Your top 10 acoustic guitar intros ?

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  1. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Cat's in the Cradle-Harry Chapin
    Pinball Wizard-The Who
    Salisbury Hill- Peter Gabriel
    The Wizard-Uriah Heep
    Here Comes the Rain - The Beatles
    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zep
    Closer to the Heart-Rush
    Over the Hills & Far Away-Led Zep
    More than a Feeling-Boston
  2. padesu

    padesu Forum Resident

    united kingdom
    My sweet lord George Harrison
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  3. BourbonAndVinyl

    BourbonAndVinyl Well-Known Member

    Kansas City, MO
    I'm not a huge Heart fan but the first 45 seconds of "Crazy On You" should be somewhere near this list... dedicate one to the ladies!
  4. MitchLT

    MitchLT Custom Entitled


    I’ve Just Seen A Face
    Two Of Us
  5. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Robert Fripp

    Not an ‘acoustic’ guitar, a classical guitar, but the intro to Blood on the Rooftops from Genesis’ Wind and Wuthering came to mind immediately.
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  6. MikeInFla

    MikeInFla Forum Resident

    Panama City, FL
    I just love this:

    I kind of forgotten about the song until I saw an episode of Fringe a few years ago and it was playing.
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  7. padesu

    padesu Forum Resident

    united kingdom
    The Boxer S+G
    April come she will S+G
    Street fighting man Stones
    Tangerine Zeppelin
    Rain song Zeppelin
    Well-alright Holly
    That's all right Elvis
    I'll be back Beatles
    And I love her Beatles
  8. zither

    zither Forum Lodger

    United Kingdom
    Can't think of ten right now, but Keith Richard's opening to Wild Horses is one that immediately springs to mind.
  9. joethomas1

    joethomas1 Forum Resident

    West Yorkshire, UK
    Rolling Stones - "Sweet Virginia"
  10. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man


    BRODNATION Tomorrow Never Dies because Tomorrow Never Knows

    Let’s be natural: The Rutles
  12. Hi Lizard

    Hi Lizard Forum Resident

    Kitchenware and Candybars-Stone Temple Pilots
  13. George P

    George P Sing Your Life

    Nice one!

    I always hear No Memory from Core as being an intro to Sin, since it runs right into it.
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  14. MikeInFla

    MikeInFla Forum Resident

    Panama City, FL
  15. cyril sneer

    cyril sneer Forum Resident

    Exeter, UK
    The one's that immediately to my mind are Donovan's Jersey Thursday, and The Beatles Dear Prudence. Also Bowie's Starman.
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  16. Mainline461

    Mainline461 Forum Resident

    Tamiami Trail
  17. ReggieNJ

    ReggieNJ Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Metallica - Fade to Black
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  18. Bassist

    Bassist Zungguzungguguzungguzeng

    I am sure the guitar players amongst us will pick out all the good ones but I am very fond of the intro to David Lee Roth's (& Steve Vai's) "Damn Good". Nothing terribly fancy for the most part but really effective.
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  19. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    Bron Y Aur Stomp - Led Zeppelin
    The album version of Maggie May - Rod Stewart
    Dealer - Traffic
    Gimme Danger - Stooges
    Question- Moody Blues
    Nine Pound Hammer - John Prine
  20. James Bennett

    James Bennett Forum Resident

    Radiohead - Go to Sleep
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  21. GregM

    GregM Senior Member

    Daddyland, CA
    ELP - From the Beginning
    Yes - Roundabout
    Sab - Don't Start Too Late as an intro to Symptom of the Universe (nice acoustic outro too)
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    CSN - Suite Judy Blue Eyes
    Jethro Tull - Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day
    Cat Stevens - How Can I Tell You
    Paco de Lucia/Al Di Meola - Mediterranean Sundance
    Wayne Shorter - Djinji (actually an interlude, not an intro)
    Joe Walsh - Life of Illusion
  22. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
    Bread - Too Much Love
    Neil Young - Sugar Mountain
    Joni Mitchell - Marcie
    Simon and Garfunkel - April Comes She Will
    CSN - Suite Judy Blue Eyes
    The Monkees - I'll Spend My Life With You
    James Taylor - Fire and Rain
    Orleans - Dance With Me
    Blood, Sweat & Tears - Meagan's Gypsy Eyes
  23. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    There are so many that remain memorable for me...

    Hard Luck Woman - Kiss
    Rock Bottom - Kiss
    Blackbird - The Beatles
    Mother Nature's Son - The Beatles
    Michelle - The Beatles
    Seasons Of Wither - Aerosmith
    Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) - Rod Stewart
    Ventura Highway - America
    Tequila Sunrise - The Eagles
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  24. Longers

    Longers Forum Resident

    Love Ain't For Keeping (the Who) is another, apart from those already mentioned
  25. Leslie K Crosby

    Leslie K Crosby Well-Known Member


    Yup, I agree with all I'd add:
    One White Duck - Jethro Tull
    Solitaire - Jethro Tull
    Cold Wind To Valhalla - Jethro Tull
    Salamander - Jethro Tull
    Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull
    Skating Away (on the Thin Ice of the New Day) - Jethro Tull
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