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Old 04-27-2003, 10:54 PM   #16
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There are ever so many. Here are a few off the top of my head:

Vangelis - "Chariots of Fire Theme"
Sigur Ros - "() #1"
Clinic - "Distortions"

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INXS "Never Tear Us Apart"
Madonna "X-Static Process"
The Beatles "Blackbird"
Guns 'n Roses "Patience"
Poison "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
The Eagles "Best of My Love"
Don Henley "Heart of the Matter"

Totally second "Fade Into You" and "Songbird."

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Old 04-27-2003, 11:39 PM   #18
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pearl jam's "black" moves me like no other song can.
it is so dark, and so beautiful.
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Old 04-27-2003, 11:53 PM   #19
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pearl jam--off he goes

(black is awesome too)
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Old 04-28-2003, 05:34 AM   #20
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I have an official Pearl Jam bootleg from Columbus (I think) and there's a kickin' version of Black on there. I'm not too huge a fan of guitar solos that go on and on, but the jam at the end is amazing.

Pearl Jam - Crazy Mary sounds beautiful, even though I think the lyrics are of fairly dark material.
Ash have some songs that can be classified as 'sweet' (the free all angels stuff, especially) although i'm not sure about 'beautiful'.
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Old 04-28-2003, 07:17 AM   #21
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For “Beautiful” songs - currently I would pick 3 songs from Daniel Lanois new album Shine:

1.) The first track I Love You is a duet with Emmylou Harris (more of a backing vocals part). An excellent song with the typical and famous Lanois “sound” (rich and lush atmosphere). Absolutely gorgeous.


2.) The Canadian release of Shine has a bonus track called Red. It is a beautiful song and I would place it among the very best songs on Shine. It is a quiet song with acoustic guitar and piano and it has a sunny summer day kind of feel. Red creates an atmosphere and a picture of two lovers laying on the grass under a willow tree near a river. My Canadian version does not list Red on the back of the CD cover but Red is listed on the CD itself as track 14. You can listen to it here:


3.) The second track is Falling At Your Feet is a duet with Bono. It has always struck me as having a Simon & Garfunkel type of feel. The version on Million Dollar Hotel Soundtrack is 4:54 whereas this version is 3:41. At present I prefer MDH version.
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Old 04-28-2003, 02:52 PM   #22
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Beautiful Day--Three Colours Red
Clocks--Coldplay (or pretty much all of AROBTTH)
Black--Pearl Jam
Love Is Blindness, the opening of Streets--U2
How to Disappear Completely--Radiohead
Wonderland--Angie Aparo
If You Tolerate This, You're Children Will Be Next--Manic Street Preachers
Burger Queen--Placebo
Fast Car--Tracy Chapman
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R.E.M. - at my most beautiful
The Beach Boys - all I wanna do, our sweet love, god only knows
U2 - promenade
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Old 04-28-2003, 03:57 PM   #24
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I would say
Amazing it seems - Granada
Bloodless - Tom Mcrae
La Cienega just Smiled - Ryan Adams
Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
Feelings i thought you shared - Embrace
Goodbye - Tracy Chapman
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Gold in Them Hills - Ron Sexxmith and Chris Martin

I was just listening to Fast Car Yesterday - that song is great
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Originally posted by hippy
My Sweet Lord - George Harrison (The sheer joy in his voice in this song just makes me love everything!)

Within You Without You - The Beatles (Melody, music, words... practically perfect in every way)

Beautiful Day - U2 (No question in my mind, this is one of the greatest songs ever written, imo)

April Come She Will - Simon and Garfunkel

And yeah... like a hundred more...
I love Beautiful Day too.
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I can't believe "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton wasn't mentioned yet....Well now it is
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Originally posted by paxetaurora
"Tonight and the Rest of My Life," Nina Gordon
I love that song.

Agree with the mention of "Stay" by U2, would also throw "Heartland" and "40" in there as well.

Other songs:

"In Your Eyes"-Peter Gabriel
"Nights In White Satin"-Moody Blues (DEFINITELY consider this song beautiful)
"Unchained Melody"-Righteous Brothers
"A Whiter Shade Of Pale"-Procol Harum (the music in the song is lovely)

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Old 04-28-2003, 08:13 PM   #29
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it's funny cause i always thought of it as knights in white satin without ever having consciously heard the song. how silly.

i will add
Air – Ce Matin La
Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
Lamb – Gorecki
Lou Reed – Perfect Day
Peter Gabriel – Blood of Eden
REM – I’ve Been High, Find the River
Sigur Ros – Staralfur
Travis - Driftwood
Vangelis – Hymn, Monastery of La Rabida
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Old 04-28-2003, 09:39 PM   #30
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u2 - running to stand still, slug (up there with one of my favorite songs of all time), mofo, love is blindness, the wanderer, stay, 40, trying to throw your arms around the world, all i want is you.

i could go on for a while with that there band...

radiohead - sail to the moon, true love waits, how to disappear completely, exit music, like spinning plates, street spirit, airbag

sigur and ros - svefn, olsen, pop song, nothing song, luft, aegius, von

sparklehorse - its a wonderful life

future sound of london - meadows, papua new guinea

beck - lost cause, guess im doin fine

dandy warhols - godless (the beginning of this song coupled with the horn section is pure bliss).

verve - the drugs dont work, history

smashing pumpkins - thirty three, perfect, 17

wilco - i am trying to break your heart

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