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Instrumental Friday Random 10

Rest your voices, it’s Instrumental Music this Friday…

  1. Pennants” – Steve Howe, The Steve Howe Album
  2. Die Bunge” – Cluster & Eno, Cluster & Eno
  3. “Ice Dance” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
  4. “Flasher” – Rick Wakeman, Rhapsodies
  5. The Spider” – Kansas, Point of Know Return
  6. “Presto Vivace” – UK, Night After Night
  7. “An End to History” – Synergy, Audion
  8. “L’Arc en Ciel” – Alan Parsons, A Valid Path
  9. Movements II” – Vangelis, El Greco
  10. Forest” – Rubaja & Hernandez, High Plateaux

Have a great weekend!

A Year 2000 Friday Random 10

On a whim, I set WMP to randomly play only songs from the year 2000; let’s see how this filter works out:

  1. “2116” – Planet X, Universe
  2. “Voodoodoodoo” – Ensemble Studios, Age of Empires Compilation soundtrack
  3. “Green Destiny (Love Theme)” – Tan Dun, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack
  4. Power of Denial” – Thomas Newman, American Beauty soundtrack
  5. Tierra Verde” – Jeff Lorber, The Definitive Collection
  6. “Headloss” – Caravan, Where But For Caravan Would I?*
  7. “Gibraltar” – Geoffrey Downes, The World Service
  8. “Seeing Her Again” – Roger Eno, The Long Walk
  9. Quiet Theme (End Titles)” – Richard Marvin, U-571 soundtrack
  10. Loser” – 3 Doors Down, The Better Life

*okay, this track is from 1974, but the compilation is from 2000

Well, not bad — even some good soundtrack action. TGIF, everyone!

Friday Random 10

Another Friday, another ten random tracks, this time straight off the external HD:

  1. “Hearing Aid” – They Might Be Giants, Flood
  2. “The Demon Power II” – Joe Hisaishi, Princess Mononoke soundtrack
  3. “Cairo” – Geoff Downes, The World Service
  4. “Farewell” – Tan Dun, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack
  5. “Like Everyone She Knows” – James Taylor, New Moon Shine
  6. “Plurnstyle”, Ozric Tentacles, Become the Other
  7. “Temperament of Mind” – The Strawbs, Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios
  8. “The Calling” – Ira Stein & Russel Walder, Transit
  9. “Lucky Sevens” – The Push Stars, Paint the Town
  10. “Zawinul/Lava” – Brian Eno, Another Green World

Enjoy your weekend!

An Empty Nest Random Friday 10

The first “empty nest” Friday requires a special soundtrack — let’s see what ten comes up on the shuffle first:

  1. delaysWanderlust” – Delays, Faded Seaside Glamour
  2. “The Storyteller” – Wakeman with Wakeman, Tapestries
  3. “Redrap” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
  4. “Gills” – James Newton Howard, Waterworld soundtrack
  5. “Fantasia” – Klaus Doldinger & Giorgio Moroder, The Never Ending Story soundtrack
  6. “Earth Dance” – Brand X, Masques
  7. I Robot” – Alan Parsons Project, I Robot
  8. “Blurry” – Puddle of Mudd, ACE COMBAT 5: The Unsung War soundtrack
  9. “Sever” – Porcupine Tree, Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1994-1997
  10. “Masked Ball” – Jocelyn Pook, Eyes Wide Shut soundtrack

What a super list:  several soundtrack numbers, one of the greatest instrumental tracks (#7)…TGIF!

1987 Flashback Friday Random 10

The year was 1987 — the Twins won their first World Series, I was in my 3rd year of working for Hughes Aircraft Company, and I was dating Mo.  This Friday’s random 10 were all released in 1987:

  1. icehouse“Girl in the Moon” – Icehouse, Man of Colours
  2. “Oro Blanco (White Gold) – Rubaja & Hernandez, High Plateaux
  3. “Curryclub” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
  4. “Distant Village” (Michael Brook) – Various Artists, Angels in the Architecture
  5. “Airy Area” – Ozric Tentacles, There is Nothing
  6. “Jethro” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
  7. Spirit of Summer” – Deodato, Prelude
  8. “Kleine Blume Irgendwo” (Hans-Joachim Roedelius) – Various Artists, Angels in the Architecture
  9. Too Late” – Alan Parsons Project, Gaudi
  10. Midnight Blue” – Lou Gramm, Ready or Not

Geoff Downes’ The Light Program has to be my favorite instrumental keyboard CD; found it used at a shop on Ventura Boulevard.  I am still noticing new layers of sound on some of the tracks that I hadn’t noticed on previous listenings.

Friday Random 10 – Early AM Edition

Woke up at 5:15 this morning, and although I couldn’t get back to sleep for those final 45 minutes of shut-eye, I did enjoy listening to a pair of owls on the top of the house across the street discuss all the rain we’ve been having lately…

  1. neglectedThe Love Affair [Final Version]” – Roger Eno, “Music of Neglected English Composers
  2. “This Time the Dream’s on Me” – Harold Arlen, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil soundtrack
  3. “Quebec” – Geoff Downes, “World Service
  4. “A Cry for Everyone” – Gentle Giant, “Octopus
  5. “Lost and Found” – Roger Eno, “The Night Garden
  6. “Go Forward” – Lisa Gerrard, “Whale Rider soundtrack
  7. Tales of a Damson Knight” – National Health, “Complete
  8. “Leonard and Natalie” – David Julyan, “Memento soundtrack
  9. Livin’ for You” – Boston, “Greatest Hits
  10. “Go” – Asia, “Astra

No bonus this week; Roger Eno got enough airplay this time around.