What are you Listening To Right Now?

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    Desert Island Disks is a long-running BBC transmission, in which a notable person is asked which 8 recordings they would take with them if they were to be landed on a desert island with no hope of rescue. It was originally presented by Roy Plomley in 1942. Later presenters were Michael Parkinson, Sue Lawley and Kirsty Young.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnmr
     
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    So I went back up to the shop today and searched that box again. The entire box was new this week and had come from one collection, so I figured I had a good chance of finding my correct vinyl. Sure enough there it was, Bobby Darin's Inside Out with my vinyl for The Bobby Darrin Story going Commando inside the jacket.
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    Which naturally gets me digging through the crates again, so these followed me home.
    Gilels - Szell and The Cleveland Orchestra
    Beethoven: The Complete Piano Concertos
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    Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
    Itzhak Perlman and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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    $7.00 in damage today. No complaints.

    EDIT - Check out Mack The Knife on that Bobby Darrin Story label. Blitzstein! New moniker for our man On The Blitz.
     
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    That's too general a statement. I have some vinyl that sounds terrible and I have some cd's that sound fantastic. Just because the sound is 'warmer' doesn't mean it's better. Vinyl, for the most part is a 'warm medium' while cd's sound, let's say, 'less warm.' Both sources each have their own strengths and weaknesses. The quality of the DAC used when playing cd's is just as important as the quality of the cartridge being used playing vinyl. There's always something better out there, but one would go crazy trying to find it. Better to spend valuable time looking for good music.
     
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  6. Northwinds

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    Original Atco 90s German issue, what a KILLER record

    Dream Theater - Images and Words

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    THE FAT OF THE LAND--Prodigy

    From 1997
     
  8. Delmarva

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    Damn straight, Mac-T.
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    I just thought of this; the vinyl vs cd debate is so similar to tubes vs solid state. It all comes down to personal taste, and sometimes convenience.
     
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    Steven Wilson day - entire solo catalog

    Insurgentes
    Grace For Drowning
    The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
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    That's why this thread is such a great place to hang out. Any and all music is accepted, played on any and all equipment. The music rules the roost and everything else is incidental.
     
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    Thanks for answering for me. It is an intriguing question-which recordings would you take with you if placed on a deserted island?
     
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    Someone's playing future games. Gotta hunt that down. I know I've got it in a few formats. I just never get tired of it. Right now I've got Carly Simon's Playing Possum on. Hot cover. image.jpeg
     
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    Heart - Dreamboat Annie
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  17. Northwinds

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    Extremely difficult version to find of this

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  18. KevinJS

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    Good question. It becomes especially difficult when asked which of the 8 recordings you would choose if you could only have one. I'll attempt an answer, just for the hell of it.

    1 (and the one I'd keep over all others) Beethoven's 9th Symphony
    2 Rush - 2112
    3 Verdi - Requiem
    4 Strauss - Blue Danube
    5 Pink Floyd - Division Bell
    6 Mike Oldfield - Songs Of Distant Earth
    7 Emerson Lake and Palmer - Karn Evil 9
    8 Yes - Awaken

    Of course, tomorrow, my selections would probably be quite different, but that's today's snapshot.
     
  19. Northwinds

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    Have to get the Professor to rig up some electricity on that desert island to be able to hear your 8 choices

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    You might not remember, NW, but some years ago you turned me onto Dream Theater. Just a little cassette with a side of covers on it. I don't recall the title, but I remember a blue oyster cult song, probably beat the reaper, was on it. Now I've got tapes and cd's galore by them and they've become one of my favs. Belated thanks.
     

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