I'll keep my list short as well....
"ticket to ride" - The Beatles
"turn around" - Whyskeytown
"take 5" - Dave Brubeck
"theo and weird henry" - John Mellencamp
"does anybody really know what time it is?" - Chicago
"gladiator" (theme) - Hanz Zimmer
"i will follow" - U2
"achin' to be" - Replacements
"runaway" - BoDeans
"sweet surrender" - Sara McClaughlin
Color My World - Chicago
A timeless one to slow dance to!
Tangerine Dream's "Logos Live" the whole disc.
Almost all of "Aja" album by Steely Dan.
Almost all of "Everything Must Go" by Steely Dan.
"Yulunga" by Dead Can Dance
"Dark Star" Grateful Dead
The many live versions of "Split Open And Melt" Phish
"Freddy The Freeloader" Miles Davis
"Over The Rainbow/Wonderful World" The Great Iz on the "Finding Forrester" soundtrack
Entire "Blade Runner" soundtrack
"Suite No.1 For Unaccompanied Cello" Bach (Janos Starker or Yo Yo Ma or Lynn Harrell)
Going to California-Led Zeppelin
Telegraph Road-Dire Straits
Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd
Lost in a Lost World-Moody Blues
Lily of the Midnight Sky-Bruce Cockburn
An American Tune-Paul Simon or Yes
uh mental flatulence gotta go
Some nice responses...
I agree with above: All of Aja, I never tire of "Carry On",
for Chicago it would have to be "Introduction", For Bruce Cockburn it's "Lord of the Starfields" or maybe "Grim Travelers" Agree with Moody's "Lost.."
1. Stanley Clarke "School Days"
2. RTF "Romantic Warrior"
3. Billy Cobham "Stratus"
4. George Duke "Brazilian Love Affair"
5. Joni Mitchell "Help Me.."
6. I never get tired of hearing Yes - "Roundabout" isn't that pathetic?
7. I never tire of anything Ravel, Debussey, or Mozart
closing theme to the movie "the fifth element"
movie theme to "romeo and juliet"
vivaldi- "la straviganza"
the blue danube waltz/2001 space oddysey
beethoven- piano sonatas-moonlight, appassionata
brahms- double concerto
william tell overture
poet and peasant overture
resphigi- pines of rome
king crimson- 21st century schizoid man
bach- bwv-565 (toccata and fugue in d-minor)
mozart- clarinet quintet
america the beautiful
led zeppelin- how many more times
alison krauss- take your pick
Anything by Stan Ridgway and Chris Whitley lately!
All Along the Watchtower - Hendrix version
Waterloo Sunset - Kinks
1979 - Punkin' Smashers
Let's Get It On - Marvin
Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
I Fought the Law - Clash's version
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Superstar - Carpenters (kinda hard to explain that one)
Absolutely Sweet Marie - Jason & the Scorchers version (cool)
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Return of the Grievious Angel - Gram Parsons
Gigantic - Pixies
Europa - Santana
I Can See For Miles & I Can't Explain - Who
Fall On Me - R.E.M.
Any Major Dude - Steely Dan
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross version
is that enough?
The look of love - Dusty Springfield (from the original soundtrack of Casino Royale)
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
The Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilbarto from Getz/Gilbarto
Walk on by - Dionne Warwick
Anyone who had a heart - Dionne Warwick
Many Bacharach/David tunes
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell (both versions from 1968 as well as 2000)
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Pastorale - Beethoven
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Lara's Theme from Dr Zhivago
Most of Simon and Garfunkel
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Samba Pa Ti - Santana
Oye Como Va - Santana
There are many more but I will shutup now!:)
henry mancini- the pink panther
f.sinatra- it had to be you
sammy davis jr.- the birth of the blues
b.streisand- cry me a river
vince guaraldi/ bola sete- live at el matador
steeleye span- please to see the king/the blacksmith
l.armstrong- just a closer walk with thee
i'm going to wait 'till the midnite hour- (w.pickett?)
paul mcartney- if i fell
g.harrison- here comes the sun
Inna-Godda-Da-Vita by the Iron Butterfly is the default tune that pops into my head on almost a daily basis.
Someone PLEASE tell me what to do to make it STOP!!!
Can you hear that beat? (dunt, dunt, dah-dah)
Oh wait....now YOU'RE humming it and I'm NOT anymore!
YES!!! It's YOURS now! I'm FREE!!!...and ALL better now!!!
Happy listening to the music in your head!
The most soothing album ever!!! This album will carry you away leaving you confident that time and space travel are real and more safe that laying your head upon the finest down comforter. Leave politics, violence, stress and your body behind!
Oopps! I typed the title of my choice in the box and...
'New Age Of Earth" - Ashra Tempel.
Gibson street-Laura Nyro
Blue Railway train (I believe that is the right title) Maria Muldaur
Israel-Siouxsie and Banchees
Furry Sings the Blues-Joni Mitchell
Ive committed murder-Macy gray
My little problem-the replacements
This womans work-kate Bush
boz scaggs and duane allman "loan me a dime". about thirtenn minutes of uncontrolled blues fury. makes me want dust of the ol' bong everytime i hear it
Joe Satriani "Always with me, always with you," Eric Johnson "Cliffs of Dover," Stevie Ray Vaughn "Riviera Paradise," Ernie Hakins "Mean Little Poodle," White Stripes "Ball 'n a Bisquit," Dick Dale/Stevie Ray Vaughn "Pipeline," Dire Straits "Solid Rock," Midnight Oil "Put down that weapon," Santana "Samba Pa Ti." Jeez, there are so many!!!
rolling stones- lady jane; angie; and you know #3-(i can't g)
spirit- mechanical world, clear, ice, sound city, etc....
pat benetar- promises in the dark
the police- we are spirits
allman brothers- whipping post
deliverance-flat&scruggs- dueling banjos
bill monroe- blue moon of kentucky
the beatles- she loves you (and you know that can't be bad)
Bld63 has got it right..All along the watchtower..I've got 60 different versions..most great but some just awful..hard to believe you could ruin that song.
black magic woman
loan me a dime.
can't find my way home [ blind faith],
albert's shuffle [ bloomfield]
ole' [pharoah sanders or coltrane ]
speedway at nazareth [ mark knopfler]
nine/ring around the moon [steve kimock]
to name a few
anything by sade,,,still does it for me!!
crazy love, ray charles/van morison loud.....
Dylan--It's All Over Now, Baby Blue. Love Van Morrison's version of this too.
Talking out of turn/Moody Blues
1) Traffic- Mr. Fantasy
2) Lou Reed- Sweet Jane (Live)
3) Hendrix- Little Wing
4) Cannonball Adderly's version of- Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
5) The Doors- Crystal Ship
6) Quincy Jones- Walking in Space
7) Emerson Lake & Palmer- Still... You Turn Me on
8) Rolling Stones- Love in Vain
9) Quicksilver Messenger Service- Fresh Air
10) Dusty Springfield- Son of a Preacher Man
I just discovered Eva Cassidy on YouTube. I'm tired of loud/bombastic classical(harpsichord too), sloppy blues players and not to be forgotten...Jazz at the Pawnshop(heard it for the first time in Japan in 1990 and don't to hear it again).
P.S.: I forgot to mention any AC/DC, The Wall and Clapton's Cocaine.
I read the heading wrong. The song I love is Sade' "All about Love" from the Lovers Rock album. I can easily play this song 10 times in a listening session(which is what I did when I heard over headphones@Virgin Records.
I use Peter Gabriel's "So" as a warm up and reference CD.
The more I listen, the more I realize what a wonderful recording this is...(i.e., music, lyrics, arrangements, and production). I have played this CD uncountable times.
Wish You Were Here - Fourplay
This track never failed to spin in the player whenever I listen to my music. In fact, the CD was always in the player for most of the time. My all-time favourite song and also my reference evaluation track to gauge the system whenever I perform any equipment changes.
Ryder - Is that Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here"? Don't know Fourplay. Will have to look them up. What do you like about the track that makes it good for reference use? FWIW "Mercy Street" on So serves that purpose for me.
Sorry I don't know Pink Floyd's as well. Fourplay is a jazz group. Well, I use it for my 'reference' solely because i like that track very much, and I find the quality of the album is good as well. The bass of this track goes deep and my speakers won't be able to produce to that level without the employment of a sub bass system.
I like that track so much that I never got sick of it playing in "Repeat" mode on my player. Just reminds me of why I have so many albums in my collection when I listen to this piece most of the time. Now that's what I call a song that live up to the title of this thread.
pink floyd Dogs from animals album (in fact the whole album should always be played in one sitting).
Carol kidd, when i dream
Led zeppelin, just about all of em..but since ive been lovin you is a fav
Ryder - thanks for the tip. I will have to check out things by 'Fourplay'. PG's "So" is old. If you don't have it, find it and give a listen. Hope you will enjoy it.
Thanks for the tip. I'll check out Mercy Streets "So" as well. And just a note, my music may not be your cuppa tea and vice versa.
Hi Ryder - just to be clear, Peter Gabriel is the artist. "So" is the name of the CD. "Mercy Street" is the title of track 6.
The Impossible Dream-Andy Williams
"You Don't Know Me" - any version - Van Morrison and Shana Morrison, Emmylou Harris, Ray Charles, Willie Nelson...
"Faded Love" - almost any version - Delaney & Bonnie, Doug Sahm, Bob Wills, LeAnn Rimes, Willie Nelson and, of course, Patsy Cline
"Blue Sky" - Allman Brothers
"Fool in the Rain" - Led Zeppelin
"Red House" - as sung/played by Hendrix
...just a few
'friends of mister cairo' by jon & vangelis.
whenever i'm on a listening binge with my system,it always finds its way to the table. the thing is.... you have to listen to the whole song. the second half is beautiful!
definitely not audiophile.... but i don't care.
I just re-read this whole thread. "Thanks", Frenchfries. You started a great thread. I read the responses and realize I ain't as alone as it might seem.
Well I may be a little nostaglic...or perhaps my Mom dropped me on my head when I was five but this always rasies the hair on my neck. Some deep seated childhood dream thing I guess....the good guys slaying monsters from the id perhaps?.. technology defeats the complex villain? ....maybe it is just the rocket launch thing ...I dunno....who knows...but most males will never tire of a good count down, lots of really heavy heavy GEAR, a rocket taking off and plenty of EXPLOSIONS!!!Childhood Dreams
more, More, MORE-
Martin Taylor- The Dolphin
J.Coltrane- Meditations (the alblum)
Bach- Brandonberg Concertos
Haydn- London Symphony #104- AAAAA++++ (sorry,i had to)
Stravinsky- Rite of Spring
Cantata Domino (proprius)
Art Blakey- Straight Ahead
Mozart- Ein Klein Natsmusik/ Clarinet Quintet/ Piano Concerto #21
Miles Davis- Someday My Prince Will Come
Bill Evans- Green Dolphin Street
Thank you, thank you, thank you....
add to the list, Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms".
Oh, and the Stones, "Miss You".
While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Beatles
In My Own Way, Marshall Tucker Band
Sign in Stranger, Steely Dan
Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell
Send in the Clowns, Judy Collins
Love Her Madly, Doors
Texas Flood, Stevie Ray Vaughan
1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky