Monday Mixtape #7 – Winterlong

Here’s a soundtrack for the coming months, as the days grow shorter, and the wind gets colder.

Track 01: “Hazy Shade of Winter” – The Bangles
Less Than Zero soundtrack, 1987
look around, leaves are brown
and the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Track 02: “California Dreaming” – Mamas and the Papas
If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, 1965
all the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey
I’ve been for a walk, on a winter’s day

Track 03: “Raining in Baltimore” – Counting Crows
August and Everything After, 1993
I guess it’s time to put the top down
I need a phone call, I need a raincoat

Track 04: “It’s Raining” – Irma Thomas
Wish Someone Would Care, 1964
but I guess I’ll have to accept the fact that you’re not here
I wish the rain would hurry up and end, my dear

Track 05: “Winter Winds” – Mumford & Sons
Sigh No More, 2009
as the winter winds litter London with lonely hearts
oh the warmth in your eyes swept me into your arms

Track 06: “Winterlong” – Pixies
The Bridge: A Tribute to Neil Young , 1989
I waited for you, winterlong
you seemed to be where I belong

Track 07: “White Winter Hymnal” – Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes, 2008
and Michael you would fall
and turn the white snow red as strawberries in the summertime

I was tempted to include Garbage’s “Only Happy When it Rains”, and either the Manic Street Preachers or Biffy Clyro’s cover of “Umbrella”, but they didn’t quite suit the sombre mood of the mix. Feel free to add them if you’d like.


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