Cold Dark Night

During my childhood and teenage years, there was hardly a time when music wasn’t playing in our house. Most of the time we listened to rock and roll with artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream, The Eagles, or Fleetwood Mac.

But the folk-rock movement also came into play—Peter, Paul, and Mary, Bob Dylan, and The Band to name a few.

One popular album was The Band’s Music From Big Pink. The song “Long Black Veil” was one of my favorites. Although done by a variety of artists, The Band’s version is the one I like best. The idea of a man singing about the woman who visits his grave ten years after his death always intrigued me. That’s how the idea for Cold Dark Night began.

This is the most eclectic list so far with a haunting ballad, a light-hearted tune from the movie Grease, and selections from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon included. As with the other books, each song is from a particular scene or captures a certain mood.

Here’s a reminder not to fear the reaper.

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