The Weekly Mixtape: 12/3/10

Written by Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape features contemplative tuneage from Paul Simon, Dion, Great Lake Swimmers, Elliott Smith, Okkervil River, Michael Hedges, and more.

If we only have love
Then tomorrow will dawn
And the days of our years
Will rise on that morn

Some contemplative tuneage, as the year nears its end.

Paul Simon – Peace Like a River, from Paul Simon (1972)
Ray LaMontagne – All the Wild Horses, from Trouble (2004)
Okkervil River – No Easy Way Down, from Daytrotter Session (2007)
Cowboy Junkies – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, from The Trinity Session (1988)
Elliott Smith – I Didn’t Understand, from XO (1998)
Great Lake Swimmers – Stealing Tomorrow, from Lost Channels (2009)
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Heart Like a Wheel, from Kate & Anna McGarrigle (1975)
Michael Hedges – Baal T’shuvah, from Oracle (1996)
Stan Getz and Kenny Barron – First Song (for Ruth), from People Time (1992)
The Avett Brothers – If It’s The Beaches, from The Gleam (2006)
Natalie Merchant – If No One Ever Marries Me, from Leave Your Sleep (2010)
Claire Hamill – Consummation, from One House Left Standing (1970)
Tim Buckley – Morning Glory, from Goodbye and Hello (1967)
Cat Stevens – Longer Boats, from Tea for the Tillerman (1970)
Dion – If We Only Have Love, from Sit Down Old Friend (1970)
Patty Griffin – Kite Song, from Impossible Dream (2004)
Innocence Mission – Shout for Joy, from My Room in the Trees (2010)