Most hauntingly beautiful song ever?

Most hauntingly beautiful song ever?

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alfa pint

3,856 posts

175 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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I can't do the youtube thing at work either - I look forward to seeing your choices at home later.

Try 'I ain't scared of lightning' by Tom McRae. Short, simple and beautifully to the point. Shivers down the spine stuff.

rhinochopig

17,932 posts

162 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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To add a few that haven't been posted yet

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home - a simply beautiful song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhHKfSFGdUI

And by CO again - As The Stars Fall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYD_IeUAeNc

God Speed You Black Emperor - Dead Flag Blues (It takes a while to get started) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS2BrxcWWZA

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QCCz4mtd0E

M83 - You Appearing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQVeRFwljlU



imranali

5,155 posts

157 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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gary jules - mad world

grumbledoak

28,505 posts

197 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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Your Song.

The Elton John version. Ellie Goulding's version is on the radio right now. And I can see why she had to fk every music journalist in the country.

UnluckyTimmeh

3,084 posts

177 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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Skinny Love - Bon Iver

alfa pint

3,856 posts

175 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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UnluckyTimmeh said:
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Oooo, good call!

odyssey2200

18,650 posts

173 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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I find that some Movie soundtracks use some beautiful music

Hans Zimmer - Chevaliers de Sangreal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5FyRZbqfeM

Now We Are Free
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHAvjaHtlMA

Evey Reborn (takes a while)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38O4rHD_PQs

Man On Fire end Theme
Lisa Gerrard - Man on fire End theme





rhinochopig

17,932 posts

162 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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Another entry is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfi1UQ_PKQI&fea...

Popularised by the xbox game Gears of Ware 2. DeVotchKa - How It Ends

chris watton

Original Poster:

22,288 posts

224 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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The real Apache said:
Sprouts said:
that's not Cocteau Twins, it's This Mortal Coil.
yup, one of my faves of all time,
Yep, from this album;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Itll-End-In-Tears/dp/B001M...

I used to have the 7" in the 80's, I took the bus to Birmingham to get it, after listening to it on the John Peel show a few nights before.

odyssey2200

18,650 posts

173 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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Add

FC Kahuna Hayling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j17e082fJgI&fea...

LISA GERRARD - Aria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfNamZmzPc0&fea...


Surely a winner

Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRMz8fKkG2g&fea...

Brings a tear to the eye! cry
getmecoat

Edited by odyssey2200 on Thursday 9th December 11:39

The real Apache

39,730 posts

248 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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someone lay these down and bung it on the net or summat

onomatopoeia

3,466 posts

181 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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Gaspode said:
Can't get to YouTube at work, but if no-one has mentioned "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" by Sandy Denny/Fairport Convention then you really need to check it out.
I was going to suggest Take away the load by Sandy Denny, and her interpretation of Bruton Town

also

This woman's work - Kate Bush
Dimming of the day - Richard & Linda Thompson

UnluckyTimmeh

3,084 posts

177 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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alfa pint said:
UnluckyTimmeh said:
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Oooo, good call!
bowtie

mickle

17 posts

152 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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I have a few:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3smd5Ni3C0g Arrival of the birds- Cinematic Orchestra.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW2R2zAVGVY- Kissing- Bliss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rkgm1yGgbM&fea... Nights in white satin- The moody Blues.

All beautiful and calming in their own right.


NAS

2,458 posts

195 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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Tori Amos - Winter is a good one

But my favourite has to be this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o22eIJDtKho

Johnny Cash with Hurt. Shivers, every time.

Fred Leicester

404 posts

127 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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ratbane said:
garyhun said:
ratbane said:
That is awesome!
Shivers up the back I reckon. Awesome performance.
Absolute winner.

poo at Paul's

10,579 posts

139 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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EvoSlayer said:
You're all wrong... Roberta Flack, The First Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JWAmF-Z4r4
My choice when I saw the title. Just the best version. You can hear her opening her opening her mouth to sing...!
Amazing, brings hairs up on the back of my neck when I hear it.

Elysium

10,230 posts

151 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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The First Time Ever I saw Your Face - But try the Johnny Cash version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdSIlVZhsDw


Edited by Elysium on Thursday 9th December 22:53

Gretchen

17,450 posts

180 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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The real Apache said:
Sprouts said:
that's not Cocteau Twins, it's This Mortal Coil.
yup, one of my faves of all time
First track I thought of on seeing thread title. Have this (& their other stuff) on vinyl 12", with that spooky house on the cover. Can't listen to it without crying. 

Along with Lamb - Gabriel I sob everytime I hear this. Is my youngest sons name too and he really is so angelic. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32Cj5eUmK1M&fea...

And Sia - Breathe Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSPAargq4LI&fea...

Also used in the final closing scenes of Six Feet Under. 

And many classical pieces too. Other than Barber as mentioned already, I had a musician friend help me create a music box for Johnny with Debussey - Clare De Lune
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlvUepMa31o&fea...

And Carl Orff - Musica Poetica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGJb2Q14z4g&fea...

Not only because of the xylophone but also the link to the Starkweather/Fugate killings portrayed in the film Badlands. 

All of these, without fail, make me cry. My son has just told me to 'Stop Mum. Just turn it off' and passed me a tissue.

And then those eerie scores from the Konami games including Akira Yamaoka - Music Box (featured in Silent Hill 2 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY5YRDUxa4s&fea...



 

zetec

4,137 posts

215 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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E31Shrew said:
My winner yes

Original video,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5LJWG-sQys&fea...

Edited by zetec on Friday 10th December 00:02