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Old 05-18-2019, 07:49 AM
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Favourite song fade ins


Inspired by this thread of fade outs - what are your favourite song fade ins?

I have always been a sucker for a song that fades in. For best fade out I went with 2HB by Roxy Music, and I'm gonna be controversial and nominate it as favourite fade in as well.

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This is one of those bands that I'd heard of but never actually heard before. I must check them out. But as I listen to it now, the long instrumental intro on this song reminds me of the long instrumental intros on "God Sends Quails" and "Don't, This Way," both by the 77s (though the latter doesn't really have a fade in).
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This is one of those bands that I'd heard of but never actually heard before. I must check them out. But as I listen to it now, the long instrumental intro on this song reminds me of the long instrumental intros on "God Sends Quails" and "Don't, This Way," both by the 77s (though the latter doesn't really have a fade in).
Here is another one from the same Wishbone Ash album: Throw Down The Sword. I especially like the way the guitar riff slowly fades in over the snare drum roll, and then the drums kick in right as the guitar riff hits full volume. (I also love the twin guitar lead outro on this song, which I believe I have posted before in a "favorite outros" thread.)
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The guitar in Hate Eternal's "I, Monarch".
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I just thought of another doozy. This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us by Sparks.

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First one that came to my mind is Elvis Costello's Man Out of Time.

A scream followed by a short guitar riff that has nothing at all to do with the rest of the song.

It's perfect.


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Fanfarra, Sergio Mendes. I used to crank this up when I had a good sound system.
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This is probably cheating, but the opening 30-or-so seconds of the "Close Encounters" soundtrack. Back when I got the LP, my brother was asleep one late morning after a night of carousing and I put it on, started it up, and really cranked the volume when the big CRASH came. Wake up, party animal!
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"Key to the Highway" from Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. It tickles me that it wasn't really planned for when it was recorded as a jam.

I'm also surprised that nobody has mentioned "Tubthumping" yet. I certainly consider it to be a fade-in, even though it's fading into an intro that is not really a part of the song itself.
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Telegraph Road by Dire Straits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8bWGGA-5HM
Man, I had forgotten just how good a song that is. Knopfler's playing may not be the "best", but it's sure the most expressive I've ever heard.
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Telegraph Road by Dire Straits.

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Thank you. That is... well, beautiful. The interplay of piano and guitar reminds me of Knopfler's Local Hero soundtrack. Where some pieces echo the "wild theme" from earlier in the film.

Mark Knopfler. All those perfect pauses, all those notes not played... like tears in the rain.
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Over the hills and far away - Led Zeppelin

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Temptation - New Order

Porcelina of the Vast Oceans - Smashing Pumpkins

What Do I Get - Buzzcocks

Dirty Boots - Sonic Youth

Blind and Jane Mary, Cry One Tear - Swans

These Days and Shadowplay and New Dawn Fades - Joy Division

She's In Parties - Bauhaus

Sweetness and Light - Lush

Seal Driver and Pibroch (Cap In Hand) - Jethro Tull

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Also a couple of classics from Krautrock giants NEU!, Hallogallo and Seeland. You could make a case for them both being one long fade-in and fade-out and as with a lot of Brian Eno's work, none the worse for that fact.
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There's no bigger than the infamous "car horn chorus" fade-in from Van Halen's "Runnin' with the Devil"

Or the nostalgic jangling guitars of Come Dancing by The Kinks

One of my favorites is the haunting chimes, guitar and bass fron Rush's "Witch Hunt" Of course, they.ve used a fade-ins many many times. "Take a Friend" from their debut album has a particularly lengthy one.
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The Kinks "borrow" the ametrical opening chord from the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" but give it a fade-in crescendo to open "Do it Again"
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The searing "Hot Smoke and Sassafrass" fade-in by Bubble Puppy and Alex's extended fade-in for Red Barchetta .
Not the beginning of the song, but there's "Helter Skelter"'s fade-in , (along with creepy "seagull" guitar peels).
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First one that came to my mind is Elvis Costello's Man Out of Time.

A scream followed by a short guitar riff that has nothing at all to do with the rest of the song.

It's perfect.


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What I came in to say.
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Roundabout by Yes, which fades in on a backwards-running grand piano chord, (I only recently had that pointed out to me).
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Space Oddity - David Bowie
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Karn Evil 9, First Impression, Part 2 from ELP. song continued from side 1 to side 2, the transition made by fading out a synth sequence at the end of side 1 and fading it back in at the start of side 2. If you’ve only heard the album on CD it’s kind of “WTF?”
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Yes ! Of all the great songs mentioned here, "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" [Parts I-V] AND [Parts VI-IX] on Side Two of Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album are 2of THE greatest, most dramatic uses of fade-in. They did it on "One Of These Days" from the "Meddle" album too, & "Dogs" on "Animals" but "Shine On.." stands above 'em all!
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