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Postby MTcutts » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:22 pm

Does anyone have any good suggestions for background music on slideshows of trips in the mountains? Doesn't necessarily have to be all climbing pictures, but a mixture of hiking, climbing, fishing, camping, etc. Just a slideshow of various trips in the outdoors.

So far, I like these:

Blues Traveler - The Mountains Win Again
Paul Simon - Kodachrome
Travis Tritt - It's a Great Day to be Alive


What do you think?
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Postby Dave Dinnell » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:51 pm

Went to a Mark Hudon slide show of Yosemite free climbing nearly 30 years ago. He set a chunk of impressive slides to the Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter. To this day whenever I hear that song, my mind thinks of that show and I start jonesing to go climbing.

From a "mountain/backcountry" pespective, maybe Fleetwood Mac's Landslide:

"I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
till the landslide brought me down....."
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Postby Climber Dave » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:53 pm

If its a long one I always thought "Lateralus" by Tool would be good.
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Postby Diggler » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:28 pm

I think that the ideal music for a slideshow on the Andes would be Inca flute music- it captures the wildness, mystique, & beauty of the range, area, & people wonderfully. Same thing for music from the other ranges' inhabitants & cultures.
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Postby Adayak » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:05 pm

John Denver songs do well for outdoorsy slideshows.

Rocky Mountain High
Country Roads
Wild Montana Skies
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Postby taxinvestor » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:15 pm

Back Where it All Begins - Allman Brothers. Or Freebird!
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Postby Smoove910 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:03 pm

B-52's - Roam

I've been putting together my pics from this year and will use that song for a slideshow...
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Postby kakakiw » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:11 am

Fearless-Pink Floyd
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Postby Mark Straub » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:46 am

Ramblindave wrote:If its a long one I always thought "Lateralus" by Tool would be good.


Love that song!

kakakiw wrote:Fearless-Pink Floyd


Darn, you beat me to it! Another suggestion would be South Side of the Sky, by Yes. That's a cool song. It might be hard to find though, I don't know. I had to convert it from a record onto a CD, and then download it.

-Mark
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Postby kiwiw » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:39 am

ain't no fun (if the homies can't have none) is a good one if you want classy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8snq3Ncw5X4
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Postby kakakiw » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:56 pm

If you want some music to support the photos then go instrumental.
Bach's Cello Suite #1 in G (minor?) is good.
Kaki King
or a couple of Mason Jennings would be good.
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