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It’s recognised as being difficult enough to come up with your Top 3, 5 or 10 songs.......but as of here and now what is your all time #1 track of music

I’ll start off with one, that I’ll bet no-one else would pick in a month of Sundays

The fantastic 18.14 minutes that is Rainbow ‘Catch The Rainbow’ (Live in Munich 1977 version)

(From previous comments made on the various music threads I can only guess at one potential pick)
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I sometimes think these threads should have some requirement like "had to be a top 40", or else everyone picks an obscure song.

If it's any track ever, Future Sound of London's "Lifeform (Path 4)".

Of the more popular bands, Simple Minds "Theme for Great Cities".

And of the really popular songs, Fiction Factory's "Feels Like Heaven".

All those could change tomorrow...
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Same as it has been for nearly 50 years

Blue Oyster Cult 'Then Came the Last days of May' from On Your Feet or on Your Knees

Buck Dharma's laconic guitar solo remains my favourite also to this day

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Now that's a really difficult question Cat :duno:
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faaip wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:19 pm Same as it has been for nearly 50 years

Blue Oyster Cult 'Then Came the Last days of May' from On Your Feet or on Your Knees

Buck Dharma's laconic guitar solo remains my favourite also to this day

they say the West is nice this time of year
That was the only one I could guess :)
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That really is a tough question. In answering it, I'm telling myself I'm being banished to a desert island, and only able to take one recorded song with me, which will have to last for the rest of my days. My choice is:

Avalon by Roxy Music.

The melodic dreamy nature of it, would help to chill me on those days where I think I'll never be rescued. Plus, the sweet vocal acrobatics of the lady in the second half of the song will keep me in wonder that such angels exist.
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DavidH wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:41 pm Avalon by Roxy Music.

The melodic dreamy nature of it, would help to chill me on those days where I think I'll never be rescued. Plus, the sweet vocal acrobatics of the lady in the second half of the song will keep me in wonder that such angels exist.
Great great song.

Andy McKay, the sax player in Roxy Music, had a holiday home near where I live here in SW Ireland. Really nice fellow, popular in local pubs, have seen him play at weddings, in the hotel where I worked etc. Bryan Ferry used to stay here a bit...not so popular...
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Build me up buttercup by the foundations but ask me next week and I may well pick a different one
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Only one artist for me, Prince, so I would have to say Purple Rain, if you can youtube the original, it was recorded live the very first time he played it, and it was awesome !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frbVVDAyJ1w

Here's the original, from which the Albumn version was edited, imagine Ed Sheeron doing this? all the cats in the neighbour hood would be leaving lol
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This is impossible BUT the one that immediately comes to the front of my mind is "Need Your Love So Bad" by Fleetwood Mac.
Just lay back with your eyes closed and sink into the voice and guitar of Peter Green.
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Easiest question yet Muppet...there is only one

Emerson Lake and Palmer...Fanfare for a common man
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JS Bach, Erbarme Dich, from St Matthew's Passion, with James Bowman singing countertenor.
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no Quarter live from the song remains the same
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This is one game of Trumps that could go on forever.

Al Stewart's - Year of the Cat. I only heard the song a few years back for the first time and its never left me since. Its just a cracking beautifully layered pop song.

I listen to all my music through Headphones these days. It just personalizes the experience a little bit more for me.
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Leeds1000 wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:25 am This is one game of Trumps that could go on forever.

Al Stewart's - Year of the Cat. I only heard the song a few years back for the first time and its never left me since. Its just a cracking beautifully layered pop song.

I listen to all my music through Headphones these days. It just personalizes the experience a little bit more for me.
A nice pick 1000
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Leeds1000 wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:25 am This is one game of Trumps that could go on forever.

Al Stewart's - Year of the Cat. I only heard the song a few years back for the first time and its never left me since. Its just a cracking beautifully layered pop song.

I listen to all my music through Headphones these days. It just personalizes the experience a little bit more for me.
Year of the Cat is a stunner tbf, for some reason it always takes me to Porcupine Tree's Open Car, another perfectly layered piece.

Wichita Lineman and The First Time Ever I Saw You Face are on a similar planet
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faaip wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:01 pm Wichita Lineman and The First Time Ever I Saw You Face are on a similar planet
Now we are talking :tup:

I still can't pinpoint one favourite song.
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Almost impossible to pick just one but a track I never tire of hearing is Waterfall by The Stone Roses
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I've changed my mind, it's Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack...
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Ahh now Massive Attack are the best and most consistently good British band ever ... Antistar is probably my favourite
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