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The Book of Transformations – Playlist

If you’re not aware, I’m in the habit of making playlists for the books – soundtracks to go along with them, or tracks that I listened to a lot when writing. Here are the ones for Nights of Villjamur and City of Ruin, if you’re at all interested. The Book of Transformations ended up with a kind of 80s-classics thing going on, a little irony perhaps (I think that was because of the superhero vibe running through the book). It turned out to be pretty broad selection. Mock me if you must.

Anyway, song & artist:

When It’s Good – Ben Harper
Days of Fire (feat. Natty) – Nitin Sawhney
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Undisclosed Desires – Muse
Gatekeeper – Feist
Faithful Guide – Wintersleep
If You’d Seen a Battlefield -Youthmovies
Houstatlantavegas – Drake
When You Were Young – The Killers
From Grace – Thomas Dybdahl
Careless Whisper- George Michael
A View To A Kill – Duran Duran
Every Breath You Take – The Police
She Don’t Know (feat. Ludacris) – Usher
True – Spandau Ballet
London Girl – The Invisible
Fools – The Temper Trap
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence – Ryuichi Sakamoto
Fireflies – Owl City
Purple Rain – Prince & The Revolution
Counterpoint – Delphic
Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
Tracy (Kid Loco’s Playing With The Young Team Remix) – Mogwai
Sometimes –  My Bloody Valentine
Make Tonight – Emanuel
Some Unholy War – Amy Winehouse
Sigh No More – Mumford & Sons
Feast of the Heart – Jesca Hoop
In the House – In a Heartbeat – John Murphy
Black Sands – Bonobo
The Boys of Summer – Don Henley
Lady Labyrinth – Ludovico Einaudi
Bleed for Me – Saliva
Ooh La La – The Faces
You’re Missing – Bruce Springsteen
Broken – Lifehouse
Sympathy – The Goo Goo Dolls
Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
Deep Inside of You – Third Eye Blind
Daughters Of The Soho Riots -The National
Slow Burn Treason – Holly Miranda
Dust – Hidden Orchestra
Excuses – The Morning Benders
Radio Daze – The Roots, Blu, Porn & Dice Raw
Love the Way You Lie – Eminem & Rihanna
I’m Not Okay (I Promise) – My Chemical Romance
This Is War – 30 Seconds To Mars
My Cabal – School of Seven Bells
I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy & Faith Evans (Featuring 112)
Stardust (with Naturally 7) – Michael Buble

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

2 replies on “The Book of Transformations – Playlist”

Usually when a writer posts a playlist-of-the-book it makes me go “Who the hell are they?” and consequently feel vaguely inadequate about my own music collection, but I’ve actually heard of most of the artists on your list. Maybe I’m not as boring as I thought ;o)

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