Best last song on an album

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mindblanking, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. mindblanking

    mindblanking The Bourbon King Thread Starter

    Baltimore, MD
    Was talking to a friend last night and I said that Day in the Life from Sgt Peppers is probably the greatest last song on an album ever. We sat thinking for a bit and couldn't really come up with a competitor. It just fits the album so well and wraps it so perfectly. What are your favorites?

    Edit- Although we've all gotten a bit tired of it have to say that Freebird could be a contender as well.
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  2. That one is pretty hard to beat. I like Twist and Shout closing out PPM. Though it's been derided, I like You Can't Always Get What You Want closing Let it Bleed. Moonlight Mile on Sticky Fingers. Love Reign o'er Me on Quadrophenia is a good closer, and Won't Get Fooled Again on Who's Next.
  3. mindblanking

    mindblanking The Bourbon King Thread Starter

    Baltimore, MD
    Yeah we had Wont Get Fooled Again as a possibility and great call on You Can't Always Get...
  4. mindblanking

    mindblanking The Bourbon King Thread Starter

    Baltimore, MD
    When the Levee Breaks is a great closer for Zep IV
  5. Victor/Victrola

    Victor/Victrola Makng shure its write

    Harmony closes out "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" perfectly. I also think High Flying Bird from EJ's "Don't Shoot Me..." album is a great closer.
    I enjoy the last song on Matthew Sweet's "100% Fun" - Smog Moon
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  6. Amnion

    Amnion Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    Highway 61 - Desolation Row
    Blonde on Blonde - Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
  7. onionmaster

    onionmaster Tropical new waver from the future

    "Would" by Alice In Chains (from the album "Dirt") is usually regarded as their best song. I've often felt it would have been better served as the second track, since where it is it just creates the urge to skip the rest of the album after the first 3 or 4 tracks.

  8. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Forum Resident

    Ilford, Essex, UK

    King Crimson -Red
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  9. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    Good Night, The White Album...Effigy, Willy And The Poorboys....We're Not Gonna Take It (specifically the Listening To You coda), Tommy.
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  10. bleachershane

    bleachershane Forum Resident

    Glasgow, Scotland
    The endings of "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" by Van der Graaf Generator and "Supper's Ready" by Genesis (both plus 20 minutes suites) close their respective albums very well.

    "All Apologies" closing 'In Utero' by Nirvana, the "all in all is all we are" harmonies bring a tumultuous album to a beautiful ending.
  11. trebori

    trebori Forum Resident

    Rochester, NY
    You Set The Scene - Love - Forever Changes (first one I thought of)
  12. tmwlng

    tmwlng Forum Resident

    Crime of Century - Supertramp. You can't follow that song. Same goes for The Who's We're Not Gonna Take It, Genesis' Supper's Ready... Well, these have already been mentioned. They are really rock solid closers. Other mentions would be Bowie's The Bewlay Brothers, Yes' Heart of the Sunrise, Eagles' The Last Resort, Elton John's We All Fall in Love Sometimes/Curtains, Rush's In the End (BIG riff) The Beach Boys' Surf's Up and (don't laugh) Bee Gees' Horizontal title track... And of course, The Doors - The End.

    Also a shout out to one of my all-time favorite closing numbers, Break from Aphrodite's Child.

    I always found it interesting that while Jethro Tull's Stand Up ends with For a Thousand Mothers, which again is a very conclusive closing song, they opened a lot of shows with it back in the day. I could mention a thousand more but need to restrain myself.
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  13. jeffchisako

    jeffchisako Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    "I Am the Resurrection" - The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
  14. Mkirk

    Mkirk Forum Resident

    Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-five is a great closer on Band on the Run
  15. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Forum Resident

    Cape Cod, MA
    Neil Young's On The Beach "Ambulance Blues"
    Neil Young's Freedom "Rockin' In The Free World"
    Jackson Browne's Late For the Sky "Before The Deluge"
  16. October Man

    October Man Forum Resident

    Down In The Sewer. The last track on Rattus Norvegicus: The Stranglers.

    Epic! :)
  17. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Best ever by anybody? Not even the best by the Beatles! :)

  18. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    everybody, i love you - CSNY - deja vu

    49 bye-byes - CSN (couch album)

    night song - CSNY - american dream (quite possibly their most underrated song)

    where do we go from here - chicago - chicago II

    agree with "a day in the life" being quite possibly the best ever. although, if you discount 'her majesty', 'the end' is pretty darn good too.
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  19. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Little Britain
  20. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Forum Resident

    NJ, USA
    "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)"
  21. Tingman

    Tingman Forum Resident

    Waukesha, WI USA
    Some great thoughts already mentioned that I won't repeat. A couple others:

    Rock N' Roll Suicide from Ziggy Stardust
    Time of the Season from Odessey and Oracle
    Lawyers, Guns and Money from Excitable Boy
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  22. ShockControl

    ShockControl Forum Resident

    Fourth Movement.
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  23. Mike Novak

    Mike Novak Forum Resident

    Montelimar, France
    Home Tonight on ROCKS by Aerosmith is great !
  24. tcbtcb

    tcbtcb Forum Resident

    sugar hill nh usa
    "Desolation Row"--great call, that's a powerful song.
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  25. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

    Lakewood OH
    Todd Rundgren
    Just One Victory
    Sons of 1984
    Fade Away
    Healing Parts I, II, III
    I Love My Life
    The Surf Talks
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