Anything by Eva Cassidy. The voice of an angel, she probably is one, tragic early passing. Real chill out and relax music. Check out her renditions of Bridge Over Troubled Water, Fields of Gold, What a Wonderful World etc . In fact. Just get the album Nightbird.
Hard to pin down a favourite to name. I suppose if pushed it would be Jackson Browne
and Donald Fagen that I go back to regularly.
Generally I like variety - old stuff, classic rock, more recent alternative rock. Radio wise I listen to Absolute or XFM (now called radio X) but get bored when you hear the same stuff the next day. 'Gold' the digital station I can only take in short spells - there is old and then there's too old.
Can't stand 'soft' music as played by magic FM. I could listen to one Eva Cassidy track but I'd be gone by the second.
Working for a US company, I'd made President's Club and an all-expenses holiday to a fancy hotel in Cabo St Lucas, Mexico. BA had checked my luggage all the way through to San Jose Airport using American Airlines. There are nine San Jose airports as I subsequently discovered. The lass at Heathrow had tagged my luggage through to San Jose......... Bolivia. In my luggage was my CD player and CDs and at that point I also realised I'd forgotten travel luggage insurance.
A day later as the sun began to set. casting a rosy hue over the Pacific ocean, my luggage turned up. Cold beer in hand, I reclined on the balcony, put in my CD and listened to this.
During my younger years, I was a bit of a heavy rock junky which then drifted into a Goth Period - including Led Zeppelin, Rush, Deep Purple, some Hawkwind, Iron Maiden (of course) and more...
Probably not everyone's taste in music, but here's a legendary rock band and this track is famous for a different reason other than one of Led Zep's signature pieces - 'Whole Lotta Love' from the Led Zep II album.
For those who like, it's time to crank up that volume!!
Is that the same Marillion that I went to see at the Brixton Acadamy in the early 80's? They certainly did not do Pink Floyd numbers back them and that does not look like Fish either.
Great song, but I'll stick with the original. Wish you were here is one of my albums I did get around to digitizing, will always be a classic.
I am a great Genesis fan, the early stuff before they went too commercial, the live Seconds Out album still gets a regular outing. The only band/group that I have every album they released, vinyl and CD.
That video was 2003 way after Fish left, I saw them many times when at collage in Birmingham, I was really into prog/rock in those days. I really admire quality guitar players probably because I'm so hopeless at guitar.
Ah ha!! .....(Not the band, but that now reminds me of a reet beauty! - coming up)......
I was in two minds of a bit of Led Zep last night or 'Whole Lotta Rosie' and then wondered if anyone was going to come in with a bit of ACDC - class act. I agree... that is definitely 'all cigar'.
It's darn good to see a bit of Ludvig on the list too - best ever composer in my humble opinion. According to the experts, his 9th has never been matched for complexity since published. The manuscript was 600 pages with several wine glass stains on the work.
Terrance!! How very dare you!! I don't know what you mean.........
My local pub years ago on the Isle Of Purbeck always had folk/Irish gigs playing - I had a few awesome nights there I can tell you.
Oh boy... Gary Moore... What a guitarist.
There's some fab stuff coming on here and it don't arf throw some memories around.
Back to the beginning of this post... A-Ha - The Sun Always Shines
Late 80's early 90's I think. I can't remember, but then, laughing strangers were always crawling....
The real question is "Which other bands apart from Pink Floyd?" Desert Island discs, and I'll take 6 Pink Floyd tracks, and maybe an early Dire Straits track for Knopfler's guitar. I'm with Pinch on most of his selections so far, plus some Jethro Tull like DaveL......but let me chuck Creedence Clearwater revival into the equation. I'd be so bold as to say they're the best America has produced. Try this one for size:
Or the best ever version of Heard it Through the Grapevine: