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The Troubadours


The Beloved 

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Troubadours & The Beloved Playlist #1



Can l'erba fresch'e.lh folha par -Bernart de Ventadorn    Paul Hillier    Troubadour Songs & Medieval Lyrics

A Thousand Kisses Deep    Leonard Cohen    Ten New Songs

Dance Me To The End Of Love    Leonard Cohen    Various Positions

The Garden Of Love    Greg Brown    Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience

Blood Of Eden    Peter Gabriel    Us

Into The Mystic     Joe Cocker    Organic

No Ordinary Love    Sade    The Best Of Sade

Higher Love     Steve Winwood    Back in the High Life

Steal My Heart Away    Van Morrison    The Best Of Van Morrison, Vol. 3

Troubadours    Van Morrison    Into The Music

Primitive    Annie Lennox    Diva

Troubadours    Van Morrison    Live at Montreux 80
Love Song For A Vampire    Annie Lennox    Bram Stoker's Dracula: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

We're All Alone    Boz Scaggs    Silk Degrees

All For Love    Sting, Bryan Adams & Rod Stewart    Duetos 

Feel Like Makin' Love    Roberta Flack    The Best Of

Fall into the Night    Eliza Gilkyson    Lost and Found

I'm Your Man    Leonard Cohen    I'm Your Man

Background Music

Master Troubadour    Spiro Cardamis    Of Mystic Places & Troubadours

Branle Des Chevaux    Richard Searles    Dream of the Troubadour


Troubadours & The Beloved Playlist #2



Bien M'ont Amours Entrepris    The Folger Consort    Songs of the Troubadours & Trouveres: Music and Poetry 

Van Morrison    Live at Montreux 80

Here Comes The Knight    Van Morrison    No Guru, No Method, No Teacher

The Book Of Love    Peter Gabriel    Shall We Dance?

Angeliou    Van Morrison    Into The Music

Rose Of Sharon    Eliza Gilkyson    Your Town Tonight

Troubadour Rose    Troubadour Rose    Find an Arrow

The Rose    Bette Midler    The Rose

Always In My Head    India.Arie    Acoustic Soul

Queen Of The Slipstream    Van Morrison    Poetic Champions Compose

For The Roses    Therese Schroeder-Sheker    Rosa Mystica

Rosa Mystica    Therese Schroeder-Sheker    Rosa Mystica

She Gives Me Religion    Van Morrison    Beautiful Vision

A Sense Of Wonder    Van Morrison    Best Of Van Morrison Volume Two

Sweet Thing    Jeff Buckley    Live At Sin-é (Legacy Edition)

My Beloved    Various Artists    A Gift Of Love: Music Inspired By The Love Poems Of Rumi

Aziz, for my Beloved    Zohreh Jooya    Music of the Persian Mystics

Tupelo Honey    Van Morrison    Tupelo Honey