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The Troubadours


The Beloved 

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Troubadours & The Beloved Playlist #1


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
No Ordinary Love    Sade    The Best Of Sade
Higher Love (Full)    Steve Winwood    Back in the High Life
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
Here Comes The Knight    Van Morrison    No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
Sacred Love    Sting    Sacred Love
The Book Of Love    Peter Gabriel    Scratch My Back
Angeliou    Van Morrison    Into The Music


Troubadours & The Beloved Playlist #2


Love Song For A Vampire    Annie Lennox    Bram Stoker's Dracula: Soundtrack
Troubadours    Van Morrison    Live at Montreux 80
Rose Of Sharon    Eliza Gilkyson    Your Town Tonight
Take Me Back    Van Morrison    Hymns To The Silence
Troubadour Rose    Troubadour Rose    Find an Arrow
Rose Of Sharon    Mumford & Sons    Delta
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
Sacred Love    Sting    Sacred Love
She Gives Me Religion    Van Morrison    Beautiful Vision
Sense Of Wonder, A - (A Sense Of Wonder)    Van Morrison    A Sense Of Wonder
Sweet Thing    Jeff Buckley    Live At Sin-é 
My Beloved    Various Artists    A Gift Of Love 
Aziz, for my Beloved    Zohreh Jooya    Music of the Persian Mystics
Tupelo Honey    Van Morrison    Tupelo Honey


Troubadours & The Beloved Playlist #3


Troubadours    Van Morrison    Live at Montreux 80
Trovommi Amor      The Mediaeval Baebes    Mirabilis
Avalon Of The Heart    Van Morrison    Enlightenment
Into the Mystic     Joe Cocker     Organic
Rudel: Lancan Li Jorn    Martin Best Medieval Ensemble    Forgotten Provence - Music-Making In The South Of France, 1150-1550
Riquier: Humils Forfaitz    Oni Wytars Ensemble, Ensemble Unicor     Music Of The Troubadours
Daniel Arnaut: Lo Ferm Voler Qu'El Cor M'Intra    Sequentia    Dante & The Troubadours
Anon: Domna, Pos Vos Ay Chausida    Oni Wytars Ensemble,    Ensemble Unicorn    Music Of The Troubadours
Dia: Women & Men - A Chenter M*Er   Martin Best Medieval Ensemble   Forgotten Provence 
Can vei la lauzeta    Martin Best Medieval Ensemble    The Dante Troubadours
Goddess    Anna Phoebe    Gypsy
Dulcis amor    La Reverdie    Speculum Amoris
Light As The Breeze    Billy Joel    Greatest Hits Vol. III


Troubadours & The Beloved Playlist #4


Troubadours    Van Morrison    Live at Montreux 80

Thing Called Love    Bonnie Raitt    Road Tested

Love, Reign O'er Me    Pearl Jam    Love, Reign O'er Me    Single

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

Beloved     Minnie Driver     Seastories

Sexuality     k.d. lang     All You Can Eat

She Gives Me Religion    Van Morrison     Live At The Grand Opera House Belfast 

She's Always A Woman To Me ( Live )    Josh Groban    Live (Bridges)

The English Ladye And The Knight    Loreena McKennitt    An Ancient Muse

The Knight    Ryan Reynolds     Single

Love Lives    Dave Stewart (Feat. Sierra Swan )    Let's Do It Again

Shameless Love    June Tabor    Against The Streams

World Of Love    k.d. lang    All You Can Eat

I'm Your Man    Leonard Cohen    Leonard Cohen Live In Concert

It's All In The Game    Van Morrison    Into The Music

Lover's Prayer    Van Morrison    The Philosopher's Stone

If I Ever Needed Someone    Van Morrison & Mavis Staples    Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue

Hymn to Love / Hymne à l'amour (Paris, Texafrance)    Christine Albert    Paris, Texafrance

Someone Like You    Van Morrison    The Essential Van Morrison


Troubadours & The Beloved Playlist #5


Troubadours    Van Morrison     Live at Montreux '80

Fever     Eva Cassidy, Chuck Brown     The Other Side

Ain't No Cure For Love    Leonard Cohen     I'm Your Man

What Would I Do    Van Morrison     A Sense Of Wonder

Crazy To Love You     Leonard Cohen    Old Ideas

She Gives Me Religion    Van Morrison    Live At The Grand Opera House Belfast

Constant Craving     k.d. lang     Ingenue

Feel Like Makin' Love     Roberta Flack     The Best Of

Light as the Breeze (Live at Dublin Show, 2012)    Leonard Cohen    Can't Forget: A Souvenir of  the Grand Tour

Into The Mystic (Live) Van Morrison It's Too Late To Stop Now

God is a Woman    Michael McGuire     Troubadour

This Love Will Surely Last Forever     Van Morrison     Live In Edinburgh At The Playhouse

Sacred Love     Sting     Live in Mayan Theater, LA 2008

In The Garden     Van Morrison     No Guru, No Method, No Teacher


Troubadours & The Beloved Playlist #6


We Are Not Alone     Eliza Gilkyson    2020

For The Brave     Slaid Cleaves & Eliza Gilkyson     Strings Attached

Troubadour     Derek Fiechter     Medieval Times

Troubadours      Van Morrison       Live at Montreux 80

Andalusian Muwashah-Lamma bada     Afif Alvarez Bulos     Classical Arabic Music

People Got To Be Free    Felix Cavaliere and Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band     The Anthology...So Far (Live)

Eros/Shake up the World     Michael McGuire     Troubadour

Lovers In A Dangerous Time     Bruce Cockburn     Anything Anytime Anywhere

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

Troubadour     Clovis Coeur     Troubadour

Beautiful World of Mine     Eliza Gilkyson     2020

God is a Woman     Michael McGuire     Troubadour

Hymn to Sophia     Lisa Dancing-Light     Sophia Songs

Hymne à l'Amour     Jeff Buckley & Gary Lucas     Songs To No One 1991-1992