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Initial post: 13 Jun 2009 18:35:13 BDT
James Warner says:
I got to thinking about last tracks on albums and how few of them actually seem like a fitting end to what I've been listening to. So, like the nerd I am, I flipped through my music collection and came up with the following list - not that many from a 400-odd album collection. This isn't just about whether I like the track, but whether it 'feels' right as the final one. Any other offers?

Follow Your Bliss - Cosmic Thing, The B52s
The Morning Fog - Hounds Of Love, Kate Bush
Favor - I Trust You To Kill Me, Rocco Deluca & The Burden
Riders On The Storm - L.A. Woman, The Doors
Exhausted - Foo Fighters, Foo Fighters
Here Comes The Flood - Peter Gabriel I, Peter Gabriel
Biko - Peter Gabriel III, Peter Gabriel
Happy Home - Bleed Like Me, Garbage
Los Endos - Trick Of The Tail, Genesis
Afterglow - Wind & Wuthering, Genesis
Grey Will Fade - Grey Will Fade, Charlotte Hatherley
Petals - Celebrity Skin, Hole
Aqueous Transmission - Morning View, Incubus
Ticking - Caribou, Elton John
Billy Bones And The White Bird - Rock Of The Westies, Elton John
Bite Your Lip, Get Up And Dance - Blue Moves, Elton John
The October Man - The Love That Whirls, Bill Nelson
Blink Agog - After The Satellite Sings, Bill Nelson
Close Your Eyes (The Sleepytown Symphony) - Whimsy (A Garage Full Of Clouds), Bill Nelson
Rain Clouds Over Paris Of My Dreams - Plaything, Bill Nelson
Sweet William's Epiphany - Satellite Songs, Bill Nelson
A Buddha For My Brother - Arcadian Salon, Bill Nelson
Hurt - The Downward Spiral, Nine Inch Nails
Mystery Achievement - The Pretenders, The Pretenders
Purple Rain - Purple Rain, Prince
Live 4 Love - Diamonds & Pearls, Prince
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) - Speaking In Tongues, Talking Heads
Listen - Songs From The Big Chair, Tears For Fears
Don't Hang Up - How Dare You?, 10cc
The Mercy Beat - Infected, The The
Lonely Planet - Dusk, The The
Chalkhills And Children - Oranges And Lemons, XTC
Sweet Suite (Beginning At The End) - White Flags Of Winter Chimneys, Wendy & Lisa

Posted on 13 Jun 2009 20:17:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Jun 2009 23:55:59 BDT
These are some of my favourite rock ones. I'll post more from other genres later.

I Am The Resurrection - Stone Roses (1st.)
Salt Of The Earth - Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet)
Ball & Chain - Big Brother & The Holding Co. (Cheap Thrills)
Jugband Blues - Pink Floyd, or rather Syd Barrett (A Saucerful Of Secrets)
Roll Away the Stone - Mott The Hoople (The Hoople)
A Day In The Life - The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper)
Jet Boy - New York Dolls (1st.)
Oh! Sweet Nuthin' - The Velvet Underground (Loaded)
Decades - Joy Division (Closer)
The End - The Doors (1st.)
Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Electric Ladyland)
Every Mothers Son - Traffic (John Barleycorn Must Die)
I Love The Dead - Alice Cooper (Billion Dollar Babies)
Sunset - Roxy Music (Stranded)
Down In The Sewer - The Stranglers (Rattus Norvegicus)
My Mummy's Dead - John Lennon (John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band)
Limb From Limb - Motorhead (Overkill)
Starless - King Crimson (Red)
Om - The Moody Blues (In Search Of The Lost Chord)
Slim Slow Slider - Van Morrison (Astral Weeks)
Seeing - Moby Grape (Moby Grape '69)

Etc., etc.

STOP PRESS: HOW THE HELL DID I MISS OUT ROCK & ROLL SUICIDE FROM ZIGGY STARDUST?

Posted on 13 Jun 2009 20:29:56 BDT
Iris Ellis says:
down in the sewer off of rattus norvegicus, by the stranglers. what a finish to a great album.

Posted on 13 Jun 2009 20:32:03 BDT
Tikka says:
The 'Oo - Tommy - We're not gonna take it

Beatles - Abbey Road - The End (all the better because of Her Majesty following as an 'extra')

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack - Lap of the Gods (revisited)
and of course Night at the Opera - God Save the Queen

Posted on 14 Jun 2009 22:52:22 BDT
Woofit says:
Au Revoir - Flight Of The Conchords (from the album Flight Of The Conchords), very fitting I thought!!!

Posted on 15 Jun 2009 07:49:59 BDT
I Shall Be Released - from 'Music From Big Pink'. Heartbreak City performance by Richard Manuel
Won't Get Fooled Again - from 'Who's Next'. Top that, anyone!
Twist and Shout - from 'Please Please Me'. John gives you bloody everything!

Posted on 15 Jun 2009 09:24:22 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
21st Century Poem - best ending to the best album ever made that being Leftism by Leftfield. Closely followed by
Goodnight Lover off Risotto by Fluke
Axle Grinder off Hold Your Colour (2007) by Pendulum
Fuel My Fire off Fat Of The Land by The Prodigy - better version of the L7 tune
Sky Giant off Rejoice Rejoice by Transglobal Underground

Posted on 15 Jun 2009 10:32:27 BDT
ZetecTurbo says:
nugent, axle grinder was only the end track on the special edition..

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2009 10:46:09 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
As I put in brackets ..2007..and not the 2005 original.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2009 12:06:54 BDT
Good idea for a thread James. I always think that a truly memorable closing track is one that enhances the feeling of wanting to hear the entire album again. The following have had that effect on me down the years:

Bewley Brothers - David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Parade - Magazine - Real Life
Get Out Of My House - Kate Bush - The Dreaming
The Top - The Cure - The Top
Torpedo - Julian Cope - Fried
Blue Sea - China Crisis - Flaunt the Imperfection
I Pray - Martin Stephenson - Gladsome Humour and Blue
Dime Store Mystery - Lou Reed - New York
God Damn The Sun - Swans - The Burning World
Clean - Depeche Mode - Violator
The Dogs and the Horses - Divine Comedy - Casanova
Manchild - Eels - Beautiful Freak
Walking - Tindersticks - Curtains
God Give Me Strength - Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - Painted From Memory
Brushed With Oil Dusted With Powder - Scritti Politti - Anhomie and Bonhomie
Darker With The Day - Nick Cave - No More Shall We Part
21st Century Boy - Willy Mason - Where The Humans Eat

Posted on 15 Jun 2009 12:19:30 BDT
TJ Smith says:
DECADES (from "Closer") - Joy Division
LEAVE ME ALONE (from "PC&L") - New Order
STANLOW (from "Organisation") - OMD
THE BEGINNING & THE END (from "Architecture & Morality") - OMD
YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT (from "Let It Bleed") - Rolling Stones
SAD-EYED LADY OF THE LOWLANDS (from "Blonde on Blonde") - Bob Dylan (helped by the fact it's the only track on side 4)

Posted on 15 Jun 2009 14:37:32 BDT
A. Holland says:
Can't believe nobody's mentioned Tomorrow Never Knows - the last track on The Beatles' Revolver.

Posted on 15 Jun 2009 16:07:02 BDT
A. Holland - I was going to but felt it best to list only one from each band/artist(e), so after much fannying around I elected to go with 'A Day...'

Posted on 15 Jun 2009 16:17:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jun 2009 16:20:20 BDT
Jem Sweet says:
Lady of the Birds - Home - Home
New York City Serenade - The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle - Bruce Springsteen
You Set the Scene - Forever Changes - Love
When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin 1V - Led Zeppelin
A Journey from Eden - Recall the Beginning... A Journey from Eden - Steve Miller Band
Chalkhills and Children - Oranges and Lemons - XTC

Posted on 20 Jun 2009 14:19:10 BDT
Jack Jones says:
a certain romance-arctic monkeys-whatever people say i am that's what im not
what became of the likely lads-the libertines-the libertines

Posted on 20 Jun 2009 20:42:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Dec 2012 02:23:18 GMT
TheFoe says:
The Liquidator - "Clean" - Depeche Mode? A mistake surely as this has to be their lamest song to date, it's so bad that it ruins a great album. My choice would be Strangelove's "Is there a place" which has a running time of 10mins 50 secs and completes their fine debut album "Time for the rest of your life". If you've never heard of them, they were a cross between The Smiths/Depeche Mode and perhaps Therapy.

Posted on 15 Dec 2012 00:53:30 GMT
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Posted on 16 Dec 2012 10:01:32 GMT
Sparky says:
Over the Rainbow - Songbird, Eva Cassidy; but make sure the hankies are handy!

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Posted on 16 Dec 2012 10:15:00 GMT
Red Mosquito says:
Release- Ten (Pearl Jam)
Spin Me Round - Manifesto (Roxy Music)
The Royal Scam - The Royal Scam (Steely Dan)
Carolina Drama - Consolers Of The Lonely (The Raconteurs)

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012 10:39:22 GMT
Sparky says:
Thought someone might get that idea, seasicktim - especially round here! But, sorry to disappoint, no naughty pics, it was a just a warning to those of a romantic nature, like my good self, that the ladies beautiful voice and sensitive interpretation would be likely to reduce one to tears. (Probably no need to worry mate ;-) )

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Posted on 16 Dec 2012 11:40:40 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Echoes - Meddle (Pink Floyd)
...and Free Bird of course!

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 14:52:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Dec 2012 14:55:19 GMT
Johnny Bee says:
Neil Young's done it twice with acoustic and electric versions of the same song to start and finish:

Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) (Album Version)

Rockin' In The Free World (Album Version)

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 16:48:57 GMT
easytiger says:
Overture- On through the night Def Leppard's 1st album.
Warning - Black Sabbath
Fading Lights - Genesis Can't dance
Los Endos - Genesis Seconds Out.
And the best track ever Night Prowler - Highway to Hell AC/DC
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