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01-21-2013 10:35 AM
Re: Favorite Cruising Music?

Try David Gilmour's (pink floyd) - "On an Island". Perfect music for evening/night time in the Caribbean.
01-20-2013 08:40 PM
Re: Favorite Cruising Music?

Originally Posted by johnnyquest37 View Post
I recently put together a youtube playlist of great sailing songs: Great Sailing Songs - YouTube

It's got most of the tunes mentioned in this thread plus many more.
GREAT playlist! Thanks a lot for putting it together!

Can we have more of those, please?
01-18-2013 05:41 PM
Re: Favorite Cruising Music?

I have a playlist that includes Reggae starts doing covers of Grateful Dead tunes that is very nice on the boat.


Henri DiKongue C'est la Vie

Lucky Dube (RIP)

Johnny Clegg/Juluka Scatterlings of Africa

In the evening

Roger Calloway Come to the Meadow CD

Anything by Charlie Haden, esp. Sophisticated Ladies

Eva Cassidy


S/V Raven
Cal 33 West River, MD
01-18-2013 05:09 PM
Re: Favorite Cruising Music?

I actually kind of enjoy night passages while I'm on shift and my husband is asleep, close up the companionway for a few minutes, and belt out some Florence and the Machine, 'Shake It Out'.
01-10-2013 01:17 PM
Re: Favorite Cruising Music?

Originally Posted by sailhog View Post
Anything with a nice, sweet, soft, melodious, effervescent yet delicate fart sound to it.
What ever happened to this lunatic?
You guys didn't scare him off did you?
Say something nasty about how he smells?
Make fun of his C-30?
Or how he almost got run over by a container ship?
Did the mod's finally have enough of his wackiness?

Hog, where are you?
05-15-2012 01:59 PM
Re: Favorite Cruising Music?

Hey you all don't forget Enya songs. To name just a couple, try Book of Days or Caribbean Blue. Nearly all of her songs are awesome to listen too while sailing. In fact I like her songs so much I thought about naming my next boat Enya
05-15-2012 01:06 PM
Re: Favorite Cruising Music?

I recently put together a youtube playlist of great sailing songs: Great Sailing Songs - YouTube

It's got most of the tunes mentioned in this thread plus many more.
05-15-2012 12:53 PM
Re: Favorite Cruising Music?

Eric Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops "Sailing" CD ~ Soft, relaxing, always makes me smile!
05-07-2012 07:49 PM
Re: Favorite Cruising Music?

I love all kinds of music too, from classical to blues to country, but don't listen to music while underway, for the reasons everyone else gave... but, sitting at anchor with a glass of wine, anything by Van Morrison does it... "Into the Mystic"... there are many references to sailing and the sea in his music. Poetry.
05-07-2012 07:02 PM
Re: Favorite Cruising Music?

It's interesting to discover what albums/playlists/mixes end up becoming favourites- Tunes that raely get played in the dirt home become boat favourites. Last season Sting's "Symphonicity" was in heavy rotation and this tune...

led to the purchase of the "Cold Mountain" sountrack, which became the go-to album for winds from 10-15 knots.
Over 15 knots the Big Fun mix comes out- Radar love, a crapload of AC/DC, Dropkick Murphys and of course the ultimate fun wind song, ZZTop's "La Grange."

Speaking of soundtracks, "50 First Dates" is a Saturday afternoon light wind, bob n bake, sailing with guests favourite.

Light wind night sailing- jan hammer's miami vice tracks ( "Evan", "Crockett's theme" etc.,)and early 80s pat metheny and just for fun, Felix Da Housecat's remix of Nina Simone's "Sinnerman"
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