Echoes Playlist

Week of 12/25-29/00

Following is a listing of the musical selections airing on Echoes for December 25-29, 2000.  The dates on the playlists are the dates the programs are distributed to stations.  Please check the program ID number to verify the program if your station broadcasts the program on a different day than it is distributed.

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Monday December 25, 2000

The perfect music for digesting that Christmas dinner. We'll hear evocative and inventive renditions of Christmas favorites from artists who are staples of the Echoes soundscape, including R. Carlos Nakai, Jonn Serrie and music from the Windham Hill seasonal collections.

Tuesday December 26, 2000
Richard Leo Johnson turned a few heads, and knocked a few others off with his album, FINGERTIP SHIP, early last year.  Now he's returned with a follow-up album that continues his quirky relationship with the acoustic guitar.  Language is full of twisted impressionism and odd angels, as Johnson orchestrates a finger ballet on his double-necked acoustic 6&12 String Guitar.  He's still playing fast, but he slows down long enough to talk about his new journey into the fretboard and beyond.

Wednesday December 27, 2000
When we visited Norway in 1996, we traveled across the fiords to talk with
Erik Wollo. This electronic composer has been recording since the early
1980s, playing in groups like Celeste with Oystein Sevag and Bendik
Hofseth. His 1998 album Guitar Nova has just been released in the U.S. for
the first time. We'll take you into his Wintergarden Studio to hear some
samples of his music  and talk about the impact of his Northern home on his

Thursday December 28, 2000
Pianist Patrick Leonard has written hits for Madonna, including "Like A Prayer" and "Frozen" and produced albums for her and Jewel. But on his own, he creates an Americana chamber music heard on his debut album, RIVERS (Unitone).  RIVERS is a musical diary of a fly-fishing expedition in Wyoming and Montana. We talk with Patrick Leonard about his pianistic portraits and his intersection with high pop.

Sunday December 31, 2000
Each New Year, ECHOES revs up the Beats-Per-Minute and kicks out the jams for a New Year's Eve Techno-Tribal celebration.   Drawing from the same well-springs of the usual ECHOES soundscape, ECHOES forms a seamless path into the new year, with music that dances in your head.   John Diliberto matches beats and mixes atmospheres, riding the pulse of some of the newest ambient and techno-tribal music, creating the ultimate New Years Eve chill- out room.

New Year's Eve Playlist

*denotes compilation

ID#00-J07-00256 Monday December 25 2000 (Echoes Program 52F)

An Echoes Christmas

  First Half Hour
Tino Izzo The Little Drummer Boy Christmas  
William Ellwood Return of the Magi Narada Christmas Collection*  
Enya Slient Night Silent Night E.P.  
John Doan The Infant King Wrapped in White  
Ron Clearfield Christmas Lullaby Tidings of Joy*  
Laurel MacDonald Brightest and Best Stars and Elements (unreleased) 
Lisa Lynne Home Celtic Christmas III*  

  Second Half Hour
Caroline Peyton The Christ Child's Lullaby Celtic Christmas Spirit  
Angels of Venice Waltz of the Snow Faeries Echoes LRC Vol 3*  
George Winston What are the Signs A Winter Solstice Reunion*  
Teja Bell Silent Night The New Spirit of Christmas  
Paddy Glackin & Michael O’Domhnaill The Green Fields of Amerikay Celtic Christmas: Peace on Earth*  
Love Spirals Downward Welcome Christmas Excelsis: A Dark Noel*  

  Third Half Hour
Janis Ian Winter Fire Simple Gifts*  
Peter Buffet We Three Kings Star of Wonder  
R. Carlos Nakai/William Eaton What Child is This Winter Dreams  
Area O Come Emmanuel Excelsis: A Dark Noel*  
Stevan Pasero Arabian Dance A New World Christmas  
Ralf Illenberger From Heaven Above Christmas Collection Vol. 2*  

  Fourth Half Hour
Tim Farrell The Gift The Gifts of the Season  (unreleased)
Jeff Johnson/Brian Dunning We Follow a Star Celtic Christmas*  
Noirin Ni Riain Christmas Day is Come The Darkest Midnight
Jonn Serrie It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Upon a Midnight Clear  
Loreena McKennitt Coventry Carol/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen A WinterGarden

ID#00-J07-00257 Tuesday, December 26, 2000 (Echoes Program 44G)

  First Half Hour
Dagda Dawn at Druid's Cove Underworld
Nakai/Eaton/Clipman/Nawang Dream Catcher In a Distant Place
J. Arif Verner Through the Timeless Through the Timeless
Arto Tuncboyaciyan Broken Arm Every Day is a New Life
Deuter Horizon Sun Spirit

  Second Half Hour
Harida Luna de Santiago The Gift
Thomas Newman Erin Brockovich Suite Erin Brockovich
Sam Cardon Zion at Twilight Earth Cinema
Patrick O'Hearn Devil's Lake Indigo
Martin Tillman Odessa Eastern Twin

  Third Half Hour
Richard Leo Johnson Sketches of Miles Language
Michael Stearns Spanish Twilight Floating Whispers  
Hans Zimmer Journey to the Line Thin Red Line
Enya Only Time A Day Without Rain
Richard Burmer The Art of Spirit Bending On the Third Extreme  

  Fourth Half Hour

 Richard Leo Johnson  Event Horizon  Language  
Jesse Cook Incantation Free Fall
Robert Rich Coils Seven Veils
Afro Celt Sound System Amber Release

ID#00-J07-00258 Wednesday December 27 2000 (Echoes Program 42J)

  First Half Hour
Erik Wollo Rainbows Guitar Nova
Jesse Cook Incantation Free Fall
Omar Faruk Tekbilek Song of the Pharoahs Dance into Eternity
Arc Octane Radio Sputnik   

  Second Half Hour

Feature: Erik Wollo
Erik Wollo Road Guitar Nova
Preston Reed What You Don't See Handwritten Notes
Stephan Micus Gates of Fire The Garden of Mirrors
Roedelius Blueblut Rodeliusweg

  Third Half Hour 
Axiom of Choice A Walk by the Lake Niya Yesh
Tingstad & Rumbel Zelda's Dance Paradise
Carl Weingarten Come With Me Blue Faith
Richard Leo Johnson Sketches of Miles Language
Tangerine Dream The Golden Heart The 7 Letters from Tibet
Jeff Johnson/Brian Dunning Vows Byzantium

  Fourth Half Hour
Bill Douglas Farther than the Stars Eternity's Sunrise
Nacho Sotomayor Prayer La Roca vol 2
Aoife ni Fhearraigh Seacht Suailci Na Maighdine Muire Trance Planet volume 5*
Nodens Ictus Atavista Spacelines  
Al Petteway/Amy White Gratitude Gratitude
Yashu Questions of the Heart Oasis

ID#00-J07-00259 Thursday, December 28, 2000 (Echoes Program 52I)

  First Half Hour
Celtic Requiem Caoineadh Na Mara/Amen Celtic Requiem  
Ron Boots Giants of Once Before Close But Not Touching   
Samsara’s Edge Mind Meld Samsara’s Edge  
Glen Velez Lunar Tides Breathing Rhythms  

  Second Half Hour
Ron Clearfield Baqti Time on Earth  
Gjallarhorn Suvetar (Goddess of Spring) Sjofn  
Shapeshifters Lotus Shapeshifters  
Rob Wasserman Ipanema Space Island  
Moby Whispering Wind Earthdance 2000  

  Third Half Hour
Patrick Leonard The Lamar Valley Rivers  
Zero One Search Prototype 2  
Sorma Bagus Flier Mirage of the East  
Preston Reed Crossing the River Handwritten Notes  
Joannie Madden The Mountain of Women Song of the Irish Whistle  

  Fourth Half Hour

Patrick Leonard Floating with Amos Rivers  
Eric Tingstad/Nancy Rumbel Sailing Paradise  
Maire Brennan Perfect Time Perfect Time  
Erik Wollo Rainbows Guitar Nova  

ID#00-J07-00260 Friday, December 29, 2000 (Echoes Program 42I)

  First Half Hour
Gary Stroutsos Hidatsa Contest Song Echoes LRC Vol. 5*
Preston Reed Crossing Open Water Handwritten Notes
Tangerine Dream The Orange Breath The 7 Letters from Tibet
Carl Weingarten Blue Faith Blue Faith
Tunde Jegede Song of the Waterfall Trance Planet Vol.5*

  Second Half Hour
Al Petteway / Amy White Ghost on a Carousel Gratitude
Stephen Graziano / Nick Glennie Smith Prelude: The Song of the Pooka Highlander Endgame
John Serrie Tingri Maiden Century Seasons
Kate Price Kate Counts Eight The Isle of Dreaming
Saul Stokes Cloud Shaping Outfolding

  Third Half Hour

 An Ancient Echo featuring Bruce BecVar's "Forever Blue Sky"
Bruce BecVar Forever Blue Sky Forever Blue Sky (out of print)
Bruce BecVar New Frontiers Forever Blue Sky (out of print)
Dougie MacLean Mr and Mrs MacLean Of Snaigow Perthshire Amber
Martin Tillman Ceremony Eastern Twin
The Mermen Heart Beatitude The Amazing California Health and Happiness Road Show
Bruce BecVar The Sands of Time Forever Blue Sky (out of print)

  Fourth Half Hour
Bruce BecVar Steady Motion Forever Blue Sky (out of print)
Takashi Kohgo Tsubo Dance Sky Dancing*   
Patrick O'Hearn Bach Cello Suite #1 A Different Prelude*
Bruce BecVar Waves Forever Blue Sky (out of print)
Barry Phillips Inis Oirr Cello
Bruce BecVar Chrysalis Forever Blue Sky (out of print)


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