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    Question If you were stranded on a desert island....

    ....which five albums from your collection you could not do without.

    Here are my choices:

    Bruce Springsteen: Darkness On The Edge Of Town.

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    Beatles: 1967-1970 Greatest Hits.

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    Simple Minds: Sparkle In The Rain

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    Neil Young: Ragged Glory.

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    Roxy Music: Flesh & Blood.
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    BTW, I have all of above albums in vinyl

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    the question you've got to ask yourself is.. what is going to be more reliable on a desert island? a turntable/tonearm/cartridge combination or a cd player?

    as for mine? geez..

    Husker Du - NEW DAY RISING
    Hum - DOWNWARD IS HEAVENWARD
    Iron Maiden - PIECE OF MIND
    Miles Davis - KIND OF BLUE
    Mahler Symphony #9 - Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic.

    There ya go, that oughta keep me busy.

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    As far as reliabilkity, my turntable is 20 years old

    and has worked wiithout a hitch. I would bring a few spare catridges tho. I am on my thrid cd player, the other two , Sony, Onkyo, have broken. Also had a Sony DVD player break. And a car CD player break.

    1. Beatles White Album

    2. Neil Young, Harvest, brings back very fond, fond memories

    3. Pink Floyd, The Wall

    4. McCartney, Band On The Run, Remastered

    5. Fleetwood Mac, Kiln House.

    I've never , after 20-35 years of llistening to these albums, have tired of them.

    Stones Let It Bleed may well push McCaw off the list if I think about it too long.

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    How much forewarning does one get before being stranded on a desert island? I'd probably just have some favorites from the last few years since that's mostly what I normally listen to. Hope I manage to sneak in a stash of comps too. And hope there's a few others stuck with me who have better taste and the foresight to bring some good music

    The Notwist - Neon Golden
    Laika - Sounds of the Satellites
    Bjork - Post
    Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
    The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I

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    Lightbulb I'll play.

    Megadeth: Rust In Peace
    King Crimson: Red
    The Clash: self-titled (UK) or London Calling...must I choose??
    The Pixies: Oh, hell....maybe Bossanova...no, wait, Surfer Rosa....dammit, Doolittle..ARGH!
    Neil Young: On The Beach

    Of course, I'd hope for both a large stash of AA batteries and to be stranded with a few other audiophiles who could fill in the other genres for me. : P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey
    ....which five albums from your collection you could not do without.

    ...snip-snip.....

    I really hate these, but what the heck:

    V. Morrison, Into The Music
    Guy Clark, any one would be fine with me
    Springsteen, Darkness On The Edge
    Graham Parker, Mona Lisa's Sister,
    and Lucinda, Car Wheels, but only if she hand-delivered it and decided to stay.......

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    Likewise, I'll play.

    Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery
    Gov't Mule - Dose
    Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill
    Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs
    Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children's Children

    But then again, I can think of a thousand more I couldn't be without.
    Let the midnight special shine a light on me.

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    Only 5? I'd lay face-down in shallow water.
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    Different day. Different shipwreck. Different island. Different music. Same lonely guy.

    Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez
    I have about six LPs of this music including Pepe Romero, Alexandre Lagoya, John Williams and two by Narciso Yepes but my favorite by far is Siegfried Behrend on guitar with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Reinhard Peters and recorded in 1960 (DG 139 166). The guitar playing is so passionate yet relaxed and the sound so colorful and alive. Just a wonderful performance and recording.

    Ariel Ramirez - Misa Criolla
    I really enjoy the CD recorded in 1987 with Josť Carreras as tenor soloist but also wouldn't want to be without the original with Ramirez conducting from the early 60s on Philips vinyl.

    Beethoven - Symphony No.9, Choral
    Still love the 1962 Karajan vinyl box set. I'd throw in Eroica as well from this cycle so call that two choices.

    Cesaria Evora - Cesaria (1995 Nonesuch)

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    If your island is close to mine you guys are going to have to turn most of that down or I'll swim shark infested waters and do it for you!

    Clash-London Calling-still gotta jam
    Alphaville-Salvation-For some hope
    Stan Ridgway-Mosquitos-like it won't be quite desolate enough
    Interpol-Turn On the Bright Lights-something from the present
    Ramones-It's Alive-'cuz a). You still gotta have fun and b). it gives me the most Ramones songs in a single disc.
    "Ahh, cartoons! America's only native art form. I don't count jazz 'cuz it sucks"- Bartholomew J. Simpson

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    Smile London Calling

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    If your island is close to mine you guys are going to have to turn most of that down or I'll swim shark infested waters and do it for you.
    You better remember also that we can swim too

    The Clash's London Calling is a great album. As matter of fact, it was called the best album of decade 80's by RollingStone magazine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey
    You better remember also that we can swim too

    The Clash's London Calling is a great album. As matter of fact, it was called the best album of decade 80's by RollingStone magazine
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    And they may be right...........
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    Today my island be blastin'

    10cc: Deceptive Bends
    BeBop Deluxe: Axe Victim
    Freedy Johnston: This Perfect World
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Everybody knows (the rest of this title)
    Yes: The Yes Album

    Some great tunes coming from the other islands around here. Notables are Yo La Tengo, Graham Parker and Simple Minds. When you put those on crank 'em up please...

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    (It's not my joke originally, but someone has to post it)
    #1..."How to Build a Bamboo Raft" audio book.

    OK, now...in no particular order...

    REM - Reckoning
    Springsteen - Born to Run
    U2 - Achtung Baby
    The Who - Who's Next
    The Stones - Sticky Fingers

    I gotta say, it's mighty hard to keep Bowie's Ziggy Stardust off this list. Maybe instead of The Who...
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    Lightbulb I'm taking double albums!

    Bowie - tough choice between David Live or Stage. I think I'd go with David Live (at the Tower Philadelphia).

    Rush - Different Stages

    Yes - Yessongs

    Kansas - Leftovertures (not a double album, but one that I can't live without).

    Elton John - Good-bye Yellow Brick Road (just to have something a little bit lighter than the above choices).

    If you asked me for my favourite CDs by these bands this would not be my list (except for Kansas). However, if I can only take five CDs to this island then I need to maximize my listening time. So I have sacrificed some quality for quantity. I still think that there is enough quality here to keep me happy.

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    I'm with Jim. If any of you guys are on islands close to mine, i'd fashion a coconut launcher and start bombarding your systems until i hit it.

    Anyway, here's mine.

    "Beaches" from the Jimmy Buffett boxed set. "Bars" and "Boats" would only make me depressed, but Beaches may help me see the good fortune i had to be alive at all.

    Disc 2 from the Allman Brothers boxed set.

    Grateful Dead - Live: Without a Net

    Widespread Panic - Live from the Classic City

    Handel's "The Messiah" (Been listening to that one a lot during the holiday season so its fresh on the brain. Would probably be something else at another time.)

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    I hate this stupid thread but will post 5 anyway.

    I hate it because I can never pick out 5 titles!

    OK:

    1) Kansas - Masque. Because it's simply great "Hard American Progressive Rock".

    2) Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans. It's 2 cd's and can offer more enjoyment still even yet now.

    3) Marillion - Fugazi - it's prog with metal overtones and angry and weird and deep and complicated.

    4) Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation. Why? Why not? Do you want to fight?

    5) Genesis - Trespass - because this is a simple as hell yet deep as the ocean album. Very very good stuff.

    Regards,

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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr MidFi
    (It's not my joke originally, but someone has to post it)
    #1..."How to Build a Bamboo Raft" audio book.
    LOLOLO


    Could you toss that audio book over when you get finished with it. I may have to build a raft to go get David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust album you left off your list. Great album
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    Did you mean "Deserted" Island?

    I guess my 5 would go like this

    Renaissance- Live at Carnegie Hall

    Allman Bros- Live at the Filmore

    Kansas Masque

    Carl Filipiak-Blue Entrance

    Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon


    Hyfi

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    Only five? Gee, that's hard...

    Here's mine, for what it's worth:

    REM - Automatic for the People (DVD-Audio version)
    ...... hmmm or maybe Murmour
    Beatles - Abbey Road
    Dan Fogelberg - Netherlands (sue me, it's an old favorite)
    Clash - London Calling (just to liven it up some)
    Who - Who's Next
    Elton John - Madman Across the Water

    What? That's six? Sorry. Vote me off the island at the next tribal councel,,,

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    Unhappy I didn't even think of Dan Fogelberg

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital-G
    Dan Fogelberg - Netherlands (sue me, it's an old favorite)
    Good thinking Digital-G. Okay, I want to change my list. Drop the Elton John disk and add Fogelberg's The Innocent Age. That's a fantastic CD.

    I'm not familiar with Netherlands.

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    Neil Young: On The Beach
    Genesis: Selling England By The Pound
    Steely Dan: Aja
    The Who: Quadrophenia
    Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
    This is this. This ain't something else. This is this.

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    I always cheat on this sort of thing!

    Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelungs. Various soloists with Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Hey, it's only 14 CDs!

    Haydn, Complete Symponies. Dorati, Fischer or someone.

    Mozart, Complete Symphonies. Pinnock or even the earlier Hogwood set.

    Beethoven, Complete Symphonies. Leibowitz, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Chesky.

    Brahms, Complete Symphonies. Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra on Sony.
    "Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony."
    ------Heraclitus of Ephesis (fl. 504-500 BC), trans. Wheelwright.

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    OK. Here's my five.

    1) Porcupine Tree--Stupid Dream

    As much as I like In Absentia and Lightbulb Sun, this one still does it for me the most. (I hear that a DVD audio version of In Absentia is in the works.)

    2) Jethro Tull--Minstrel In The Gallery

    The perfect Tull album. Anderson's voice is in top form, Martin Barre turns in some great stinging guitar work, and the rest of the band kicks some prog rock a$$. The remaster sounds great.

    3) Led Zeppelin--Physical Graffitti
    The best Zeppelin IMHO. I love The Rover and Wanton Song.

    4) Ambrosia--Ambrosia
    Any prog rock fan who doesn't have this in their collection is missing out on a real gem. It's just lovely. What a shame that this band degenerated into top 40 mediocrity.

    5) King's X--Gretchen Goes To Nebraska
    This potent power trio from Texas never returned to the artistic heights reached on this release. It should have gone multiplatinum, but the powers that be were too interested in pushing the latest poodle metal band to take any interest in something a bit more cerebral.

    Dave M

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    Desert Island discs huh?

    hhmmm....

    Yes - Going For The One
    ELO - New World Record
    Rush - Moving Pictures
    Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
    Porcupine Tree - Signify

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