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Your Favorite Song of All Time
Old 6th December 2008
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Clearly I stumbled upon this thread a little late since a dozens of my favs have already been taken.
I could easily have gone with:

Grace
Comfortably Numb
3 Days
Day in the Life
Aja
Mercenary Territory
Strawberry Fields
Ten Years Gone
Yours is no Disgrace
etc, etc

But in homage to Richard Wright's recent passing,
I'll go with...

Shine on You Crazy Diamond
An epic in every sense of the word. Beautiful both lyrically and musically, it is a life lived in our world of music from birth to death...what a masterpiece.
Imagine being able to look back at the end of your career and say, yeah... I wrote THAT!
Old 6th December 2008
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Still raining still dreaming
Rainy day Dream away

OK technically that is two but I cant listen to one without the other....hmmm as a matter of fact I end up listening to the whole dam albumheh

Drenched in killer vibe, guitar to die for...makes my foot go up and down..........goosebumps on my neck and arms...need I say more
Old 6th December 2008
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I don't think I have one.

I don't have a favourite ex-girlfriend, either, though.

They all brought something unique, as does a great song.
LOL, this thread started back in 2005 and we're still going at it.

"IGY", Donald Fagen
"California", Joni Mitchell
"Calling You", Jevetta Steele
"Ohio", CSN&Y

Plus many of the 'ex-girlfriends' mentioned by others in this thread.

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Old 6th December 2008
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Oh phooey, I forgot:

"Boys of Summer", Don Henley



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Old 6th December 2008
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Art of Noise - "Moments in Love"

All versions.

Classic.
Old 6th December 2008
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"Suppers Ready" - Genesis
Old 6th December 2008
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Be Bop Deluxe-Modern Music(the whole suite of songs!)

Mott The Hoople-pretty much everything off of "Mott"(maybe the greatest R&R record ever!)

Pink Floyd-Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Old 6th December 2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thedoner View Post
Clearly I stumbled upon this thread a little late since a dozens of my favs have already been taken.
I could easily have gone with:

Grace
Comfortably Numb
3 Days
Day in the Life
Aja
Mercenary Territory
Strawberry Fields
Ten Years Gone
Yours is no Disgrace
etc, etc

But in homage to Richard Wright's recent passing,
I'll go with...

Shine on You Crazy Diamond
An epic in every sense of the word. Beautiful both lyrically and musically, it is a life lived in our world of music from birth to death...what a masterpiece.
Imagine being able to look back at the end of your career and say, yeah... I wrote THAT!
+1000!!!!!! for "Shine On"!!!
Old 6th December 2008
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It was a top toss up between a few and here were the losers,

Pink Moon - Nick Drake
Ramble Tamble - CCR
Most of the Time - Bob Dylan
Masters of War - Bob Dylan
Us and Them - Pink Floyd
Cannonball - The Breeders
Bullet in the Head - RATM
Walk on Water - Neil Diamond
When the Musics Over - The Doors
Hawkmoon 269 - U2

I'm going to have to say Hurt by Johnny Cash.

It sends shivers down my spine everytime I hear it. The piano haunts me the most as it is so simple and it makes you feel like that was all he was well enough to play.
Old 6th December 2008
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I love the panning of the bass to one side and the kick / snare to the other.

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The tone on that thing is ridiculous. O Thickness.
Old 6th December 2008
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This changes from day to day,
But I gotta give Sabbath some love here, which is tough enough in and of itself to pick only one...
Something off Sabbath Bloody Sabbath..hmm..National Acrobat? Spiral Architect?

OK...
Killing Yourself to Live!
These guys were ON FIRE on this album, meandering songs that were heavy but funky as hell too, endless amounts of killer riffs and I still say Ozzy at his peak was one of the best singers ever.

I would also mention Tool - H. as a real amazing song...Lateralus is pretty amazing too
\But then there's Neil Young Powderfinger...
Oh but what about Bob Dylan and Isis....really Bob Dylan could fire up a thread of his own on this topic....The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll??

Greatful Dead - Brown Eyed Woman
Alice In Chains - Would?
Something by Soundgarden...- How about Room a Thousand Years Wide

Totally cheated on picking just one but how can you?
Old 6th December 2008
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Shine On You Crazy Diamond

I guess I forgot to mention the "why" part that the original poster requested years ago. Because of the great organ and synth work creating a "desolate, hopeful-in-a-hopeless-world" kind of atmosphere, fine blues guitar work by Gilmour, and the "break-up/cracking" style of Waters' vocals when he hits the upper registers in parts. The lyrics in homage to Syd (as well as Brain Damage on Dark Side) but in Shine On it is a little more of a ballad tribute to Syd when I hear the lyrics, Brain Damage reminding me a little more of a biographical reflection of Syd. Shine On is one of those songs that always gives me that "vaclempt" (did I spell that right?) feeling every time I listen to it.
Old 6th December 2008
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1. Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
2. Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum
3. Harmony - Elton John
Old 6th December 2008
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1. Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
2. Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum
3. Harmony - Elton John
+1 Harmony
Old 6th December 2008
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"Learning to Live" - Dream Theater

-It's pretty much everything I love about my favorite band all in one song. Beautifully written, some of their best lyrics. Heavy sections, soft sections. Awesome instrumental section. Well written and not "wanky" solo's. wonderful recording too.
Old 7th December 2008
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reelin in the years..steely dan.

reminds me of pleasant things..carmen for one.
Old 7th December 2008
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Greyboy, Panacea

http://www.aspstudios.com/mp3/panacea.wma

From the "Get Shorty" Soundtrack

Greyboy, Panacea:

Karl Denson on Sax

Old 8th December 2008
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Him-gone with the sin

nothing about the production but I just love this song, the vocals are what makes it. Solo is great as well. also might be the simplest song I know, which is my i think it works so well
Old 8th December 2008
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You would think it would be so easy to dismiss this tune as disposable pablum...but I once heard the Bill Frisell Trio play "Live To Tell" at the old Knitting Factory, and I swear the heavens parted, time stood still, the universe became an instant of pure white light, the top of my head came off & hovered eight feet off the ground for an eternity while everything I thought I'd ever known & felt spilled out of me onto the floor. Those mofos *killed* with that tune.
Yes! I have heard Bill's rendition of this tune. It is beautiful!!
Old 8th December 2008
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JS Bach - Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze), from Cantata 208.

I was very young when I first heard it. I still remember the scene and the feeling very vividly. It felt like someone was talking to me in a language I had once known.
Old 8th December 2008
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Smetana's "The Moldau" ... incredibly beautiful song and the musical ebb
and flow of the violins captures the essence of a river. I particularly like
the Berliner Phimarmoniker & Von Karajan rendition .. a gorgeous
recording. I hear it's a favorite among string players.

James Taylor's "Close Your Eyes" .. beautifully written and played .. just
long enough to get the point across, just short enough to make you
want more. Compositionally a mesh of classical, country and folk ..
and masterfully so.

Steely Dan's "Deacon Blues" sometimes you need a decoder ring for
Becker/Fagen lyrics .. but not on this one .. great story, great song,
superb performance and recording. Structurally very similar to "Black
Cow", but works better on this one. An apex of analog recording (imho).


jeff
Old 8th December 2008
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Willin by Linda Ronstadt
Old 8th December 2008
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regresame

i do realise it is a copy, but it is vocally superb.
Old 8th December 2008
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First tune popped into my head was 'In My Solitude' by Sir Duke Ellington.

I'm more a Beatles guy than a jazz guy, but something about that tune just slays me every time, especially when Duke himself plays it on piano. It aches!

Other days it's 'Amelia' by Joni, or 'Ruby My Dear' by Monk, or a cluster of Lennon tunes bound too tightly together for me to pick just one.

But today it's 'In My Solitude'. If you don't know it, I suggest you go find it. I've already found lots of good stuff to check out from this never-ending thread!
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Old 8th December 2008
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This Charming Man - The Smiths
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Human Nature - MJ
Old 8th December 2008
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Smetana's "The Moldau" ... incredibly beautiful song and the musical ebb
and flow of the violins captures the essence of a river.
jeff
One of my favorites, too. I love the peasant dance section.
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