Best first trak on an album of all time

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Best first trak on an album of all time

#1 Post by Smokey Gem » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:10 am

Hi Folks,

One nomination each. Then we discuss and eliminate our way down to the most favoured.

My nomination is Pink Flloyd. " Shine on you Crazy Diamond part one "
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#2 Post by Longneck » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:02 am

So many possibilities, but for body of work I'm going with:
Van Halen - Runnin' With the Devil
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#3 Post by BobMcBob » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:13 am

I'm going to have to go with the 1812 Overture, that's got to have been the first track on an album at some point. It's also the best.

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#4 Post by Wusti » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:21 am

Sympathy for the Devil
The Rolling Stones from their Beggars Banquet Album

Also if you count Track One on B Sides:

Fortunate Son
CCR on "Willy and the Poor Boys" Album

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#5 Post by WyattS14 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:33 am

“So What” - Miles Davis in “Kind of Blue”

It set the tone of the album so perfectly

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#6 Post by ssorenn » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:44 am

Smokey Gem wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:10 am
Hi Folks,

One nomination each. Then we discuss and eliminate our way down to the most favoured.

My nomination is Pink Flloyd. " Shine on you Crazy Diamond part one "
Before i read anything, that was my pick

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#7 Post by Ayreon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:15 am

Genesis, album Foxtrot, track "Watcher of the skies".

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#8 Post by NeonGreen » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:32 am

It's got to be 'Back in the U.S.S.R.' by the Beatles on the White Album
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#9 Post by Senlac » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:24 am

Whole lotta love, Led Zep II.
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#10 Post by Greg_the_republican » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:30 pm

Holy Wars... The Punishment Due from the album Rust in Peace by Megadeth.

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#11 Post by SpaceDip » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:23 am

Without a doubt: School, Crime of the Century, Supertramp.

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#12 Post by Chaqa » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:33 am

Hmmm.

Power of Equality off Blood Sugar Sex Magik by RHCP. It isn't a super well-known track, but it sets the groove for one of the best albums of the era.

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#13 Post by bo_sox48 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:37 am

I've gotta throw Hells Bells by AC/DC into the mix, but ultimately I agree with the Pink Floyd suggestion.

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Re: Best first trak on an album of all time

#14 Post by TrPrado » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:48 am

Wait so is this gonna be one of those tournaments from the olden days?

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#15 Post by Senlac » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:51 pm

What was that? ”golden” days, yes.

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#16 Post by gimix » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:36 pm

There are so many fantastic first tracks of fantastic albums
But Robert Wyatt's Sea Song on Rock Bottom is... different from anything else, and perfect

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#17 Post by Matticus13 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:52 pm

https://youtu.be/Lp3kcHchD1Y

Bombtrack by RATM is definitely up there for me. First album, first song... They have better songs, but this one has special place in my heart.
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#18 Post by faircell21 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:48 am

Long season off of long season by fishmans

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#19 Post by SamC » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:36 pm

Ramblin' Gamblin' Man from Bob Seger's album Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HswsQI6CdUE

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