Christmas Friday Random 10

Time to get seasonal on the Friday Random 10.  The first Christmas tracks to pop off the external HD:

  1. “Good King Wenceslas” – Canadian Brass, The Christmas Album
  2. “Snowman’s Land” – Keith Emerson, The Christmas Album
  3. “Last Time by Moonlight” – Enya, And Winter Came
  4. “Farandole” – The Salvation Army Brass, Christmas in Brass 2009 1
  5. “Break Forth, O Beauteous Heav’nly Light” – Glad, An Acapella Christmas
  6. “White Christmas” – The Manhattan Transfer, An Acapella Christmas
  7. “O Come All Ye Faithful” – Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Jingle All the Way
  8. “Forest of Fire” – Jon Anderson, 3 Ships
  9. “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” – Mannheim Steamroller, A Fresh Aire Christmas 2
  10. “The First Noel” – Tom Stacy, A nu-view Christmas

The list finished up strong, with my favorite seasonal hymn, and then my favorite Christmas track that I own.  The new age toodling of Tom Stacy on English Horn is beautiful background listening to get yourself into a Christmas mood.

1 One of the sound guys at church is active in the Salvation Army, and has given the brass ensemble members a copy of the Christmas in Brass CD for the last 3-4 years. You’re a good guy, Dan.

2 In college back in the early ’80s, we used to listen to Fresh Aire, long before the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas phenomenon.  American Grammaphone is one of the best things to come out of Omaha.

5 responses to “Christmas Friday Random 10

  1. 3 Ships – for sure. I picked up a Japanese import CD of this in an Asheville, NC thrift store. I love it.

  2. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Savior” Californication
    Coldplay – “Death And All His Friends” Viva La Vida
    Thievery Corporation – “Lebanese Blonde” Garden State Soundtrack
    John Mayer – “The Heart of Life” Continuum
    Shinedown – “45” Leave A Whisper
    Wilco – “I Got You (At The End Of The Century)” Being There
    Lupe Fiasco – “Gold Watch” The Cool
    Filligar – “No I Won’t”
    Wilco – “Either Way” Sky Blue Sky
    Wilco – “Monday” Being There

  3. Double ablum from me this week. 20 Random songs from my computer:
    1. Modest Mouse – Lonesome Crowded West: “Heart Cooks Brain”
    2. Barenaked Ladies – Stunt: “It’s All Been Done”
    3. Hoobastank – The Reason: “The Reason”
    4. O.A.R. – Any Time Now: “Black Rock”
    5. Fall Out Boy – Take This to Your Grave: “Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy”
    6. Guster – Parachute: “Window”
    7. The Smashing Pumpkins – Greatest Hits: “Disarm”
    8. Tim McGraw – Live Like You Were Dying: “Back When”
    9. AC/DC – Back In Black: “Back In Black”
    10. The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness: “Thirty-Three”
    11. Desoto Jones – Deep Elm Sampler No. 8 “Bonfire of Trust”: “Giant Magnets”
    12. Boys Night Out – Boys Night Out: “Up with Me”
    13. The Hold Steady – Live @ Virgin FreeFest: “Stay Positive”
    14. The Early November – The Room’s Too Cold: “Fluxy”
    15. Finch – What It Is To Burn: “Project Mayhem”
    16. U2 – The Best of 1990-2000: “Discotheque”
    17. The Beatles – 1: “Day Tripper”
    18. Modest Mouse – Lonesome Crowded West: “Styrofoam Boots/It’s All Nice on Ice, Alright”
    19. Jet – Get Born: “Come Around Again”
    20. A Static Lullaby – …And Don’t Forget to Breathe: “Charred Fields of Snow”

  4. 1. Wanted Man — Johnny Cash
    2. Not Cool — The dB’s
    3. They’ll Never Take Your Love From Me — Hank Williams
    4. In the Flesh? — Luther Wright and the Wrongs
    5. Liar’s Tale — Guided By Voices
    6. This is the One — Stone Roses
    7. Billy Bug — U-Joint
    8. Good Sculpture — The Rezillos
    9. The Big Foist — Minutement
    10. Possession — Elvis Costello

    Bonus: Ordinary People — Neil Young

  5. My 10 aren’t quite as seasonal…

    * Matt Haimovitz – Sonata for Violoncello Solo Part One (Ligeti) – Goulash!
    * Nine Inch Nails – Letting You – The Slip
    * Nirvana – In Bloom – Nevermind
    * Nirvana – Scentless Apprentice – With the Lights Out
    * Dredg – The Ornament – Live at the Fillmore
    * Tool – Hooker with a Penis – Aenima
    * Wendy Sutter – Tissue No. 7 (Glass) – Songs and Poems for Solo ‘Cello
    * Pink Floyd – In the Flesh – The Wall
    * Stabbing Westward – Save Yourself – Darkest Days
    * Jimi Hendrix Experience – Highway Chile – Are You Experienced?

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