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SOUNDTRACK: Xander in Africa — World on Fire

Welcome to Disc One of my Xander in Africa soundtrack, Xander in Africa: World on Fire.

I grant you (very readily) that not all of the songs are from Africa. The first disc has songs that are primarily in English. Disc Two (coming later this weekend) will have more world music on it.

The mix on this CD was specifically designed to have an overall mournful or meditative tone with bright splashes of optimism interspersed throughout the 18 tracks. These tracks were chosen to reflect a post-Sunnydale Xander attempting to make his way through the world for the first time without any safety net, a task made harder by the fact that he's still in mourning for everything he's lost. The bright splashes of optimism are external, the source being the Slayers and allies he picks up along the way. Harsher tracks are meant to evoke the struggle of trying to survive difficult conditions with little or no outside help. The disc ends on a vaguely hopeful note, with Xander both overwhelmed by his responsibilities, but vowing to keep fighting.

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't give it up for whiskyinmind who designed the gorgeous cover art for discs one and two.







Xander in Africa: World on Fire

1. Ashokan Farewell from Songs of the Civil War
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason with Fiddle Fever
[Support the Artist]
Instrumental.


2. The Unforgiven from Songs of the Unforgiven
Crash Test Dummies
[Support the Artist]
The rock that ships run up against,
No matter how they tack;
The murderers and the murdered ones
And the ones who don't come back.
Some are sinners, some repent, some are never done;
And then there's those like you and I:
The unforgiven ones...



3. Twilight from Be Not Nobody
Vanessa Carlton
[Support the Artist]
As the sun shines through it pushes away and pushes ahead
It fills the warmth of blue and leaves a chill instead and
I didn't know that I could be so blind to all that is so real
But as illusion dies I see there is so much to be revealed



4. Frozen [Edit] from GHV2
Madonna
[Support the Artist]
You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be
You're frozen
When your heart's not open



5. Waiting for Life from Once on This Island
Original Broadway Cast
[Support the Artist]
Oh gods, oh gods
Let me fly
Send me to places
No one before me has been
You spared my life
Show me why
You get me to rise
Like a fish to the bait
And tell me to wait
Well, I'm waiting...
Waitng for
Life to
Begin!



6. Darshan from Bend It Life Beckham (Original Soundtrack)
B21
[Support the Artist]
Translation:
Girl, I've seen your presence this morning, today shall be a wonderful day.
Today the day will surely be wonderful
Today will be wonderful



7. La Ultima Hora from Cultura
Breed 77
[Support the Artist]
In a darkened place
Man without a face
Count on fingers the choices he could have made
Paint a picture of, view from up above, you
And soon he's painting in blood
And that man is me
La vida perdi
Now I'm casting a shadow in front of me
Now I've drained my heart so I no longer bleed



8. Salou Maana from Lazrag Saani
Cheb Mami
[Support the Artist]
No translation available.


9. The Mystic's Dream from The Mask and Mirror
Loreena McKennit
[Support the Artist]
The eyes declare a truce of trust
Then it draws me far away
Where deep in the desert twilight
Sand melts in pools of the sky
Darkness lays her crimson cloak



10. Dervishes from Beyond Words
Bobby McFerrin
[Support the Artist]
No translation available.


11. Mamma Will Provide from Once on This Island
Original Broadway Cast
[Support the Artist]
And the night will fall
All alone in the dark
You'll be terrified
But you will make it through
'Cause I am liking you!
And whatever you need Mama will
Provide!



12. The Lion Sleeps Tonight from Spike & Co: Do It A Capella
Mint Juleps/Ladysmith Black Mambazo
[Support the Artists]
In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight



13. Phansi Em Godini (Down the Mines)from Spike & Co: Do It A Capella
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
[Support the Artists]
No translation available.


14. Once in a Very Blue Moon from From a Distance: The Very Best of Nanci Griffith
Nanci Griffith
[Support the Artist]
There's a blue moon shinin'
When I am reminded of all we've been through
Such a blue moon... shinin'
Does it ever shine down on you?
You act as if it never hurt you at all
Like I'm the only one who's gettin' up from a fall



15. Hunger from Blackhawk Down (Original Movie Soundtrack)
Hans Zimmer/Baaba Maal
[Support the Artists]
Translation:
Life is getting harder on earth
Bloodshed grows and hunger is upon us
It's late in the night, the stars sparkle
I wake up suddenly because I cannot sleep



16. Effigy from Ophelia
Natalie Merchant
[Support the Artist]
I'm an effigy
A parody of
Who I appear to be
Put your flaming torches under me



17. Snow on the Sahara from Snow on the Sahara
Anggun
[Support the Artist]
But to stand with you in a ring of fire
I’ll forget the days gone by
I’ll protect your body and guard your soul
From mirages in your sight
Lost out in the desert
You are lost out in the desert



18. World on Fire from Afterglow
Sarah McLachlan
[Support the Artist]
The world's on fire and
It's more than I can handle
I'll tap into the water
(Try and bring my share)
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
(Bring it to the table)
Bring what I am able



All downloads are good for a minimum of 30 days from MegaUpload
Cover art by whiskyinmind

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