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#1 Three Eyes

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 09:18 PM

Hey, everyone here knows at least one. lol. Are there others?

 

Here's one.

 


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#2 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 02:37 AM

I love the hell out of "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" by Dream Theater. 

Sola Scriptura by Neal Morse kind of has one, too, in the first bit of "The Door."

Then there's Tommy


labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

#3 Three Eyes

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:25 AM

I love the hell out of "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" by Dream Theater. 

 

Whoever wrote that could get a job scoring films like yesterday.


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#4 Three Eyes

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:44 AM

I'm using the term overture very loosely, btw.

 


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#5 baldiepete

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:52 AM

Too obvious ?



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:54 AM



#7 baldiepete

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:58 AM



#8 baldiepete

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:09 AM



#9 Valium

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 10:11 AM

Ian Anderson takes a break watch watching you masturbate and sings a song with a classic overture, but I bet a lot of people in the audience are masturbating



#10 fenderjazz

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:11 PM

I don't know if a long intro qualifies as an overture.  Typical overtures are samplings of music to come, like in a broadway musical.

 

Like this:

 



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:20 PM

This one too

 



#12 The Macallan

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 04:11 PM


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#13 The Macallan

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 04:17 PM


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#14 Three Eyes

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:10 PM

Too obvious ?

 

Never heard of it.


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#15 Three Eyes

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:23 PM

The beginning of "Do It Again" isn't really a standalone composition (which is how I'm choosing to define overture here however incorrectly) but it does provide over a minute of instrumentation before the singing starts.

 


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#16 Three Eyes

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:26 PM

This one too

 

 

One of my all-time fave rock intros.


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#17 Three Eyes

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:28 PM

 

Where are you finding these obscure little gems? :)


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#18 Three Eyes

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:33 PM

The beginning of "Do It Again" isn't really a standalone composition (which is how I'm choosing to define overture here however incorrectly) but it does provide over a minute of instrumentation before the singing starts.

 

 

 

Rikki Don't Lose That Number has a bizarre little beginning.

 


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#19 baldiepete

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 06:16 PM

Where are you finding these obscure little gems? :)


If I didn't do it, someone else would. :)

#20 Three Eyes

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:26 PM

If I didn't do it, someone else would. :)

 

It has to be in this thread. One of the greatest evar.


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