Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Softcore 10- The Winter Vacation Mix

Here is another mix with roots (albeit less obvious than in previous mixes) in '70's and '80's American soft rock.
Here is the Mix:
Here is the the Playlist:
1. With My Eyes Open I'm Dreaming - Virginia Astley
2. Kites Are Fun - The Free Design (American group from the late '60's that married light harmonies and bubblegum pop with Left Banke-ish classical influences)
3. June Evenings - Air France
4. Nothing's Happening By the Sea - Chris Rea
5. Don't Wanna Know 'Bout Evil - Beth Orton (A cover of a great song by the late John Martyn)
6. Community Tour - The Sea and Cake
7. True Romance - Sentimental Scenery
8. Love You All - Luomo and Apparat (from Luomo's underappreciated 2008 album, Convivial)
9. You Rock Me - Larry Heard Presents Mr. White (I don't know much about this cut. I found it on an excellent Gilles Peterson compilation called Gilles Peterson in the House)
10. Innocent Reprise - A Mountain of One
11. We Just Disagree - Dave Mason (Classic soft rock from his 1977 album, Let It Flow)
12. These Days - Gregg Allman (This song was written by Jackson Browne when he was still a teenager (!) and was originally recorded by Nico on her album, Chelsea Girl. It has subsequently been recorded by many other artists - including Browne himself - but I've always felt that Allman's version is the most soulful.)
13. End in Flames - Strand of Oaks
14. There is a 14th song - but I'm not going to tell you what it is.

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