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Mixtape – Spring is in the Air

by Paul Traunero March 18, 2014
Mixtape – Spring is in the Air

With spring fast approaching, The Concordian compiled a mixtape that reflects our love-hate relationship with the season. Countless love songs have been written about the springtime, but spring can also be a time for heartbreak and transition.

As we impatiently watch the months of heavy snow slowly melt away, we also see all that discarded trash begin to surface. As we stop to smell the flowers, we can’t help but get a whiff of unpleasantness; it’s this duality of the season that has inspired artists and musicians alike for years.

So clutch your lover tight and bask in the optimism of Side A: “Love in Springtime” and when things aren’t looking so rosy, flip to Side B: “Spring Heartbreak,” for the sludgy remains of a long winter.

 

Side A: “Love in Springtime”

1. “White Winter Hymnal” – Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

2. “Love is A Place” – Metric – Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?

3. “Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles – Abbey Road

4. “April In Paris” – Thad Jones – The Magnificent Thad Jones

5. “Exercises In Free Love” – Montserrat Caballé – Barcelona

6. “Looks Just Like The Sun” – Broken Social Scene -You Forgot It in People

7. “Scenic World” – Beirut – Lon Gisland

8. “Time of the Season” – The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle

9. “Taste Of The Sun” – Meat Puppets – No Joke!

10. “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” – Simon and Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme 

Side B: “Spring Heartbreak”

1. “Another Spring” – Nina Simone – Nina Simone and Piano

2. “Piledriver Waltz” – Alex Turner – Submarine EP

3. “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” – Ella Fitzgerald – Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

4. “Walk in the Park” – Beach House – Teen Dream

5. “Stormy Weather” – Billie Holiday – An Evening with Billie Holiday

6. “Spring Song” – Mose Allison – Back Country Suite

 

7. “Ain’t No Sunshine” – Bill Withers – Just as I Am

8. “Spring Is Here” – Chet Baker – Deep in a Dream

9. “Rainy Weather Blues” – Bessie Smith –The Complete Columbia Recordings

10. “The Park” – Feist – The Reminder

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