Sunday, February 14, 2010

My "A Breath of Snow and Ashes Playlist"

 The "A Breath of Snow and Ashes" Playlist has begun...



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36 comments:

Micha said...

Winter Song by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkOKCWDJ4iA SOO good!!!

Purgatory Carol said...

Done. That is so pretty! Thanks!

JeDeCe said...

I Will Follow You by DCC? Awesome choice. I just love that song.

Purgatory Carol said...

That was Tracey's suggestion and thought it was great and added it. I love Death Cab for Cutie! They write so beautifully... it's like the seasons come alive in their music. You know how I love "Summer Skin". (I get that sick feeling like it's the night before the first day of school every time I hear it.) That's on my New Moon playlist on that "other blog". ;)

Jo M said...

LOVE "Winter Song"! Such a great choice!

Jennifer said...

Not sure which book this song would fit best into (maybe all of them so far) but I heard it on the radio the other day and immediately thought it was perfect for Jamie and Claire... "Only You Can Love Me This Way" by Keith Urban. I know country may not be your thing but they are in North Carolina now afterall.

http://www.keithurban.net/discography.html

Purgatory Carol said...

I like it Jennifer. I think the same way you do... some country stuff is OK in Drums, TFC and ABOSAA (maybe Echo - I'm not there yet!) I's also like to hear different versions of some of the songs I've added. Some are just OK by the artist but would be really good if redone by a member of the opposite sex - or acoustically - or by someone with a Scots accent. Lots of possibilities...

Tracey R. said...

I keep meaning to listen to some Aaron Copland (Appalachian Spring, for example), but his stuff tends more toward the broad, sweeping, western type stuff. Also, I TOTALLY need to investigate soundtracks of Ken Burns documentaries--I know it's totally the wrong time period, but anytime I hear ANYTHING from The Civil War, I think of the Ridge.

Purgatory Carol said...

(sucks in air) Ooooh Tracey - I like the way you're thinking! I'll do some research.

Roberta L. said...

YAY! I love your playlists Carol. I have them on my IPOD

Purgatory Carol said...

Thanks Roberta!! I love making them. Sometimes I'll be driving and hear a song and the whole scene will flash before my eyes. I am a little intense about my Outlander music, I'll admit. LOL!

lesley said...

hi carol
i was just checking out the playlist for d-i-a, and i found this version of "adigio" by linzi stoppard, see what you think? it might be too fast but it,s seriously cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxj0H8TnpaM

:-)

lesley said...

that would be even better if i spelled it right lol
"adagio for strings"
:-)

Purgatory Carol said...

Oooh Lesley you're right - that is a verra cool version!

nigheandubh said...

Love the play list, especially the Snow Patrol song.

I have DCC on my NM play list too. It is such an Edward song to me.

Tracey R. said...

^^^^^LOVE YOUR SCREENNAME!!^^^^^^

Purgatory Carol said...

Agreed on both counts. Wow I saw your screenname in my email (I get email whenever there are new comments on the blog... because I kept missing them) and got a little giddy. I was like "What?!?" and then realized it was an email from the blog.

nigheandubh said...

I'm usually hanging over at the Outlander Book Club and discovered your blog. It's lots of fun.

Sirena said...

I LOVE your outlander playlists! Great, great choices.
I'm sure you have a billion ideas already, but the song played at the end of the film The Young Victoria - Only You, by Sinead O'Connor ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q629eoZiW4 ) - instantly brought Outlander to mind. Maybe it was a little bit the lyrics, and a little bit the lilt to her voice. Can't wait to see the rest of the songs on your playlist! I think I'm at more or less the same place in ABOSAA.

Purgatory Carol said...

(More sucking in of air)Ooooh Sirena - I love Sinead O'Connor. I will go listen to that right now!

Sirena said...

It's such a good song! And very emotional after such a romantic movie. BTW i've been listening to the other playlists as I read A breath of snow and ashes (since the playlist is still a work in progress) and they even fit this book. (esp. voyager's, for some reason!)

nigheandubh said...

I love the Sinead O'Connor selection. I will add it to my play list. When I heard it, it made me weep as I thought of Claire saying the words to Jamie. Beautiful. Thanks for suggesting and posting it.

I also bought Run by Snow Patrol and added to my play list.

I love play lists. I have a few songs for OL. Here is a song that reminds me of the whole series. When I heard it I just imagined Claire falling through, meeting Jamie, Jamie, wanting to be unknown, reaching for her and promising adventures.

Everything's Magic by Angels &Airwaves Even the video reminds me of going through the stones. Here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE-8kqL-pNE

This is the same song without the background screams/noise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahcvFMUA49g&feature=related

Let me know what you think.

I hope you like it. I have more.

Purgatory Carol said...

Nigheandubh - Wow. Just... Wow. I listened to it.. and at first, I'll admit, I was a little "hmmm this might be a little too peppy for Outlander". Then I heard his voice and my ears perked up a little... and then I looked up the lyrics and wow - you are NOT KIDDING!!! It's like it's from both of their perspectives! It's like the first part is Claire... and the second is Jamie. Love it. I dig this band, too. I am a child of the 80s and they've got that 80s sound. Thanks for the tip - I'm going to listen to some more of their stuff.

PS - what would you think of this song being done acoustically?

Purgatory Carol said...

PS - Nigheandubh - it's not on Playlist.com. I hate when they don't have what I want. They don't have Peter Gabriel's version of "Don't Give Up" and it drives me nuts.

Nigheandubh said...

Don't Give Up is a great song.

I'm not sure about the acoustic for Everything's Magic. Why not? For me, it's a song that just whips all the adventures around. They're up, down; it's magic and I like that there is thunder,it's a gasp at every turn. It's crazy and wild and totally unexpected.
I feel that as a reader, I'm being pulled into the stones to experience the best and the fastest ride.
My playlist actually starts slow with the Royal Scot Dragoons playing the theme to the Last of the Mohicans and then it goes right into Everything's Magic. Then I followed it with So Contagious by Acceptance. I've created my list on iTunes.
My daughter introduced me to So Contagious and I loved it as soon as I heard it. It reminds me of Jamie falling in love at first sight and the embarrassment when Claire breaks down and he draws her to him...and...well, you know the rest. It's his pov, and I love his pov.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIii_QRoPo4

nigheandubh said...

Carol, another awesome pick. I've always loved this song but I hadn't thought of it for BOSnow. It really fits in perfectly.

nigheandubh said...

Just clarifying the above post. I'm referring to Shout.

Tracey R. said...

Nighteandubh: I'm giggling at your above post, thinking you want to add "Shout" and imagining Otis Day and the Nights playing a gig at the Gathering (LOOOOORRRRRRD the Gathering). LOL!

Tracey R. said...

Also have to give major props to a suggestion on Karen Henry's blog: True Companion" by Marc Cohn. This has gone in the "general" category of my own playlist, as it COMPLETELY describes J/C's relationship from the beginning to the present and really highlights how the relationship has grown and changed over the years.

Here's Karen's post on the song: http://outlandishobservations.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-favorite-outlander-song.html

Sirena said...

Oh LOVE True Companion! It's a little difficult for me right now not to assign any super romantic song to this series. I love NigheanDubh's recommendations too! Wish there were some kickass war drum songs for the scenes where Claire hears the drums in the distance. Thanks to this site, I've grown to really love Playlist.com and have been making my own, but sometimes it's really frustrating when they don't have a certain song! Sinead's Only You I understand since it's new and under the radar, but "Don't Give up"? Grr. I'll keep checking back in to the playlist you're making though :-) love the suggestions :-)

Tracey R. said...

Sirena: totally agree for the need of a kickass war drums song for the rescue. I was trying to come up with something contemporary that isn't necessarily taken from the Braveheart or Last of the Mohicans soundtrack....it's very 80s and contemporary pop, but what do you think of "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins? It certainly does have some kickass drumming, and the lyrics are very "Jamie is SOOO gonna kill you":

Well, if you told me you were drowning
I would not lend a hand
I've seen your face before my friend
But I don't know if you know who I am
Well, I was there and I saw what you did
I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off the grin, I know where you've been
It's all been a pack of lies...


I kinda likee....

Tracey R. said...

Another addition to the playlist (since you finally got around to blogging that you read about Ian and his story of the baby dying and the wolves): "For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her" by Simon and Garfunkel. This happened to pop up the other day on my shuffle, and I was like, hurray!!! An Ian song!!! I'm not a big fan of including songs THAT obvious/literal, but in this case (since we know what happened to Ian's baby but not to Emily) I think it really works.

lesley said...

hi ladies
what about this for a kickass war drums song for the rescue
it has one explicit lyric. and at one point it refers to son but it,s definately kickass and menacing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPgOnIDjuTc

:-)

lesley said...

forgot to say it.s called
"counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums" by a perfect circle.
the title kinda says it all don,t ye think ?
:-)

Purgatory Carol said...

Ho.Ly.Crap Lesley. That is REALLY good. Even just the beginning before the lyrics. Or they could play the lyrics very quietly while keeping the drums/music loud. VERRA LOUD. It really brings across the brutality of the scene. Thanks!

Purgatory Carol said...

oooh Lesley, I added a bodhran song, too... just for the beginning of the song where it's just bodhran... so Claire would hear that first.. and it would get louder and louder, the closer they got to her... and finally when they were right on top of the kidnappers it would switch to Counting Bodies Like Sheep. Man I would LOVE to see this scene come to life!!