Desert Island Discs

plastic penguin

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If you were a castaway, what would be your 8 choice tracks?

Mine as follows:

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah; ELO - Living Thing; Crowded House - It's Only Natural; Rainbow - All Night Long; Stevie Wonder - Superstition ; Sly And the family Stone - Dance To The Music; David Bowie - Fashion; KC and The Sunshine Band - Give It Up
 

Gray

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You did well to narrow yours down PP - and an interestingly mixed bunch they are.

I've got an 'add to playlist' mentality.
As I listen, I always get ideas for the next track.
Being limited to 8 tracks would kill me (before any lack of food on the island).
But you've got me thinking about the 8 tracks I most often play, so I'll have to see if I can come up with something.....
 

Gray

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...and you had limited time to sort through the ideal tracks.
Well I'd hope to find these ones:

Chuck Mangione / Feels So Good
Metro / Month Of Sundays
T-Connection / Do What You Wanna Do
Stevie Wonder / Another Star
Paulinho Da Costa / Love Till The End Of Time
Lamont Dozier / I 'Aint Playin'
Norman Brown / Better Days Ahead
M.F.S.B. / Metamorphosis

Half are instrumentals
All full length versions
(The Rock / Pop rack got missed in the rush to grab).
 
Limited time? Lawks!

Lou Reed's Perfect Day.
Radiohead's No Surprises.
Brandi Carlile - Follow.
Pixies - Gouge Away.
Boa - Twilight.
The aria from Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti.
Mars from The Planets Suite.
aaand, because I've just listened to it - I feel Love by Donna Summer.

Seems to cover a lot of bases, mood wise.

Tomorrow would be a different selection, I'm sure.
 
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jjbomber

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Jimi Hendrix - Red House (Filmore East, 10th May 1968, 16 minutes of a genius at work)
Rainbow - Stargazer (Kyoto 10th December 1976 22 minute version)
Rush - Xanadu
Pink Floyd - Comfortable Numb
Deep Purple - Child In Time (Vienna 4th September 1971. Lord and Blackmore in a pitched battle for 20 minutes.)
Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused (Seattle 17th July 1975, 46 minutes of Page at his best)
Guns n Roses - November Rain
Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell (Cardiff 14th November 2007, 20 minutes that seemed like 2.)

That 2 and a half hours to play 8 songs.
 
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Jimi Hendrix - Red House (Filmore East, 10th May 1968, 16 minutes of a genius at work)
Rainbow - Stargazer (Kyoto 10th December 1976 22 minute version)
Rush - Xanadu
Pink Floyd - Comfortable Numb
Deep Purple - Child In Time (Vienna 4th September 1971. Lord and Blackmore in a pitched battle for 20 minutes.)
Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused (Seattle 17th July 1975, 46 minutes of Page at his best)
Guns n Roses - November Rain
Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell (Cardiff 14th November 2007, 20 minutes that seemed like 2.)

That 2 and a half hours to play 8 songs.
Good, however I'd takeout Comfortably Numb and insert Echos, it's 23.5minutes long.....and better in my opinion.
 
Limited time? Lawks!

Lou Reed's Perfect Day.
Radiohead's No Surprises.
Brandi Carlile - Follow.
Pixies - Gouge Away.
Boa - Twilight.
The aria from Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti.
Mars from The Planets Suite.
aaand, because I've just listened to it - I feel Love by Donna Summer.

Seems to cover a lot of bases, mood wise.

Tomorrow would be a different selection, I'm sure.
No Bowie or Leonard Cohen - I think this is impossible...
 
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plastic penguin

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Well I'd hope to find these ones:

Chuck Mangione / Feels So Good
Metro / Month Of Sundays
T-Connection / Do What You Wanna Do
Stevie Wonder / Another Star
Paulinho Da Costa / Love Till The End Of Time
Lamont Dozier / I 'Aint Playin'
Norman Brown / Better Days Ahead
M.F.S.B. / Metamorphosis

Half are instrumentals
All full length versions
(The Rock / Pop rack got missed in the rush to grab).
Ooo... some good'uns there. T-Connection haven't been mentioned anywhere for years. I own "On Fire" 12" single. Add in Dan Hartman "Instant Replay", Junior "Mama Used To Say", Earth, Wind and Fire and some early Costello & Weller... they sum up rebel(ish) teenage years
 
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Gray

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What do I remove to add these?
Don't remove Donna Summer.
It's the only one I know apart from Lou Reed and, believe it or not, I only know of that because of the 1997 BBC mashup, which I quite like 😉.
Oh, and 'Mars'....I'd know the tune if I heard it again ! 😁

P.S. I'm guessing you might have known 3? of mine.
 
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P.S. I'm guessing you might have known 3? of mine.
Alas you overestimate the breadth of my musical knowledge by, erm, three...*

I know most of the artists' names, if that's any consolation! I like the odd Stevie Wonder song, but don't know that one.

*Or did you mean your third selection? I draw a complete blank there, I'm afraid.
 

Gray

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Alas you overestimate the breadth of my musical knowledge by, erm, three...*

I know most of the artists' names, if that's any consolation! I like the odd Stevie Wonder song, but don't know that one.

*Or did you mean your third selection? I draw a complete blank there, I'm afraid.
I thought you may have known of tracks 1, 3 & 4.
It must be the case that we will all miss more music than we will ever hear. That's probably just as well much of the time 👍
 

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