I know the Nick Drake tune was technically not the 1970s but I had already fallen in love with it & put it in the mix before I realized that it was released in 1969. Oh well.
I went back and forth about using the Ralph Towner cut. It's a bit too pretty, almost new age-like, but I used to love that song. Along with Eberhard Weber, Towner's Icarus was my introduction into the wonderful world of ECM records back when I was in college. So I had to include it for nostalgia sake. I'm glad I did because it really is a beautiful tune.
I wasn't able to squeeze in all of the great suggestions from listeners so I'm definitely going to have to do a second mix with this theme. I really want to work that Kris Kristofferson tune into the next one. And I didn't get a chance to work in Josh's suggestions of electronic library music. I sought out the Monkman album & it's so cool, it just has to be included next time. Too many good tunes left on the cutting room floor! I better get started on the next mix.
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T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 Kraftwerk - Heimatklange
- 03:31 King Crimson - Peace a Theme
- 04:40 Nick Drake - Riverman
- 08:50 Cat Stevens - The Wind
- 10:22 Ralph Towner - Icarus
- 16:27 Nue! - Leb Wohl
- 24:50 Cluster - in ewigkeit
- 31:25 Miles Davis - Recollections
- 38:25 Kraftwerk - ananas symphonie
- 45:30 Brian Eno - Julie With
- 50:30 Eberhard Weber - Moana I
- 55:22 Genesis - Horizons
- 56:55 Loudon Wainwright III - Lullaby
- 59:45 Steve Tibbetts - The Secret
- 04:25 Heldon 2 - In the Wake of King Fripp
- 08:30 Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain
- 13:20 end