Various Artists – Songs From A Distant Earth

Something a little bit different here and a compilation I put together that is named after a book by Arthur C Clark (with an extra ‘A’ added, because it sounded better to me that way). The book actually has nothing to do with music, but I always liked the title and fancied making a chill out playlist that would share the title. This was inspired by a CD an old flat of mine had. The Ministry of Sound and their ‘The Chill Out Sessions 2” which came out in 2001. I have not been one for these mix CDs as normally I like to hear the songs start and finish without another song coming in over the top. Well, this changed with this compilation. 

I have taken some of the mixes that were made for the ‘Chill Out Session’ CD and made my own by adding songs of a similar nature to the playlist. Not only did I take some songs from there, but from a few other Chill Out CDs I had in the collection. These included number of tunes from the ‘Late Night Session’ series. Anyway, it is time to sit back, relax and float downstream. That could make a good lyric for someone. 

Disc 1

  1. Music For The Funeral Of Queen Mary – Wendy Carlos
  2. Here With Me – Dido
  3. Since I Left You – The Avalanches
  4. Daydream In Blue – I Monster
  5. Bentley’s Gonna Sort You Out – Bentley Rhythm Ace
  6. Giving Up – Hairy Diamond
  7. Worth It – Skinny
  8. So Easy – Röyksopp
  9. Drifting Away – Faithless
  10. Erase/Rewind – The Cardigans
  11. Kelly Watch The Stars – Air
  12. My Friend – Groove Armada
  13. Sweet Harmony – The Beloved
  14. American Dream – Jakarta
  15. Slip Into Something More Comfortable – Kninobe
  16. Give It Away – Zero 7
  17. Because (Vocal Only Mix) – The Beatles
  18. Utopia (Genetically Enriched) – Goldfrapp
  19. Fear & Love – Morcheeba
  20. Les Fleur – 4Hero

Disc 2

  1. Another Green World – Eno
  2. Connjur – School In Seven Bells
  3. Woman – Karen O
  4. I Won’t Hurt You – Anja Garbarek
  5. La Fille De La Ligne 15 – The Limiñanas
  6. Eple – Röyksopp
  7. Keep Asking – Vangelia
  8. Love Song – Olivia Newton-John
  9. Orleans – David Crosby
  10. Everloving – Moby
  11. Breathe – Open Door
  12. At The River (Q Magazine Edit) – Groove Armada
  13. Game Love – Gulp
  14. Some Men – Darkel
  15. 4:33 – Nils Frahm
  16. Missing Photos – Last Days
  17. Pyramid Song – Radiohead
  18. In The Waiting Line – Zero 7
  19. Should I Stay – Gabrielle
  20. Passing Through – Rare Bird
  21. Invisible – Grouper
  22. Shine – Slowdrive
  23. Wind Drive (Alternate Tag Section) – The Beach Boys

The cover is taken from the Twitter account, Images That Could Be Album Covers (@ImagesAlbum).

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