Here’s another thing. Strictly speaking I’ve been working on this for years, except it started its life as a general travel-themed mix called “God Gave Me Travelling Shoes” (and with a completely different cover), and somehow turned into… this.
All photos are stills from the 1959 German documentary Die Pamir; the title is from one of the less-frequently quoted lines of Sea Fever by John Masefield.
Part I on 8tracks
Song to a Seagull - Joni Mitchell | The Water - Feist | Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd | The North Star Grassman and the Ravens - Sandy Denny | Farewell to Nova Scotia - Bonnie Dobson | Ei oh - Hannes Wader | My Johnny Was a Shoemaker - Steeleye Span | South Australia - Tallymoore | De noorsche Vullrigger - Kwart | Hog-Eye Man - Martin Carthy & Family | The Trawlin Trade - Malinky | Sally Brown - Teddy Thompson | Folk Medley - Master and Commander ost
Part II on 8tracks
De untofredene Seemann - Hannes Wader | Rolling Sea - Eliza Carthy | Sloop John B - The Beach Boys | Haul on the Bowline - Bob Neuwirth | Spanish Ladies - Jerry Bryant & Starboard Mess | Rolling Home - Hannes Wader | Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her - Stan Rogers | When I Was a Fair Maid - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill | Standing on the Shore - Anne Briggs | Rows of Angels - Eliza Carthy | The Sea Captain - Sandy Denny | The Dawntreader - Joni Mitchell | The Brean Lament - June Tabor
For some reason 8tracks is claiming that Part II is only 5 minutes long - it said 15 minutes when it was published, so it has become shorter in the at least 20 minutes that I’ve been listening to it to make sure it isn’t broken.