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Best Compilation Album
The Power and the Glory!
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One day the big guy or girl whispers in your ear you are going away for fourty days and fourty nights and you can create one compilation of ten songs to take with you, and you can include or exclude Horslips tracks. What would they be?

Yes-And You and I
Jethro Tull-Thick As A Brick-side one*
Nektar-Remember The Future-side one*
Ghost Town-Passenger
Horslips-Sideways To The Sun
Genesis-Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
Wave Length-Van Morrison
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys-Traffic
Cast Your Fate To The Wind-Vince Guaraldi
Dimming Of The Day-Any Trouble

*bit of cheating, but they are listed as one song on the albums.

Posted on: 10/07/21 19:14
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Re: Best Compilation Album
The Power and the Glory!
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Hi Don,
What's with the 40 days and 40 nights? A biblical reference? Duration of lent or the rain duration for Noahs Ark? That gets your Genesis in.
The only 40 ref in Horslips lyrics i can think of is "40 mile nearer" from Green Star Liner.
The Tuatha in the Book Of Invasions brought "darkness for 3 days and 3 nights" , that's a near fit so that allows your "Dimming of the day/Any Trouble" in. Also a good excuse to kick Van Morrison out since he no longer walks on the bright side of the road.
It also allows your "sideways to the sun" in.. so to make things easy for me I'm just going to take The Book Of Invasions with me.
Infact, in truth, I'd just take my phone with me.

Posted on: 13/07/21 13:13
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Re: Best Compilation Album
The Power and the Glory!
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I might have to not say Yes to the iphone only but really, one would have to be thick as a brick if you fall for remembering the future-it might only work in the context of a bad pop song lyric like "I can see our unborn children in your eyes". I might join the rabbits on a full moon and dance in the moonlight night however, but at the dimming of the day after fourty days and fourty nights, any spark, low or otherwise might offer a glimmer of hope about being a passenger on a ghost ship, fourty miles from land or not-I get seasick. I don't think we are on the same wavelength here and you and I don't see the same value of taking ten songs along-sailing ships always had to cast their fate to the winds but if you went sideays to the sun you might be sailing east or west at mid-day, probably west for hope.

Posted on: 13/07/21 21:53
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Re: Best Compilation Album
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Re: Best Compilation Album
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huh? Giggles. Hungry? Giggles.

Posted on: 14/07/21 22:39
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Re: Best Compilation Album
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Speaking of smoke, we currently are under a blanket of smoke. We do have a hard to miss downtown core, lit up at night it is quite the sight (Calgary called the Jewel Of The Prairies for a good reason) but last night from the hills above the Bow River the downtown core was missing. The sun was a brown ball and the moon was missing in action after sunset. There are over 1000 fires burning in British Columbia and a few hundred in Alberta. We are cancelling our hiking trip to BC for next week and likely will cancel our mountain hike tomorrow here in Alberta because of the smoke. The heat for the west continues to break records and we are headed into another week of temps hitting the mid 30's. No rain, heat and fires are creating the perfect firestorm. What is truly sad is almost 800 people, mostly the elderly, have died from heat stroke.

Posted on: 15/07/21 19:36
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Re: Best Compilation Album
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An all Irish list from me good people. Love every one of those tracks, and could add 40-50 more if pushed..

I'll Be Waiting - Horslips
Days of Pearly Spencer - David McWilliams
Mystic Eyes - Them
Sandy's On The Phone Again - Grannies Intentions
Morning Dew - Sugar Shack
I Went Out with My Baby Tonight - Moses K & The Prophets
I Get So Excited - Real McCoy
Killer On The Loose - Thin Lizzy
Dr Crippen's Waiting Room - Orange Machine
Blister On The Moon - Taste

And a very honourable mention to one extra track

Gloria's Dream - Belfast Gypsies.

Posted on: 16/08/21 18:52
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Always dangerous to let me loose on any kind of list. I've now decided to do a second compilation. First time round it was an all Irish album. This time its a kind of Roots/Country-ish album.

I totally accept this is complete self-indulgence of no interest whatsoever to anyone except myself.

Lonesome Fugitive - Merle Haggard
Good Hearted Woman - Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
Sunday Morning Coming Down - Kris Kristofferson
Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams
Sweet Virginia - Rolling Stones
Fraulein - Bobby Helms
Break My Mind - Roy Orbison
He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
Poor Boy Blues - Mark Knopfler & Chet Atkins
Hickory Wind - Byrds

And an honourable mention to:

The Streets of Baltimore - Des Kelly
Ring of Fire - Sharon Shannon

Posted on: 18/08/21 5:08
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Re: Best Compilation Album
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Impossible task, but here goes!

In no particular order

Genesis - Suppers Ready (is that cheating already? :) )
Camel - La Princess Perdue from the Snow Goose
Peggys Leg - Variations for Huxley
Jethro Tull - Nothing To Say
Steely Dan - Gaucho
China Crisis - You Did Cut Me
Horslips - The Life You Save
Thin Lizzy - Still In Love With You (Live)
Fruupp - Annie Austere
Flash - Small Beginnings

Posted on: 18/08/21 17:30
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And finally - at last you say - my third album, comprising all those rock tracks most of you have long forgotten. That is if you ever took any notice of them in the first place. A terrifying tendency towards the well known and hackneyed end of the scale. But I like 'em!

So in no particular order...

Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop
Hollywood Nights - Bob Seger
Baba O'Reilly - The Who
Helter Skelter - Beatles
American Made - George Thorogood
Jumpin' In The Night - Flamin' Groovies
Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield
At The Crossroads - Sir Douglas Quintet
Can't Stop Rocking - ZZ Top
In My Mind - Golden Dawn

Honourable mentions to

Fire Engine - 13th Floor Elevators
Endless Weekend - Golden Horde
Time of The Season - Zombies
You Really Got Me - Kinks
Looking For A Rainbow - Chris Rea

Posted on: 18/08/21 19:42
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Re: Best Compilation Album
The Power and the Glory!
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Interesting stuff..I was never a country fan, in fact I hated the stuff and the blame rests squarely on my fathers purchase of the Readers Digest Top 100 Country Songs collection. Back then a lot of country music was filled with teen type tragic songs-you know the kind where the cowboy writes to his mother telling her how much he misses her and right after this cattle drive is over he'll come home and live on the farm with her-but of course lightening spooks the cattle and he is stampeded by cows.

I do have a fondness for countryish albums like:

Linda Ronstadt-Heart Like A Wheel
John Hiatt-Bring The Family
Johnny Cash-Live At Folsom Prison
Poco early on
Flying Burrito Brothers
Steve Earle Exit 0

Posted on: 20/08/21 19:16
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Re: Best Compilation Album
The Power and the Glory!
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Another choice listing for me would be:

Magna Carta-Seasons
Genesis-Genesis To Revelation
Strawbs-From The Witchwood
Fairport Convention-A Moveable Feast
Steeleye Span-Live At Last
Mike Oldfield-Ommadawn
John Mayer-Room For Squares
Stan Getz/Louis Bonfa-Jazz Samba
Chet Baker/Stan Getz-Live in Stockholm
Yes-Yessongs
Yes-Tales From Topographic Oceans Side 4 -
Guess Who-Live At The Paramount

Thanks for reminding me of Moonlight Shadow, now I have to buy it, a guilty pleasure along with Bob Segers' Hollywood Nights and The Fire Inside

Posted on: 20/08/21 19:22
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