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Some good travelling albums please?

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1. Posted by jlwebster (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Hey going travelling soon and need some advice music wise!
Just wondered what people are listening to and if there are any essential albums for travelling?

cheers

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Check this thead for some ideas:

Music

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

I think that's the wrong thread you're referring to there Isa; that one is about music players :) This one is about music for the road

One of my favourite albums for the road is the Greatest Hits of Fleetwood Mac. There's actually two albums, but I'm referring to the green one from FM's later years (stuff like Rhiannon, Dreams, Don't Stop etc.). It's especially great for driving!

At the moment it's Sam Cooke's best of that I'm listening to and I reckon that's pretty good for travelling too, but not the best type of travel music.

Mimosa by Fun Loving Criminals ranks pretty highly as a favourite for travelling though!

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Sam I Am

......One of my favourite albums for the road is the Greatest Hits of Fleetwood Mac. There's actually two albums, but I'm referring to the green one from FM's later years (stuff like Rhiannon, Dreams, Don't Stop etc.). It's especially great for driving....

That's quite coincidental.

On a whim, I bought that album in 1989 the day before I headed off to Europe for my first big trip without my parents. I was no great Fleetwood Mac fan, I simply bought the album because one or two songs looked familiar.

Anyway I started listening to it on the plane, and I was captivated by each song. Just as one fantastic song would finish and I thought that the next one wouldn't be so good, another song would begin which would equal the quality of the previous song.

I must have listened to that album a couple of times each day on that trip, and even to this day I'll put it on once a week or thereabouts.

It became my all time favourite album on that trip, and remains so to this day.

"There’s nobody in the future
So baby let me hand you my love
There’s no step for you to dance to
So slip your hand inside of my glove"

Hold Me - My wedding song, 18 January 1997

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Sam I Am

I think that's the wrong thread you're referring to there Isa; that one is about music players :) This one is about music for the road

I knew the music thread was somewhere... Thanks for the correction, Sam!!!! It's hard to shift the brain into full gear again after it's been set on idle for a couple of weeks.

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Kind of same story here James. I had never really been a big fan until I heard Dreams in someones car and I bought that CD on a whim. It's a great CD and there's so many classics on it; it's insane!

7. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

well I guess its personal choice but I usually whip up my own compilations of my favourite songs....I remember on one occassion me and my mate Katie agreed she would bring the mini walkman cd player with some little tiny speakers and I would bring the cds...in a last minute panic I only grabbed one cd as I was running to the airport...we had to survive 3 months on the same auful cd!!!So since then Ive always made up my own cds that i can slip into my backpack!!!Another thing I do is take a couple of blank tapes with me...I was working in New York for 3 months at the start of my RTW trip and I used to listen to the same radio station everyday so I recorded my songs that summed up my time over there and then by the time I came home I had little tapes full of memorable songs from Japan, Thailand etc....and whenever im feeling nostalgic I put them on!

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Sam I Am

One of my favourite albums for the road is the Greatest Hits of Fleetwood Mac.

Ooo! I'm still kicking myself for not picking that up during the Christmas sale at HMV. But I did buy The Legend of Johnny Cash, which is absolutely wonderful. The soundtrack to Magnolia and the Postal Service are two of my favourite travel albums, and I adore the soundtrack to Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?. Nothing like some bluegrass to make you want to get up and sing - no matter how badly.

9. Posted by Maktub (Budding Member 49 posts) 10y

Either of the Kings of Leon albums....or both preferably
and SnowPatrol...Final Straw
Manu Chau too.....

10. Posted by patience (Full Member 118 posts) 10y

The self titled album of...

'THE STONE ROSES'

It doesn't get much better than that.