I visited my favorite local record store recently, and stopped by the "freebie box" outside the door on my way in. I didn't find any vinyl I wanted, but there was a CD of the Jurassic Park soundtrack. I was only mildly interested - and never would have purchased it - but, what the heck, free stuff, right?
I was a fan of the movie when I was a kid, and remember liking the score. When I got home and played it, I was really impressed. It was recorded quite well, and the cello and French horn in the theme sounded excellent. I never would have sought out this album, and probably would not have paid money for it. I would have missed out on a cool musical experience, though.
So, theme thread:
Have you ever had a great musical experience from an unexpected or random source? Discuss.