OK, not so original, but I can't find this done before (I did a search). You know the deal; you're off to a desert island, never to return. You can take 5 recordings with you, what are they going to be? With reasons, if you can be bothered! Here's mine... The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses - the soundtrack to my teenage years. Awesome The Who: Live at Leeds - simply the best live album ever made. I will brook no argument about this! Black Dyke: The Complete Champions - still my favourite band CD after 2 decades. Arguably the best Dyke line-up ever, with Parkes at the height of his powers. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro recorded by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, because I've listened to it hundreds of times and still hear something new in it every time. Mahler: Symphony No.3 - any decent recording, because it says just about everything there is to say about life in 90 minutes of earth-shattering music. Any more?