Voices from a Photograph – Mood music for gloomy days

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Voices from a Photograph

Mood music for gloomy days

Apr 5th 2007 by Christopher

Compilation Here it is, my latest compilation – Voices from a Photograph. I have been working on this compilation for quite some time, almost a year in the making. It took a long time to find songs that fitted both the mood and title of it. The theme for the compilation is mood music for rainy Sundays – meaning melancholic, dreamy vocal pop mixed with instrumental music and songs from movies from the late 1960s to the mid 1970s. I am pretty sure you will recognize some of them – especially if you are a movie buff. The compilation clocks in at about 60 minutes worth of dreams. Enjoy, and please give me feedback if you ( continue reading... )

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