Side 2, track 1
January 7, 2007 9:10 PM   Subscribe

Side 2, Track 1 - favorites from the glory days of vinyl, when sequencing meant something. Or at least when it meant something different than it does now.

I've been thinking about doing this post for a long time, but this comment was the final inspiration that I needed to get it done. What are you favorite moments of album sequencing from the days of vinyl? I've always found side 2, track 1 to be particularly evocative. My favorite example is "Abbey Road" - you'll recall that side one ends with the super-intense "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" where it gets bigger and bigger and all sorts of things start swirling around. Suddenly, without warning, it ends. It simply ends, not even at the end of a phrase. We dutifully proceed to the turntable, flip the record, and are treated to the most delicate acoustic guitar you can imagine - "Here Comes The Sun". Side 2, track 1.

Other faves that come to mind are "Every Breath You Take" and "When Doves Cry". What about y'all? Are you more partial to other spots in the sequence? (One of my favorite bands, XTC, clearly did lots of fun things with side 1, track 1.) Calling all music geeks!
posted by fingers_of_fire to Media & Arts (2 answers total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: this really seems like a "what's your favorite x" question, but it would make a good FPP with a slightly different approach.

Is there a particular reason you're asking? Maybe for a mix tape or something? You might want to clarify, or risk the question getting deleted as chatfilter that doesn't have "a problem to be solved."
posted by mediareport at 9:13 PM on January 7, 2007

2nding mediareport. But if this one gets deleted, please think about adding some interesting links, making the question a bit more subtle, and reposting to the blue. I'd like to read the discussion associated with this.
posted by Leon at 9:18 PM on January 7, 2007

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