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(No it doesn't count if you've joined several tracks together.)

Next question is, do you like it?

For me it's the title track of Jean-Michel Jarre's 1990 album 'Waiting for Cousteau', which on CD clocks-in at an epic 46:55.
While it's epic in length, even as a committed JMJ fan I have to profess that epic in stature, it is not.
It starts off like it's going to be some kind of amazing electronic opus, but it never develops into anything beyond a drone with overlaid improvised piano and synth effects. Any random five minutes of it sounds just like any other random five minutes of it. It's the electronic equivalent of someone playing a digeridoo non stop for over three quarters of an hour.

When I bought the CD in 1990 I made myself listen to the track from start to finish, but in the passing 23 years I have never again forced myself to endure it's torturing monotony. Cassette and vinyl lovers were spared the worst of it: they 'only' got a 22 minute edit on side 2.

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RE: What's the longest single track in your music collection?

Don't know of any longer than that.

Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull had a break in the middle because it was on LP, if recorded today it may well have been 1 track of about 44 mins. 

 

Also their Passion Play is just over 45 mins.

 

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RE: What's the longest single track in your music collection?

The Damned- Curtain Call from The Black Album.

Yes I love it. A classic Dave Vanian adventure.

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1st place: 17.43s - Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree - 2007

2nd place: 17:05s - In A Gadda Da Vida  - Iron Butterfly - 1968

If you've not heard either of them - you should!!

 

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MajorFubar wrote:
(No it doesn't count if you've joined several tracks together.) Next question is, do you like it? For me it's the title track of Jean-Michel Jarre's 1990 album 'Waiting for Cousteau', which on CD clocks-in at an epic 46:55. While it's epic in length, even as a committed JMJ fan I have to profess that epic in stature, it is not. It starts off like it's going to be some kind of amazing electronic opus, but it never develops into anything beyond a drone with overlaid improvised piano and synth effects. Any random five minutes of it sounds just like any other random five minutes of it. It's the electronic equivalent of someone playing a digeridoo non stop for over three quarters of an hour. When I bought the CD in 1990 I made myself listen to the track from start to finish, but in the passing 23 years I have never again forced myself to endure it's torturing monotony. Cassette and vinyl lovers were spared the worst of it: they 'only' got a 22 minute edit on side 2.

I used to use that track to fall asleep to   rolling on the floor laughing

I believe it was created using some sort of program that produced the track and its 'noises' randomly. Although I've never researched into whether that is true, as I don't really care Smile

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Other than some live Grateful Dead stuff, probably Iron Buttery's In-a-gadda-da-vida.  At around 17 mins, it is pretty listenable but does have a few less engaging sections.  I don't find myself listening to it often.  I probably saturated myself with it during my youth.

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Green Carnation's Light of Day, Day of Darkness - around 65 mins of metal madness. rockin out

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FrankHarveyHiFi wrote:
I believe it was created using some sort of program that produced the track and its 'noises' randomly. Although I've never researched into whether that is true, as I don't really care Smile
Wow, I never knew that! beauty, eh

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Technically it's Fantomas' Delirium Cordia album at 74:17. Whether it's music is debatable, and the last 20 minutes is just runout groove sound until right at the end. Alternatively, the next is Nol Siger Within by Special Defects at 43:26, and Six Degrees of Inner Turbulance (Live) by Dream Theater on their Score live album running in at 41:26. On the original record, it's different tracks, but this version was played and recorded live as a continuous piece of music (and another two hours worth on the same night!)

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Dream Theater - A change of seasons - 23:06

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BigH wrote:

Don't know of any longer than that.

Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull had a break in the middle because it was on LP, if recorded today it may well have been 1 track of about 44 mins. 

 

Also their Passion Play is just over 45 mins.

 

Those would be my longest. Karn evil 9 is in three parts, which total about half an hour.

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Tele: Funken / Flying Saucer Attack - Distant Station (part 2) (28.10)

Go to go to sleep to, but you may well wake in the middle of the night after a nightmare. Fantastic though.

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Keith Jarrett Lausanne: 64' !

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And yet it is good !

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roten wrote:

Dream Theater - A change of seasons - 23:06

 

Me too.  Close second must be Meshuggah's 'I' at 21 minutes or so.....

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