battery" and "Blackened" all have it. Granted, this sort of thing was done by Music/BlackSabbath as well but the songs were usually indexed separatedly.

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** Metallica are probably the reason so many metal bands use an a peaceful sounding peaceful-sounding instrumental intro to their songs, songs; "Fight Fire With Fire", "Battery" and "Blackened" all have it. Granted, this sort of thing was done by Music/BlackSabbath as well but the songs were usually indexed separatedly.separately.



* Music/PeterFrampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do."

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* Music/PeterFrampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do."Do".
* Steve Winwood's breakthrough hit as a solo artist (at least in the U.S.), "While You See a Chance", opens with a nearly minute-long instrumental section which may be more remembered than the rest of the song.
* Music/GerryRafferty's classic "Baker Street" has a roughly minute-long instrumental open, highlighted by an especially iconic sax solo by Raphael Ravenscroft.



* Music/{{Genesis}} and the opening 2 songs of the album ''Duke''. Takes a couple of minutes for "Behind The Lines" to start the vocals, and a minute or so for "Duchess" to start.

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* Music/{{Genesis}} and the opening 2 songs of the album ''Duke''. Takes a couple of minutes for "Behind The the Lines" to start the vocals, and a minute or so for "Duchess" to start.



* Dead Or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Murder Mix)", and "Turn Around and Count 2 Ten" to a lesser extent.

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* Dead Or or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Murder Mix)", and "Turn Around and Count 2 Ten" to a lesser extent.
6th Dec '17 7:03:34 AM DEIDATVM
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* Music/{{Caravan}} have several examples, the most obvious being "Nine Feet Underground", which takes six minutes to get into the vocal section. A few of their songs invert the trope, such as "Can't Be Long Now / Françoise / For Richard / Warlock", which only has vocals in the first section and goes on for several minutes after.
13th Nov '17 1:12:03 PM Iampureevil
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* {{Music/Burzum}} is no stranger to this, the most notable example being the song "Det Som Engang Var", where the vocals don't come in until the 4:53 mark.
* {{Music/Panopticon}}, being such a lover of EpicRocking, uses this frequently. An extreme example is "...speaking..." which doesn't feature vocals until the 6:42 mark; that's over halfway through the song and enough to classify as EpicRocking by tvtrope's definition in and of itself. The shorter "collapsed" version has vocals that enter at 5:35, which is also just over halfway through the song.
27th Oct '17 7:13:14 PM Kalmbach
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* The bombastic guitar solo at the beginning of "You Really Got Me" by TheKinks.
22nd Oct '17 9:40:22 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* The typical way of doing a BigBand vocal number is to open with an instrumental intro, follow with the vocalist(s) singing the lyrics then end with an instrumental outro. The intro can last from 45 seconds to over 2 minutes.
3rd Aug '17 8:10:03 PM PrincessSunflowerRainbow
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* Music/{{Avantasia}} does this sometimes. In the ''Metal Opera I'', the first track is titled "Prelude" and is completely instrumental. Also, "Let the Storm Descend Upon You" has just over a minute and a half of instrumentals before the lyrics start. "The Scarecrow" has a minute of instrumentals before the lyrics start. "The Wicked Symphony"'s intro is just shy of a full two minutes before the lyrics. And "Savior in the Clockwork"'s intro actually does surpass two minutes. Many other songs have intros around 30-40 seconds long.
11th Jul '17 2:49:54 AM Coyotek4
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* The intro to 'Panic Song' by Music/GreenDay lasts almost two minutes. The rest of the song lasts about 90 seconds.
11th Jun '17 11:29:58 AM nombretomado
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* Music/MichaelJackson's ''Dangerous'' has this in a few tracks, such as "Black and White" (with a mostly spoken intro featuring [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash's guitar]], translated into a comedic segment with MacaulayCulkin in the video) and "Will You Be There" (a chant taken from Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven's Ninth) - which are thankfully shortened on the singles and [[GreatestHitsAlbum compilations]].

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* Music/MichaelJackson's ''Dangerous'' has this in a few tracks, such as "Black and White" (with a mostly spoken intro featuring [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash's guitar]], translated into a comedic segment with MacaulayCulkin in the video) and "Will You Be There" (a chant taken from Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven's Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's Ninth) - which are thankfully shortened on the singles and [[GreatestHitsAlbum compilations]].
10th Jun '17 11:05:17 AM nombretomado
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* In a Classical music example, the aria "Martern Aller Arten" from [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] opera ''The Abduction from the Seraglio'' has almost two ''minutes'' of fanfare and concertante-style orchestral solos before Konstanze starts singing.

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* In a Classical music example, the aria "Martern Aller Arten" from [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] opera ''The Abduction from the Seraglio'' has almost two ''minutes'' of fanfare and concertante-style orchestral solos before Konstanze starts singing.
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