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Saved! Vol. 3

With Easter approaching, here’s a third mix of songs that relate in some way or another to the Christian faith, following the Saved! 1 and Saved! 2 mixes. The first drew from verious ages and genres of music, the second comprised soul musicians doing God music. This lot comes from rock, folk, country and indie backgrounds.

Some artists featured here are devout believers, some are sceptics, some are people one wouldn’t necessarily have down as being even remotely religious. Most are original songs, a few are covers (for example, Wilco covers Woody Guthrie, and Emmylou Harris covers Bob Dylan). All are, in my view, beautifully performed. And even the most devout atheist must feel what it feels like to have faith when they hear Alison Krauss’ voice on A Loving Prayer.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R, and includes home-sanctified covers. To those who believe, have a happy Easter; to those who don’t, enjoy the chocolates and this excellent mix.

1. Prefab Sprout – Earth, The Story So Far (2009)
2. Wilco – Airline To Heaven (live) (2005)
3. Bap Kennedy – Please Return To Jesus (2012)
4. Mindy Smith – Come To Jesus (2004)
5. Tift Merritt – Tender Branch (2008)
6. Emmylou Harris – Every Grain Of Sand (1995)
7. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Bless His Ever Loving Heart (2001)
8. Natalie Merchant with Karen Paris – When They Ring The Golden Bells (1998)
9. Sufjan Stevens – To Be Alone With You (2001)
10. Iron & Wine – Jezebel (2005)
11. Rosanne Cash – God Is In the Roses (2006)
13. Lyle Lovett – Church (1992)
14. Johnny Cash – Oh, Bury Me Not (1994)
15. Ralph Stanley – He Suffered For My Reward (2011)
16. Maria Doyle Kennedy & Kieran Kennedy – To The Work (2011)
17. Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band – Pilgrim (1999)
18. Alison Krauss – A Living Prayer (2004)
19. The Welcome Wagon – But For You Who Fear My Name (2008)

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  1. halfhearteddude
    April 5th, 2012 at 01:12 | #1

    PW – amdwhah

  2. April 5th, 2012 at 07:18 | #2

    I love these mixes and the thought and time that went in to is appreciated greatly.

  3. Mark
    April 5th, 2012 at 07:23 | #3

    A great mix, again! Thank you for the inspiring posts.

  4. April 9th, 2012 at 13:59 | #4

    “Roll away the stone”?
    Secular for sure, but both Leon Russell’s and Mott the ‘oople’s versions are a good fit for this time of year…

  5. donbuday
    July 6th, 2012 at 01:11 | #5

    Is it possible to re-up this one? Love the earlier volumes…

  6. halfhearteddude
    July 6th, 2012 at 09:11 | #6

    I’ll do so perhas next week. Seems like one out-of-tune growly-voiced misery-guts’ people didn’t like the inclusion of his song in this mix.

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