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Top 10 Epic songs that end

Discussion in 'Book of Lists' started by Nitebytes, May 24, 2020.

  1. Nitebytes

    Nitebytes Junior Member

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    May 24, 2020
    Kent, UK
    Hi all, I found this forum by way of a thread from 2010 on top 10 6min+ songs. What I am looking for is something similar, yet subtly different.

    Repeat to fade is a pet peeve of mine, especially in songs longer than the 'single' format where the track is not constrained by time.

    I am looking to expand my list of "Epic Ending" songs, and I hope you can help.

    To qualify, the track must fulfil 3 criteria:
    - Over 6 minutes long
    - Must end, not fade out
    - Must be Epic

    I'll kick things off with my own top 10 Epic Endings:

    1. Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing (Alchemy Live)
    2. Guns n; Roses - Rocket Queen
    3. Iron Maiden - Phantom of the Opera
    4. Bruce Dickinson - The Book of Thel
    5. Dream Theater - The Big Medley
    6. Dream Theater - Pull Me Under
    7. Van Canto - Fear of the Dark (Iron Maiden cover)
    8. Faith No More - War Pigs (Heretical I know, but far prefer this to the original)
    9. Queensr├┐che - Eyes of a Stranger
    10. Focus - Hocus Pocus (the Helloween cover is also pretty Epic)

    I look forward to seeng your Epic and Ending song lists (and expanding my own )

    Thank you.
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  2. E-Z

    E-Z Cool good looking rock dude

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    I can't think of a whole list of rock songs at the moment Nitebytes but one that does come to mind that isn't on your list is A Light In The Black from the Rainbow Rising album from 1976. I think it comes in at 8 minutes plus and doesn't fade out. Another that comes to mind is Fanfare For The Common Man by Emerson Lake & Palmer which comes in at 9 minutes plus and doesn't fade out (from vague memory?)
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  3. Hydrazoic Acid

    Hydrazoic Acid Cynic

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    1. Innuendo - Queen
    2. Alexander the Great- Iron Maiden
    3. Prophet's Song - Queen
    4. Age Of Shadows (We Are Forever) - Ayreon
    5. Sign of the Cross - Iron Maiden
    6. How Far Jerusalem - Magnum
    7. Copernicus - Candlemass
    8. Nightside Of Eden - Therion
    9. Love to Love - UFO
    10. Suite Madam Blue - Styx

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