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    It may not have originally been intended to be three minutes, but it was once Gould was done with it.


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    Also, I didn't see anybody mention Telstar, which I think is a classic of its genre.



    And a band called The Mermen have an awesome one called "Unto the Resplendent."


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    Pagan's Mind - Conception/Exploring Life. That is one heluva instrumental. Two numbers linked together 12min of pure bliss! reminds me of La Villa Strangiato in quality and dynamics.
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    I hadn' seen Oygene video or around 30 years, thank

    Too bad Barre doesn't "fake" the second flute on that Bourée clip...
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    cant beat Booker T & the MGs for catchy instrumentals

    they may not be weeny prog but they sure were Progressive with a capital P in 1962!

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    Though some might be inclined to disagree, I think that ELP's take on Copeland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" (the single version) and "Hoedown" easily fall into this category.

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    Shadow Circus-Then in July... that is 21st century answer to Ravel's Bolero!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Facelift View Post
    It may not have originally been intended to be three minutes, but it was once Gould was done with it.

    He did the same thing with Hindemith. I've heard renditions of Piano Sonata #3 by a couple of other pianists, but neither were nearly as fast, especially the second movement. Let's face it, Gould was a speed freak!


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    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by progguy View Post
    Though some might be inclined to disagree, I think that ELP's take on Copeland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" (the single version) and "Hoedown" easily fall into this category.
    I would say Copland's original arrangements were even catchier.

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    Forgive me....
    I always thought it was catchy....
    Still alive and well...

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    Here's a few. Some are over five minutes long.

    Genesis- After the ordeal
    " -Wot Gorilla
    Alan Parson's Project-Irobot(probably several others as well)
    Focus-Sylvia
    Camel-Three Wishes
    Banco-Traccia 2
    Frank Zappa-Peaches en regalia
    Flower Kings-The Man who walked with Kings
    Van der Graaf Generator- Theme One
    " " " " -The Hurly Burly(ok not really very catchy)
    Rush-Where's my thing
    " - Leave that thing alone
    " -The Main Monkey Business
    Pink Floyd-Any colour you like
    " " -On the run (also the great gig in the sky if you can count that as an instrumental)
    Porcupine Tree- Signify
    " " - Wedding Nails
    Steve Vai- I would love to


    As far as by not expected bands(and not limiting ourselves to prog)I would say "the movie" by Aerosmith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Pride View Post
    He did the same thing with Hindemith. I've heard renditions of Piano Sonata #3 by a couple of other pianists, but neither were nearly as fast, especially the second movement. Let's face it, Gould was a speed freak!
    From what I gather, he was pretty notorious for ignoring tempo markings on a piece. He'd play an adagio as if it were an allegro, or vice versa. He also liked to ignore instructions like accelerando or allargando, preferring to play an entire piece or movement in one tempo. That's why (or one of the reasons why) he was so controversial. In some quarters, it was felt you should always obey the composers instructions at all times, while others I take it found Gould's iconoclast approach refreshing.

    There's a famous recording of Gould performing, I think it's one of the Brahms piano concertos, with Bernstein conducting. Before the concert, Lenny gives a speech to the audience, I guess preparing them for what they're about to hear. He says something to the effect that Gould puts forth the question "Who's in charge here, the conductor or the soloist?", and then says that though he doesn't always agree with Gould's approach, he considered it a legitimate artistic decision, and should therefore be recognized as such. As I understand it, some musicians and conductors who worked with Gould weren't so forgiving.

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    To Zeuhlmate, are you sure you didn’t mean this song? I can’t stop playing it!:

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    The gloryhole drillers only recorded performance...
    Still alive and well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nijinsky Hind View Post
    Forgive me....
    I always thought it was catchy....
    Indeed !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    To Zeuhlmate, are you sure you didn’t mean this song? I can’t stop playing it!:

    Video Wha ha ha: Akatere
    It is indeed catchy too - I think I wrote after the Videolink that I realized it was not an instrumental, since I never thought of it as a song due my lousy japanese skills
    yes, The other tunes they made on that album are good too and partly whithout vocal.
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    Classical Gas!! Did anyone mention this one?

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    All the ELO chat has reminded me of this one - spooky that it's going to appear just below Classical Gas!


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    on every Nemo album there is a "catchy" instrumental. OGRE, Cluster 84. Multiple instrumentals on Si... and Allah on latest Le Ver - brilliant! Instrumental Seul dans la Foule from Revolusion contains one of the best guitar solos in modern history.

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