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Old 11-21-2016, 10:04 AM
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Fade-out/Fade-in songs

I was listening to the Elvis song "Suspicious Minds" and keyed in on the part where the song faded out like it was coming to an end but then it faded in again to regular volume (starts around 3:32). I was wondering if there is a name for this and also can anyone name other songs that do this? Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:17 AM
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A few other songs that seem to fade out then come back loud for a bit:

King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man"

The Small Faces' "Afterglow"
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:28 AM
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"Paper Sun" by Traffic. It's the first song on the album Mr. Fantasy. Then, as you listen,* you can hear bits of it between each song. The final song on the album -- titled "We're a Fade, You Missed This" adds a final verse to "Paper Sun."

*On the original US version of the record; I don't think it happens with a CD or download.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:39 AM
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"Strawberry Fields Forever" does this, if I understand what you're talking about.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:50 AM
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Critical Mass from Aerosmith's Draw The Line fades out, then fades back in again, then ends.
(It's been a while since I've listened to that record, I hope I'm not remembering the wrong song.)
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:35 AM
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I was wondering if there is a name for this
Usually called a false ending, though that doesn't necessary indicate a fade either way. For example, "Come and Get It" by Badfinger appears to come to a cold ending as the singers harmonize a nice closing cadence, but after a moment of silence, the lead singer comes back in full voice with "Sonny!"
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:01 PM
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"Strawberry Fields Forever" does this, if I understand what you're talking about.
As does "Helter Skelter".
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:20 PM
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Ray Charles' What'd I Say ends and then comes back for more than two minutes! That's more of a reprise than a false ending.
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:07 PM
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A few other songs that seem to fade out then come back loud for a bit:

The Small Faces' "Afterglow"
The Small Faces song you recall is "Long Agos and Worlds Apart," which follows "Afterglow (Of Your Love)" on Ogden's Nut Gone Flake."

But majors props for referencing the Small Faces in the first place!
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Old 11-21-2016, 03:32 PM
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Old 11-21-2016, 04:28 PM
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Bowie's Life On Mars?
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Old 11-21-2016, 04:40 PM
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Against the 70s by Mike Watt does this pretty effectively.
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Old 11-21-2016, 04:44 PM
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:52 AM
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Heart of the sunrise by Yes.
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:16 AM
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Not that particular type of fade, but one of my favorites, Simon and Garfunkel's "Silent Night 7 O'clock News". The lyrics of "Silent Night" slowly fade out while the news announcements of grim stories in the background fades in, to eventually replace the innocent song.

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Old 11-23-2016, 11:23 AM
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Alice in Chains "Rain When I Die" does a fade out and then fade back in. I love the song, but I hate that ending. https://youtu.be/qR0K0mmm6R4?t=5m28s
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:12 PM
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Another example: Appropriately, "Fade Out" by Guadalcanal Diary
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Old 11-23-2016, 04:35 PM
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King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man"
I thought the title track, "In The Court of The Crimson King", was a better example of that.

Isn't the ending of "...Schizoid..." simply a loud, jazzy free-form blow-out?

Hendrix's "Ezy Ryder"

coulda sworn there was a Sabbath tune that also did that.
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Old 11-23-2016, 04:54 PM
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Usually called a false ending, though that doesn't necessary indicate a fade either way. For example, "Come and Get It" by Badfinger appears to come to a cold ending as the singers harmonize a nice closing cadence, but after a moment of silence, the lead singer comes back in full voice with "Sonny!"
While it does feel like it's ending, I'm not sure the pause really lasts long enough to count as a false ending. 'Sonny!' seems to come on the beat after 'money'.
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