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    Excellent Choice for An Opening Album Track

    Why not?

    PFM's third album self titled opening track, "L' Isola Di Nientetitle". Sublime.
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    German band Ramses debut album "La Leyla" kicked off with a killer keyboard driven cut titled "Devil Inside". Grabs ones attention right from the get go with its intensity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Why not?

    PFM's third album self titled opening track, "L' Isola Di Nientetitle". Sublime.
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    That choral opening section is one of my favourite things - magical.
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    From Incarceration by Abstraction, The Flying Luttenbachers' 2007 album. -ALL- instruments performed by Weasel Walter. It's a great opener because it basically sums up all assets of the project; the aleatoric, hyper-through-composed diffusion of chaos-impulse and arbitrary thought-mechanism, and not least the sheer pain of sound. This is Weasel telling you to not anticipate any rational reasons for finding his musical vision disturbing.

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    Peter Gabriel - Moribund the Burgermeister

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Why not?

    PFM's third album self titled opening track, "L' Isola Di Nientetitle". Sublime.
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    Great track!

    Keeping with the PFM theme, I'd also go with "Impressioni di Settembre". That chorus still gets me, and that tune is what made me into a fan.

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    UZ - Dense (Ceux du dehors)
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    Kind of obvious, but...

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    Happy the Man - Service with a Smile
    Bruford - Hells Bells
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    Yes had a few:

    The Yes Album - Yours is no Disgrace
    Fragile - Roundabout

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    The Twelfth Night - The Ceiling Speaks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4ec4n8nIz0

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    'Carry on Wayward Son' from Leftoverture. Not the best track on the album, but so full of hooks and energy it really sets the tone.
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    I prefer to focus on the negative.

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    ^^

    Genesis - Dance On A Volcano - Trick Of The Tail.
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    4 words: Watcher of the Skies

    To quote Tony Banks “These chords created an incredible atmosphere. That's why it's just an incredible intro number.“
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    How about not just opening tracks but opening tracks on debut albums:
    Nice Nice Very Nice - Ambrosia
    Introduction - Chicago
    Phasors on Stun - FM
    Ace of Wands - Hackett
    Of a Lifetime - Journey
    Schizoid Man - KC
    The Light - Spocks Beard

    And not a debut album but a great opening track:
    Inca Roads - Zappa

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    Patti Smith "In Excelsis Deo"/"Gloria" from Horses. The words "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine" and they way they are sung pretty much gets one's attention right away.

    Kate Bush - "Sat in Your Lap" from "The Dreaming"

    Van der Graaf Generator "Killer" from "H to He Who Am the Only One"

    Elton John "Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding" from "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"

    Frank Zappa "Peaches en Regalia" from "Hot Rats"

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    Rush-"Tom Sawyer"
    ELP-"The Barbarian"
    Bruford-"Beelzebub"
    Peter Gabriel-"Intruder"
    David Bowie-"Beauty And The Beast"
    Genesis-"The Musical Box"
    Frank Zappa-"Don't Eat The Yellow Snow"
    The Mars Volta-"Son Et Lumiere/Inertiatic ESP"
    Gentle Giant-"The Advent Of Panurge"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    Happy the Man - Service with a Smile
    Bruford - Hells Bells
    Excellent picks!

    The first one that came to mind for me was One Shot - Ewaz Vader.

    All Traps on Earth (from AToE) is another. Also:
    Aka Moon - Spiritualisation (Invisible Sun)
    Anglagard - Jordrok
    UK - In the Dead of Night, and I'm sure many others...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    Happy the Man - Service with a Smile
    Agree with HTM's Service with a Smile. Always thought it was such a great, powerful opener (and it's also what they opened their Nearfest performance with).

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerking View Post
    How about not just opening tracks but opening tracks on debut albums:
    Ace of Wands - Hackett
    Geez - so it's only taken me, like, 45 years to realize that "Star of Sirius" isn't the opening track on VOTA - and I own it on vinyl, too. Well, it's a great SIDE 2 opener...

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    Hocus Pocus - Moving Waves, Focus. The Barbarian on ELP first album (already mentioned) is another great starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flightwave View Post
    Peter Gabriel - Moribund the Burgermeister
    Yeah.
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