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Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: March 04, 2018 12:46PM
This version of Jon's Mitchell's "Both Sides Now". This version with orchestral accompaniment allows the lyrics and voice to soar. [www.youtube.com]





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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: sekker
Date: March 04, 2018 12:51PM
Nice.

Mine would be: John Denver, Annie's Song:

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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: bik
Date: March 04, 2018 01:15PM
Lots of songs I wouldn't change a thing.
Just to pick one – Prince, Purple Rain.
And bonus points to Purple Rain IN the rain at the Super Bowl.

[www.youtube.com]

Purple Rain starts around 4:50, but the whole thing is worth a watch for Prince fans.

Edit:
Here's just the Purple Rain at the SB with no commentary:
[www.youtube.com]

But the original 8-minute version is also another kind of perfection:
[www.youtube.com]



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 03/04/2018 01:21PM by bik.
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: March 04, 2018 01:18PM
Red Barchetta, an audio mini-movie that doesn't need visuals. The music takes care of the special effects for you.

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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: fmgtech
Date: March 04, 2018 01:21PM
Queen
Fat Bottomed Girls
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 04, 2018 01:42PM
"Here, There and Everywhere."
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: March 04, 2018 01:56PM
Original version of "The Mary Ellen Carter", by Stan Rogers.

Schiller's Ode to Joy, based on Beethoven's 9th.

Original Oregon version of "Witchi-Tai-To."
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: billb
Date: March 04, 2018 02:03PM
[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]


Fleetwood mac had a compilation album in around 2000 that was 4 CD and on the last CD was a lot of studio cuts of oddball stuff, and amongst a few versions is Christine McVie sitting at a piano alone in a studio doing Songbird that is unusually unique. I heard it the first time, of all places, on a playlist on VirginAtlantic flying home from Norway via London and I found it at Amazon and put it in my cart or wish list to add to an order. Well time went by and copies are gone. There was a link to it on youtube but that got pulled like so many oddball and uniquely wonderful cuts of things . That was the best cut of Songbird I've ever heard. I wish I could share it.



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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: chopper
Date: March 04, 2018 02:27PM
Eleanor Rigby.
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: deckeda
Date: March 04, 2018 02:32PM
“Be My Baby,” Ronettes

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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: hal
Date: March 04, 2018 02:39PM
These days...

Stevie Ray Vaughn's Little Wing - [www.youtube.com]

Bombino - Inar [www.youtube.com]
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: March 04, 2018 02:43PM
Never the Bride doing a cover of Led Zeppelin's Going to California. In some ways, I think it's better than Zep's version.

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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 04, 2018 02:58PM
Pretty much anything by Karen Carpenter.



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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: J Marston
Date: March 04, 2018 03:51PM
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And in quite different genre:

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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 04, 2018 04:15PM
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sekker
Nice.

Mine would be: John Denver, Annie's Song:

[www.youtube.com]

I agree. I've found, however, that Sirius XM plays a different version of that song that is not nearly as satisfying as this one. It's quite disappointing to listen to.



It is what it is.
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: March 04, 2018 05:27PM
"Who am I" by Country Joe and the Fish

When I die, I want it played at my life celebration.



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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: March 04, 2018 06:24PM
Miracles, Jefferson Starship
Or maybe that’s the wine talking.




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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: March 04, 2018 07:00PM
“Carry On” and “Helpless”, Crosby Stills etc.
“Rainy Night”, Joni Mitchell
Lots of Beatles songs, including the one already mentioned; too many to list.
“Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön” from the Karl Böhm recording of The Magic Flute. Fritz Wunderlich is amazing, and died way too young.
“Der Einsiedler”, Schumann: Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore (many others by this pair as well)
Quite a few other classical pieces, too many to mention.
“Sunday and Sister Jones”, Roberta Flack
Bobby Bland’s recording of “Ain’t no Sunshine”
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: freeradical
Date: March 04, 2018 07:06PM
Stevie Wonder's version of Superstition

Patty Smyth : The Warrior

The big hits from those two monster Fleetwood Mac albums

The Beatle's A Day in the Life
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 04, 2018 08:00PM
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fmgtech
Queen
Fat Bottomed Girls



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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 04, 2018 08:20PM
Cowboy Junkies, "Misguided Angel"



It is what it is.
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 05, 2018 12:07AM
Ave Maria, as done by Mahalia Jackson. If you hear that and you're not moved, then you are dead. If you're dead, it may bring you back to life.
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: blooz
Date: March 05, 2018 06:12AM
"Rain" by the Beatles
"Vivir mi vida" sung by Marc Anthony
Whole second side of "Abbey Road"

Probably more I can't think of this moment.



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: March 05, 2018 07:24AM
Too many to list. A few LONG-time favorites:

Wade Mainer, "Little Birdie"
[www.youtube.com]

The Stanley Brothers, "Rank Stranger"
[www.youtube.com]

Hank Williams, "Cold, Cold Heart"
[www.youtube.com]

George Jones, "Bartender's Blues"
[www.youtube.com]

Merle Haggard, "The Farmer's Daughter"
[www.youtube.com]

I play them and many, many more on "Hillbilly at Harvard," WHRB-FM (Saturdays 9am-1pm Eastern, streaming at WHRB.org—in case you have sigs turned off).

/Mr Lynn



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Founded in 1948 by Pappy Ben Minnich
Saturdays 9am - 1pm Eastern
WHRB-FM, Cambridge, MA
Streaming at [www.WHRB.org]
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 05, 2018 07:54AM
Quote
bik
Lots of songs I wouldn't change a thing.
Just to pick one – Prince, Purple Rain.

But the original 8-minute version is also another kind of perfection:

You know I love Purple Rain, but I would change the ending on the long version. They come to a conclusion, and then instead of stopping, it @#$%& around sort of aimlessly for another minute or so, which to me dilutes the song.

I also like Eleanor Rigby. The tone, the orchestration, and the message makes it kind of stand alone. Certainly it’s an unusual McCartney song.
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: March 05, 2018 07:57AM
John Lennon, "Working Class Hero."



Once we place nonhuman animals outside our sphere of moral consideration
and treat them as things we use to satisfy our own desires,
the outcome is predictable.
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 05, 2018 08:00AM
Honestly so many of them. My 'faves' playlist is full of them.... including "Every Breaking Wave" by U2 from the hated "Everybody gets it for free on their iPhone" album is my latest obsession.
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 05, 2018 08:27AM
.....Disney's 'Let It Go'.......never ever get tired of hearing it over and over and over and over again......[/sarcasm]....



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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: March 05, 2018 09:22AM
Gosh, so hard to choose. This one springs to mind, though:
Mavis Staples, singing a song from the 19th century
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: billb
Date: March 05, 2018 09:59AM
'Happy Birthday'
sung by your family on your birthday

Buncha sour-noted amateurs, but I wouldn't change a thing.



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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: Spiff
Date: March 05, 2018 12:12PM
Don't care too much for the video, but:
[www.youtube.com]

Same deal
[www.youtube.com]
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: March 05, 2018 01:11PM
I gotta agree with a lot of the songs mentioned here, esp:

Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
Annie's Song - John Denver
Rain - The Beatles
Whole second side of Abbey Road

All in heavy rotation at Casa Zealand

Add:

Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd

Great ending to a great album.
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: vision63
Date: March 05, 2018 02:43PM
Quote
mrlynn
Too many to list. A few LONG-time favorites:

Wade Mainer, "Little Birdie"
[www.youtube.com]

The Stanley Brothers, "Rank Stranger"
[www.youtube.com]

Hank Williams, "Cold, Cold Heart"
[www.youtube.com]

George Jones, "Bartender's Blues"
[www.youtube.com]

Merle Haggard, "The Farmer's Daughter"
[www.youtube.com]

I play them and many, many more on "Hillbilly at Harvard," WHRB-FM (Saturdays 9am-1pm Eastern, streaming at WHRB.org—in case you have sigs turned off).

/Mr Lynn

Those are all great songs. Thanks
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 05, 2018 02:51PM
Foo Fighters, "Everlong", either fast or slow version



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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 05, 2018 03:19PM
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billb
'Happy Birthday'
sung by your family on your birthday

Buncha sour-noted amateurs, but I wouldn't change a thing.

billb, that's adorably sweet. You old softy you. I'll never tell though...

(and yeah, me too. Even though they change the lyrics to call me a monkey...)
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: JoeM
Date: March 05, 2018 04:23PM
Toto's Rosanna
[youtu.be]



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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 05, 2018 06:09PM
Anything by The Ramones.
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Re: Song where you wouldn't change a thing and you consider it to be perfection
Posted by: rexs
Date: March 06, 2018 02:26PM
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mrbigstuff
Ave Maria, as done by Mahalia Jackson. If you hear that and you're not moved, then you are dead. If you're dead, it may bring you back to life.
[/quote
I could go with Aaron Neville's version
[youtu.be]
Ave Maria

Stairway to heaven -- still does it for me
Stranglehold ----- I know, I know It is perfect
Summertime ---
Caravanserai ----Santana , the entire album
I'm so afraid -- Lindsay Buckingham / Fleetwood Mac
I scare myself ---Dan Hicks
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