Gentle on my Mind - Various (2CD)

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Taking its name from the Glen Campbell classic, Gentle On My Mind is a double
disc filled with no less than 39 hits and memories, all with a laid-back and
liberatingly introspective slant.

But what makes this definitive compilation truly collectable is its carefully considered
selection of tracks. Songs known and loved across generations - that’s the prerequisite for
each and every one. Don McLean’s “Vincent” opens, and helps set the mood in fine style,
before the title track makes way for Juice Newton’s “Angel Of The Morning”, Bill Withers’
evergreen “Ain’t No Sunshine” and Roxy Music’s “Avalon”.

Suitably chilled and comfortable, the balance of the first part of two plays host to Al
Stewart’s “Year Of The Cat”, Spandau Ballet (“True”), Robert Palmer (“She Makes My
Day”) and Randy Crawford’s “Almaz”, before winding down with Dean Martin’s “That’s
Amore” and Nat King Cole’s “Let There Be Love”.
Downtime is critical, whether you recharge a little while driving, and using the time to take
in great music, or if you gift yourself couch time with your surround-sound focused on
unpacking nothing but calm, Gentle On My Mind is the means to a brilliantly thoughtful
end.

Disc two ramps up the chill factor with Diana Krall playing out the Gershwin standard
“S’Wonderful”. Norah Jones confirms the down-tempo focus with her chart-eclipsing
“Come Away With Me”, Jamie Cullum plays through “In The Wee Small Hours Of Morning”
and Katie Melua delivers “The Closest Thing To Crazy” – all with repeat-play, pitch-perfect
virtuosity.

It’s been a while since we last heard Joshua Kadison’s “Jessie”, Wilson Philips “Release
Me”, Richard Marx’ “Right Here Waiting” and Duran Duran’s rendition of Lou Reed’s
immortal “Perfect Day”, and now you can rekindle the love of each, on demand, right here.
Add Black’s “Wonderful Life”, Texas’ “Say What You Want”, Tony Childs’ 1988 definitive
pop masterpiece “Stop Your Fussin’”, Sinéad O’Connor’s “Secret Love” all help wrap up
this middle-of-the-road must-have before Stacey Kent’s “Landslide” and Albert de Wet’s
“Beautiful Woman” count as just some of a very impressive whole.

Regardless of your age, or musical penchant, Gentle Of My Mind is all about rekindling
the greatest hits that are still making new fans each time they’re played. Regardless which
generation’s your, each and every track included here knows no boundaries, only hits and
complementary memories in the making.

CD1:

1. Don Mclean – Vincent
2. Glen Campbell – Gentle On My Mind
3. Juice Newton – Angel Of The Morning
4. Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
5. Roxy Music – Avalon
6. Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat
7. Anne Murray – You Needed Me
8. Kenny Rogers – We’ve Got Tonight (With Sheena Easton)
9. Gerry Rafferty – Right Down The Line
10. Bryan Ferry – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
11. Maxi Priest – Wild World
12. Spandau Ballet – True
13. Michael Bolton – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
14. Joe Cocker – Don’t You Love Me Anymore
15. Robert Palmer – She Makes My Day
16. Freiheit – Keeping The Dream Alive
17. Randy Crawford – Almaz
18. Shirley Bassey – If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
19. Dean Martin – That’s Amore
20. Nat King Cole – Let There Be Love

CD2:

1. Diana Krall – S’wonderful
2. Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
3. Jamie Cullum – In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
4. Katie Melua – The Closest Thing To Crazy
5. Joshua Kadison – Jessie
6. Julian Lennon – Too Late For Goodbyes
7. Wilson Phillips – Release Me
8. Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
9. Duran Duran – Perfect Day
10. Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite
11. The Beautiful South – Everybody’s Talkin’
12. Black – Wonderful Life
13. Level 42 – Leaving Me Now
14. Joan Armatrading – More Than One Kind Of Love
15. Texas – Say What You Want
16. Toni Childs – Stop Your Fussin’
17. Sinéad O’ Connor – Secret Love
18. Stacey Kent – Landslide
19. Albert De Wet – Beautiful Woman
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