Show 102: New Year’s special

New Year’s show 2019

Featuring songs by Prince, John Fahey, Alan Parsons Project, Ella Fitzgerald, Counting Crows, Dan Fogelberg, Billy Joel, The Beach Boys, Moody Blues, Beck, John Lennon, The Mavericks, Indigo Girls, and Carmen McRae. Plus excerpts from Mircea Eliade’s book, The Sacred and the Profane, on the religious significance of New Year’s rituals.


Prince, “1999”, 1999
John Fahey, “Auld Lang Syne,” The New Possibility: John Fahey’s Guitar Soli Christmas Album
Alan Parsons Project, “Time,” Turn of a Friendly Card, 1980
Ella Fitzgerald, “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”, The Many Moods of Christmas: Great Songs by Great Artists of Our Time, 1973
“A Long December,” Counting Crows, Recovering the Satellites
Dan Fogelberg, “Another Auld Lang Syne,” The Innocent Age
Billy Joel, “I’ve Loved These Days,” Turnstiles 1976
The Beach Boys, “Auld Lang Syne,” The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album
Moody Blues, “New Horizons,” Seventh Sojourn, 1972
Beck, “Cycle,” “Morning,” Morning Phase
Billy Joel, “Got To Begin Again,” Cold Spring Harbor
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, “Just Like Starting Over,” Double Fantasy, 1980
The Mavericks, “Brand New Day”, Brand New Day 2017
“Hammer and a Nail,” Indigo Girls, Nomads, Indians, Saints
Carmen McRae, “What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life?”, “The Great American Songbook*, 1972

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