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    Favourite songs, what do you listen to over and over again and never tire of?

    I listen to and watch these two recordings regularly and never tire of them. Every note seems to just float perfectly. I rate Gilmour as one of the best guitarists of all time. Although the electric versions are brilliant, the sounds he can get from an acoustic guitar are just sublime in my opinion.

    Which recordings do you keep returning to?



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    Simon and Garfunkel, America.

    And Wish You Were Here, as above.

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    Favourite songs, what do you listen to over and over again and never tire of?

    Say a Little Prayer, Aretha Franklin

    https://youtu.be/XeGZu0d7eJc

    A quicker tempo

    https://youtu.be/7Ifw8JhDBvs

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    Boogie with Stu. Led zeppelin

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    I have been known to have "The Wall" on a loop, but to be fair WYWH (the album) is also in the top five.

    Leonard Cohen can easily be played all day, too. Tom T Hall.

    Singles is this at the moment, because of a stupid advert for a game. I find it so much more powerful than the original:



    And classic is the 1981 version of this album

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    Say a Little Prayer, Aretha Franklin

    https://youtu.be/XeGZu0d7eJc

    A quicker tempo

    https://youtu.be/7Ifw8JhDBvs

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    I quite like this version as well. It's virtually a capella.

    https://youtu.be/wXD1YAn43uo

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    Always turn back to this.

    CCR - Fortunate Son
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Absolutely HATE that. I remember everyone fawning all over it at the time, thankfully the hype died quickly and it hasn't been heard since. But then I'm a S&G fan, their version cannot be topped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Absolutely HATE that. I remember everyone fawning all over it at the time, thankfully the hype died quickly and it hasn't been heard since. But then I'm a S&G fan, their version cannot be topped.
    How about this version :-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdVjVtpr55M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitch3110 View Post
    Always turn back to this.

    CCR - Fortunate Son
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    https://youtu.be/N7qkQewyubs
    There are some cracking versions of John Fogarty doing Fortunate Son on Youtube (one with Springsteen)

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    Kate and Anna McGarrigle, “Talk to me of Mendocino”. It’s a song I’ve known from childhood (my mum had significantly folkie tendencies) and It still packs a monster punch. It’s simple, it’s beautiful, and I could listen to it all day. The video is a bit cheesy, a fan-made montage in tribute to Kate after she died a few years back, but the music is the point.

    https://youtu.be/V7KsDv1K8-k

    And then, there’s everybody’s favourite slab-faced, ex-smackhead Aussie songwriter (well, mine, anyway): Nick Cave, with “Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry”. Specifically the version from “Live Seeds”, which captures a little of the Bad Seeds’ monstrous stage presence. Very much a product of its time, and arguably its writer’s preoccupation with religion, arcane imagery and recreational pharmaceuticals, I enjoy the gothic imagery, the weirdness, and the sharp and terrible power of the lyric.

    https://youtu.be/leUVFRqn-Zg

    And I’m going to have to stop now because otherwise this will turn into “Preacher’s Top 200 Songs Ever”...
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    Quote Originally Posted by genesos View Post
    Also terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Well I really liked that. Youtube etc always serve up more of what you they think you like, so a thread like this is great for introducing stuff I've never heard before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by village View Post
    Also terrible.
    Well done, you passed the curmudgeon test

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    There are some cracking versions of John Fogarty doing Fortunate Son on Youtube (one with Springsteen)
    Just watched that and very good.

    Cheers fella


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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Hate that
    Quote Originally Posted by village View Post
    Also terrible.
    Oops.

    Sorry both. What is it you don't like? I think there is a faint trace of vocal software being employed. But the intensity seems real.

    I suppose I answered the thread title as opposed to posting something that is critically acclaimed.

    It's a bit like those who when asked about their favourite film, say that it's Citizen Kane. When in reality it's Highlander. Or Star Wars.

    I do also listen to The Goldberg Variations regularly - I was undecided whether to post that instead. For me, it has to be Glenn Gould. And it has to be a specific recording which has a different tempo. It is the only one I listen to. So I can understand your point of view in regard to other versions of music you love.

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    Ye olde worlde but the best version ever of the sound of silence.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV0wBc13vbo

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    I really like listening to Karen Carpenter or Abba :)

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    I mumble , hum and destroy Springsteen’s Thunder Road on a regular basis since 1975 before Mary was Angelina so call it a favourite
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    Anathema's Untouchable 1 & 2 from their album 'Weather Systems' a brilliant production.
    Beach Boys, ' Good Vibrations' .... way ahead of it's time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTigerUK View Post
    I really like listening to Karen Carpenter or Abba :)
    I can identify with that. ;-)
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    I play these two most weeks.





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    Pink Floyd, Queen and AC/DC

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    Quote Originally Posted by genesos View Post
    Well done, you passed the curmudgeon test
    I have several gold medals in curmudgeoness.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Oops.

    Sorry both. What is it you don't like? I think there is a faint trace of vocal software being employed. But the intensity seems real.
    No need to apologise.....each to their own and all that! Just one of those things i suppose where you take an instant dislike. I could always grow to like them later much like a lot of early 80s music.

    I’ve been trying to narrow it down to two tracks but I just can’t. I listen to such a wide range of stuff that there are just too many to pick from.

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    It’s all about what I’m digging at the time for me…. I do come back to stuff

    I rediscovered this recently…

    https://youtu.be/LMXB3ovXzYE

    Edit - I’ve no idea how to share a video on this antiquated platform!

    It was a really good track though (Al Barry in case you were interested!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    It’s all about what I’m digging at the time for me…. I do come back to stuff

    I rediscovered this recently…

    https://youtu.be/LMXB3ovXzYE

    Edit - I’ve no idea how to share a video on this antiquated platform!

    It was a really good track though (Al Barry in case you were interested!)
    Disappointed techno Dino

    Hugs

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    Appropriately for tonight ..


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    I have too many to mention really but that Neil Young post reminded me of one in particular - Powderfinger.

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    I want this played at my funeral:


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    My old clock used to tell the time and subdivide diurnity; but now it's lost both hands and chime and only tells eternity. PH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post




    Some fine choices there!

    Never tire of this, those 2 solos are just superb:

    https://youtu.be/T7YL5n_GA_c


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    I never tire of listening ,and dancing, to this.
    Holland-Dozier-Holland at their very best. Ironically after they left Motown.


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    My old clock used to tell the time and subdivide diurnity; but now it's lost both hands and chime and only tells eternity. PH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Oooh my favourite bassist Tina Weymouth! And a great video of the band as well, what a show that must have been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I haven’t listened to Talking Heads for ages and then I was watching one of the Guy Garvey-From The Vault episode and it had some footage of them performing Psycho Killer in pokey little venue in New York (I think) which forced me to go and put together a play list. So many superb songs!

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    4 songs I've listened to thousands of times and never get bored of:

    The Waterboys - Whole of the moon

    Stiff Little fingers - At the edge

    Gary Numan/Tubeway Army - Are 'friends' electric

    The Jam - Down in the tube station at midnight

    All very different but great tracks!

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    Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell.
    Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones.
    Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa - Gene Pitney.
    Hotel California - Eagles.
    All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople.

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    You want it you got it........ Detroit Emeralds
    Elizabethan reggae.....Boris Gardner
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    Tell me it's just a rumour baby....The Isely brothers

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    Quote Originally Posted by vRSG60 View Post
    I never tire of listening ,and dancing, to this.
    Holland-Dozier-Holland at their very best. Ironically after they left Motown.

    Beautiful !!!!
    +1 on the dancing too.

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    Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
    True Faith - New Order
    Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
    Hush - Kula Shaker
    Thunderstruck - ACDC
    Telegraph Road and Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
    Don’t You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
    Party Fears Two - The Assiciates
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    Quote Originally Posted by genesos View Post

    Is that off X-Factor or somesuch?
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Have different spells where I listen to the same thing over and over but Steely Dan is what I could take to a desert island without being able to listen to anything else

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    Quote Originally Posted by village View Post
    I haven’t listened to Talking Heads for ages and then I was watching one of the Guy Garvey-From The Vault episode and it had some footage of them performing Psycho Killer in pokey little venue in New York (I think) which forced me to go and put together a play list. So many superb songs!
    Excellent choice.

    To be honest, I can't think of one song that I can listen to over and over again and NEVER tire of.

    One that I find myself humming very often, though, is Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega.



    Quote Originally Posted by steptoe View Post
    Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell.
    Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones.
    Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa - Gene Pitney.
    Hotel California - Eagles.
    Some good choices there, although I'd take Wild Horses by the Stones, personally.

    I find it quite amusing that many people have read Song as Album or even Artist! I'm sure there are plenty of artists or albums we could listen to on near-permanent repeat, but a single song? That WOULD be something special to not grow tiresome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post


    Amazing song, one of my favourites.
    I wish I had given his music a chance when I was younger.

    EDIT - Also, features very well at the end of the film Logan.

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    Jimi - Purple Haze

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    Crossroads - Cream

    https://youtu.be/PE9HvSdcaL4


    Eye of the storm - SRC

    https://youtu.be/y0xkmoaabdo


    Mr Slater's parrot - Bonzo dog doo- dah band

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