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Favorite "Epic" Song

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by MikeyFingers, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. You know those songs that are like 7+ minutes long, usually uplifting in some way, and always tell good story? Those are some of my favorite songs. What's your favorite?
    Here's some of mine:

    Bob Dylan---Hurricane
    Led Zeppelin--Achilles Last Stand...In My Time of Dying
    Dream Theater--A Change of Seasons (over 25 minutes:eek:)...Metropolis part 1
    Pink Floyd--Echoes....pretty much everything from Animals.
    The Doors--Celebration of the Lizard King...When The Music's Over
    Deep Purple--Child in Time
    Stevie Ray Vaughn--Tin Pan Alley
    Claypool's Frog Brigade--Cosmic Highway

    I know there's more that I'm forgetting. I've been up all night, they'll come to me later...
  2. 8guy


    Jun 19, 2005
    Madison WI
    Utopias "Singring and the Glass guitar" from the Ra CD.
  3. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    Not one of mine, but a classic "Free Bird"
    Zeppelin "Rain Song" "Stairway to Haven"
    Dylan "Tangled Up in Blue"
    Neil Young "Cowgirl in the Sand"
    Jethro Tull "Thick as a Brick"
    Zappa has so many but:
    "Yellow Snow/Nanook Rubs it" and though it's not long enough
    "Cosmic Debris"

    And yes there's more
  4. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Any early RUSH album has one - 2112, Hemispheres, etc.
  5. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    How did I forget 2112:rollno: OH, Iron Butterfly Ina-gadda-da-vida. That may have been the first Rock 1 sider.
  6. My favorite has to be "Close to the Edge" by Yes. It is an amazing piece.
  7. Oh yeah, and add on to my list pretty much anything by Liquid Tension Experiment.
  8. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    most of the songs on our cd are over 7 min long heh.:hyper:
  9. Rumzini


    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    Third Eye, Tool
  10. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    High Water Mark, by Iced Earth

    it's like an opera wrapped in a metal song wrapped in an opera about the civil war.
  11. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (which ever side has 'Breathe' et al.)
    Yes - Close to the Edge
  12. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    ^Celebration Day? It's a great song, but I don't see how it's an epic or a concept piece.

    Genesis - Supper's Ready, The Musical Box, The Battle Of Epping Forest
    Yes - Close To The Edge, The Gates Of Delirium
    Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand
    Rush - The Necromancer, 2112
  13. FunkSlap89


    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    Tool - Flood

    24+ mins... :eek:
  14. +1 for Close to the Edge.
  15. NOFX - The Decline
  16. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    The Fountain of lamneth by Rush, just a true masterpiece.
  17. +1 An overlooked masterpiece. Hopeful, yet discontent.
    My votes:

    Gates Of Delirium
    Close to the Edge - YES
    Starless - KING CRIMSON
    A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers - VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
    Supper's Ready - GENESIS
    Echoes - PINK FLOYD
    Bastard - OCEAN MACHINE
    Hemispheres - RUSH

    A prog-fest, basically. :hyper:
  18. Taking it out of the prog zone...

    Television - "Marquee Moon"
    The Dismemberment Plan - "Respect Is Due"
    Modest Mouse - "The Stars Are Projectors"
    Red House Painters - "Make Like Paper"
    Low - "Laugh"
    Iron Maiden - "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (OK, that one's fairly proggy)
    The Cure - "Disintegration"
    Built to Spill - "Broken Chairs"

    and the greatest room-clearer of all time:
    Hüsker Dü - "Reoccuring Dreams" (including 2 straight minutes of feedback! :D :D :D )
  19. I'm completely disappointed in the user base by the fact that I'm the 19th post and am still the first to say Faith No More's "Epic".

    Sheesh... :rolleyes: ;)
  20. D'oh! I had assumed that someone posted it already! :p

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