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Re: Xmas Desert Island Conundrum


Easy.

Deep Purple - In Rock, Fireball, Machine Head, WDWTWA, Burn

UFO - Phenomenon, Force It, No Heavy petting, Lights Out, Obsession

Live Albums – MIJ (Purple), Live At Olympia (Purple)
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I think I'm one of the rare people who thinks the Beatles were better in the early days, so they're out. Never been a big Stones fan, so that's an easy choice.

Not the five Floyd albums I would have chosen, but Shine on, WYWH, and Echoes are essential tracks.

Deep Purple can't be left out, of course.

I've never been a fan of Ozzy-era Sabbath, so again another easy choice.

Led Zep (I) is one of my top albums and I think they srated going downhill after that emoticon but on its own it's enough to make me strongly consider the Led Zep bundle.

I love early Genesis, but oddly rarely listen to it. Love it when it's playing... rarely play it emoticon So I reluctantly eliminate them.

UFO... I'm happy to hear them but don't rush to hear them, so they're out. Same for Lizzy.

Geddy Lee's voice annoys me almost as much as Ozzy's, on a desert island he would drive me to suicide.


So I've got Floyd, Purple and Zep and have to eliminate one of them... let's look at the live selections...

If I take HTWWW, it's not got every track I want but it's good enough to make it possible to eliminate the Led Zep studio bundle. Now what to add to it... I've got plenty of Purple already, so very reluctantly ignore those in favour of more diversity and pick...

Live At The Isle of Wight! The Who were phenomenal on this, and while I think I would prefer Live at Leeds I'll take Isle of Wight as a close second choice.


Result:

Pink Floyd – Meddle, Obscured By Clouds, Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals
Deep Purple - In Rock, Fireball, Machine Head, WDWTWA, Burn
Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won
The Who - Live At The Isle of Wight

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David,

I love your thought process on this - that's the whole idea of the conundrum. And in the interests of the debate, I would offer the following:

1) I love Rush but Geddy Lee's voice always detracts and I feel the same way about Robert Plant - sacrilege?

2) A very interesting point about Genesis cum Gabriel. I rarely play their albums but when I do - how beautiful.....

3) Are you implying that there is a better Sabbath era? (I'm not really a fan as I see them as samey/generic in many respects.

4) As a Purple, Floyd, Dream Theater, Genesis fan - I can't work out why you can't see how "musical" UFO and Lizzy are?

5) I have to take issue with you re The Who. Overrated......

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quote:

LakeGeneva wrote:
I feel the same way about Robert Plant - sacrilege?



Certainly very controversial!

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3) Are you implying that there is a better Sabbath era? (I'm not really a fan as I see them as samey/generic in many respects.



I would take Heaven & Hell/Mob Rule/Born Again simply because I prefer the singers. Even then Sabbath are not my favoruite of the big name bands and wouldn't make my desert island.

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4) As a Purple, Floyd, Dream Theater, Genesis fan - I can't work out why you can't see how "musical" UFO and Lizzy are?



I do actually like UFO and Lizzy, actually can't think of any songs of theirs I don't like, it's just that there are a few dozen other bands I would listen to in preference. That's not an indictment of either band, just a realistic admission that there is so much good music around and not enough time to listen to all of it.



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My favorite Sabbath albums to this day are the ones Ronnie was involved with; Heaven & Hell, Mob Rules and Dehumanizer.
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I couldn't make it without Louis Armstrong's version of "Hello Dolly"!
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Led Zep & Purple

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