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Desert Island discs

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hazel93 Thu 22-Oct-20 14:08:52

Last weekend our family had a go .My idea- stupid woman - it became really intense after a while.
So , your eight discs, book and luxury you would take ?
Sorry, you also have to say the one disc you would save.

vampirequeen Thu 22-Oct-20 18:07:28

At last by Ella Fitzgerald
I'm going slightly mad by Queen
You raise me up by The Bobcats (rockabilly)
Jealousy by Billy Fury
Requiem by Mozart
Norwegian Pine by the Beatles
Daydream believer by the Monkees
Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway

Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Attwood

Can I have unlimited paper and ink or does it have to be something more specific?

If I could only save one disc it would be You raise me up by The Bobcats

grumppa Thu 22-Oct-20 18:51:34

Handel: Water Music

Gay/Pepusch: “Fill Ev’ry Glass” from The Beggar’s Opera

Mozart: “Voi che sapete” from Figaro

Beethoven: Ode to Joy from the Ninth symphony

Brahms: Hungarian Dances

Fields/Kern: “Pick Yourself Up” from Swing Time, sung by Ginger Rogers

“Mackie Messer” from Die Dreigroschenoper

“Oh oh Chéri” by Françoise Hardy.

Book: A la Recherche du Temps Perdu

Luxury: Writing materials

One record: torn between Rogers and Hardy; perhaps Hardy by a short head. I review the list every few years. At one time my book was the works of Thomas Malory, but it occurred to me that when I was rescued my spoken language might be hard to understand after a diet of him, the Authorised Version and the Bard.

The reasons for choices could be interesting.

Fennel Thu 22-Oct-20 19:49:23

Pick Yourself Up is one of mine too - but sung by Dianna Kraal.

kittylester Thu 22-Oct-20 20:11:59

This week, and it could change -

Your Song - Elton John - this would be the one I save as its 'our song's.

God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Little Sparrow - Dolly Parton
Islands in The Stream - Dolly Parton and Kenny Roger's
Paradise By The Dashboard Light - Meatloaf
Anything at all by Kris Kristofferson
Never Forget - Take That
Tonight - Michael Ball Alfie Boe

Alice in Wonderland - as I keep intending to re-read it.

A weekly delivery of fresh flowers

Jaxjacky Thu 22-Oct-20 20:55:04

The Corrs - Runaway keep
Frankie goes to Hollywood - Relax
The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
Don Henley - The Boys of Summer
Eurythmics- The miracle of love
Queen - Who wants to live forever
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
David Bowie - Let’s Dance

Book:Three Men and a boat - Jerome K Jerome
Luxury: Badedas bath and shower gel.

EllanVannin Thu 22-Oct-20 21:20:29

Il Divo---Adagio.
Jonas Kaufmann/ Dmitri Hvorostovsky----The Pearl Fishers.
Edith Piaf-----La Vie en Rose.
Jacques Loussier -Play Bach.
Jon and VanGelis---I'll find my way home.
Luther Vandross---Top Songs.
The Late Great Gary Moore----Parisienne Walkways.
Led Zeppelin----Stairway to Heaven.

Book----How Green Was My Valley.

fevertree Thu 22-Oct-20 21:42:18

1. Greig - Peer Gynt - Morning.
2. Cat Stevens - Wild World
3. Beach Boys - Girl, Don't Tell Me No Lies.
4. Bee Gees - How Deep is Your Love.
5. Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colours.
6. John Prine - Angel from Montgomery.
7. James Taylor - Shower the People (You Love with Love).
8. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (I will sing/hum this to myself smile )

Book: On Writing by Stephen King. (Never read any of his fiction books, but his book on the craft of writing is brilliant).

Luxury - Writing materials!

Grandma70s Thu 22-Oct-20 22:09:40

Schubert, Die Schöne Müllerin

Bach, opening of St Matthew Passion

Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty (all of it!)

Mozart, Requiem

Mahler, anything

Chopin, Études

Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. This must be sung by Peter Pears. All the horn players who’ve recorded it are good.

Britten, Folk Songs.

Another day it might be a different list, but always those composers.

Luxury - writing materials again!

Book - a huge poetry anthology.

mancgirl Thu 22-Oct-20 22:14:58

In no particular order:-
California dreamin' Mama's and Papa's
O Mio babbino Caro, Maria Callas
The Sun ain't gonna shine anymore Walker Brothers
If I Fell in Love with You, Beatles
Oh Caroline No, Beach Boys
Out on the Floor Dobie Gray
Peer Gynt, Morning
Get Ready, Temptations

Oohh, that was tough!
Book - To Kill a Mockingbird

Luxury item - Sun cream, size XL, can be used as moisturiser!

Stephenmarra Fri 23-Oct-20 20:11:29

Book - A Brief History Of Time Stephen Hawking (I'll have plenty of time to get my head around it)

The Snow Goose - Camel

Ain't Got No - Nina Simone

Mirra - or Who Will Comfort Me - Melody Gardot (I had to drop Siouxsie And The Banshees for her) ;-(

Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd

Man Of The World - Fleetwood Mac

Soul Sacrifice - Santana ( Woodstock full version)

Framed - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

Three Little Birds (or anything by)... Bob Marley

Luxury item - A Guitar, I play more like Lister in Red Dwarf than Carlos Santana but who's gonna hear me ? smile

Grandma70s Fri 23-Oct-20 20:22:14

Oh, and if I could only take one record it would have to be the Mozart Requiem, I think. That’s odd, because if you asked me my favourite composer it would not be Mozart, but I think the Requiem would stand repeated listening very well.