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What made it on to your auditioning list???

admin_exported

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Funnily enough one of the stages I've enjoyed the most so far is choosing an auditioning list totalling 10 of my current favourite songs and consisting of some different music styles - harder to choose than I thought and I reckon it's worth doing this every now and then whether you plan to audition anything or not.

This by the way was mine (in no order of preference):

1. In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - live

2. The Letter (Box Tops)

3. Baby Can I Hold You (Tracy Chapman)

4. The Flower Duet (All Angels). Stop sniggering.

5. Voices (Dario G)

6. Paper Romance (Groove Armada)

7. Teenage Crime (Adrian Lux)

8. E=MC2 (Big Audio Dynamite)

9. Are Friends Electric? (Gary Numan & Tubeway Army)

10. Be The One (The Ting Tings)

I said stop sniggering............!

One thing I do know is that my list will change fairly regularly and REM's Find the River would have got in there also if time allowed.

Interested to see yours?
 
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the record spot

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A varied top ten for me too, but will usually consist of:-

1. Genesis - Squonk (off Barry Diament mastered "Trick of the Tail")

2. Yes - Starship Trooper (Barry Diament master from the original Atlantic release)

3. Julie Feeney - Impossibly Beautiful (From "Pages")

4. Procul Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale (Union Square debut CD reissue)

5. Bjork - Big Time Sensuality / Venus As a Boy (off "Debut")

6. Rush - Tom Sawyer (original Mercury "Moving Pictures")

7. Phil Collins - You Know What I Mean - (Barry Diament master "Face Value" - on WEA)

8. Bob Dylan - Man of Peace (from "Infidels")

9. Bob Dylan - Thunder On The Mountain (from "Modern Times")

10. Motorhead - I'll Be Your Sister (from "Overkill", Castle Communications 1986 version)
 

chebby

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(Sir Duke)



('My Boy Lollipop' by Millie Small)



('Don't let Your Heart' Mint Juleps)



('No Thugs In Our House' and 'Fly On The Wall')



('Fly Me To The Moon')



('For Unto Us a Child Is Born')



('I'm A Hog For You Baby')
 

altruistic.lemon

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Tchaikovsky violin concerto - Janine Jansen

Peer Gynt - Barbirolli

Carmina Burana - there's many different versions, but they surely work out whether the dynamics of you speaker are good or not

Norah Jones - Come away with me. Great production, music's a bit bland

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheat (you've gotta have some fun in an audition after all)

Asteroid Galaxy Tour - poor compressed production lets you see how a system deals with bad recordings.

That's it.
 

matthewpiano

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My typical audition list would look something like this:

Mozart - 'Hostias' (Requiem Mass), John Alldis Choir/ECO/Barenboim - EMI Great Recordings of the Century

Schubert - Impromptu Op.90 No.3, Alfred Brendel - Philips Classics (now re-released on the Decca label)

Beethoven - Symphony No.6, IV Storm and Tempest, Philharmonia Orchestra/Klemperer - EMI

Verdi - Celeste Aida (Aida), Carlo Bergonzi/Vienna Phil/Karajan - DG

Liszt - Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat, I Allegro maestoso section, Richter/LSO/Kondrashin - Philips Classics

Barclay James Harvest - The World Goes on (Octoberon) - Polydor Remaster

Fairport Convention - Matty Groves (Liege & Lief) - Island Remaster/Deluxe Edition

Strawbs - The Hangman & The Papist (From The Witchwood) - A&M Remaster

Van Der Graaf Generator - Every Bloody Emperor (Present) - EMI

Megson - The Long Shot (The Long Shot)
 

toyota man

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my cds Breadfan Budgie Baby please dont go Budgie 1852 vincent black lightning Richard Thompson Baby dont know what to do with herself Richard Thomson Warrior Wishbone Ash Throw down the sword Wishbone Ash Red barchetta Rush Tom sawyer Rush Truth Hue and cry Alligater man Hue and cry
 
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Anonymous

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Fleetwood Mac - Lies

Paul Simon - Graceland

Crowded House - Distant Sun

BT - Satellite

Royksopp - In Space

Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the wall

Chaka Chan - Ain't nobody
 

MUSICRAFT

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Hi SteveD

Nathin Swahney (Beyond Skin) - favourite tracks Letting Go, Nadia, Anthem Without Nation

Mickey Hart (Global Drum Project) - favourite tracks Dances With Wood, Heartspace, I Can Tell You More

Kronos Quartet and Ashla Bhosle (You've Stolen My Heart) - favourite tracks Piya Tu Ab Tu Aaja, Dum Maro Dum

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft
 

CnoEvil

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Excitable Boy said:
Toyota Man

I haven't heard "Breadfan" since about 1976!! Must try to hear it again soon - it's a great track.
Aren't you too old to be excitable!! ;)
 

paradiziac

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I don't have a certain list, here's some recent/old favourites:

Fela Kuti - Zombie

Gregory Porter - 1960 What?

any Marie Boine Persen

Early Sonic Youth e.g. Sister CD

Nitin Sawhney - Beyond Skin

any Chopin recordings on Naxos label

any Radiohead

Charles Mingus - II B.S.

Ali Farka Toure/Toumani Diabate

Manu Chao live album

ZZ Top - La Grange

Kim Duk Soo / Samulnori

any Sly and Robbie

...
 

Helmut80

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bit of everything, making sure I pick things I like to listen to rather than tracks I know sound good. The usual suspects are

Sam Cooke

Ray Charles

Sonny Rollins

Coleman Hawkins

Joshua Redman

John Mayer

Lauryn Hill

Outkast

Nas

John Mayer

Simon and Garfunkel

Temptations

Clapton Unplugged

+ Mrs Helmut picks classic and a few wildcards
 

toyota man

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Excitable Boy My son bought me In for the kill + Never turn your back on a friend for xmas both remastered well worth a listen I am listening to Argus wishbone ash as I type another classic IMO
 

FennerMachine

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I don't have a top ten as such but there are several tracks I like to try and then I see what I feel like playing after those, see where the system takes me.

November Rain - Guns n' Roses live

Refuse to Dance - Celine Dion

Yoda's Theme – Star Wars

The Power of Good-bye – Madonna

Chasing Sheep – Michael Nyman

Drive – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays the Music of REM

Oxygene (Part IV) – Hank Marvin version

A classical CD, depending on what I've been listening to recently

Might take a dance music CD, but don't often listen to that music any more

Maybe another CD that I've been listening to lots recently

A few other CD's to test aspects of the system depending on how those tracks sound
 

SteveR750

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Laptop playlist

Billy Burnette - My Love Will Not Change (24/92)

Madeleine Peyroux - Don't Wait Too Long

Adele - Make you Feel My Love

Fleetwood Mac - Gold Dust Woman (24/92)

AC/DC - Rock 'n' Roll Damnation

Keb Mo - A Better Man
 

plastic penguin

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the record spot said:
A varied top ten for me too, but will usually consist of:-

1. Genesis - Squonk (off Barry Diament mastered "Trick of the Tail")

2. Yes - Starship Trooper (Barry Diament master from the original Atlantic release)

3. Julie Feeney - Impossibly Beautiful (From "Pages")

4. Procul Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale (Union Square debut CD reissue)

5. Bjork - Big Time Sensuality / Venus As a Boy (off "Debut")

6. Rush - Tom Sawyer (original Mercury "Moving Pictures")

7. Phil Collins - You Know What I Mean - (Barry Diament master "Face Value" - on WEA)

8. Bob Dylan - Man of Peace (from "Infidels")

9. Bob Dylan - Thunder On The Mountain (from "Modern Times")

10. Motorhead - I'll Be Your Sister (from "Overkill", Castle Communications 1986 version)
Phil Collins, Genesis, Bob Dylan... What are you saying about yourself?;) :?
 

hoopsontoast

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Artist - Album (Key Tracks)

Various - Oldboy Sountrack

Blue Man Group - Audio

Orbital - The Altogether (Doctor?)

White Lies - To Loose a Life (Farwell to the fairground)

XX - XX (Intro, Crysalised)

Bat For Lashes - Two Suns (Daniel)

The Prodigy -Invaders Must Die (The Omen)

John Martyn - Solid Air

Mark Knofler - Shangri La (Boom Like That, 5:15 AM)

The Boxer Rebellion - Exits

Pressgang - Fire or Mappa Mundi (Take a Jump, The River Song)

Kila - Luna Park (Luna Park)
 
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Anonymous

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That lot will keep me busy previewing..........

Mr Penguin, I know from what you've said you don't swap out much so may not have an auditioning list but what would your top 10 auditioning tunes be if you were to pull one together? I'm enjoying trying out new tunes.....
 

Roby

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RHCP: Scare tisue

Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush: Don't give up

Dire strait's: Money is for nothing

Deep purple: Black night

Gun's & Roses: Civil war

Sela sue: Regea muffin

Adele: Rolling deep

King of leon: Sex on fire

Katy Melau: Piece by piece

Boyz of noise....
 

Frank Harvey

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Serv It - FNDMNTL

Empathy - Mandalay

No One Knows - Queens Of The Stone Age

This Is The Picture - Peter Gabriel

6 Underground - Sneaker Pimps

Darkness -Phutureprimitive

My Lovely Man - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Bullet In The Head - Rage Against The Machine

Twisty Bass -Neil Finn

In Motion - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Derezzed - Daft Punk

Telephasic Workshop - Boards Of Canada

Prosperous - gROUSe

Why? - Gus Gus

Sunday - Sia

Red Eyes And Tears - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Psychotic Times - The Black Keys

Roads - Portishead

Bam - Aes Dana

Crystalline - Bjork

Ride - BT

Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana

Closer - Nine Inch Nails

Let Love Rule - Lenny Kravitz

Karma Police - Radiohead

I could go on.... :)
 

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