You're stranded on a desert island and you've got one CD

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Here's a little challenge for all you music aficionados: You're stranded on a desert island and you get to have ONE music CD with you. It can be a mixed one that you made yourself before getting stuck or it can be a regular CD. Your choice.



What would you take? If it's a mixed CD, what would be on it?



One rule: the CD is a regular length cd - 80 minutes or less.



I'll start:



I don't know what the entire CD would have, but I know that Fake Plastic Trees would be on it.
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  • Reply 1 of 55
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Fat lot of good it will do us..You didn't say anything about bringing a CD player...or everlasting batteries or ear phones...



    But in the spirit of torture I'd bring a CD "spoken version " of the Entire Encyclopedia Brittanica with Oxford Dictionary for all those cryptic crosswords I love doing.





    Oh and a speaker designed to look like a parrot that could talk to me...
  • Reply 2 of 55
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by segovius

    Why does it have to be 1 CD ? What if you want the Ring Cycle or something ? This seems a bit discriminatory to me...



    Ssshhh.. ( whispers ).....I think torifile posted this while sleep walking...It's his dream so go along with it for a while...
  • Reply 3 of 55
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by segovius

    Why does it have to be 1 CD ? What if you want the Ring Cycle or something ? This seems a bit discriminatory to me...



    Those are the rules. If you don't wanna play, go to your own sandbox.



    I don't know, I just thought it would require some deep thought about what you think are absolutely essential songs or albums.



    And, Aquafire, this isn't a debate. Don't be an ass. Just kidding.... of course you've got a CD player. And it runs on solar power.
  • Reply 4 of 55
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
    One of those mood CDs that plays nothing but the sounds of tropical bird calls and ocean surf.
  • Reply 5 of 55
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
  • Reply 6 of 55
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,122member
    No CD for me, i don't want to ear only one CD days after days : it will bring me crazy.

    I'll prefer to think to various music and tried to remember them.
  • Reply 7 of 55
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    I'll just bring my iPod.







    One cd? Umh ... one that I did a few years ago and that I can provenly listen to for months and months. It has about half of the tracks of Peter Gabriel / Passian and half Apocalyptic / Cult. Quite different of each other, but I found an order for them that sounds really good.







    Why one cd? I'd rather have an iPod with an everlasting battery than a cd and no cd player.
  • Reply 9 of 55
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by segovius

    Exactly - can't we take a musical instrument of our choice instead ?



    The reason I started this thread was because I wanted a way to get some ideas for mixed cds or purchases that I should make. If it's essential enough for you to take it as your only music, then it must be good. Personally, I'd take my iPod too. But what would be on it?
  • Reply 10 of 55
    Life on Mars\t 3:51\t Bowie, David\t

    Finland\t 1:59\t Monty Python's Flying Circus

    Promised Land\t 2:22\t Berry, Chuck\t

    Never In A Million Years\t 3:49\tBoomtown Rats

    Take Me Out To The Ballgame \t1:00\tCarey, Harry\t

    It's Only Make Believe\t 2:14\tTwitty, Conway\t

    Don't Think Twice, It's Allright\t3:38\tDylan, Bob\t

    Why A Duck\t 1:34\tMarx Brothers\t

    Sea Diver\t 2:52\tMott the Hoople\t

    I'll Come Running\t 3:50\tEno, Brian\t

    Dalai Llama\t 1:19\tMurray, Bill\t

    Only a Dream Away\t 4:02\tHarrison, George\t

    Don't Let Go\t 4:00\tFoley, Ellen

    Hard to be a Jew on Christmas 1:35\tSouthpark\t

    Here Comes the Flood\t 3:54\tFripp, Robert

    Kiss Me Deadly\t 4:00\tFord, Lita

    Bill Lee\t 1:37\tZevon, Warren

    The Boys Of Summer\t 4:51\tHenly, Don

    Jane\t 2:55 22 Brides

    Wise Up\t 3:19\tMann, Aimee\t

    Tonight You Belong To Me\t2:35\tMartin, Steve & Bernadette Peters

    Over The Rainbow\t 3:31\tNilsson, Harry

    No Myth\t 4:10\tPenn, Michael

    Goodnight Moon\t 0:22\tWalken, Christopher\t

    City Lights\t 4:47\tPrice, Alan\t

    The Swimming Song\t 1:55\tReader, Eddi\t

    Photograph\t 3:57\tStarr, Ringo\t



    80:00 minutes:seconds
  • Reply 11 of 55
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    superkarate your list looks like bunge's!!!
  • Reply 12 of 55
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Giaguara

    superkarate your list looks like bunge's!!!



    anarchists think alike
  • Reply 13 of 55
    Hmm ... only 1 disc.



    Store bought:



    My Bloody Valentine 'Loveless'

    (12 years later, and still my favourite album)

    -or-

    2 Many DJ's 'Radio Soulwax Vol. 2'

    (45 well-mixed tracks, from The Stooges to Royksopp. Hard to get bored with this one!)



    Home-made compilation:



    01 - My Bloody Valentine 'Soon'

    02 - Slowdive 'In Mind' (Reload Mix)

    03 - Aphex Twin 'Heliosphan'

    04 - Boards Of Canada 'Everything You Do Is A Balloon'

    05 - Bola 'Aguilla'

    06 - u-Ziq 'Swan Vesta'

    07 - Bjork 'Joga (Alec Empire Hardcore Mix)'

    08 - Mental Cube 'Q (Santa Monica Mix)'

    09 - LFO 'We Are Back'

    10 - Jega 'Norton Midgate'

    11 - Rolling Stones '2000 Light Years From Home'

    12 - Duran Duran 'Planet Earth'

    13 - The KLF 'America No More'
  • Reply 14 of 55
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by superkarate monkeydeathcar

    anarchists think alike



    I think i'll just stick to my iPod. I wouldn't survive the music of you two forever.
  • Reply 15 of 55
    One CD - that is awfully tough.

    I've narrowed it to two:



    Skinny Puppy: Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse



    Slowdive: Blueday



    (Joy Division: Closer would be a good selection if you aren't planning on living too long on the island
  • Reply 16 of 55
    709709 Posts: 2,016member
    My CD would have to be light enough to not drive me insane, yet varied enough to not drive me insane...so, for a storebought I'd have to pick:



    Ween - Chocolate & Cheese
  • Reply 17 of 55
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    I think it would have to be something that has really stood the test of time and has many layers to permit repeated listening. Hmm, I guess that rules out the pop/rock music you kids listen to on both counts



    Bach: art of the fugue.
  • Reply 18 of 55
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    Forgetting the fact that nothing will survive repeated exclusive listening, I'd STILL (I have mentioned this album before) take "Disintegration" from The Cure.
  • Reply 19 of 55
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by der Kopf

    Forgetting the fact that nothing will survive repeated exclusive listening, I'd STILL (I have mentioned this album before) take "Disintegration" from The Cure.



    I thought you'd chime in with that. I need to give it a re-listen. For repeated listening, I'd go with ok computer.
  • Reply 20 of 55
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BRussell

    I think it would have to be something that has really stood the test of time and has many layers to permit repeated listening. Hmm, I guess that rules out the pop/rock music you kids listen to on both counts



    Bach: art of the fugue.




    the idea that you need more intelligence, or have to be "deeper" to listen to centuries old european music is ludicrous.
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