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Posted: Dec. 13 2018, 11:26

What are y'all's favorite moments of this album? By moment, I mean either a general section of the piece or a precise moment in the album.
Personally, my favorite section is the first big climax section in Africa 1, Where the key shifts to Bb and this beautiful guitar melody appears.

In a more general sense, I would say out of the africa parts, 1 is my favorite.
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Posted: Dec. 13 2018, 17:53

Speaking of Africa 1, the rhythm in RTO at the beginning of the chant sounds to me as though they're saying "jungle rhythm! jungle rhythm!" over and over again.
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Posted: Dec. 13 2018, 19:16

I honestly think my favourite moment is the last twenty or so seconds of the album! It's such a beautiful climax.
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Posted: Dec. 14 2018, 03:46

I agree shenry, it is stunning. so many voices and guitars :) But for me the whole album is the best part, it is not something I can just listen to bits of, it has to be all 60 minutes.

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Posted: Dec. 14 2018, 05:54

I generally stop just before the Maggie Thatcher bit. But then, I think Beethoven should have stopped the 9th symphony at the end of the Song of Joy melody, instead of going on with the anticlimactic bit. Sonata form - ptooiee!  :laugh:
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Posted: Oct. 09 2020, 13:20

I love Thatcher bit. Can't imagine the album now without it.  ;)

Hoover bit from 16:11 is one of my favourites, any time chorus joins as well, along with that magnificent finale.
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Posted: Oct. 10 2020, 11:07

Quote (Kirkpatrick @ Oct. 09 2020, 13:20)
I love Thatcher bit. Can't imagine the album now without it.  ;)

Hoover bit from 16:11 is one of my favourites, any time chorus joins as well, along with that magnificent finale.

Yeah, the chorus and finale are truly outstanding. I find there's lots to love about this album, including the more silly parts. I remember hearing it for the time, eons ago, and getting hooked at about the 3-minute mark ("ha, this is gonna be good!").
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Posted: Nov. 13 2020, 05:46

"Lion" and "Boat" (and reprises) really did it for me.

Also the bit where the bird flaps it's wings to get up really high and then soars through the air over wild, hilly country in...  I don't know Herefordshire I suppose.

I'll listen to it again soon to see where that is.
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Posted: Nov. 13 2020, 17:51

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Because Tubular bells 12 minutes in grabbed my attention years ago.
And Blue Saloon wasn't too bad.


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Posted: Nov. 14 2020, 06:48

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Slightly distorted guitar introducing acoustic guitar 24' 14"


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Posted: Nov. 16 2020, 21:29

The breaking glasses and the main part reprise!!!! I always get hypnotized by that long wha wha guitar solo and the pad at the background. I consider it the most epic part in Amarok.

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Posted: Nov. 17 2020, 18:27

Amarok reminds me of Beethoven's 9th in that, for me, in both the concluding melody isn't my favorite one - it's the main one that comes a little way before.
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