CSN&Y - 4 Way Street
Mozart - 'Le Nozze di Figaro' Rene Jacobs (conductor)/ Harmonia Mundi
Procol Harum - Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
Brahms, Symphony No. 1
Chopin, Piano Sonata No. 3
Dvorak, New World Symphony
Prokofiev, Classical Symphony
Schubert, String Quintet in C Major
The recordings of the Brahms and Dvorak works I would take would be the Chesky re-issues on CD of 1960s performances conducted by Jascha Horenstein. The Chopin I would take would be either the Wilson Audio recording of a performance by Hyperion Knight, on vinyl if I could find it (I have the CD), or the performance by Edward Auer on an RCA Japan direct-to-disc LP. I’d have to think about which recording of the other works I would take, and perhaps it would be one that I don't yet have.
My five, for today, will be:
Stravinsky's Firebird (Complete), Dorati/LSO, Mercury SR 90226, in the 45rpm Classic Records reissue
Prokofiev's Lt. Kije, Reiner/CSO, RCA LSC 2150, in the 45rpm Classic Records reissue
Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, Reiner/CSO, RCA LSC 1934, in the Analog Productions reissue
Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol, Argenta/LSO, London CS 6006, in the 45rpm ORG reissue
La Spagna, Paniagua/Atrium Musica de Madrid, BIS LP 163/164
Tomorrow's list might be all chamber music, but today I'm in a symphonic mood.
If it was a 'world class system' it'd have access to stream-casting, Spotify, et all. And it'd have to be one hell of well appointed 'deserted island' to be able to support and maintain said system...which I'd hack Something building a raft to take my chances leaving....
Because 5 albums of Anything, played endlessly, would eventually turn to trash, as would your sanity. And I don't own any album that I like everything on it, anyway...
I'm allergic to civilization of late, but not That allergic. ;) Even if the soccer ball had a larger than average 'air intake'. *L* And 'Wilson' better not complain or get a 'headache'. *smirk*
WAIT ...50 RIGHT?
Beatles - Abbey Road
Steve Miller - Anthology
Led Zeppelin - I, II, Physical Graffiti
Steely Dan - Gaucho
Grateful Dead- American Beauty
Allman Brothers - Live at the Fillmore
Cream - Disraeli Gears
Creedence: Cosmos Factory
Stones - Let It Bleed
Coltrane – Ballads
Bill Evans - Waltz for Debbie
Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Pat Metheny – New Chautauqua
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks, Tupelo Honey, Common One, Moondance
Chick Corea: Akoustic Band
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn’t Stand the Weather
Clapton: Unplugged, Blues, Crossroads
Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life
Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die
Kenny Rankin: Because of You
Chicago: Live at Carnegie Hall
Ella Fitzgerald: Like Someone in Love
Carly Simon: No Secrets
George Harrison: All Things Must Pass
Who: Who’s Next
Hendrix: The Blues
Earth, Wind and Fire: Greatest Hits
John Lennon: Imagine
Sam Cook: Portrait of a Legend
Pink Floyd: Meddle
Santana: Santana, Abraxas
Guess Who: American Woman
Keith Jarret: “Somewhere” - Live in Lucerne
Muddy Waters: Folk Singer
The Doors: The Doors
CSN&Y: Déjà vu
The Band: The Lat Waltz
Stan Getz: Getz/Gilberto; Lyrical Stan Getz
Dylan: Blood on the Tracks
Simon and Garfunkel: Bookends
Bob Marley and the Whalers: African Herbsmen
Queen: Night at the Opera
Bob Seger: Live Bullet
Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over
James Brown: Live in Concert
Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain
Johnny Cash: The Essential …
Mamas/Papas: 16 Greatest
David Gilmour: Live at Gdansk
Springsteen: Darkness on the Edge of Town
Carole King: Tapestry
Carpenters: Singles 69-81
Hall and Oates: Abandoned Luncheonette
Dexter Gordon: Dexter Calling
OMG. Not a Pink Floyd fan amongst you.
RHCP "Stadium Arcadium"
Beethoven's violin concerto (I'd have to look up the key, etc.)
Buddy Guy "Living Proof".
Dizzy's All Americas All Star Band
These will all be different, tomorrow.
Already changed my mind:
1- "How to play the guitar" and a guitar.
2- "Aqualung Live" and a flute.
3- "Live at Montreux" with Dianna Krall, Mayard F and a trumpet.
4- "Beethoven's Violin concerto and a fiddle
5- "Any electric organ music and a generator.
Tears For Fears: Songs From The Big Chair
Joni Mitchell: Blue
Jack Johnson: Sleep Through The Static
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
p.s. picking 5 for any music lover should induce a cringe - only 5?? Deserted island? How lucky we are that we're NOT actually on a deserted island! (no offense to the two Audiogon'ers that actually are on a deserted island).
In order to live with myself I chose an album from each decade starting in the 60’s
1. Beatles abbey rd
2. Pink Floyd wish you were here
3. U2 Joshua tree
4. Radiohead - OK computer
5. Led zep II
I know 2 (led zep and Beatles)are in 60’s but my rules and by luck I find a buried treasure of r.e.m. document and the replacements -pleased to meet me. With dreams of rolling stones on the beach and (the) who will find me but none other the police in (the) cars
I always find it interesting that there is typically little soul/funk/R&B to be found on these type of threads.
I grew up in the late '60s and '70s, and, while that period was obviously golden for Rock, I found black popular music to be more compelling. So, in that particular vein, I'd take these (and many more, if possible):
Open Our Eyes – Earth Wind and Fire
That's the Way of the World – Earth Wind and Fire
Tower of Power – Tower of Power
Back to Oakland – Tower of Power
Live in New Orleans – Maze, Featuring Frankie Beverly
^ these five if pressed
All Day Music – War
Wild and Peaceful – Kool and the Gang
Flood – Herbie Hancock
City Life / Unfinished Business – The Blackbirds
Though "audiophiles" are viewed as caring more about the sound of their systems than the music playing on it, ya’ll prove that is absolutely not true. Great, great music listed here. Since this is a separate post, I get to list five more ;-) :
- Beethoven: Symphonies boxset, Gunter Wand conducting
- Iris Dement: My Life
- Buddy Miller: Your Love And Other Lies
- The Beach Boys: collection containing "God Only Knows", "Don’t Worry Baby", "Til I Die", "Here Comes The Night", "Heroes & Villains", and a couple dozen more songs
- The Everly Brothers collection on Rhino Records
Miles Davis "Kind of Blue" Beatles:" Sgt. Pepper" Bob Dylan ''Greatest Hits" Al Green "Call Me" Magic Sam "West Side Soul" I always come back to these albums. I am always amazed I find something new or different? Yet, I always have a "Good Time Feel" every time I listen! Marvin Gaye " What's Goin On" is my Alternate.
Zappa- All the desert box set😜
Zep- 1& 2
Who-Tommy remastered SACD
Pink Floyd - Dark side of the moon
Copland Fanfare for the common man-Copland conducts Copland
The Doors La women
The Stones get yer ya ya's out
This would be a sad day for me. I don't like three hour tours because it makes me choose so little music.
Well, Thom, if we’re taking five guitars and/or amps instead of albums, I’ll play:
James Goodall Dreadnaught
Schroeder Chopper (LP style)
Tom Bills "Falling Leaf" archtop
Hughes & Kettner Grandmeister 36 amp
Fractal Axe effects processor
I’m borrowing your strings and plugging into your AC.
1) The H&K may not be the best sounding amp ever, but it is very good sounding and crazy versatile - pretty important for this particular gig, I’d say.
2) I don’t own the Fractal Axe system due to its complexity. However, I gotta figure that there’s gonna be sufficient time on the island to figure it out.
Once we all get to the Desert Island, this island will be nicely stuffed with music!!! :-)
DANVIGNAU, thank you for flushing PF fans out of the closet, because I was a bit worried what is happening here. So, while we all On The Island, here is the list of my 5 Must-Haves which I see missing from the collection:
1) Tchaikovsky's 5th under Mravinsky
2) Bruckner's 8th under Celibidache
3) Dead Can Dance box set
4) Cocteau Twins box set
5) Klaus Schulze Mini-LP CD box set
Some other painful (for me) omissions on this thread here are:
6) Porcupine Tree
7) quite a few must have or "We Must Die" from ECM label, starting with "Khmer". Those who ever loved Miles must give it a listen!
8) Tubular Bells (!!!)
If I was forced to grab 5 it wouldn't be something I know. I have those feelings and memories implanted. I think it would be some classical music I've only dip my toe into and hope I chose wisely and I don't hate it. But just in case Id try and snatch a diamond of a Jerry Garcia Band show, and pray it wasn't a snoozy noodle fest. He always played great covers of all kinds of essential stuff snd covered the gamut from ballads, jams from heaven, reggae, bluegrass, timeless Hunter-Garcia collaborations. Honestly though a desert island would be music enough, sweet sounds. If I was given a choice between music or a surfboard though that would be tough, but with push come to shove, no contest. I'd leave the classical and grab my 7'2 Pendoflex.
Well, Thom, if we’re taking five guitars and/or amps instead of albums, I’ll play:
Well, we could have fun on the same island. Would that be cheating the rules of this game? ;-)
BTW, there's a fellow selling a Jason Schroeder guitar on thegearpage.net at the moment. It's his interpretation of a Tele. Jason has a beautiful design aesthetic.
thom_mackris, Are you suggesting, you’d rather listen to yourself playing for infinity, as opposed to having other music available? Just asking.
It’s not even close. Five records vs. infinite possibilities to learn and master ;-)
Thom @ Galibier Design