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23rd Feb '17 8:45:05 PM Xtifr
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* Music/TheRadiatorsUS: "Number Two Pencil" from their first album, ''Work Done on Premises'' opens with a lengthy duel between the guitars and keyboard.
28th Jan '17 4:28:05 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Some older movies, such as ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia}}, feature overtures set to blank screens, mirroring a lowered curtain. The opening credits sequence of a more recent movie may resemble an overture, with visuals restricted to the credits themselves or general establishing shots.

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* Some older movies, such as ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia}}, ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', feature overtures set to blank screens, mirroring a lowered curtain. The opening credits sequence of a more recent movie may resemble an overture, with visuals restricted to the credits themselves or general establishing shots.
28th Jan '17 4:27:27 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Similarly, 1974's ''Red'', consisting mostly of outtakes (extremely high-quality outtakes, mind you) from the previous two albums, opens with an eponymous eight minute instrumental track. Structurally a pop song, with verses, a chorus, a middle-eight and everything, the song once again has no lyrics and is filled with even more distorted, hyper-agressive (for the period) riffage that seemed to point the way for everything from punk to grunge to death metal.
* Music/{{Queen}} was really good at this, especially in songs by Brian May.

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** Similarly, 1974's ''Red'', consisting mostly of outtakes (extremely high-quality outtakes, mind you) from the previous two albums, opens with an eponymous eight minute instrumental track. Structurally a pop song, with verses, a chorus, a middle-eight and everything, the song once again has no lyrics and is filled with even more distorted, hyper-agressive hyper-aggressive (for the period) riffage that seemed to point the way for everything from punk to grunge to death metal.
* Music/{{Queen}} was really good at this, especially in songs by Brian May.Music/BrianMay.



* Supergrass' "Tales of Endurance Parts 4,5, and 6," the opening track to their superb Road to Rouen. Presumably, the intro is Part 4.

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* Supergrass' Music/{{Supergrass}}' "Tales of Endurance Parts 4,5, and 6," the opening track to their superb Road to Rouen. Presumably, the intro is Part 4.



* Both albums by Music/TheStoneRoses had opening songs with long instrumental intoductions: "I Wanna Be Adored" (lasting 1:47 out of a total running time of 4:52) and "Breaking Into Heaven" (lasting 4:37 out of a total running time of 11:37).

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* Both albums by Music/TheStoneRoses had opening songs with long instrumental intoductions: introductions: "I Wanna Be Adored" (lasting 1:47 out of a total running time of 4:52) and "Breaking Into Heaven" (lasting 4:37 out of a total running time of 11:37).



* Some older movies, such as {{Lawrence of Arabia}}, feature overtures set to blank screens, mirroring a lowered curtain. The opening credits sequence of a more recent movie may resemble an overture, with visuals restricted to the credits themselves or general establishing shots.

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* Some older movies, such as {{Lawrence of Arabia}}, ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia}}, feature overtures set to blank screens, mirroring a lowered curtain. The opening credits sequence of a more recent movie may resemble an overture, with visuals restricted to the credits themselves or general establishing shots.
10th Jan '17 3:41:16 PM Xtifr
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* PorcupineTree does this several times an album, every album. Steven Wilson's solo records do the same thing.

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* PorcupineTree Music/PorcupineTree does this several times an album, every album. Steven Wilson's solo records do the same thing.
9th Jan '17 5:24:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* Several songs by {{Theocracy}} feature long introductory instrumental sections. I AM, for example, doesn't have vocals until 1:46 and Laying the Demon to Rest is instrumental until 1:35. The Healing Hand lasts 73 seconds without vocals. Naturally, all of these songs are longer than 9 minutes.

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* Several songs by {{Theocracy}} Music/{{Theocracy}} feature long introductory instrumental sections. I AM, for example, doesn't have vocals until 1:46 and Laying the Demon to Rest is instrumental until 1:35. The Healing Hand lasts 73 seconds without vocals. Naturally, all of these songs are longer than 9 minutes.
3rd Jan '17 11:41:26 AM Xtifr
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* "Hotel California" by TheEagles has a long instrumental introduction. And it's much longer on their "Hell Freezes Over" album.

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* "Hotel California" by TheEagles Music/TheEagles has a long instrumental introduction. And it's much longer on their "Hell Freezes Over" album.
2nd Jan '17 9:48:08 PM Meander6996
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* Music/AvengedSevenfold used this trope in their first album, "Sounding The Seventh Trumpet", and in "Strength Of The World" from ''City Of Evil''

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* Music/AvengedSevenfold used this trope in their first album, "Sounding The Seventh Trumpet", and in "Strength Of The World" from ''City Of Evil''Evil'', and in "Exist" from ''The Stage.'' The last example has the lyrics start around seven-and-a-half minutes into a sixteen-minute song.
8th Sep '16 3:11:35 PM notafrog
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** And of course the gorgeous long intro to the full version of "Your Latest Trick" from the same album. The long, slow, moody trumpet solo, the Knopfler understated guitar lick to die for, then one of the best known sax riffs of any song ever. It's almost an anticlimax when the actual song starts.
27th Jul '16 3:18:17 PM Sunburst
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** "Fool's Overture" also takes its sweet time before anyone gets to sing. It opens slowly with a melancholic piano intro that precedes a recording of Winston Churchill's "We shall fight on the beaches speech" accompanied by bell tolls and fanfares, which in turn leads to the main theme. After the theme is duly presented, the song slows down and then, at last, Roger Hodgson starts to sing. All told, the instrumental intro lasts about five and a half minutes.
13th Jul '16 5:55:15 PM Adept
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* The intro to {{Dethklok}}'s "Detharmonic" is an example.

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* The intro to {{Dethklok}}'s Music/{{Dethklok}}'s "Detharmonic" is an example.



* DeltaGoodrem's "Believe Again" features a 42 second symphonic beginning and even longer ending (50 seconds).

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* DeltaGoodrem's Music/DeltaGoodrem's "Believe Again" features a 42 second symphonic beginning and even longer ending (50 seconds).



* {{Kamelot}} takes way over a minute to ''set the scene'' for their song "Seal of Woven Years".

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* {{Kamelot}} Music/{{Kamelot}} takes way over a minute to ''set the scene'' for their song "Seal of Woven Years".
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