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Desert Island CDs

Desert Island CDs

Inspired by Adopting James’ post, My Favorite CD’s, Part 1, I thought about my music collection, and decided to compile a list of the CDs I can’t live without, the ones that would make being stranded on a desert island bearable (assuming I had something to play them on).

  1. Eagles: The Very Best of. 2 CD set. Have you seen History of the Eagles? Check it out on Netflix. Watching it (more than once) made me realize I didn’t have nearly enough Eagles music, so I bought this CD. I also have Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 on vinyl.
  1. Martha Masters: Guitar Recital. I love classical guitar—Julian Bream, Andres Segovia—Martha Masters is by far the best. She plays so cleanly. I especially love her interpretation of J.S. Bach’s Bourée—her playfulness comes through.
  2. Redemption Church: Who We Are. Full disclosure: I used to attend this church, and one of the things I loved about it was this worship team. That said, this is NOT your typical church band album. The compositions are mostly original, performed with virtuosity, with diverse styles and a variety of instruments. This music will draw you close to God.
  1. ThePianoGuys. Really, any of their CDs would do, but if I had to pick just one, it would be their self-titled first album. I was seriously addicted to Arwyn’s Vigil for a while.
  1. Adele: 21. This is one of the very few pop albums about which I can honestly say I love every single song. The girl is amazing.
  2. The Goat Rodeo Sessions. Bluegrass played by Chris Thile on mandolin, Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle and banjo, Edgar Meyer on bass, and Aoife O’Donovan on vocals. Let me show you why you need this:

That’s it. Those are the ones I can’t live without. There are lots of other CDs that I like very much, but these are the crème de la crème.

What CDs make your Desert Island list? Share in the comments below.