You ever have one of those moments where something else catches your attention for a minute, and when you look back at the screen you're not sure if you're looking at the "Great keyboard solos" thread or the "Songs that are too long" thread?
Prince has tons of great synth and piano solos on his or The Time records. He had a nice feel on monosynth.
Agreed, though Dr. Fink had some great ones on those records too. My favorite is "Head." I have a live bootleg of it where Prince introduces Fink after the solo, and says "If you can't play a synthesizer like that, don't play one!"
Yacht rock icon and gigantic hit from 1980, Sailing - Christopher Cross. Micheal Omartian plays so much great piano on this album as well as his perfect arrangement and production. The piano break is awesome, cycling through an uncommon chordal sequence to bring it back to A major. A great pop tune. Also love his piano playing on all those old Steely Dan songs - Doctor Wu, Gold Teeth II, etc.
Wow, but I don't think I've seen anyone post this one yet: Roundabout by Yes.
I think we're purposefully staying away from Prog. If we included it, it would include half all the greatest solos, the other half would be jazz/blues. We're keeping it to "Pop" and by that we mean 4-minute, top-40 hits. I know Roundabout is a huge hit, but it's kind of an outlier. Same reason "Highway Star" hasn't come up, I think most of us consider Deep Purple to be prog.
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