Best Long Song

So, which 10 minute plus tracks make your day?

My nominations are:
The Man Don’t Give A F**k-Super Furry Animals
You might not know this one, but it’s 30 minutes of anti-establishment psychadelic dance rock, that manages to be uplifting, despite the bleak message.

Sinnerman- Nina Simone
Tell me someone who doesn’t like this…Nina’s glorious voice, double rhythm clapping, and the “Power” part makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

Free Bird- Lynyrd Skynyrd
Fab guitars, free love and the open road…what’s not to love?

Since the guitars are lousy, there’s a lot not to love about Free Bird

My choices:

Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd – rock on an epic scale.
Echoes by Pink Floyd
Shine on You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd
Whipping Post (live at the Fillmore) by the Allman Brothers Band
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed – Allman Brothers
Thick as a Brick – Jethro Tull
The Soft Parade – Doors
Moon in June – Soft Machine (and all the other songs on their Third album.
My Generation – The Who (live version on “Live at Leeds”)
Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys – Traffic
Lullabye of Broadway – Golddiggers of 1935

Add William Tell Overture, 1812 Overture, Milhaud’s Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit, plus Beethven’s Symphonies #3, 5, 7, and 9 and Violin Concerto if you want to consider classical music.

I like long songs.

Albuquerque by Weird Al Yankovic clocking in at 12 minutes.

or The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota if it qualifies. Might be only 8 or 9 minutes.

I get a kick out of Van Morrison’s Summertime in England. I even like the song. It’s brilliantly hokey, especially if you’re into poetry. My favorite line: Oh my high in the art of suffering one.

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vidda by Iron Butterfly, at 17:02
Light of Day, Day of Darkness by Green Carnation, at 60:05
Black Rose Immortal by Opeth, at 20:14

Just a couple of my favorites.

Scheherazade and **Ashes Are Burning ** by Renaissance (live)
The End by The Doors
Any Grateful Dead jam where they actually played, not just noodled about.

All long songs bow before the operatic genius of PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT by Meatloaf.

Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John

Alice’s Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie

that’s not really that long compared to some of the others listed - it just has that spoken interlude that makes it seem long.
If you’re talking *Meatloaf * - the title track from **Bat Out Of Hell ** is a really good long song

I’ll add Close to the Edge by Yes

“Sister Ray” by the Velvet Underground, from White Light/White Heat. This is a great “tune out the world with headphones on” song.

“Jenny Ondioline” by Stereolab, from Transient Random-Noise Bursts.

Jesus of Suburbia by Green Day, which clocks in at just over 9 minutes.

And of course Hey Jude by The Beatles.

Alice’s Restaurant
The Legend of the USS Titanic by Jamie Brockett (OK, maybe this one doesn’t belong in any “best of” discussions, but I have some fond memories of finding KAAY in the late evening and catching Bleaker Street and once in awhile this song would be on. “497 1/2 feet of rope!”

There’s a 40 minute version of The Orb’s** Blue Room** that I like.

does it have to be pop/rock music?
what about
Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, 99… :smiley:

You really need to be stopped :wink:

Awesome addition. One of my favorites. Might as well add **American in Paris ** also.

Do medleys count?

If so, I’ll throw in Tina and the B-Sides live version of “Matter of Time” off of their The Last Polka album.

I have to second Echoes by PF. I also need to throw in:

There only was one choice by Harry Chapin
**The End ** by The Doors.

I’ll second Alice’s Restaurant. And add:

Master of Puppets - Metallica
Estranged - Guns N’ Roses