If the data on the Live Dead page are correct, the segue mentioned was a studio edit, though. Very sad.
Charles Matthews 07:55, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)
"Segue are part of the Sidechain Music family and no doubt share their band name with many acts worldwide." "No doubt" looks like weasel words to me. It's hardly controversial, but it annoyed me while I was reading. If someone who knows much about bands wants to either tidy that up or provide a citation, I think that would be nice. Arctanx.tk 10:59, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
I've made this article into a disambiguation page, linking to two separate articles (music and company).Mike 03:59, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
- I think it should be a lot more than that, considering segue is simply a word. There are surely more than two things using the name "segue" in some form. The SEGUE galactic survey is at least one more example I can think of, beyond just the dictionary entry. -188.8.131.52 01:12, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
This page waffles on far too much about examples. Who care that Phish fans make a distinction? Not very encyclopaedic. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 12:25, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. The music section is 769 words long, and is becoming a laundry list of bands / recordings. I've edited it down to 208 words -- covering all of the concepts but taking the examples to be fair politically. Below is the prior version if I missed something essential to include:
In music, "segue" (pronounced /ˈsɛgweɪ/) is a direction to the performer. It means continue (the next section) without a pause. It comes from the Italian "it follows". The term attacca is also used in classical music.
For written music it implies a transition from one section to the next without any break. In improvisation, it is often used for transitions created as a part of the performance, leading from one section to another.
For example, in live performance, the Grateful Dead would often splice together several songs as part of their jamming style. A striking example occurs on the Live/Dead album, with the transition from "St. Stephen" to "The Eleven", which requires a seamless change of time signature. On the concert film The Song Remains the Same, Led Zeppelin changes from the title track to "The Rain Song" seamlessly, with Jimmy Page using his Gibson EDS-1275 for the different tunings. U2 uses a similar technique with its two songs "An Cat Dubh" and "Into the Heart", which segue into each other not only on the studio versions but also at every live performance of these songs. Groups such as The Brew, moe., Blues Traveler, Phish, Spin Doctors, and Widespread Panic have performed together, executing segues between two bands without a break in the music. As the first band finished their set, members of the following act would replace one by one those of the first, until a complete band swap had occurred. The band Between the Buried and Me released an album called "Colors (Between the Buried and Me album)." The entire album consists of 9 segue tracks beginning to end, and is 64 minutes 21 seconds long.
In recorded music, a segue is a seamless transition between one song and another. On Madonna's album Confessions on a Dance Floor, all of the songs segue into one another. The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has a segue between the songs "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "With a Little Help from My Friends" on, and most of side 2 of their Abbey Road album is taken up by a medley of half-finished songs, which makes heavy use of segues. In many Pink Floyd albums, particularly The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, many songs blend into each other without a break. A particular example is "Time/Breathe (Reprise)", with "Breathe" being a hidden track. On all of Side 2 of The Dark Side of the Moon, each song segues into the next. Green Day's songs "Jesus of Suburbia" and "Homecoming" are each examples of five mini-songs which segue one into the next, forming a suite. A similar approach was commonly used in the progressive rock of the 1970s. Progressive rock band Genesis used the segue technique for many of the songs on their 1974 concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Progressive metallers Symphony X have 3 segues in their V: The New Mythology Suite Album(Transcendence, On the Breath of Poseidon and Rediscovery), with great emotive and rich layers of classical and orchestal arrangements and progressions. Also, In Dream Theater's Album Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence we can hear a perfect sample of Segue in every song.The first four tracks of Daft Punk's albums Homework and Discovery all segue, as well as all 18 tracks on the album Since I Left You by Australian band The Avalanches. On her Volta tour, Björk's song Hyperballad segues into band mate Mark Bell's song Freak, which then segues into Björk's song Pluto. A segue is also a gradual and seamless transition between two principal audio sources, as one might hear in a nightclub when a DJ "mixes" music. Jimi Hendrix was known to use segues during live gigs and they were extensively used during Woodstock.
When viewing a track listing or set list a segue is often indicated by a > or a →. Fans of Phish often make a distinction between these two, where → denotes a true, seamless segue from one song to another, whereas > only denotes that the next song immediately follows the previous, without any improvisation or other form of transition between the songs. In other cases, a line break is used to denote gaps, while a > or / is used to denote segues when referring to live setlists.
Some bands will segue from one song into another, and then back into the first song. Widespread Panic will often do this with songs such as Driving Song > Disco > Driving Song or Chilly Water > Jack > Chilly Water.
Sure, the original text was too wordy. However, I still would have kept a mention of the Beatles (perhaps instead of i.e. noting Journey twice), be it just because they did this trick (once again) before the others.--FePo2 (talk) 15:10, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Removed absurdly irrelevant text
I was quite shocked to see what is surely the least encyclopaedic entry I've encounter on Wikipedia, listing a trivial usage of the word in the film Silence of the Lambs. I'm not one to complain, but if whoever inserted such a ridiculously irrelevant piece of text is reading this, I'd ask that you only include information about the topic that people would actually need to know, not gormless trivia.
Also, I removed a disambiguation link to the Segway PT article. Though the two may be pronounced the same, I fail to see how anyone could possibly arrive at such an unrelated article, when the spellings are so different. Liamoliver (talk) 18:39, 1 February 2010 (UTC)