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iwarburton



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Location: Northumberland

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:10 am    Post subject: Desert Island Discs Reply with quote

Lots of people have been playing DID in the wake of the show's 70th anniversary (even our local paper has got in on the act) so shall we have a go here?

Here are mine, in no particular order:

1. The Beatles: In My Life
2. Elgar: Enigma Variations
3. Faure: Requiem
4. The Kinks: Days
5. Dvorak's Symphony no 8
6. Minnie Riperton: Loving You
7. Grieg's Piano Concerto
8. Eric Coates' Knightsbridge March

If I could take just one, it would be Enigma.

My luxury would be an unlimited supply of coffee and my book would be the current edition of Who's Who.

Would you like to share yours?

Ian.
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preraphaeliteangel



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Location: Yorkshire

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s very hard to narrow it down to 8!

Mine are:
Coz I Luv U – Slade (first band I ever saw live)
I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cam Ye O’er Frae France – Steeleye Span (I love Maddy Prior’s voice and like to sing along with this when there’s no one else around Embarassed )
Paint It Black – Rolling Stones
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor – Bach
Hanging Around – Stranglers (I used to go and see The Stranglers when they were still a pub band)
Dogs Were Barking – Gogol Bordello (best live band ever)
Roustabout – Beats Antique (A fun tune that’s great to belly dance to – I would have plenty of time to perfect my African circles and hip drops)

For my luxury I couldn’t decide between tweezers or moisture cream, but then I realised no one would see me so it wouldn’t matter if I grew a moustache and got all wrinkly. My luxury would therefore be an unlimited supply of pencils with rubbers on that I could use with my book, which would be a bumper book of cryptic crosswords.
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the track 'Cam Ye O'er Frae France' is absolutely superb but rarely heard today and I'm a huge fan of Steeleye Span

I can't argue with any of those choices but I have to admit I've not heard of the last one probably because my belly dancing skills are a bit rusty Smile

I'll compile my own list this week if I have a few spare moments
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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread Ian. I'd find it very hard to narrow it down to just 8 tracks. I'd have to hope I'm one of that number priviledged enough to get castaway more than once, so I can include those tracks I am unable to this time. Here's mine and why:
1) Joe Brown 'All Things Bright & Beautiful' - B side of 'It Only Took A Minute' and was the first record my parents bought me when I was very young.

2) Chicago '25 or 6 to 4' - The frst record I bought myself

3) Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations' - A 'flying record' for me as I always associate this with my first flight back in 1973. I heard it on the radio that morning. I also heard Terry Wogan play it in 2005 whilst driving to the airfield where my friend was going to fly me on my first cross channel flight in a light aircraft.

4) Tom Petty 'Running Down A Dream' - One of many Tom Petty tracks I could pick!

5) Neil Young 'Rocking In The Free World' - One of quite a few Neil Young tracks I could choose.

6) Manfred Mann's Earthband 'Spirits In The Night'

7) Eve Selis 'Room At The Top' - On her album Nothing But The Truth. This is a great cover of a Tom Petty track. I saw her play live at 'Guildfest' and she was great. Have only heard her played on Bob Harris' shows.

8] Hamsters 'Wouldn't Lay My Guitar Down' - Another great live band.

My luxury would be to have that guy with the big hat (they always have a big hat dont they?) who tought those folk who went Back to their Roots (I think that's what the programme was called) about survival & tracking techniques as they went across country. I'll need him to show me!! Bookwise. Not a big reader so one of my weather books, always useful to be able to watch the sky to see what's coming your way!
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Elgar - Nimrod
Beach Boys - God Only knows
Pink Floyd - Great gig in the sky
Gerry Rafferty - Baker street
Holst - The planets
Al Stewart - The year of the cat
Michael Jackson - One day in your life

Luxury item - Laptop (with wi-fi Laughing )

Book - the complete works of Dickens, substituted for Shakespeare.
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becky sharp



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy wrote:

Gerry Rafferty - Baker street

That song was the subject of an edition of Soul Music broadcast on Radio 4 last week,Toggy.

Gerry Rafferty's glorious and instantly recognisable hit, Baker Street launches the new series of Soul Music.

Rafferty died just over a year ago (on January 4th 2011) at the age of 63, and to mark the anniversary we're celebrating his most popular hit.

His daughter Martha Rafferty recalls hearing her father develop the melody in the attic of their Glasgow home; the sound of him picking-out the tune on his acoustic guitar would drift through the push-up attic-door, filling the rest of the house with what would become his biggest hit. She describes the inspiration for the lyrics: a book called 'The Outsider' by Colin Wilson which Rafferty was reading at the time. It's about the sense of disconnection from the world that artists often feel. Martha regards Baker Street as the lyrical version of that book.


Still available to listen to

More here.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01b9jp0
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