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Relaxing "feel good" music

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Bardolph, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Bardolph


    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I'm trying to make some CDs of relaxing music that is good to listen to when you're just wanting to sit in bed with some headphones and loosen up. So far I have:
    where the streets have no name - U2
    don't dream it's over- Crowded House
    mad world- Gary Jules
    clocks- Coldplay
    on the 4th of july- James Taylor
    cliffs of dover- Eric Johnson
    letter from home- Pat Metheny

    I would love more ideas.
  2. Van Morrison..........never go wrong with him

    Jim Croce
    Something/Anything era Todd Rundgren
    Crosby Stills & Nash
    Joni Mitchell
  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I'll add to your PMS soundtrack.

    -Anything by Sade and Bill Withers.
    -Moonlight Sonata
    -Concerto de Aranjuez
    -In a Silent Way - Miles Davis
    -Any ambient techno would probably fit the bill
    -Jack Johnson is pretty mellow.
    -I could relax to the Red Sparrow album, but I'm not sure if others could.

    Failing that, Kenny G can ruffle my feathers all day long. Hello pentatonic sax.
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    For some reason, I immediately thought of "Help Me".

    One tune that used to always relax me & actually get me feeling somewhat positive was Al Jarreau's "Morning". Nice bass work by Abe Laboriel, too.
  5. On the way to work today I was thinking about how happy and mellow Jack Johnson's music is when "Good People" was on the radio.
  6. Basshole

    Basshole Banned

    Jan 28, 2005
    Jellyfish always makes me smile. It's not super-soothing, put you to sleep music...just "feel good" music that lifts your mood, and makes you smile.
  7. Mr.Phil


    Apr 9, 2005
    Upstate NY
    Almost anything by Phish is relaxing and fun to listen to...
  8. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    Anything by The Rippingtons.
  9. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    St Germain
  10. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Ben Strange sent me this piece not too long ago called 'moonchild's dream' It's incredible.

    Also I listen to a lot of steve reich when I'm doing the headphones bed-vege thing.

    Additionally I love all manner of downtempo/trip-hop type electronic music, in particular the latest I've heard that I really dug was 'peace orchestra'

    On top of that, my friend's band www.unitedbysound.net make some really good chill out music. Check 'em out!
  11. Oh yeah and the song Fluff off of Sabbath Bloody Sabbath .
  12. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Not overly soothing: But Sly and The Family Stone's greatest hits always makes me happy. I always think: Meh, I don't really like this album. But when I do, I get like this: :) and sometimes this :hyper: so yeah... not overly mellow.
  13. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Any "smooth jazz" will do. Spyro Gyra, Yellowjackets, Joe Sample, etc. Basically weather channel background music. :)
  14. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    When I want to listen to relaxing stuff, I usually put on Sigur Rós, Esthero,Nightmares on Wax, Röyksopp and stuff like that.
  15. timo


    May 31, 2005
    Halifax, UK
    Jamiroquai - Return of the Space Cowboy and Emergency on Planet Earth work for me. Also things like the Very Best of Yes and Dark Side of the Moon
  16. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
  17. SicGroove


    Feb 23, 2012
    Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath its pretty chilled and relaxing to listen to
  18. vlado


    Mar 14, 2006
    Buje, Croatia
    Nick Drake
    The Cake
    Neil Young
    Any mento music that can be found
  19. RedMoses


    Jul 4, 2012
    Check out some Bossa

    This Entire album is great: Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd


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