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« on: 15/12/2007 15:41:27 »
What is the longest song ever made. I mean one that actually was published and people bought to listen to?

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« Reply #1 on: 15/12/2007 18:45:14 »
Well the first that springs to mind is Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen but I am sure this can't surely be the winner.

There are of course classical music operettas that last for much much longer !!

Do ewe mean mainstream music Ryan ?
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« Reply #2 on: 15/12/2007 19:04:57 »
Eh like 40's-to now i have a yes song on my computer that is 8 minutes and 31 seconds that's what sparked me to ask this..

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« Reply #3 on: 15/12/2007 19:34:09 »
So maybe these wont count from Wiki!
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_longest_song_ever_recorded
 

Longest song...

Right off the top of my head I was thinking "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly but I think that there are some that are even longer than that one.

Longest song...

A song that I know that is pretty long is "Fall of Pangea" by Valient Thorr which is 36 Minutes long.

The longest song I know of is "six degrees of inner turbulence" by Dream Theater… It goes for 42 minutes and I cant remember how many seconds, but yeah it's a really good song.

The longest song I actually have in my library would be Somnium by Robert Rich which is about 7 hours long. However the longest song I can think of is Longplayer, a 1000 year long piece of music which started to play on the 1st January 2000 and will continue to play, without repetition, until the 31st December 2999, when it will come back to the point at which it began - and begin again.

Longest song...

The longest - and most boring - musical piece ever "composed" (if the word fits here) is, in all likelihood, a piece for Organ called »Organ2/ASLSP« (As Slow(ly) and Soft(ly) as Possible), conceived by American composer/artist John Cage (1912-1992). An organist shows up at the St. Buchardi Church in Halberstadt, Germany to play a single, lasting note and leaves, to return again the next year and play the note that follows. The piece ends after 639 years, on September 4, 2640.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 15/12/2007 19:42:09 »
What the heck?

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« Reply #5 on: 15/12/2007 20:51:29 »
Eh like 40's-to now i have a yes song on my computer that is 8 minutes and 31 seconds that's what sparked me to ask this..

Well, YES have done songs like Close to The Edge that I think border on nearly 19 minutes of sheer extreme awesome incredibility......it's fantastic !

Ok...just looked it up it..18 minutes and 42 seconds !
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« Reply #6 on: 15/12/2007 20:57:50 »
ok i mean they could have made that into other songs? lol i mean who's gonna sit there for that long and listen to it and let alone play it lol

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« Reply #7 on: 15/12/2007 23:58:31 »
YES did a lot of albums where one side was a whole song. (Actually, Close To The Edge was the first album I ever bought) Topographic Oceans had four sides, and four 'songs'. Relayer also had a 'song' on one side.

Billy The Mountain - Frank Zappa is also a sides worth and 24m 47s long. It could hardly be described as a song though. It was a parody on american advertising.
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« Reply #8 on: 16/12/2007 00:18:50 »
Echoes by Pink Floyd is over 23 minutes in length, but I'm sure they have longer ones.
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« Reply #9 on: 16/12/2007 00:53:52 »
But why do you needa song that long?

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« Reply #10 on: 16/12/2007 01:26:10 »
But why do you needa song that long?

Listen to them yourself....and make your own mind up !

ewe have to like the genre...if it's not for ewe then that's ok !
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« Reply #11 on: 16/12/2007 01:27:27 »
I agree listen and then decide!

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« Reply #12 on: 16/12/2007 01:32:55 »
Hope ewe don't mind Ryan but I have moved this thread to Just Chat.
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« Reply #13 on: 16/12/2007 01:45:41 »
I would go for Close To The Edge as it was the first one mentioned. I just realised that I don't have it on my PC.
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« Reply #14 on: 16/12/2007 01:48:51 »
I would go for Close To The Edge as it was the first one mentioned. I just realised that I don't have it on my PC.
I love the ethereal/fantasy type section ...about oh cripes !..13-15 minutes into it ?...and then Jon Anderson starts singing I get up..I get down !!....
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« Reply #15 on: 16/12/2007 01:50:43 »
I have never heard that either!

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« Reply #16 on: 16/12/2007 01:58:37 »
The lyrics mean a lot, they seem almost relevent...even today.
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« Reply #17 on: 16/12/2007 02:14:34 »
anything by Celine Dion seems like the longest song!

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« Reply #18 on: 16/12/2007 02:18:52 »
LOL LOL!

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« Reply #19 on: 16/12/2007 03:12:48 »
Haha.. and its fine Neil.. and hahah.

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« Reply #20 on: 16/12/2007 13:19:13 »
"ok i mean they could have made that into other songs? lol i mean who's gonna sit there for that long and listen to it and let alone play it lol"
 People with reasonable attention spans.
Anyway, my entry in the long songs competition starts
Aleph nul bottles of beer on the wall...
Thought I suspect there might be longer ones.
Edited to add dull answer.
The longest tune on my computer at the moment is Autobahn by Kraftwerk 22:45
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« Reply #21 on: 16/12/2007 13:52:55 »
Ah that is a long one..That'd have to take awhile. 100 times x 10 secs / 60 seconds in a minute = 16 2/3 minutes lol

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« Reply #22 on: 16/12/2007 14:07:18 »
The lyrics mean a lot, they seem almost relevent...even today.

I'll have to find a link and have a listen! ( HINT HINT!)

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« Reply #23 on: 16/12/2007 14:08:35 »
"ok i mean they could have made that into other songs? lol i mean who's gonna sit there for that long and listen to it and let alone play it lol"
 People with reasonable attention spans.
Anyway, my entry in the long songs competition starts
Aleph nul bottles of beer on the wall...
Thought I suspect there might be longer ones.

LOL I actually was thinking of that one also! LOL! We always drove my mom crazy in the car with that one on longer drives! LOL!

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« Reply #24 on: 16/12/2007 14:44:16 »
Hah

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« Reply #25 on: 19/12/2007 17:24:42 »
Well, there is a song by Dream Theater called Ocatvarium. 25 minutes long.

Then they made another song called Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence which is 42 minutes long.

Beat that.
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« Reply #26 on: 19/12/2007 21:22:14 »
Thats pretty good and long! I have never heard one that long!

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« Reply #27 on: 19/12/2007 22:34:19 »
Yeah it I don't get how they can have a song that long and make it all sound like one song? I mean you'd have solos that don't sound anything like eachother..

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« Reply #28 on: 19/12/2007 22:38:48 »
Effectively....the really long songs/tunes are really just an assemblage of different pieces joined together...BUT usually intertwined with a recurring theme that creates it as just the one piece.

Ryan, you kind of got it really......don't think long songs/tunes are just endless three minute songs repeated over and over until they become fifteen minutes long !.....they're a collection of ' movements '.

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« Reply #29 on: 19/12/2007 22:41:52 »
Yup..Good rifts..See ah that's all I care about is a song that sounds good both the music and the guitar itself. I don't care about how fast you play it. And yes..that one ac dc song. You can just keep playing it over and over and just add random lyrics lol

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« Reply #30 on: 19/12/2007 23:50:44 »
I would like to hear one of the long ones . Preferably a good one!

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« Reply #31 on: 20/12/2007 23:30:43 »
The lyrics mean a lot, they seem almost relevent...even today.

I'll have to find a link and have a listen! ( HINT HINT!)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-4p8n-P9_b0

Sorry, I was a bit slow there.

It's not the full thing but just the middle 256. It also doesn't have Rick Wakeman, but Patrick Moraz. It does have the 'I get up, I get down' bit however.
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« Reply #32 on: 21/12/2007 00:18:29 »
Excellent !!..THNK EWE TURNIPSOCK !

I do like the contemporary versions though...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cvaRX0Kmyv0
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« Reply #33 on: 21/12/2007 05:37:08 »
The lyrics mean a lot, they seem almost relevent...even today.

I'll have to find a link and have a listen! ( HINT HINT!)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-4p8n-P9_b0

Sorry, I was a bit slow there.

It's not the full thing but just the middle 256. It also doesn't have Rick Wakeman, but Patrick Moraz. It does have the 'I get up, I get down' bit however.

Thanks turnipsock..for the link! I have never heard that before.I think       I prefer the second link Also.

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« Reply #34 on: 21/12/2007 05:42:32 »
Excellent !!..THNK EWE TURNIPSOCK !

I do like the contemporary versions though...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cvaRX0Kmyv0

Hi Kind Sir,Thank you too for the link. of the two shown ..I much prefer the sound of the link you submitted by Yes. It was much more my style and preference. Very nice...Thanks!

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« Reply #35 on: 21/12/2007 20:43:10 »
"Then they made another song called Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence which is 42 minutes long.

Beat that."
I can't wait for the scratch remix version.
Seriously, there was a record "I am the beat"
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which had the last line recorded on the "lock groove" so it would play untill the record wore out.

The lock groove is the circular grove in the middle of the record where the stylus rests at the end of the song; it's usually silent except for a click 45 times a minute.
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« Reply #36 on: 22/12/2007 15:30:23 »
Ha! No one's beat 42!
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« Reply #37 on: 22/12/2007 16:14:35 »
In the very real sense that it only takes 42 mins to wear out a record. or did you really mean 42! which my calculator tells me is 1.4050061177528798985431426062445e+51 and probabblly is longer than the record would last.
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« Reply #38 on: 22/12/2007 20:35:19 »
In the very real sense that it only takes 42 mins to wear out a record. or did you really mean 42! which my calculator tells me is 1.4050061177528798985431426062445e+51 and probabblly is longer than the record would last.

lol ben we arleayd said that 99 bottles of beer on the walla takes like 86 minutes lol