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A Royal Wedding Friday Random 10

In honor of the Royal Wedding, an All-Brit random list today.

  1. Time and a Word” – Yes, Time and a Word
  2. “A Moment Lost” – Enya, Amarantine
  3. The Domes of G’bal” – Ozric Tentacles, Live at the Pongmaster’s Ball
  4. “How the Years Turn” – Roger Eno, Music of Neglected English Composers
  5. “Johnny on the Monorail” – The Buggles, The Age of Plastic
  6. Black Cat” – Gentle Giant, Acquiring the Taste
  7. “Blown by the Wind” – Alan Parsons, On Air
  8. Nine Cats” – Porcupine Tree, Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1991-1997
  9. “Message in a Bottle” – The Police, Every Breath You Take: The Singles
  10. “Clarinet Concerto, Op. 31” – Gerald Finzi, Clarinet Concerti

Here’s to the happy couple!  Yeah, whatever.

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.

Friday Random 10

Friday.  Music.  Random.  Ten.

  1. ammonia-avenueDon’t Answer Me” – Alan Parsons Project, “Ammonia Avenue
  2. “Circe” – Ira Stein & Russel Walder, “Transit
  3. Midnight Blue” – Lou Gramm, “Ready or Not
  4. One of These Days” – Pink Floyd, “Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd
  5. Summer” – Joe Hisaishi, “Kikujiro soundtrack
  6. “Trains and Winter Rains” – Enya, “And Winter Came
  7. “Warriors [remixed excerpts]” – Synergy, “The Jupiter Menace
  8. “Going for the One [instrumental bonus track]” – Yes, “Going for the One
  9. Chameleon” – Herbie Hancock, “Head Hunters
  10. Ancestors” – Lisa Gerrard, “Whale Rider soundtrack

 
Bonus track: “Shangri-La” – ELO, “A New World Record