Music For Listeners 11/29/2014
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD compilation 'Anthology'.
2) Charlie Parr-"Manifold" From the brand new compilation album 'While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records'.
3) Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds-"In the Heat Of the Moment" From the brand new digital single for "In the Heat Of the Moment".
4) Johnny Marr-"Easy Money" From the brand new album 'Playland'.
5) Scissors for Lefty-"Puzzle Pieces" From the brand new album 'Bangs and Lashes'.
6) Parquet Courts-"Everyday It Starts" From the brand new album 'Content Nausea'.
7) Cheatahs-"Controller" From the forthcoming EP 'Sunne'.
8) Be Forest-"Hanged Man" From the digital single for "Hanged Man".
9) Violet Woods-"Over the Ground" From the brand new album 'Violet Woods'.
10) Virginia Wing-"Meshes" From the brand new album 'Measures Of Joy'.
11) Sheer Mag-"What You Want" From the vinyl 7" EP 'Sheer Mag'.
12) Laurel Canyons-"Cry Hard, Cry Fast" From the brand new digital EP 'Now We're Rebuilding'.
13) Menace Beach-"Come On Give Up" From the brand new digital single for "Come on Give Up".
14) The Wharves-"Renew" From the brand new album 'At Bay'.
15) We Were Promised Jetpacks-"Peaks and Troughs" From the brand new album 'Unravelling'.
16) The Voyeurs-"Pete the Pugilist" From the brand new album 'Rhubarb Rhubarb'.
17) Bastille-"The Driver" From the brand new digital single for "The Driver".
18) Songhoy Blues-"Al Hassidi Terei" From the forthcoming digital single for "Al Hassidi Terei".
19) Organized Scum-"Who's the Prick" From the brand new album 'Kind of Wild'.
20) Nat Johnson-"March, March" From the brand new album 'Neighbour of the Year'.
21) Sophie Jamieson-"Take" From the brand new digital single for "Take".
22) Christof-"Empty Handed" From the forthcoming EP 'Empty Handed'.
23) Bear's Den-"The Love We Stole" From the album 'Islands'.
24) The Good Graces-"Cold in California" From the brand new album 'Close to the Sun'.
25) The Wedding Present-"Drive (Live Acoustic Hove Session)" From the limited vinyl 7" 'Hove Sessions EP 2'.
26) The Wedding Present-"Jet Girl (Live Acoustic Hove Session)" From the limited vinyl 7" 'Hove Sessions EP 2'.
27) Pink Floyd-"Sum" From the brand new album 'The Endless River'.
28) Pink Floyd-"Skins" From the brand new album 'The Endless River'.
29) Pink Floyd-"Unsung" From the brand new album 'The Endless River'.
30) Pink Floyd-"Anisina" From the brand new album 'The Endless River'.
31) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Ryuichi Sakamoto-'Motion Picture Soundtrack to "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence"' (Vinyl Version)
Now considered by many to be an Ambient masterpiece. I first listened to this album over 20 years ago when my friend Ross first played it for me, and I was instanly drawn in to it. I had other friends that also enjoyed the soundtrack, so it kept coming up over the years. I finally did see parts of the movie on TV one night, and found it to be quite depressing. About a month ago, I stumbled upon a vinyl copy of the album, and was reminded of its beauty. I think it's interesting that David Bowie stars in the film, but isn't on the soundtrack; which has to be an obvious conscious decision by either Bowie himself, Sakamoto, or the director Nagisa Oshima. One thing I forgot to mention during the broadcast is the wonderful vocal performance of "Forbidden Colours" by David Sylvian. I've always really dug his voice, and it takes the original theme of the movie to an even higher level. "My love wears forbidden colours" - Michael MFL
32) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.