Best rock instrumentals?

LaraP

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If I had to pick a top 5, I'd say:

One of These Days (Pink Floyd)
Jessica (Allmans)
Samba pa Ti (Santana)
Elizabeth Reed (Allmans)
Frankenstein (Edgar Winter Group)

It's hard to limit to just one, found several lists of the best rock instrumentals -- several of them DO have One of These Days and so many list Green Onions too (not one of my faves, but to each his own).
 

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La Villa Strangiato (my favorite piece of music anyone has ever done)
Excerpts from Six Wives of Henry VIII (Yessongs version)
Lark's tounges in Aspic pt1 and 2 (yes, I cheated)
Frankenstein
Transylvania

I have to admit that some of my favorites I don't know the names of. There is that early 60s piece that is very simple and features an organ and rather stacatto accompanying instruments, several Allman Brothers pieces and so many I'm sure I'm forgetting. I'll have to revisit this one.
 

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Just a few of the many great rock instrumentals:
  1. Sirius - The Alan Parsons Project
  2. Breathless - Atomic Rooster
  3. Hell's Kitchen - Dream Theater
  4. Fire On High - Electric Light Orchestra
  5. Janis - Focus
 

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Joy - Apollo 100
Time Is Tight - Booker T. and The MGs
Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi Trio
Rockford Files Theme - Mike Post
Hocus Pocus - Focus
 

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If I had to pick a top 5, I'd say:

One of These Days (Pink Floyd)
Jessica (Allmans)
Samba pa Ti (Santana)
Elizabeth Reed (Allmans)
Frankenstein (Edgar Winter Group)

It's hard to limit to just one, found several lists of the best rock instrumentals -- several of them DO have One of These Days and so many list Green Onions too (not one of my faves, but to each his own).

Those are great rock instrumentals LaraP. They'd all make my list.
 
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Still a fun instrumental here...I had a feeling Mr. Bob Dobolina would list it. :grinthumb

Who had this 45? I DID!

 

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1) Kit Kat Jam - Dave Matthews Band
2) Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 - King Crimson
3) Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 - King Crimson
4) The Universe! - Do Make Say Think
5) Incident At Neshbur - Santana
 

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I agree Jake T, I'm going down both lists at the moment while working, trying to listen to some I don't think I've heard. Some I do know -- I just didn't know I knew them. Might stop in a bit b/c things start to run together a bit...
 

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