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These 2 songs make up one track on the album, and radio stations usually play them together. "Foreplay" is based around a Hammond B3 organ riff, and is the instrumental intro to "Long Time," although "Long Time" was released as a single without "Foreplay."
"Foreplay" was written in 1969 and was the first song recorded for Boston's debut album. The title is a sexual reference. (thanks, Nightrocker - Boston, MA)
An alternate version of this called "Foreplay/Fiveplay/Long Time" was released on a 1976 promotional album called It's A Knockout. It was a little longer than the original version and contained some alternate lyrics.
Phish has been known to perform this at their concerts.
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