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post #151 of 906 Old 12-08-2005, 07:03 AM
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The most beautiful song, a song that has been covered by lots of artists; Rod, Micheal Jackson, Rickie Lee Jones , Little jimmy scott, Clapton,Davee Edmunds, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight,Nat Cole, Chick Corea, Jimmy Durante, Holly Cole etc.

The song is "SMILE" written by Charlie Chaplin, this is a beautiful song as you can see it's been covered by artists of all genre's. I think this fits the criteria of the thread, because although you guys named lots of great, great songs, there are not many of them that have stood repeated interpretations by many many people.

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Here's a link about IZ's funeral.
http://www.mele.com/Farewell/funeral.htm

They did use the Hokule'a (traditional voyaging canoe) to transport his ashes to Makua. I live near there and watched the canoe and many boats go by. Also IZ did a lot of fund raising events with the unions. It seemed like every trucker on the island drove there rigs out to Makua honking their horns the whole way. It took a long time for them to all pass by. It was quite a celebration of his life.

I was curious why he died so young and just found a picture of him and of course made an immediate opinion of a contributing cause. I did not see any official cause of death listed for him or his brother.

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I was gonna mention "This Woman's Work" earlier but did think it was Epic enough. A great song, I remembver getting choked up when I watched the movie. An R&B singer named Maxwell remade the song and dare I say it's better. I was floored when I heard it and it was a live acoustic performance. I didn't think a man could sound similiar to Kate Bush but he's dead on. His version is one of my wife's favorite songs ever and it just sends every women I know into a very emotional place. If you like this song and like R&B I HIGHLY reccomend it...from the Maxwell...MTV unplugged CD. 90% of the CD is mellow R&B so if you need something to get closer to your lady with, it will do the trick and for a woman to hear a man sing that song is a deal closer...my wife has told me.

I like the new Kate Bush CD, it grows on you.

Reminds me of another good song from the movie Closer, by Damien Rice called "The Blower's Daughter" aka Can't Take My Eyes Off of You...it's got the FIve Star rating on my Media Server. hmmm I smell a new thread coming...

Thanks, I'll go looking for the Maxwell version.

I may come to like Kate's new one a little more, but for me what's unforgiveable is that it's boring. God, the music is just so dull. So far "Hounds of Love" is still my overall favorite of hers. When I first put in the new one I thought, We all waited ten years for this?

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I may come to like Kate's new one a little more, but for me what's unforgiveable is that it's boring. God, the music is just so dull. So far "Hounds of Love" is still my overall favorite of hers. When I first put in the new one I thought, We all waited ten years for this?

Well after ten years, I think very few albums would live up to the anticipation. It's not the kind of album you sit and listen to critically. It's more of a play it while you're reading the Sunday paper by the window album and then all of a sudden it paints the background and reveals a very nice atmosphere. I find myself drawn to explore the songs more and more. If I had to go and get the cd from the rack I might now listen to it often but since I have everything on the PC and can cue it up at will, it's very convenient. I came across a song or two while in shuffle mode and it was a total contrast to anything that came before and after it and I found myself wanting to hear that "sound" again. For instance, I was just sitting down for breakfast and started my music (on shuffle) and the first two songs to play were "Aerial Tal" and then "Sunset" I felt ready for work with a little pep in my step.

By the way, Shuffle or Random is the best. I buy some albums and don't even listen to them. I just load them into the media server and whenever I come across it in shuffle play is when I hear it...takes months sometimes but is truly a rewarding experience.

How the hell am I supposed to learn anything with all this yackin' going on.
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Not to hijack this into a Kate Bush thread, but I wanted to make this observation: "Aerial" is a concept item (very similar in structure to "Hounds of Love"), so random/shuffle mode seems a strange choice for it.

As for its quality, I am loving it. Every track has something I like, and the only songs I don't really love are "Bertie," Mrs. Bartolozzi," and "Aerial Tal." I'm going to add "King of the Mountain" to my skiing mix on my Yepp (iPod knock-off).

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Yeah, three grown men debating the works of Kate Bush...O.K. mark the moment it won't happen again for another 14 years.

I play 50% of my music via shuffle/Random. Works great for me.

How the hell am I supposed to learn anything with all this yackin' going on.
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I have to agree with Point_and_Shoot in regards to the National Anthem, but there is one version that I will never forget.

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True Colors - Cindi Lauper
Comfortable numb - floyd
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Lush Life" by Billy Strayhorn (was a teenager when he wrote it...I think 17)

"I Will Remember You" by Sara McLachlan

"Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton (words are so simple, but so confined and with passion)

nuff said...

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I like the original suggestion, "Smile" by Charlie Chaplin. Great song.
Can't agree with "Wonderful Tonight" even though I love Clapton. That song bugs me to no end.

Other beautiful songs I like:
Theme from Love Story "Where Do I Begin"
Theme from the Godfather "Speak Softly Love"
Theme from Dr. Zhivago "Lara's Tune"

Interesting, lot's of music/movie titles.

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Comfortably Numb?

"Relax Just a little pin prick
you'll hear no more
"Owwwwww!"

The lyrics IMHO disqualify it from consideration.

Listen to David Gilmour sing "Je Crois Entendre Encore" on his concert DVD...
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Chopin: Fantasie Impromptu In C Sharp Minor Op.66

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Ave Maria has to be the most..and certainly right..only some versions.
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Agree with many of the choices posted - Lush Life, Imagine, Tears in Heaven, In My Life, Themes from Titanic and Dr Zhivago - but it's amazing how the greatest of all songwriters - George Gershwin - has been almost forgotten here.

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Here is more:
Tanita Tikaram - Twist in my Sobriety http://www.disco80.ru/mp3/136.mp3
James Last- -Toccata
Camouflage - Love Is a Shield http://www.disco80.ru/mp3/137.mp3
Michel Legran - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)


It seems to me that RAP artists severely underepreZented so how about N**ga Please by Ol'Dirty Bastard

Good sounding music system is big, but not THE most important part of me life.
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So, after a good ol' Nor' easter, a couple margaritas and change after change after change in this life...

I mean it, this is a GREAT song, in a simple, sentimental sense... you need to relax and let it take you away...

December Snow
The Moody Blues (performed by Justin Hayward)
(December)




"Do you remember long ago... ?"

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I'm surprised no one mentioned Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"!

I remember when I heard that for the first time. An aunt of mine had a copy; I played it over and over. It was the start of my appreciation of music. I was still in grade school at the time. However, I don't think you can call it a song as such but it is one beautiful piece of music.

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artist - john lennon

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artist-paul macartney, this song is one of the most covered songs in the history of music,correct me if i am wrong.

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Lot's of good posts!
I will have to concurr with several.

Jeff Buckley - Haleluja (Awesome song, awesome voice)
Sia - Breathe Me (makes me weep everytime)
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide (live , Stevie)
Just about anything by Sarah M.

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Does anyone else agree here that Christine McVie ( Fleetwood Mac ) has just about the most soothing voice ya ever heard?
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"Baby it's Cold Outside" duet by Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel from the movie ELF.

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Good sounding music system is big, but not THE most important part of me life.
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I love the song and consider it haunting but not beautiful. The young lady in the video, now that is beautiful.

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Wow, so much new music to check out. I love this thread.
May I add some Opera songs that may bring a tear to your eye?
Vissi d'Arte from Tosca
O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
Un Bel di Vedremo from Madama Butterfly
Mi Chiammano Mimi , and Donde Lieta from La Boheme
Liebestob from Tristan and Isolde
and some tenors:
E Lucevan le Stelle from Tosca
Addio Fiorito Asil from Madama Butterfly
Cuore "nGrato old song
and already mentioned , Nessun Dorma from the opera Turandot
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The following songs have always been special to me, but probably are not in the "most beautiful songs of all time" category:

I'm not in love - 10 CC

The Christmas Song - Mel Torme

I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew
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Here There and Everywhere - Beatles
The Night they Drove old Dixie Down - The Band
Angel - Sarah M.
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The following songs have always been special to me, but probably are not in the "most beautiful songs of all time" category:

I'm not in love - 10 CC

You kidding me? "I'm not in love" is a great nomination; glad you mentioned this haunting, surging, beautiful, spacy, timeless, humorous, personal, love song.
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If you have any daughters... Bob Carlisle's BUTTERFLY KISSES is a tough one to top. I blubber like a baby every time I hear it.

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