Set piece songs which then break the shackles

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.


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