High Fidelity 27: All These Colours

I love Autumn.

The weather is that perfect median between stifling hot and bitter cold.  The trees shift into a kaleidoscopic display.  The scent of cinnamon and nutmeg permeates the air as people rush by, clutching warm cups of drink.  Hell, I named a character after the season.

It is a time of contemplation, of reaping what we have sown.  It is a time to mark an ending on that which we want to leave behind and a promise to plant the seeds of the future we dream of.

So many colours — literal and metaphorical.  How I live for all of these colours.


Today, I share a small collection of the songs that echo Autumn for me.  Some are more natural choices; some not as obvious.  Many did not make the final cut for, as those who’ve been around over the years know, the goal of the High Fidelity project is to create mixes that will burn to a CD.

Grab a cup of warm cider or perhaps a slice of pumpkin cheesecake, and savour the sounds of the season.  Be thankful, as I am, for the power of music.

High Fidelity 27:  All These Colours
A playlist for Autumn or Fall

Ahead By A Century – The Tragically Hip

Summer Skin – Death Cab For Cutie

Speed The Collapse – Metric

Sure As The Weather – Amos The Transparent

Settling – Tara Maclean

October Leaves – The Good Life

Sowing Season (Yeah) – Brand New

Leaves – Future History

Forestfire – David Usher

Sun Going Down – The Tea Party

Seasons Grind – Kim Churchill

Trinity Bellwoods – Treble Charger

All These Colours – Cai.ro

Synesthesia – Andrew McMahon

Perfect Time Of Day – Howie Day

Across The Universe – Fiona Apple

Don’t Fear The Reaper – Gus

Change Of Season – Matthew Good Band

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