Renegade by Yanni - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unyfE9mS8XE
Never too Late by Yanni - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb3m8oB6Q2M
Aria - Yanni - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HC8XQRoEYM
(this is the BA
advert from the 80s/90s if you remember).
Yanni is great for flying. Very worldly, multi-cultural music - gives you a real feeling of travel in the purest sense. Its all wonderful music to just close you eyes and luxuriate in.
I expect only a few of you have heard of Yanni.
I first heard "Renegade" as part of the In flight entertainment programme for an American Airlines flight on Christmas Eve of 2000, from BOS
on Airbus A300-605R N70074. I was listening to the in flight entertainment programme, and we were delayed for a little while on the ground, and i got listening to this song, Renegade. We began our final taxi. The song grew in stature. We held short on the runway, and the song calmed, then as the pilot kicked off the brakes, it broke, and it was the most beautiful piece of music i had ever heard in my life. The song toos and fros beween the violin and Clarinet, and as it did, we climbed through the clear blue New England skies, turning north east.
Anyway as the Airbus leapt off the runway at Boston Logan, i listened and took it all in. It was like a multi sensual experience. You can feel the airliner, and the feeling of flying, and the way you take that first breath after takeoff, a deep one, and the smell of JetA, and the view from the window of the retreating Boston Bay, and then in your ears; the most wonderous and truly beautiful piece of music you have ever heard. I knew this even though i had not heard the piece before, and i remember like it was yesterday swallowing the lump in my throat and knowing somehow that it was all going to be fine, and that I am my own person, and so very lucky to witness these moments of levity.
More classic Yanni that i listen to most flights - Rainmaker - awesome.
The Storm - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSrH_oqnrl0&feature=related
For all Seasons - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynv9pyPr0fg&feature=related
And last but not least - if you do not listen to any other of my YT links - listen to this one. Its just stunning....
Or pretty much anything off his "If i could tell you" or "Tribute" albums. Check him out.
Yanni is so uncool it is crazy, but it shouldnt matter if its cool - its pure musical genius. Just awesome.
If not Yanni then something like Vibrasphere, any of the Global Underground series mixes, the Cafe del Mar series of mixes, sometimes some 70/80s prog rock etc.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???