BwGN AM Mixtape #95 – The well orchestrated one, w/ Reshena L.

This week, I am joined by my friend and co-worker Reshena for a fun theme that she selected: pop and indie rock songs with orchestral, string, horn and other backing arrangements. Enjoy!

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  1. Little Wars (Causing Your Trouble) by The Belle Game on Ritual Tradition Habit (Boompa)
  2. Fanm by Bokanté + Metropole Orkest, conducted by Jules Buckley on What Heat (Real World)
  3. Evan by Little Scream on Cult Following (Merge)
  4. Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple on Extraordinary Machine (Sony BMG)
  5. Ecoute-Moi Camarade by Rachid Taha on Diwan 2 (Wrasse)
  6. The Akara by Beirut on March Of The Zapotec EP (Pompeii)
  7. What A Friend by Esperanza Spalding on Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)
  8. Road To Ruin by John & Beverley Martyn on The Road To Ruin (Universal/Island)
  9. Uptown by The Crystals on Back To Mono (1958-1969) (Phil Spector)
  10. I Need A Freak by Johnnie Taylor on Just Ain't Good Enough (Beverly Glen Music)
  11. Lost by Natalie Prass on The Future and the Past (ATO)
  12. Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix) by Kanye West, feat. JAY-Z on Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella)
  13. Lionsong by Björk on Vulnicura (One Little Indian)
  14. Undiscovered First by Feist on Metals (Cherry Tree/Polydor/ Interscope)
  15. Cycling Trivialities (Live) by José González & The String Theory on Live In Europe (Mute)
  16. Because Tonight by The Besnard Lakes on The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse (Jagjaguwar)
  17. The Sea by Morcheeba on Big Calm (China/Sire)
  18. We Were Rock & Roll by Janelle Monáe on The Electric Lady (Bad Boy)
  19. Battle Hymn Of The Republic by The Most Serene Republic on Population (Arts & Crafts)
  20. The Secret of the Machines by Jherek Bischoff, feat. Caetano Veloso & Greg Saunier on Composed (Brassland)
  21. Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack on Blue Lines (Circa)