Gentle Hour

This is disc one of a 2009 two disc compilation of lovely, mostly indie, gentleness. I perceive this disc as coming from more of a pop tradition than the other disc, Gentle Heart, which feels like it has more folk 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 1-12):

Part two (tracks 13-23):

1. Harpers Bizarre “Witchi Tai To”
2. Taken By Trees “Greyest Love Of All”
3. The Sea and Cake “Try Nothing”
4. Katerine “Syracuse”
5. The Hollies “Butterfly”
6. The Chills “I Soar”
7. Andrew Bird “Scythian Empires”
8. Spacemen 3 “Come Down Softly To My Soul”
9. The Free Design “If I Were a Carpenter”
10. Pastels/Tenniscoats “Hikoki”
11. Juana Molina “El Cristal”
12. The Cinematic Orchestra “To Build A Home”
13. Midlake “We Gathered in Spring”
14. Nick Drake “Northern Sky”
15. Vashti Bunyan “Timothy Grub”
16. Yonlu “Little Kids”
17. Throw Me The Statue “Conquering Kids”
18. Children’s Hour “Mary”
19. Jason Collett “No Redemption Song”
20. David Kilgour “Too Long From Me”
21. Big Star “Blue Moon”
22. Simon And Garfunkel “The Only Living Boy In New York”
23. Yo La Tengo “Gentle Hour”
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:

“Witchi Tai To”:

“Timothy Grub”:

“Gentle Hour”:


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