Songs, music, mostly start out as set pieces, continue that way and if they’re catchy, they’re hits.
The ones I like best are those which start that way but somewhere along the line – in the middle, near the end – someone takes it and breaks the shackles, with the band keeping up as best they can.
Here are three such songs. First, the flute – you were never sure where you were with Ian Anderson [2.36]:
A set piece from Fairport Convention, until 4:31:
Different genre but story’s the same – almost ponderous set piece which then radically changes at 3:31:
And when they do break the shackles, you can feel the freedom.