Katie Puckrik’s Yacht Rock Odyssey

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Katie Puckrik's Yacht Rock Odyssey

That includes tracks by artists comparable to Michael McDonald, Toto, Common White Band, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Robert Palmer, and lots of extra, Katie Puckrik’s Yacht Rock Odyssey is an intensive journey into the epitome of cool sophistication.

A Yacht Rock Odyssey is a 72-track, 4CD and 24-track, 2LP set curated by TV and radio broadcaster and newspaper columnist Katie Puckrik, that includes songs from the affectionately wryly termed style “Yacht Rock”.

Katie, who definitely is aware of her method across the topic having offered the critically acclaimed BBC TV documentary I Can Go For That: The Easy World Of Yacht Rock, in addition to a sequence of Yacht Rock specials on BBC Radio 2, has cut up the 4 disc set into 4 separate musical voyages of discovery.

Watch her trailer beneath:

Polished To Perfection

The time period “Yacht Rock” conjures up the luxurious West Coast sound from about 1975 to 1985: escapist jazz-inflected mushy rock, burnished to a excessive sheen by session musicians and producers on the peak of their powers. As Katie has famous, Yacht’s laid-back sound and lovelorn lyrics have been the proper soundtrack for listeners in Seventies America attempting to tune out the battle in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal, together with financial upheavals.

Katie explains the place her love of Yacht Rock started: “After I was a child in suburban Virginia, Yacht Rock was the music that sailed out of girlfriends’ cassette gamers, older boys’ muscle automobiles, and grown-ups’ cocktail events. Encompassing lifers Michael McDonald, Toto and Common White Band in addition to toe-dippers like Carly Simon, Robert Palmer and the Pointer Sisters, Yacht’s frisson springs from its slick sound set in opposition to lyrics about aspiration and alienation, hedonism crossed with thwarted need. The blade may be easy, however that doesn’t imply it isn’t sharp.”

Katie Puckrik's Yacht Rock Odyssey
Restricted version 4CD set with a signed artwork print

Sonic Sophistication

She additionally factors out why the sound nonetheless resonates for music followers globally: “In our world of toxic political unrest, social turmoil and digital hectoring, it’s balm for the soul in an anxious age.” She continues, “Yacht Rock is at the moment having fun with reappraisal by a brand new era of music lovers pushed by the style’s sonic sophistication and nostalgia for a Miami Vice-tinted previous. However Yacht’s enchantment goes deeper than simply being catnip for crate diggers and magnificence junkies. The magic of Yacht Rock is that simply listening to it makes us really feel horny, blissful and wealthy.

“It seduces you with the promise that life might be breezy and blissful, stuffed with dancing and eternally golden sunsets and that every little thing’s going to be okay. And even when it isn’t, that’s positive, too. As a result of in Yacht’s world of grownup screwups, even melancholy has attract, so long as you’re sporting an orchid in your hair, or a louche linen blazer with the sleeves pushed proper up.”

Katie Puckrik's Yacht Rock Odyssey
Katie Puckrik’s A Yacht Rock Odyssey

‘A YACHT ROCK ODYSSEY’ 4CD SET

CD1 LUXURY YACHT
A few of the most beloved West Coast classics this aspect of Malibu.

1 Christopher Cross Journey Like The Wind (45 Model)
2 Starbuck Moonlight Feels Proper
3 George Benson Flip Your Love Round
4 Carly Simon You Belong To Me
5 Kenny Loggins This Is It
6 Raydio You Can’t Change That
7 Common White Band Whatcha Gonna Do for Me
8 Bobby Caldwell What You Received’t Do For Love
9 Boz Scaggs Lowdown (Single Model)
10 Robbie Dupree Steal Away
11 Al Jarreau Mornin’
12 Pablo Cruise What’cha Gonna Do?
13 Gino Vannelli Individuals Gotta Transfer
14 Ace How Lengthy
15 Stephen Bishop Save It For A Wet Day
16 The Pointer Sisters He’s So Shy
17 Steve Winwood Valerie (unique 1982 recording)
18 Participant Child Come Again
19 Chaka Khan Via The Fireplace (45 Model)
20 Toto Africa

CD2 SIRENS OF THE SEA
Feminine singer-songwriters and interpreters who broadened the palette of Yacht Rock.

 1 Olivia Newton-John Magic
2 Nicolette Larson Lotta Love
3 Laura Allan Opening Up To You
4 Carole Bayer Sager It’s The Falling In Love
5 Carly Simon It Retains You Runnin’
6 Curved Air Contact Of Tequila
7 Lauren Wooden Save The Man
8 Samantha Sang Emotion
9 Rajie Final Probability
10 Evie Sands Girl Of The Evening
11 Maria Muldaur Open Your Eyes
12 Holly Close to Again Off
13 Kiki Dee Love Is A Loopy Feeling
14 Akiko Yano Phone Line
15 Diane Inform Tes Yeux
16 Wendy Waldman Chilly Again On Me
17 Karla Bonoff Somebody To Lay Down Beside

CD3 DEEP DIVE
Shining a lightweight on uncommon Yacht treasures.

1 Maxus No one’s Enterprise
2 Toto Georgy Porgy
3 Common White Band Isn’t It Unusual
4 Greg Guidry Present Me Your Love
5 Dane Donahue Freedom
6 Randy Crawford That’s How Heartaches Are Made
7 Paul Anka Stroll A Tremendous Line
8 Robbie Dupree Brooklyn Women
9 Little Feat Crimson Streamliner
10 Robert Palmer Each Kinda Individuals
11 Larsen-Feiten Band Who’ll Be The Idiot Tonight
12 Lake Key To The Rhyme (Album Model)
13 Leo Sayer Simple To Love
14 Amy Holland How Do I Survive
15 Pages The Sailor’s Track
16 Airplay Nothin’ You Can Do About It
17 Invoice Champlin Keys To The Kingdom

CD4 NIGHT SAIL
A smoochy set to maintain you and the moon firm.

1 The Jones Women Nights Over Egypt
2 Michael McDonald I Maintain Forgettin’ (Each Time You’re Close to)
3 Grover Washington Jr. And Invoice Withers Simply The Two Of Us
4 Kenny Rankin Creepin’
5 Steve Winwood Maintain On
6 Chicago Wishing You Have been Right here
7 Lonette McKee Possibly There Are Causes
8 Ned Doheny Get It Up For Love
9 Loggins & Messina Transfer On
10 JD Souther Midnight Prowl
11 Michael Sembello Lay Again (Menage À Trois)
12 Robert Palmer Give Me An Inch
13 Kool & The Gang Too Sizzling
14 Pousette-Dart Band Winterness
15 Bernie Leadon Glass Off
16 Steve Miller Band Sacrifice
17 Christopher Cross Crusing

‘A YACHT ROCK ODYSSEY’ 2LP SET

LP1 SUNSHINE
West Coast sounds to make you’re feeling horny, blissful and wealthy.

SIDE A
1 Christopher Cross Journey Like The Wind (45 Model)
2 Common White Band Whatcha Gonna Do for Me
3 The Pointer Sisters He’s So Shy
4 Bobby Caldwell What You Received’t Do For Love
5 Maxus No one’s Enterprise
6 Lauren Wooden Save The Man

SIDE B
1 Toto Africa
2 Robbie Dupree Steal Away
3 George Benson Flip Your Love Round
4 Stephen Bishop Save It For A Wet Day
5 Carly Simon It Retains You Runnin’
6 Invoice Champlin Keys To The Kingdom

LP2 MOONLIGHT
A smoochy set to maintain you and the moon firm.

SIDE C
1 Michael Sembello Lay Again (Menage À Trois)
2 Maria Muldaur Open Your Eyes
3 Paul Anka Stroll A Tremendous Line
4 Little Feat Crimson Streamliner
5 Robert Palmer Give Me An Inch
6 Lonette McKee Possibly There Are Causes

SIDE D
1 Michael McDonald I Maintain Forgettin’ (Each Time You’re Close to)
2 Olivia Newton-John Magic
3 Diane Inform Tes Yeux
4 Kenny Rankin Creepin’
5 Pages The Sailor’s Track
6 Christopher Cross Crusing

Launched 30 August, Katie Puckrik Presents A Yacht Rock Odyssey is accessible for pre-order now.  Click on right here

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