What is it you ask? Try picking your 10 favourite songs. A task set out by Alex Cavanaugh today. Well, it's Monday, so I figured I would give a go. I'm quite certain that when I'm done, I'll kick myself for missing one, or two, or...you get the idea. Here goes...
10. Lunatic Fringe ~ Red Rider ~ Neruda
Great song from a great album. Although, I prefer the live version on "The Symphony Sessions". One of those songs that is hard to forget.
9. Purple Rain ~ Prince and The Revolution ~ Purple Rain
Had to include this one simply for the album alone. It is definitely one of the best from back in the day.
8. Bad ~ U2 ~ The Unforgettable Fire
This is my favourite U2 song, and my favourite U2 album. If I were to make a list of the top 10 albums of all-time, I am quite certain this one would make it.
7. Time ~ Pink Floyd ~ Dark Side of the Moon
Simply a classic by Pink Floyd off yet another great album.
6. The Prodigal Son Suite ~ Keith Green ~ The Prodigal Son
Simply put, this is a perfectly written song. Keith Green was/is one of my favourite artists - Christian or otherwise. So much talent! Really wish he was still here, butI know he wouldn't want to come back!
5. More Than A Feeling ~ Boston ~ Boston
I know what you're thinking - "too predictable". But, here's the thing. I bought this album on vinyl three times because I literally played "through" it. So, for me, it needs to be included.
4. Keep It Dark ~ Genesis ~ Abacab
I owe my big brother, Troy, all the credit for this selection. He played it all the time growing up. This was my introduction to progressive rock. So, thanks Troy (insert, "I told you so" here)!
3. Subdivisions ~ Rush ~ Signals
This one was really hard for me because, I could easily pick 10 Rush songs to fill this list. And, Moving Pictures is my favourite Rush album!
2. Easter ~ Marillion ~ Seasons End
Easter on any given day can easily top this list. It is a stunning display of music genius by my favourite band. When Fish left, I was - like many I suspect - devastated, but when I heard "H" and this song in particular all was indeed well.
For the record - my fave song from the "Fish era" would be Incubus from Fugazi.
1. Endless Dream/Silent Spring/Talk ~ Yes ~ Talk
All I can say is you have to listen to it! (Why I can't buy this on iTunes is a daily source of anger for me - I need your prayers!)
No doubt that tomorrow this would change. For today, this is the best that I came up with.
Love in the Truth.