Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Suites for the Feasts of All Saints/All Souls

I have created pop music mixes for nearly every liturgical season. While I had intended to revise the one for All Saints/All Souls, I seem to have run out of time. No matter; as it stands, it’s one of my favorites. And maybe I’ll brush it up for 2011.

Yes, these recordings are under copyright, but the way I have mixed them into suites is original to me. If you hear something you like, please go buy it.

The six suites are called:

-          The Souls of the Saints
-          Denial
-          Anger
-          Bargaining
-          Depression
-          Acceptance

(Right-click each link to download the mp3.)

All told, it’s about two hours and twenty minutes of music. Enjoy this pop music festival of death and redemption.

Suite 1: The Souls of the Saints

Ya Kid K – Life
Yael Naim – New Soul
Simon & Garfunkel – Blessed
Sufjan Stevens – The Vivian Girls Are Visited in the Night by Saint Dargarius and His Squadron of Benevolent Butterflies
U2 & Green Day – The Saints Are Coming

XTC – In Loving Memory of a Name

Sarah McLachlan – Prayer of St. Francis

Suite 2: Denial
Tori Amos – Happy Phantom
They Might Be Giants – Turn Around
Radiohead – Airbag
Coldplay – 42
XTC – Dying
Howard Jones – Hunger for the Flesh
They Might Be Giants – Road Movie to Berlin

Suite 3: Anger
The Police – Spirits in the Material World
Modest Mouse – Ocean Breathes Salty
Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hell
XTC – No Language in Our Lungs
Metallica – Fade to Black
Queen – The Show Must Go On

Suite 4: Bargaining
Ralph Stanley – O Death
Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) the Reaper
They Might Be Giants – Dead
XTC – Rook
Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes
Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow You into the Dark

Suite 5: Depression
Bob Dylan – Knocking on Heaven’s Door
R.E.M. – Daysleeper
Toad the Wet Sprocket – Begin
Queen – Who Wants to Live Forever
XTC – The Last Balloon
Howard Jones – Elegy

Suite 6: Acceptance
Flaming Lips – Do You Realize?
Sufjan Stevens – We Won’t Need Legs to Stand
Seal – Prayer for the Dying
Semisonic – Closing Time
Pink Floyd – The Great Gig in the Sky
Byron Hawkins & J.L. Hosler – Crossing the Bar
Beatles – Let It Be

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