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Here is a tough question: Name albums that open with a BALLAD!

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 11:05:35 AM PDT
ED S. says:
A lot of people feel that way. In fact, I used "Love Me Tender" as a ballad up above and I was wrong.
A ballad has to be a narrative story. So I got it wrong on that one.

So here is a real ballad for real men about other men and sang by a man. So grit your teeth and wipe that manly sweat from your brow.

"Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean from his album, "Big Bad John And Other Fabulous Songs And Tales"

And Jimmy is not singing about your filthy toilet.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 11:17:51 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 26, 2012 11:24:46 AM PDT
Procol Harum - "A Salty Dog". Grand, epic balladry leading off the album of the same name.
The Kinks "Schooldays", a ballad leading off the otherwise fairly rockin' "Schoolboys in Disgrace" album.
The Guess Who made a strange choice opening their "#10" album with the schlocky ballad "Take it off of My Shoulders". I usually skip it in fact, because the rest of the album is amazing.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 12:46:34 PM PDT
ED S. says:
"Harper Valley P.T.A."-Jeannie C. Riley
"Convoy"(Soundtrack)-C.W. McCall
"The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia"-Vicki Lawrence
"The Battle Of New Orleanes" from the album "The Spectacular Johnny Horton"-Johnny Horton
"Old Rivers"-Walter Brennen
"Big Iron"-Marty Robbins

All big ballad singers.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 1:03:03 PM PDT
D. Mok says:
Once, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (opening track - "Falling Slowly")
Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos ("Crucify")
From the Choirgirl Hotel, Tori Amos ("Spark")
Star, Belly ("Someone to Die For")
Split, Lush ("Light from a Dead Star")
No Fences, Garth Brooks ("The Thunder Rolls")
Harvest Moon, Neil Young ("Unknown Legend")
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Don't We?, The Cranberries ("I Still Do")
Blood, This Mortal Coil ("The Lacemaker"/"Mr. Somewhere")
No Angel, Dido ("Here with Me")
We Can't Dance, Genesis ("No Son of Mine")
Far Out, Ginger ("Far Out")
Use Your Illusion II, Guns N' Roses ("Civil War")
The End of the Innocence, Don Henley ("The End of the Innocence")
janet., Janet Jackson ("That's the Way Love Goes")

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 8:02:23 PM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
Mad Season - Above (opened with "Wake Up")
Pearl Jam - No Code (began with "Sometimes")

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 12:02:54 AM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
Two from Frank Zappa:
Sheik Yerbouti ("I Have Been in You")
Them Or Us ("The Closer You Are")

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 1:07:25 AM PDT
ftoomsch says:
Opeth - Watershed
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