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13th May '17 1:49:18 PM nombretomado
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* "Money for Nothing" by Music/DireStraits has an intro that's 2:05 long (featuring guest vocals by Sting singing "I want my {{MTV}}" to the tune from the chorus of Music/ThePolice's 1980 hit "Don't Stand So Close to Me").

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* "Money for Nothing" by Music/DireStraits has an intro that's 2:05 long (featuring guest vocals by Sting singing "I want my {{MTV}}" Creator/{{MTV}}" to the tune from the chorus of Music/ThePolice's 1980 hit "Don't Stand So Close to Me").
10th May '17 1:45:31 PM KidDynamite
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* "I Need A Lover" by Music/JohnMellencamp goes on for 2:20 before John starts singing.
1st May '17 6:06:17 PM N1KF
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** Of course, their ultimate example of this trope is "Procession", an EpicInstrumentalOpener for their ''entire second album.'' What really drives this home is that it [[FadingIntoTheNextSong segues into the next track, "Father To Son".]]

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** Of course, their ultimate example of this trope is "Procession", an EpicInstrumentalOpener Epic Instrumental Opener for their ''entire second album.'' What really drives this home is that it [[FadingIntoTheNextSong segues into the next track, "Father To Son".]]
17th Apr '17 6:20:38 AM Gemfyre
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* 'To Bid You Farewell' by Music/Opeth has 4 and half minutes of intro before the first verse, (and only contains about 2 minutes of singing in an 11 minute long song).
13th Apr '17 9:15:29 AM Lyendith
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* Music/AvengedSevenfold used this trope in their first album, "Sounding The Seventh Trumpet", in "Strength Of The World" from ''City Of 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.

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* Music/AvengedSevenfold used this trope in their first album, "Sounding The Seventh Trumpet", in "Strength Of The World" from ''City Of Evil'', in "Save Me" from ''Nightmare'' and in "Exist" from ''The Stage.'' The last example has the lyrics start around seven-and-a-half minutes into a sixteen-minute song.
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.
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