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    Default Music that moves you

    There are many times where I'm moved by a specific element of a recording. It could be especially well performed instrumental solos, vocals, or an especially well recorded part. You know, I'm talking about those moments that give you goosebumps, or bring tears to your eyes, or just plain rock your socks off.

    I'll start us off with a few of my current (subject to change) favorites.

    Drums - Phil Collins - Hand in Hand (from Face Value)
    Acoustic guitar - Foo Fighters - Stranger Things Have Happened (from Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace)
    Electric guitar - Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (from The Wall)
    Piano - Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy (from Trilogy)
    Bass - Dave Matthews - Save Me (from Some Devil)
    Vocals - Incubus - Oil & Water (from Light Grenades)
    Synth/Instrumental - Genesis - Fading Lights (from We Can't dance)
    Crank up & rock my socks off - Foo Fighters - In Your Honor (from In Your Honor)
    Pipe organ crescendo - Peter Richard Conte - Nimrod by Edgar Elgar (from Magic)

    What are yours, and what particularly do you like about them? As you can see, most of mine are from rock/pop recordings. I'd love to see some good orchestral/vocal favorites. I mean, these are the moments that give birth to our obsession with hifi audio gear right?

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    Even though this is in the wrong section I will say that I thoroughly enjoy listening to some Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Maybe not the best band ever, but they sure are fun to jam to from time to time.

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    Schubert's - Ave Maria. It was sung at my wedding. Simply beautiful.

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    Stravinski's "Firebird," Schubert's "Ave Maria," Beethovan's "Ode to Joy" and many many more.

    I just noticed Mark beat me to the Ave Maria above. It always brings me to tears.

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    Oops, how do I move it? Just create a new one there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Stravinski's "Firebird," Schubert's "Ave Maria," Beethovan's "Ode to Joy" and many many more.

    I just noticed Mark beat me to the Ave Maria above. It always brings me to tears.
    Ave Maria - one of my favorites. Glad I'm not the only weak one. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by janmike View Post
    Ave Maria - one of my favorites. Glad I'm not the only weak one. :D
    Now that my mom has passed, Ave Maria has even more emotional impact on me than before as it reminds me of her.

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    Listening to Karen Carpenters voice makes me melt into my listening chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Beethovan's "Ode to Joy"
    Saw this performed live twice in the past three or four years. There are no words to describe the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Listening to Karen Carpenters voice makes me melt into my listening chair.
    Most anything she sang was emotionally moving.

    Another piece that moves me is Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyrie" especially the part when Siegfried bursts through the cloud's, I get choked up and some major goosebumps.
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    Suo Gan by the Ambrosian Junior Choir. Music of John Williams.
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    well im not into classical.....or the carpenters,prefer hard/alternative rock(the louder the better).

    every time i hear nirvanas "lithium" it makes my blood pump!
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    Any type of RAP! when I hear rap music it moves me, I get up and get well out of audible range!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zarrdoss View Post
    Any type of RAP! when I hear rap music it moves me, I get up and get well out of audible range!


    Now that is funny!!!

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    Keith Jarrett- Koln Concerts - 1st side
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    Jan Garbarek - Desireless
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    Pretty much anything the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Listening to Karen Carpenters voice makes me melt into my listening chair.
    I feel the same thing about Eva Cassidy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman1235 View Post
    I feel the same thing about Eva Cassidy.
    Eva Cassidy's Songbird was in heavy rotation for me right at the same time my mom died a few years ago. Now, I can't hear her version of Fields of Gold without getting all misty. It just takes me back to those raw emotions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarrdoss View Post
    Any type of RAP! when I hear rap music it moves me, I get up and get well out of audible range!
    I couldn't agree more!

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    Composer: Claude Achille Debussy (22 Agust 1862 - 25 March 1918), Composition: "Suite Bergamascque" -- Claire de Lune .

    One of the most moving & beautiful pieces ever recorded. My personal favorite version is Van Cliburn Harvey Lavan Cliburn Jr. ( 22 July 1934 ):

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    Arthur Lee of Loves' vocals on "Andmoreagain" are phenominal and some of the best vocals ever done.

    Jimi Hendrix's playing on "Bold As Love" is rediculously moving because it is so powerful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fongolio View Post
    Eva Cassidy's Songbird was in heavy rotation for me right at the same time my mom died a few years ago. Now, I can't hear her version of Fields of Gold without getting all misty. It just takes me back to those raw emotions.
    Alan Parson Project's "Time" from "Turn of a Friendly Card" album does the same to me since it so closely resembles my dad who passed in 1980. I get misty, my mom before she passed would ask me to play it for her all the time and she would just outright break down into tears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNRabbit View Post
    Composer: Claude Achille Debussy (22 Agust 1862 - 25 March 1918), Composition: "Suite Bergamascque" -- Claire de Lune .

    One of the most moving & beautiful pieces ever recorded. My personal favorite version is Van Cliburn Harvey Lavan Cliburn Jr. ( 22 July 1934 ):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1obAw1fS3o
    I have several copies, both full orchesta & simple piano, of Claire de Lune ala George Grand. I love that piece. My sister is a concert pianist and used to play it all the time when we were younger.

    Awesome youtube clip Rabbit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Listening to Karen Carpenters voice makes me melt into my listening chair.
    Same here.

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    Elanor Rigby, Hey Jude, Lady Madonna, Let It Be...

    Pretty much anything by the Beatles these days since getting back to vinyl. I just scored several rare and pristine albums at Goodwill. One is Let It Be on an Apple Red Label.
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    I guess for me it would be Paula Cole's singing "The look of love" with Chris Botti on Trumpet and ole BB himself on piano, It puts Diana Kralls version to shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    I just scored several rare and pristine albums at Goodwill. One is Let It Be on an Apple Red Label.
    Best vinyl score so far for me was an unopened perfect condition Meet The Beatles second pressing from a super giant garage sale last year........50 cents!!! I dropped a log in my shorts right there. I felt like a thief.

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    How about 25 cents for a mint Beatles "White Album" ...........

    .......on white vinyl?

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    I never heard of the "White Album" on white vinyl. Where'd you come by that George.

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