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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 110 | Sailing Ahead...

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

Worldwide FM broadcast the 110th episode of Balearic Breakfast on October 18th 2022.

 

About this episode. – We all knew we were reaching a changing point in our musical travel. With WorldwideFM taking a break, we didn't know what was lying ahead of us. Still, together, there was a lot we could do, and we were all aware of that. So, it is with a lot of Positivity, mixed with a light sadness, that we gathered together for that beautiful 110th episode of Balearic Breakfast, all sails out!

I mean, look at the track's titles, listen to the lyrics, pay attention to Colleen's mixing... The speed is absolutely perfect here; the Aura of that show is one for the record, with songs like "Keep in the Family", "Keep the Fire Burning", "Love is on your mind", and even "Feel it"! The message is plain to see... The Balearic Breakfast ship was not ready to end its travelling...


Listen back to the 110th episode of Balearic Breakfast:

The penultimate Balearic Breakfast on Worldwide FM is now up on Worldwide FM and my Mixcloud. Next week is the last show on WWFM but we're keeping the femily together. From the 8th November you can join me every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon GMT for Balearic Breakfast on my Mixcloud Live and Twitch TV and I also have set a Discord Commmunity server so we can stay in touch. All links are in the linktree in my bio.
Today's show has a lot of uplifting energy with your requests and tributes to some legends who have passed: José Padilla, Patrick Cowley and David Mancuso plus music from Ray Mang, Tigerbalm, Lucinda Chua, Calm Music, Hell yeah, Photek, Celestial Being, Citizens of the Worlds Choir, London Contemporary Voices and more... Enjoy!
Colleen, 19th oct. 2022, Instagram

 

PLAYLIST


Lucinda Chua – Whatever it Takes

José Padilla – Bosaxi

Sounds of Blackness – Optimistic

Calm – Feel It

Tigerbalm ft Joy Tyson – Kete (Mang Dynasty Remix)

Jhalib – Mysteries of the East

Blue Nile – Tinseltown in the Rain

Deodato – Keep It In the Family

Patrick Cowley – Sea Hunt

Mission Control – Outta Limits

Street Corner Symphony – Street Corner Symphony

Photek – Mine To Give (David Morales Happy Mix)

Celestial Being – Raise the Vibration

Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning

Gladys Knight and The Pips – Love Is Always on Your Mind

Charles Earland – Drifting

Odyssey – Hang Together

 

DETAILED PLAYLIST


Broken dreams, fear, somewhere. The show opener, Lucinda Chua – Whatever it Takes [2019-Bandcamp], taken from Lucinda's "Antidotes 1 EP", is not your ordinary calm track. It is indeed a somewhat inquisitory song, searching for answers. "Chua’s intonation gives her storytelling an air of inquiry, as if her voice were debris in a narrative storm. “You better have bore a son,” she mutters in the opening line, not as a threat but with remorse. Plot points remain just out of frame: a family split, a voyage undertaken, oppressors at home and afar, and the mysterious “witches in exile.” Elusive and timeless, it sounds like the husk of an old folk song, barely recalled by the last woman alive". Not a stranger to finding a way at crosspoints, Lucinda Chua proves here once again that sometimes, asking questions is not all about finding answers but, on the contrary, your own voice. It is in this unknown, quite uncertain, yet promising voyage that we are immediately and musically thrown into with "Whatever it takes". What a clever way to start Balearic Breakfast's penultimate show on Worldwide FM, ain't it?... As often, the following song, José Padilla – Bosaxi [2001-Discogs], seamlessly fits into the previous one, allowing the listener to ease into the show. With its rather sad lyrics, this love song is one of aching. For those of you interested in finding out more about José Padilla, please listen to Balearic Breakfast's 8 & 9 episodes. His album, Navigator, from which this song is taken, is considered by many a classic Balearic Album! Keeping the flow coming our way, Colleen chose to play the beautiful song Sounds of Blackness – Optimistic [1991-Discogs] followed by the somewhat jazzy number that is Calm – Feel It [2022-Bandcamp]. It seems obvious here that these first tracks constitute the first part of this edition of Balearic Breakfast: throughout challenges that are awaiting us, we're invited to carry on with positivity!


There is a sense of moving forward in a lot of the tracks played in this episode. The second part of the show starts with a great example: Tigerbalm ft Joy Tyson – Kete (Mang Dynasty Remix) [2022-Bandcamp] really Wowed the whole Balearic Breakfast familly allowing Colleen to take us to another great Balearic track, Jhalib – Mysteries of the East [1982-Discogs] that of course may make you think about some of Talking Head's songs! This tripped out, percussive eastern voyage trance dancer of an album was produced by Indipop label mastermind and Monsoon man Steve Coe and got heavy rotation on the Cosmic and Balearic scenes in the 80's. Colleen beautifully blended this track with Blue Nile – Tinseltown in the Rain [1983-Discogs] (find out more about the album the song is taken from, just here), which is also a song dealing with how one deals with feelings as time goes by. Still, the questioning is lingering somewhere, obviously, closely linked to what the band experienced when recording their debut album!



Keeping the rhythm alive and well, Colleen takes us further down our trip towards uncertain times in quite a "Grand" way, actually! Starting with Deodato – Keep It In the Family [1982-Discogs], followed by Patrick Cowley – Sea Hunt [1981-Discogs] and Mission Control – Outta Limits [1994-Discogs], our Musical Captain takes us on one of these unforgettable musical rides! Can you feel the wind blowing hard? Do you see our Balearic Breakfast ship facing the Sea and the clouds gathering in the distance? Can we picture our inner motivation and our Belief towards beautiful tomorrows? Because right now, I can! For those of you interested in discovering more about the Minergy Book, available here, don't hesitate to watch Louie Niebuhr's interview.



The wind is blowing, and we're all on the Balearic Breakfast Ship, dancing our hearts out as our Captain keeps on dropping heavy and Balearic Vibes! Starting with Street Corner Symphony – Street Corner Symphony [1995-Discogs], Colleen takes us into heaven with the incredibly sounding Photek – Mine To Give (David Morales Happy Mix) [2000-Discogs] - what an incredibly large soundstage on that one, astounding!, and Colleen's mix, which to me ends the second part of this show, is absolutely Delicious! For those of you who would like to know, Street Corner Symphony is a contemporary a cappella group based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 2010, the group of singers worked with renowned artists like Ben Folds, Alison Krauss, and Take 6's Claude McKnight. Find out more about this beautiful vocal band here.



The last part of this show starts with Celestial Being – Raise the Vibration [2021-Discogs], followed by what I consider to be Balearic Breakfast Hymn, Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning [1982-Discogs], lightly followed by the Magnificent song that is Gladys Knight and The Pips – Love Is Always on Your Mind [1977-Discogs], this beautiful lightweight trip ending its journey with Charles Earland – Drifting [1976-Discogs].



The show ender came logically in the form of a song that the Balearic Breakfast Family likes a lot, and that has been played during very trying times when Covid hit us all. This song, Odyssey – Hang Together [1980-Discogs], is a promise; it's a statement; it's the Family knowing that whatever happens, we'll stand tall behind our Captain. Long may live Balearic Breakfast!


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