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Your All Time Best Ever CD
« on: April 27, 2014, 01:26:53 AM »

Pick 10 tracks (by anybody) for your best of the best CD

a sort of desert island CD

Mine;

Edward Elgar - Nimrod
The Beatles - A Day In The Life
Love - You Set The Scene
Weather Report - A Remark You Made
Fleetwood Mac - Man Of The World
Miles Davies - So What
Crowded House - 4 Seasons In One Day
Barclay James Harvest - The World Goes On
Yes - Close To The Edge
Starless - King Crimson
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Re: Your All Time Best Ever CD
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 03:16:06 AM »

Pick 10 tracks (by anybody) for your best of the best CD

a sort of desert island CD

Mine;

Edward Elgar - Nimrod
The Beatles - A Day In The Life
Love - You Set The Scene
Weather Report - A Remark You Made
Fleetwood Mac - Man Of The World
Miles Davies - So What
Crowded House - 4 Seasons In One Day
Barclay James Harvest - The World Goes On
Yes - Close To The Edge
Starless - King Crimson

Great thread idea Nim. This'll be tough. First off the top of my head:

We can work it out - the Beatles
Strawberry Fields - the Beatles
One of us must know - Bob Dylan
If you see her say hello - Bob Dylan
Gimme Shelter - the Rolling Stones
Days - the Kinks
Let Down - Radiohead
Losing My Religion - REM
Tom Trauberts Blues - Tom Waits
Holy Water - the Triffids

I limited myself to two Beatle and Dylan songs each. Easy to substitute any number of theirs in there. I've also not included anything from the last yen years or so to make sure they're not temporary fancies. So these are songs that keep turning back up on my playlists over a long period.  Also wanted to mix the pace up a bit. Tomorrow my list will be different  ;D
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Re: Your All Time Best Ever CD
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 03:19:35 AM »

Pick 10 tracks (by anybody) for your best of the best CD

a sort of desert island CD

Mine;

Edward Elgar - Nimrod
The Beatles - A Day In The Life
Love - You Set The Scene
Weather Report - A Remark You Made
Fleetwood Mac - Man Of The World
Miles Davies - So What
Crowded House - 4 Seasons In One Day
Barclay James Harvest - The World Goes On
Yes - Close To The Edge
Starless - King Crimson

Nim you're live of prog and fusion is an advantage. You could get a ten track CD that goes for hours. Unfortunately most of my favs are three minute pop songs.
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 04:00:36 AM »

I hate lists and compilation albums, Kev.  But if I were to make one of these CDs, you can bet that Mr. Moonlight would be on it.    ;D
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2014, 04:09:01 AM »

One of us must know - Bob Dylan


One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) is one of my favorite Bob Dylan songs too, Moog.  Those Al Kooper organ swirls are magnificent!  He just sat down at the organ during rehearsals and improvised following Dylan's vocal phrasings.  Bob Dylan liked it and so we have that great recording today.


Al Kooper: The Making of Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde / The Record That Changed Nashville
 
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Re: Your All Time Best Ever CD
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2014, 04:44:54 AM »

One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) is one of my favorite Bob Dylan songs too, Moog.  Those Al Kooper organ swirls are magnificent!  He just sat down at the organ during rehearsals and improvised following Dylan's vocal phrasings.  Bob Dylan liked it and so we have that great recording today.


Al Kooper: The Making of Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde / The Record That Changed Nashville

Yep. It's a great recording with the organ and all. I've never heard a good cover of it. Something about Dylan's just right delivery too.
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014, 05:37:19 AM »

Pick 10 tracks (by anybody) for your best of the best CD
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Love - You Set The Scene
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I've never really listened to much of Love so you-tubed this one. Quite Moody Blues-ish I think (which is good since I like the Moodies). But with strings rather than a mellotron.
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2014, 05:59:43 AM »

Yep. It's a great recording with the organ and all. I've never heard a good cover of it. Something about Dylan's just right delivery too.

There will never be a good cover of that song.  Others are playing something, Bob Dylan is saying something.
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2014, 07:59:04 AM »

I've never really listened to much of Love so you-tubed this one. Quite Moody Blues-ish I think (which is good since I like the Moodies). But with strings rather than a mellotron.

In truth moog mate I couldve picked any of 6 from the Forever Changes album

today it was this one, tomorrow it could be Alone Again Or
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2014, 08:21:16 AM »

As I'm far more interested in what made The Beatles (great era) than the aftermath (lousy era), and I'm re-reading 'Absolute Beginners', this is my current 10.....I kinda hope that a few of these are on Paul's jukebox in Soho Square:

Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil
Johnny Burnette & His Rock 'n' Roll Trio - Train Kept A-Rollin' (I believe John owned this rare LP)
Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes (George's fave)
Buddy Holly & The Crickets - Fool's Paradise
Larry Williams - Slow Down
Eddie Cochran ' - Somethin' Else
Cliff & The Shadows - Dynamite
(Cliff did about 8, i.e. as much as anyone in England, fantastic rock 'n' roll songs; I think this was the eighth!)
Vince Taylor - Brand New Cadillac
Chuck Berry - Bye Bye Johnny (on the Stones' first EP)
Billy Fury - That's Love

Tomorrow I'd probably choose 10 Dusty Springfield b-sides or 10 Nick Drake songs.........
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2014, 08:26:35 AM »

In truth moog mate I couldve picked any of 6 from the Forever Changes album

today it was this one, tomorrow it could be Alone Again Or

I'll have to check the album out.  I'm in a mood for classics
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2014, 09:38:31 AM »

Simon & Garfunkel - Dangling Conversation
Crystals - Then He Kissed Me
Neil Young - Like A Hurricane
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
The Who - Sea and Sand

Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Band - Whispering Pines
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Elton John - Bennie and The Jets
Bob Dylan - Girl From North Country
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2014, 09:46:44 AM »

Forever Changes by Love is definitely worth checking out. Folk meets baroque orchestration, with Hendrix-like guitar explosion from time to time and psychedelic lyircs on top of it all.
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2014, 09:49:10 AM »


Bob Dylan - Girl From North Country

I've always liked the melody of this one. But I prefer his Boots of Spanish Leather which has virtually the same melody. I just like the words better.

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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2014, 10:03:00 AM »

Miles Davies - So What

This is an amazing tune. And that's coming from a person who usually can't get into 50's Jazz at all.
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2014, 11:56:09 AM »

This is an amazing tune. And that's coming from a person who usually can't get into 50's Jazz at all.

Jazz never gets better than this imo.

I also included the Weather Report track, it was a showcase for Jaco, the legendary Bassist, probably the saddest, most beautiful most impressive bass line Ive ever had the pleasure to hear, a thing of beauty, so sad he ended up homeless and then murdered. He introduced the fretless electric bass to the world and influenced a million bass players....still they try to emulate him, but no-one got near.
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2014, 12:03:37 PM »

If you see her say hello - Bob Dylan

Excellent choice, moog. One of the (rather few by Dylan standards) songs from Blood On The Tracks that I really, really love.

"Say for me that I'm all right, though things get kind of slow
She might think that I've forgotten her... don't tell her it isn't so."


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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2014, 12:04:51 PM »

I also included the Weather Report track, it was a showcase for Jaco, the legendary Bassist, probably the saddest, most beautiful most impressive bass line Ive ever had the pleasure to hear, a thing of beauty, so sad he ended up homeless and then murdered. He introduced the fretless electric bass to the world and influenced a million bass players....still they try to emulate him, but no-one got near.

Ok, you've got my interest, I'll check the band out.
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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2014, 12:15:23 PM »

Jazz never gets better than this imo.

I also included the Weather Report track, it was a showcase for Jaco, the legendary Bassist, probably the saddest, most beautiful most impressive bass line Ive ever had the pleasure to hear, a thing of beauty, so sad he ended up homeless and then murdered. He introduced the fretless electric bass to the world and influenced a million bass players....still they try to emulate him, but no-one got near.

I didn't realise that's how Jaco ended up. I can't claim to be that familiar with his body of work. But when I was learning bass in the late 70s he and Stanley Clarke were offered up as the gold standard. That's a terribly sad end.
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2014, 12:19:11 PM »

Excellent choice, moog. One of the (rather few by Dylan standards) songs from Blood On The Tracks that I really, really love.

"Say for me that I'm all right, though things get kind of slow
She might think that I've forgotten her... don't tell her it isn't so."

I've always loved it. I sometimes see it as almost a sequel to Boots of Spanish Leather which I mentioned earlier. Dylan is sometimes caricatured for his more impenetrable lyrics. He can write beautiful lucid songs that anyone can appreciate.
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