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  • #46
    Great thread topic. Here are some of mine.

    Short Skirt/Long Jacket, Cake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7aDstrDMf0

    Us, Regina Spektor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fczPlmz-Vug

    We Have Everything, Young Galaxy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgWyQ0Xwd4

    Hockey, Jane Siberry - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnmOqPXNyR0 (warning: two f-bombs)

    Might as Well Dance, Patty Larkin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBgDbqzWfgw

    Wide-Eyed, Legless, Laura Veirs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYKMGI11U64

    U-Li-La-Lu, Poi Dog Pondering - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtmvf5x9Wzc

    Helpless, k.d. lang - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmqCYvwx8rw

    I saw/heard k.d. lang sing Helpless (along with Laura Veirs and Neko Case) from a front-row seat at the Ryman in Nashville, and it was sublime. Neil Young wrote that song, but k.d. owns it in my opinion. I also heard Regina Spektor at the Ryman; awesome.

    Ron

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    • #47
      Originally posted by saroumanjs View Post
      ...so the perfection is very subjective,,,
      Yup - Moody too:


      But hey, think to the youtube audio quality, it is only 192khz...
      To me it's a sampler, If I like it enough, I buy the CD.


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      • #48
        (idea: same post but limited to one song /member, and votes with the "like" icon, vote authorized with only a full active listening and a true sincerity :D, maybe there is some near-perfect song after all...)

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        • #49
          Originally posted by mike s View Post
          'My personal tastes vary and even more so as I have grown older. For me the "perfect" song is simply one that brings me into the music, where I feel engaged in the lyrics. I guess that is part of the reason I gravitate to those tracks that tell a story. Or edify the soul."

          give this a try

          Roberta Flack - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 1972

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9jmusgMgro


          Thanks for that, I had forgotten how great she is! Wonderful track (s).

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          • #50
            You're welcome, glad you liked it. I too had forgotten how good she was.

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            • #51
              If you remembered Roberta Flack then you might also remember Mini Riperton's "loving you". It's not a favorite of mine, but she sure could hit the high notes.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0p...NEfydFQwoL5iLR

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              • #52
                Originally posted by skatz View Post



                Thanks for that, I had forgotten how great she is! Wonderful track (s).
                This is an alternative version of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Sam Brown, a fine and under-rated singer, well worth a listen

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GevZEm4nl8

                Marvellous, although the sound isn't brilliant (recorded from a TV show)

                Geoff
                Last edited by Geoff Millar; Yesterday, 04:47 AM.

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                • #53
                  Looks like I got in! Now I'll get to my thoughts....
                  Where did I put them again?
                  Wolf

                  EDIT: Still can't view page 1 at all. For those like me, I'll fix this and repost the OP here:
                  You can view it at Paul's profile page, which is where I snipped this from:

                  Sometimes I come across a song that--to me--is just perfect. I know it when I've found one, because I never get tired of hearing it.

                  To me, a "Perfect Song"
                  -The beat moves along just right
                  -The riff is amazing
                  -The melody is clever and catchy
                  -The performance is tight
                  -The arrangement hits all the right spots and never dwells in one place too long
                  -It ends in a perfect, concise way that just makes sense and ties the whole thing together, yet leaves me wanting to hear it one more time

                  So I would like to hear some examples of what you all consider "Perfect Songs." Obviously, tastes differ, so I expect to hear a variety of music. Like I said, I have plenty of my own, but I'm going to hold off for a bit because I don't want to sway the discussion at the outset. Provide YouTube links so we all can enjoy!
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                  • #55
                    Originally posted by mike s View Post
                    If you remembered Roberta Flack then you might also remember Mini Riperton's "loving you". It's not a favorite of mine, but she sure could hit the high notes.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0p...NEfydFQwoL5iLR
                    Not my favorite either, but you're right about her upper range. I do prefer the lower end though.

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                    • #56
                      Originally posted by Geoff Millar View Post

                      This is an alternative version of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Sam Brown, a fine and under-rated singer, well worth a listen

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GevZEm4nl8

                      Marvellous, although the sound isn't brilliant (recorded from a TV show)

                      Geoff
                      This too is an excellent track. I
                      It's too bad that modern artists so seldom seem to really sing. For years I didn't know that Lady Gaga could really sing until she did a TV commercial with Tony Bennet and actually used her voice. She can do it when she wants to.

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