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Longest song non classical?

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Old 02-26-03, 05:10 PM
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Not sure, but Echoes from Pink Floyd clocks in at about 24 minutes.

Does it matter if the composition emcompasses more than one track? If not then the second Disc from Dream Theaters Six degrees of inner turbulance is about 45 minutes long. And the Triad of Reflection/Disposition/Triad on Tools Lateralus is about 25 minutes too.
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Old 02-26-03, 05:11 PM
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Maybe this...
http://www.nutscape.com/ChrisButler/guinness.htm
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Rush have songs take up one full side of their albums.Examples are 2112 & Hemispheres i highly recommend the both !
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Old 02-26-03, 10:26 PM
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Does Fates Warning - Pleasant Shade Of Gray count?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...music&n=507846
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This is not...the longest song in the world....this is just a tribute.

Couldn't remember...the long song in the world...this is a tribute, yeah...
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July 6 1992, The Orb releases "The Blue Room" the longest single ever
created, just 2 seconds shy of 40 minutes

Goldie - Mother is 1 hour and 15 seconds
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moe. has a studio version of their song "Meat" that clocks in at well over 45 minutes.
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I know BT has an extremely long track on Disc 2 of the Ima CD.

And of course Pink Floyd with Echoes and I think the Psychedelic Breakfast is pretty long also
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at 36 minutes and 30 seconds 'Section 10' from the Polyphonic Spree album.
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The longest I can think of that I own on album are:

Mountain Jam" by Allman Bros. (doesn't really count because it's a live jam), 34 mins.


The already mentioned " Blue Room" by the Orb.

"Saturn Returnz" by Goldie (which sucks), over 60 mins.

"Time to Melt" by Lard (35 mins)

The above brings to mind the most annoying long song of all time: "Let's Talk Physical" by Revolting Cocks. 12 minutes of a distored drum beat and a guy yelling "TALK" into a distored mic...over and over. Argh.
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Thursday Afternoon
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phish - runaway jim - worcester, ma - 11/29/97

(but that's live)..
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phish - runaway jim - worcester, ma - 11/29/97

(but that's live)..
a buddy of mine said he saw a 90 min "Roses Are Free" once, but I can't remember where.
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Someone is making a documentary about some musicians who are going to perform a 25 HOUR song. Unfortunately all the details flew out of my head. There is going to be a 25 hour cut of the film and also a more maneagable length cut for theatrical release.
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Originally posted by Bust
a buddy of mine said he saw a 90 min "Roses Are Free" once, but I can't remember where.
that never happened.

think about it.. 90 minutes is a set. it's a long set, actually...

the only time it would have even been possible would have been big cypress, and it definitely wasn there.

hmm... maybe it was at a ween show?
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Here ya go:

http://radiok.cce.umn.edu/radiok/music/kebut/2002/1125.shtml

Artist:
Mark Mallman

This local singer/songwriter began in the short-lived band
The Odds, and later joined a band with The Promise Ring frontman Davey VonBohlen, which also lasted a short time. He released his solo debut, The Tourist, in 1998. VonBohlen’s side project, Vermont, released Mallman’s 7” single. Mallman received publicity on December 10, 1999 when he recorded the “never-ending” song, Marathon; a 26-hour song with 28 rotating musicians, and 312 pages of
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His fourth album, Red Bedroom, was released in
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Originally posted by Hiro11
"Time to Melt" by Lard (35 mins)
I used to love Lard...haven't even thought about them for so long. This song was on the Power of Lard EP, wasn't it?

Bust - Yeah, I've never heard of a 90 minute Roses are Free either. The one at Big Cypress was 40-45 minutes long though (I think). Longest Phish jam I've ever seen was Star Lake Amphitheater in 1998...Runaway Jim was 40-45 minutes long.
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Originally posted by Hiro11
"Time to Melt" by Lard (35 mins)
I used to love Lard...haven't even thought about them for so long. This song was on the Power of Lard EP, wasn't it?

Bust - Yeah, I've never heard of a 90 minute Roses are Free either. The one at Big Cypress was 40-45 minutes long though (I think).
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If you don't consider John Cage "classical":

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2728595.stm

The first notes in the longest and slowest piece of music in history, designed to go on for 639 years, are being played on a German church organ on Wednesday.
The three notes, which will last for a year-and-a-half, are just the start of the piece, called As Slow As Possible.

Composed by late avant-garde composer John Cage, who died in 1992, the performance has already been going for 17 months - although all that has been heard so far is the sound of the organ's bellows being inflated.

We started discussing - what is as slow as possible for the organ?

The music will be played in Halberstadt, a small town renowned for its ancient organs in central Germany.

It was originally a 20-minute piece for piano, but a group of musicians and philosophers decided to take the title literally and work out how long the longest possible piece of music could last.

They settled on 639 years because the Halberstadt organ was 639 years old in the year 2000.

"We started discussing - what is as slow as possible for the organ?" Swedish composer and organist Hans-Ola Ericsson told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

"We, a group of theologians, musicologists, philosophers, composers and organists, met during a couple of years solely to discuss this question. It was rather wonderful to have one topic to discuss at length."

Hopefully the aesthetics and the ideas of John Cage will manage to survive

"We came up with the answer that the piece could last for the duration of the organ - that is the lifetime of an organ."

Mr Ericsson said John Cage would have liked what they had done with it.

"It's a sound that we give to the future to take care of, and hopefully the aesthetics and the ideas of John Cage will manage to survive."

The first note is due to be struck at 1800 local time (1700 GMT) on Wednesday.

The performance follows a legal case in which composer Mike Batt was forced to pay a six-figure sum to Cage's publishers, who accused him of plagiarising a silent piece of music.
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Originally posted by Gdrlv
I used to love Lard...haven't even thought about them for so long. This song was on the Power of Lard EP, wasn't it?
That's right! I think that we may possibly be the only two people in the world who have heard this EP.
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That's right! I think that we may possibly be the only two people in the world who have heard this EP.
I used to own Power of Lard and the Last Temptation of Reid but lost both long ago. Great stuff...Biafra and Ministry made a great team...
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Originally posted by Gdrlv
I used to love Lard...haven't even thought about them for so long. This song was on the Power of Lard EP, wasn't it?

Bust - Yeah, I've never heard of a 90 minute Roses are Free either. The one at Big Cypress was 40-45 minutes long though (I think).
Not sure which post to reply to.

I'm actually listening to Big Cypress right now, I got it off gdlive.com and this one is 35:35.

He could have been exaggerating.
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"Her Majesty" by The Beatles
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Isn't that song 17 seconds long?
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