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* Sludge/doom metal band Rwake does this a lot. Only in their 2011 ''Rest'' album, they pull this off with "It Was Beautiful but Now It's Sour" (vocals kick in at 46 seconds, after "Souls of the Sky", an 1:26 intro of acoustic guitar and MelismaticVocals), "Was Only a Dream" (1:46) and "The Culling" (the acoustic guitar intro lasts '''6:51''' out of the [[EpicRocking 16 minutes]] the song lasts).


* On Music/PearlJam's ''Music/{{Ten}}'' album, the first track, "Once", has a rather cacophonous instrumental opening, and the last track, "Release", [[BookEnds ends with a 3-minute reprise of the album opener]].

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* On Music/PearlJam's ''Music/{{Ten}}'' ''Music/TenPearlJamAlbum'' album, the first track, "Once", has a rather cacophonous instrumental opening, and the last track, "Release", [[BookEnds ends with a 3-minute reprise of the album opener]].

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** "Heart of the Sunrise" from ''Fragile'' has a three and a half minute bass intro before getting to the first verse.

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* Kula Shaker's "Great Hosannah" is just over six minutes long, with vocals starting at the 2:16 mark.


* Solarstone's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYZ12jFf8Bc "Twisted Wing"]], from ''Touchstone'', is preceded by the prelude [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqNvOG89UYk "Intravenous"]].

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* Solarstone's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYZ12jFf8Bc "Twisted Wing"]], from ''Touchstone'', is preceded by the prelude [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqNvOG89UYk "Intravenous"]]. Likewise, on ''.----'', "Slowmotion IV" segues to "I Found You".

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* Music/{{HIM}} are pretty fond of this trope; you could easily list half their catalog, but perhaps the most notable example would be "Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly".


* "I Ran (So Far Away)" by Music/AFlockOfSeagulls has a 1:34 long opening sequence.

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* "I Ran (So Far Away)" by Music/AFlockOfSeagulls from their 1986 GreatestHits album and all later releases of their first album has a 1:34 long opening sequence.sequence. "Standing In The Doorway" from the debut album has a 1:57 long opening.


** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfnYpc-gVFI Return of the Stingray Guitar]]" is this for the U2 360° tour. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Especially the "epic" part]].

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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfnYpc-gVFI Return of the Stingray Guitar]]" is this for the U2 360° tour. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Especially the "epic" part]].


* Music/{{Chicago}} has a number of examples from their more [[ProgressiveRock progressive]] beginnings, including "Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is?", "Make Me Smile", "Color My World", "Beginnings", and "25 or 6 to 4".

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* Music/{{Chicago}} has a number of examples from their more [[ProgressiveRock progressive]] beginnings, including "Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is?", "Make Me Smile", "Color My World", "Beginnings", and "25 or 6 to 4"."Beginnings".

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* The meandering apocalyptic journey of a song "The End" by Music/TheDoors eases you in for a couple minutes before the first verses start. "L.A. Woman" has a respectable intro to it as well.


* "Crazy On You" by Music/{{Heart}} has an acoustic guitar intro of about a minute, before the main rocking riff (and eventually vocals) start.

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* "Crazy On You" by Music/{{Heart}} has an acoustic guitar intro of about a minute, before the main rocking riff (and riff, and eventually vocals) vocals, start.


* "Crazy On You" by Music/{{Heart}} has an acoustic guitar intro of over a minute.

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* "Crazy On You" by Music/{{Heart}} has an acoustic guitar intro of over about a minute.minute, before the main rocking riff (and eventually vocals) start.

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* "Crazy On You" by Music/{{Heart}} has an acoustic guitar intro of over a minute.


* "Cowgirl in the Sand" by Music/NeilYoung has a fairly long intro.

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* "Cowgirl in the Sand" by Music/NeilYoung has a fairly long intro. "Down By the River", the other EpicRocking song on ''Everyone Knows this is Nowhere'', also takes a minute or two of a gentle meandering guitar to settle into the song.

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