Eyes & Ears – Christmas 2015 Session

Welcome to the last session of Eyes & Ears of the year 2015! I hope you’re enjoying the end of the year and this Christmas as much as we do here. This year is a bit special: it’s our baby’s first Christmas: As you can imagine, we are thrilled to live these moments together!

For this session we will start with an all-time classic: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ; Saint-Exupéry‘s most famous work is actually not a book about his adventures as a pilot but a tale – both for children and grown-ups. A good friend offered a reprint from the first edition (the classic of the classics) and the whole family will (re)read it.

There are songs and anthems that are so famous they have been covered and played in a probably twenty different ways. Since this is Christmas time we could use some of these covers. But not to worry, I won’t go overboard with this idea. Let’s start with one of these famous anthems, and a beautiful one, “Auld Lang Syne”. Despite my unreasonable love of bagpipes, I will not air any of these versions today. Rather, here’s a quite recent cover by Lord Huron, a quite decent rock and folk cover:

After this cover, let’s listen to an original track from Richard Bass’s trance collection, Green & Yellow:

Following up is one of his other original version, “heavenly”:

In this session I would like to introduce the audience of this blog to someone who’s really coming up more and more in the trance and chill-out community, the Washington DC based DJ Orsa. Orsa has produced both incredible trance tracks and bootlegs, and one of my favorite tracks is “It’s always been you”. The following are four different mixes of this release including the original one and the four of them are just amazing:

Let’s come back to the covers for one track. Imagine the classic “the First Noël” covered by Toby Mac and Owl City. Imagine this has actually been produced a few years ago!

Last but not least a classic of its own kind I find quite appropriate for this time of the year: Adios Ayer “Goodbye tomorrow” (original mix) by José Padilla. Enjoy the last days of 2015!



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