From time to time, I think about what music I would bring to a desert island. These are the only albums I would have until I heard the harps of Heaven—or whatever sounds they make in the other place.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles. This album has greats like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "A Day in the Life," "When I'm Sixty Four," and "Lovely Rita."

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. This entire album is great and should be listened to in its entirety when possible. Some of the best tracks are too long for radio and might be new to you such as "Jungleland" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out."

Turnstiles by Billy Joel. This one album contains some of Billy Joel's best songs. Classics like "Say Goodbye to Hollywood," "New York State of Mind," and "I've Loved These Days" are all here. Joel sang "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" at the concert in New York immediately after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and that song is the final track on this album.

An Afternoon in the Garden by Elvis Presley. This album was recorded live in 1972 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It contains the classic songs that made Elvis the King, and it has tremendous energy running through all of the tracks.



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