Winter Mix Tape

These are some of my favourite songs to play during the season. It’s rather a sombre list, not because I feel unhappy at this time of year, but because I like the winter to be a time of inwardness and reflection.

Martha Wainwright, Proserpina
Thea Gilmore, Cold Coming 
Janis Ian, In The Winter
Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Winter Lady
Kristin Hersh, Winter
Bjork, Frosti 
Kate Bush, Snowflake
Thea Gilmore, December in New York

Jesse Sykes, Winter Hunter
Crooked Still, Wind and Rain
The Handsome Family, Cold, Cold, Cold
Mazzy Star, Flowers in December
Bat for Lashes, Winter Fields 
Eels, Dead of Winter
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Frozen Smile 
Bjork, Solstice
Cold Specks, Winter Solstice
Thea Gilmore, Sol Invictus
Simon and Garfunkel, A Hazy Shade of Winter 
Neil Young, Winterlong 
Chris Pureka, 31 and Falling
The Staves, Winter Trees
Dar Williams, The Christians and the Pagans
Steeleye Span, Gaudete 
Neil Young, Star of Bethlehem
Mary Gauthier, Christmas in Paradise 
Low, Just Like Christmas 
Ani Di Franco, Welcome To
The Handsome Family, So Much Wine
Throwing Muses, Santa Claus 
Annie Lennox, Cold 
Manic Street Preachers, Winterlovers 
Richard Hawkley, Time Will Bring You Winter
Daughter, Winter 
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow 
Patty Larkin, Winter Winds 
Blind Willie McTell, Cold Winter Day
Alison Krauss & Union Station, Frozen Fields
Leonard Cohen, Famous Blue Raincoat 
Tom Waits, New Year’s Eve 
Ani Di Franco, Red Letter Year
Tanita Tikaram, Heart in Winter
Cowboy Junkies, Fuck I Hate the Cold