Gentle Heart

This is disc two of a 2009 two disc compilation of lovely, mostly indie, gentleness. I perceive this disc as coming from more of a folk tradition than the other disc, Gentle Hour, which feels like it has more pop roots. There’s a lot of beauty on these two discs.

Click the links below to stream the compilation; the songlist follows.

Part one (tracks 1-11):

Part two (tracks 12-22):

1. Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash “Girl from the North Country”
2. The Finches “June Carter Cash”
3. The Kings of Convenience “Homesick”
4. Annie Hayden “Starring in the Movies”
5. Bowerbirds “House Of Diamonds”
6. Phosphorescent “A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise”
7. Bon Iver “Lump Sum”
8. Grizzly Bear “About Face”
9. Lambchop “The New Cobweb Summer”
10. Sufjan Stevens “That Was The Worst Christmas Ever!”
11. Camera Obscura “Tougher Than The Rest”
12. Fruit Bats “The Earthquake of ’73”
13. Band of Horses “St. Augustine”
14. Bonnie “Prince” Billy “For Every Field There’s A Mole”
15. Iron & Wine “Faded From The Winter”
16. Jose Gonzalez “Abram”
17. Fleet Foxes “Blue Ridge Mountains”
18. Vetiver “Roll on Babe”
19. Laura Gibson “Hands In Pockets”
20. Shearwater “My Only Boy”
21. My Morning Jacket “Sooner”
22. Neil Halstead “A Gentle Heart”
December 2009

*Cover art by Rex Ray

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To give you a sense of the sound, here are a few “videos” with songs from the compilation:

“The New Cobweb Summer”:

“Hands in Pockets”:

“A Gentle Heart”:

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