Wind and Shadow: Book One of the Talbot Trilogy — Playlist!


One of the things I love about new books (or old!) is the playlists that authors provide to accompany the characters, settings, events, or even what inspired them. And of course, I do have one that I developed a few years ago when I was coming to the end of the first draft of Wind and Shadow, for all of the above reasons.

Now, the book takes place over six days at the end of October and beginning of November, so I’ve included the dates as reference, as well as the chapter numbers. I’m excited for the release (currently slated for May 30th) to see what you think of the associations I’ve made between the songs and the sections of the story!

June 26 — Additional Note: I know, it’s a list of rather gargantuan proportions, and I’ve realized something. I need to learn how to make mash-ups, because really, when I’m writing and reading, I’m taking pieces of the songs and applying those sections in the manner of a musical montage. Still, every song on this list has a place in the book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Shadows: The Talbot Trilogy Playlist 1

Rolling Stones, “Time Is On My Side”

October 28

Chapter 1:
Linkin Park, “A Place For My Head”
Natalie Imbruglia, “Torn”
Simple Minds, “Don’t You Forget About Me”
Greg Joy, “A Maid in Bedlam”
Blue Rodeo, “Lost Together”
Leona Lewis, “Bleeding Love”

Chapter 2:
Alicia Keys, “Girl On Fire”
Journey, “Separate Ways”
Journey, “Open Arms”
Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

Chapter 3:
Third Eye Blind, “Jumper”
Sarah McLachlan, “Good Enough”
Barenaked Ladies, “If I Had $1000000”

Chapter 4:
Patrick Watson, “Slip Into Your Skin”
The Editors, “Weight of the World”
Linkin Park, “Papercut”

October 29

Chapter 5:
Lenka, “Trouble is a Friend”
Bon Jovi, “It’s My Life”
Band of Horses, “No One’s Gonna Love You”
Sam Sparrow, “Black and Gold”

Chapter 6:
Three Days Grace, “Never Too Late”
Linkin Park, “By Myself”
Tokio Hotel & Kerli, “Strange”
Loreena McKennitt, “The Mummers’ Dance”
Seether, “Broken”
Daughtry, “It’s Not Over”

Chapter 7:
Delhi to Dublin, “Apples”
Band of Horses, “The General Specific” or Toby Keith, “Red Solo Cup”
Tonic, “If You Could Only See”
Cage the Elephant, “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked”
Daughtry, “Feels Like Tonight”
Stevie Nicks, “If You Ever Did Believe”

Chapter 8:
Chicago, “You’re the Inspiration”
The Editors, “No Sound But The Wind”
Finley Quaye, “Dice”
Radiohead, “Creep”
Nine Inch Nails, “Piggy” or Iron Maiden, “Lord of the Flies”
Florence & The Machine, “Heavy In Your Arms”

Chapter 9:
Big Scary, “Falling Away”
Lisahall, “Is This Real?”
The Cardigans, “Lovefool” or A-ha, “Take On Me”

Chapter 10:
Coldplay, “Fix You”
Guns N’Roses, “Welcome to the Jungle” or Blue Oyster Cult, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”
The Barr Brothers, “Old Mythologies”
Beck & Bat for Lashes, “Let’s Get Lost”
Eagles, “Hotel California”
Cavo, “Let It Go”
Muse, “Undisclosed Desires”

October 30

Chapter 11:
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Placebo, “Running Up That Hill”
Gordon Lightfoot, “If You Could Read My Mind”
Blue Oyster Cult, “Blown Wide Open”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, “Done All Wrong”

Chapter 12:
The Flys, “Got You (Where I Want You)”
“Fur Elise”
The Rolling Stones, “Sympathy for the Devil” or Antsy Pants, “Vampires”
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Saidah Baba Talibah, “So Cool”
Said The Whale, “The Gift of a Black Heart”

Chapter 13:
The Police, “Every Breath You Take”
Sarah McLachlan, “Fear”

October 31

Chapter 14:
Sarah McLachlan, “Fear”, or Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Greg Joy, “Unquiet Grave”
Day One, “Bad Before Good”

Chapter 15:
Sarah McLachlan, “Into the Fire”
Lorena McKennitt, “Huron ‘Beltane’ Fire Dance” or Bonnie Tyler, “Holding Out for a Hero”
U2, “One”
The Tragically Hip, “New Orleans Is Sinking”
Linkin Park, “One Step Closer”

Chapter 16:
Taylor Swift, “Safe and Sound”
Plain White T’s, “Welcome to Mystery”
Ajnabee feat. Go-ray, “Earthrise Sound System”
Linkin Park, “New Divide”

November 1

Chapter 17:
Avril Lavigne, “Keep Holding On”
Sarah Harmer, “Coffee Stain” or Neverending White Lights & Jonathan Bates, “The Warning”
Dido, “Here With Me” or Theory of a Deadman, “Not Meant to Be”

November 2

Chapter 18:
Pink, “Fucking Perfect”
Third Eye Blind, “The Background”

Playlist for Book 2 TBD. Your comments are welcome!



One thought on “Wind and Shadow: Book One of the Talbot Trilogy — Playlist!

  1. […] scenes in the book and helped me to focus. That led me to develop a playlist, which is on my blog. (You can take a look at Tori’s playlist, HERE.  I also find that sitting outside, in my backyard, or comfortably ensconced on my living room […]


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