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Slideshow songs

by 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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by 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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by 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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by 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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by 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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by taxinvestor » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:15 pm

Back Where it All Begins - Allman Brothers. Or Freebird!

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by 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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by kakakiw » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:11 am

Fearless-Pink Floyd

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by 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.


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by 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

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by 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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