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Your six desert island albums

A pretty diverse range as one would expect on here! Turning 62 in September incidentally, but you may well have guessed that...
One Rush freak to another, I am just surprised at how many B&Bers have added a Rush album to their 6!

The Who - Tommy
Radiohead - OK Computer
The White Stripes - De Still
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy

Bootlegs and Box Sets would change my list. But these are all commercially available.

If have to bring a record player too, as they would all be my vinyl copies. So I'd bring my Techniques SL-1200MK2
In alphabetical order because ranking them would be impossible...

  • Art Ensemble of Chicago: Urban Bushmen
  • Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz to Come
  • Miles Davis & John Coltrane: Live in Stockholm
  • The Necks: Sex
  • Sonny Sharrock: Many Mansions
  • Mark Simmonds: Fire


"Self appointed king of Arkoland"
This is impossible. I'll have to think on it. I will put down a list of artists/albums so I won't forget....my swiss cheese brane is leaking....
1) Willie Nelson
2) Bob Seger
3) "Bach on Wood"
4) Eagles
5) Jim Croce? (not sure)
6) The Who?
7) Foreigner?
8) The Doobie Brothers?
9) Huey Lewis and the News?
10) Boston?

Sorry for the derailment my friends! Just a difficult task.
Led Zeppelin 3
Rush ?
Black Sabbath. Master of Reality
Little Feat
Waiting for Columbus
Jethro Tull ?
King Crimson recent live albums
Sorry just can't stop with six, or even pick a favorite for some groups
1. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
2. The Beatles - Abbey Road
3. The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
4. The Who - Who's Next
5. Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
6. Jim Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

These are just random. My list tomorrow could and would be totally different!
1. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
2. The Beatles - Abbey Road
3. The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
4. The Who - Who's Next
5. Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
6. Jim Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

These are just random. My list tomorrow could and would be totally different!

Ironically, I posted this yesterday, not knowing that Jeff Beck had passed away.
R.I.P., Great One.


Goose Poop Connoisseur
Starting a thread here with your favorite 6 desert island albums. I find these discussions more fun when limiting the number. I pick six because 'one' seems impossible and even six is hard enough. I kept revising this untill I gog to this. On FB groups people frequently will just mention 25 or 50 with 'honorable mentions' These are either life changing albums, favorites of an artist or ones you know you will never ever tire of. It's a fun challenge I'll start. In no order, just my six:
  1. Steely Dan "Aja"
  2. Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon"
  3. Miles Davis "Miles Smiles" (his best IMO)
  4. Frank Zappa / Mothers of Invention "Uncle Meat" (expanded box set 'Meat Light' is amazing)
  5. Kenny Wheeler "Gnu High"
  6. Bob Dylan "Highway 61 Revisited"
Bob Dylan "Blonde on Blonde"
Bob Dylan "Blood on the Tracks"
Bob Dylan "Highway 61. Revisited"
Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon"
Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers"
Bob Dylan "The Freewheeling'"
Man, I went through this thought experiment a few years ago and I think I narrowed it down to 8. But I don't remember them all now. Here's what I recall.

1. Glenn Gould Goldberg Variations (the second time he recorded it)
2. Simon and Garfunkel Wednesday Morning 3am
3. Abbey Road
4. Gillian Welch The Harrow and the Harvest
5. kd lang Hymns of the 49th Parallel
6. The Highwaymen Live

I think if I had room for 2 more it would be Highway 61 Revisited and Master of Puppets by Metallica.
6! Darn your hide! I spent a good amount of time on this, and most of it was torture at having to cut favorites from the list.

1. Mahler #1 - I love every movement of this symphony. Beauty, joy, power - it's all there.

2. James Taylor Live 1993 - JT has so many good albums and I never seem to tire of them, which would seem important on this desert island with nothing but my stereo, 6 speakers and the giant solar powered generator. I selected this album over October Road because it has a ton of songs.

3. Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra/Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Royal Edition No. 1- Bartok was my favorite composer when I was in college a few years back (1969).

4. The Beatles: 1 - I couldn't decide between Sgt. Pepper and Abby Road, but this album is 27 number 1 hits, which gives me a lot of songs.

5. Fragile by Yes - If I'm going to listen to something over and over and over I need a lot of variety and this album has that in spades. Virtuoso playing, great harmony and that variety.

6. Nick Brignola: Tour De Force - Nick was a great jazz woodwind player (most famous for bari sax) and was kind enough to be my teacher for a couple of years at a ridiculously cheap price. Monster bebop player.

I had to cut Cream from my list, and Clapton was my guitar hero as a young lad. The Goat Rodeo Sessions were cut, and that's a great album. Missing from the list and breaking my heart: Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Stones, Joni Mitchell, Santana, Jeff Beck, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Steely Dan, The Who, Miles Davis, etc. I could just kill you. Only 6! But it was interesting, so I'll give you a pass this time.
Thanks musicman. Now I'm going to check out Nick Brignola and the Maher symphony
1. Yellowjackets - Live Wires
2. Pat Metheny Group - The Road To You
3. Chick Corea Elektric Band - Beneath The Mask
4. Yellowjackets - Like A River
5. Eric Marienthal - Crossroads
6. Dave Weckl - Live And Very Plugged In


ancient grey sweatophile
1. Rachmaninoff's third piano concerto...Ashkenazy
2. Bach's Goldberg variations...Gould
3. My Favorite Things or a Love Supreme...Coltrane...Tossup
4. Waltz for Debbie...Bill Evans; Kind of Blue or Sketches of Spain...Davis...tossup
5. Mahler's first or fourth symphony...tossup
6. Gymnopedes and Gnosiennes...Satie; or Rapsodie Espagnole...Ravel...tossup

and any one of these could easily be replaced by one of Jeff Beck's newer stuff with Tal Wilkenfeld

73 years old...new list tomorrow would probably be six new names.
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Unacceptably Lasering Chicken Giblets?
George Strait: Greatest Hits
Willie Nelson: Stardust
Eagles: Greatest Hits
Alice In Chains: MTV Unplugged
Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV
Shakira: Pies Descalzos (1995)

George Strait played at the Rodeo every year in Odessa. This was before he became crazy famous.

Stardust is just one of the best albums I have ever heard

Eagles: nuff said

Alice In Chains on MTV: wow

Led Zeppelin is Led Zeppelin

Shakira: I was working off duty security at a high end party the 1st time I ever heard Shakira. She was just starting out. I had never heard a voice like hers.

Please permit me just


Con Los Años Que Me Quedan: Gloria Estefan

The most beautiful song I have ever heard!!!!
Hard choices! But I think I could make if I had these:

The Band - The Last Waltz
Brian Wilson - Imagination
John Prine - Souvenirs
The Revivalists - Made in Muscle Shoals
Dwight Yoakam - The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam
Nanci Griffith - Other Voices Other Rooms
This is my son's list.
Gentle Giant eponymous
Kinks. Lola vs Powerman
Little Feat 1st album
Nothing is Sound.
Sound and Fury Sturgil Simpson
Def Radio
Pink Floyd--Dark Side of the Moon. Yes--The Yes Album. Genesis--Duke. Kansas--Leftoverture. Doobie Brothers--Greatest Hits. Gino Vannelli--Powerful People.
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