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A Sea Change Series Fanmix

Master Post Links A Sea Change Series | A Sea Change | And Weigh Our Sorrow With Our Comfort
Fanmix created for: A Sea Change and And Weigh Our Sorrow With Our Comfort(2011 Sentinel Big Bang).
Music and art illustrations compiled by:Laurie [personal profile] laurie_ky
Cover Artist:;Debbie Stone, [profile] stoneygirl77
Notes: The stamps (The Seal Woman) are from the Faroe Islands, located between Scotland and Iceland.The selkie tapestry banner was adapted from artwork by Lelia Thompson. There is no streaming or downloading of music. Email me at holler (AT)duo-county.com to discuss how to acquire the music or look for it online at Amazon or Itunes.

This music mix features Celtic, Folk, Soft Rock, World Music, and selections from the soundtrack of The Last of the Mohicans; there is quite a bit of instrumental music.

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A Sea Change

Elk Hunt / Trevor Jones
Crawled out of the Sea / Laura Marling
The Grey Selchie / Solas
Promentory / Trevor Jones
The Selkie of Skaill Bay / Kathie Touin
All That You Ask Me / Solas
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / U2
Harp Song Meditation / Amy Camie
The British Arrival / Trevor Jones
Sorry / Solas
Possession (piano version) / Sarah McLachlan
Pieces of a Story / Trevor Jones
Somewhere / Hem
The Courier / Trevor Jones
Great Silkie of Sule Skerry / Paul Clayton
Will Find You / Clannard
Can't Find My Way Home / Alana Davis
The Kiss / Trevor Jones
The Open Sea / Pentangle
The Crows Set jigs and reels) / Solas
The Heart of the Ocean / Gaelic Storm
Family / Dar Willilams
Fort Battle / Trevor Jones
Another Day / Solas

And Weigh Our Sorrow With Our Comfort

River Walk and Discovery / Trevor Jones
Season of the Witch / Donovan
When You Come Back / Nickel Creek
Darkness, Darkness / Solas
Song of Nephilim / Yasunori Mitsuda
Breathe / Alex Murdoch
This Love Will Carry / Solas
Procession of Sages and Warriors / Cantiga
Set Me Free (When the Night is Over) / Pentangle
Ocean Swells/The Kiss / Sound Effects/Trevor Jones
The Glade(pt 2) / Trevor Jones
Pinnacle / Daniel J Nielsen
Alchemy / Johnny Hollow
The Old Ways / Loreena Mckennitt
Now We Are Free / Lisa Gerrard
Beyond the Dreaming Place / Steeleye Span
Who knows Where The Time Goes / Fairport Convention
Selkie Lulluby / Jennifer Pratt-Walter




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Elk Hunt / Trevor Jones

Instrumental
Jim and Blair meet at an ocean side bar, but Blair turns down the one night stand Jim offers, not wanting to be only a nameless sex partner with Jim. Sparks fly between them, though.



Crawled out of the Sea / Laura Marling

Oh, you crawled out of the sea, straight into my arms
A seal with blue eyes rescues Jim when a riptide carries him out from the shore. Blair is there in the surf to help him to shore and takes Jim back to the motel room Jim is staying at during his surfing vacation.



The Grey Selchie / Solas

In Norwa there sits a maid
“Byloo, my baby,” she begins
“Little know I my child's father
or if land or sea he's living in...”

It shall come to pass on a summer's day
when the sun shines hot on every stone
That I shall take my little wee son
And teach him for to swim in the foam.

Selkie legend.

Jim wonders how Blair figured out his name. He only told it to that blue-eyed seal when he was mostly out of his head with hypothermia.



Promentory / Trevor Jones

Instrumental
After recovering from hypothermia, Jim engages Blair in passionate sex, but never asks Blair's name and makes it clear that he doesn't want to see him again. Blair leaves before Jim can drive him back to beach where he supposes Blair's vehicle is parked. Jim waivers about his decision, but decides he needs to invest in a relationship with a woman since he'd like to be married someday, and he's not willing to admit to being bi-sexual.



The Selkie of Skaill Bay / Kathie Touin

The future was golden,
I'll drift on the ocean
Weightless and timeless, I swam with the tide,
I didn't know you were waiting and watching,
hiding beyond the rocks, biding your time...

You robbed me of my youth and a life of my own...
I'll never know if I could have been happy
If you had not stolen the skin of a selkie.


Selkie Legend.

Jim finds the leather choker Blair had been wearing, that he had misplaced in the motel room. He decides to hang onto it and finds out that wearing it soothes his sometimes erratic senses. Wanting to return the choker, he leaves messages at the motel, and the bar where he and Blair met, and learns Blair's first name.



All That You Ask Me / Solas

All that you ask me is that I remember
That I remember what we've been through
All that I'm saying is that I remember
That I remember you.


Jim can't forget his encounter with Blair, even though he's dating Carolyn Plummer and uses police resources to try to find him. Blair shows up in Cascade, looking for Jim. They spend a week together and resume being lovers. Blair asks Jim if he found the choker and Jim lies to him. Jim hides the choker, or wears it secretly, thinking he needs it to control his senses. Blair figures out that Jim is a sentinel.



I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / U2

I have run
I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
These city walls
Only to be with you

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for


Jim decides to continue his relationship with Carolyn. He's falling in love with Blair, but a long-term open relationship with a man is not what he thinks he wants.



Harp Song Meditation / Amy Camie

Instrumental

Blair leaves Cascade when it became clear that Jim doesn't want to have any real relationship with him. He becomes ill, and more and more miserable the further away he runs. He feels compelled to return, thinking it's because he's become Jim's guide. He agrees to continue being Jim's guide and friend, but won't be his secret lover. Blair walks away down the shore, trying to come to some kind of peace about his decision. Jim feels troubled by the actions he's taken, but rationalizes them to himself.



The British Arrival / Trevor Jones

Instrumental

Several years pass. Blair's working on a Ph.d at Rainier; Jim's marriage fell apart, and Blair moved in with him, still as friends. When Alex Barnes, another sentinel, enters their lives, turmoil is the result. Alex steals nerve gas from Rainier and blackmails Blair into being her hostage. Jim, along with Megan and Simon, track them to Sierra Verde, partly due to Jim's psychic visions. Jim and Alex have a strange, lustful connection and when Blair escapes and finds them engaging in sex on the beach, Alex shoots Blair, who crawls into the sea to escape her. Jim resuscitates Blair, and takes him to the hospital, appalled at what he'd been doing with Alex.



Sorry / Solas

You may lay down your guilt on the altar
Nail your remorse to the cross
But it's not enough these days to say sorry
Sorry won't pay for this loss


Jim wants to tell the truth to Blair about keeping his choker from him, halfway convinced that Blair is a selkie, but then realizes that Alex took it off of his ankle when they were starting to have sex on the beach. He confesses the truth to a horrified Blair, who tells Jim that he doesn't realize what he's done by stealing Blair's choker.


Possession (piano version) / Sarah McLachlan

Oh into the sea of waking dreams
I follow without pride
Nothing stands between us here
And I won't be denied

And I would be the one
to hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I'll take your breath away
And after I'd wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes, dear.


Jim tracks Alex to the Temple of the Sentinels and finds that Blair has also found his way through the jungle to the site but is Alex's captive. Alex sexually abuses Blair and tries to seduce Jim into helping her destroy the world. Jim stops her; Alex has fallen into a deeply comatose state.



Pieces of a Story / Trevor Jones

Instrumental
Blair is traumatized from Alex's abuse and Jim tends to his injuries and comforts him. Blair takes his choker off Alex's body and puts it on his ankle, hiding it from plain sight.



Somewhere / Hem

Someday, Somewhere
We'll find a new way of living
We'll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere

There's a place for us
a time and a place for us
Hold my hand, and we're halfway there
Hold my hand, and I'll take you there


Jim tells Blair that he wants an open relationship with him and kisses him. Blair is dubious, but warms to the idea. Blair will stay at the Temple and document it for his research and Jim returns to Cascade with Simon and Megan. Alex is hospitalized back in Cascade, still in a deep coma.



The Courier / Trevor Jones

Instrumental

Jim disappoints Blair when he returns to Cascade by not following through on showing publicly that he has a relationship with Blair. Blair is questioned by the FBI about being Alex's accomplice, but doesn't tell the whole story. The agents keep questioning him, and consider him a person of interest. Blair finishes his dissertation, which his mother, meddling to help Blair, releases to Berkshire publishers. In order to keep Jim and their friends safe, Blair lies about his research, and believing Jim no longer cares for him, and that the FBI is going to arrest him, disappears. His clothes and backpack are found hidden near a beach.



Great Silkie of Sule Skerry / Paul Clayton

I am a man upon the land
I am a silkie in the sea
Ad when I'm far from every strand
My dwelling is in Shule Skerry...

Thou will nurse my little wee son
For seven long years upon thy knee
And at the end of seven long years
I'll come back and pay the norish fee


Selkie legend.

Jim refuses to believe that Blair committed suicide, and makes a leap of faith that all the things he's thought and observed over the years do show that Blair is a selkie. He and Naomi go to the beach, Naomi to grieve for Blair, Jim to ask her for the truth about Blair's father.



Will Find You / Clannard

No matter where you go
I will find you
If it takes a long, long time
No matter where you go
I will find you
If it takes a thousand years


Knowing know that Blair is alive, Jim walks the beaches, and does the ritual to call Blair back from the sea, vowing not to give up, even after Naomi makes her peace with the loss of her son.



Can't Find My Way Home / Alana Davis

come down on your own and leave your body alone
Somebody must change
You are the reason
I've been waiting so long
Somebody hold the key

But I'm near the end and I just ain't got the time
And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home


Jim has glimpses into Blair's mind, but can't entice Blair to return from the sea, even though Blair is never very far away.



The Kiss / Trevor Jones

Instrumental

Jim realizes that Blair needs more from him than Jim staying safely on the shore; he masters his fear of being back in the ocean and paddles out on his surfboard. Blair shows himself to Jim, afraid of rejection once Jim sees him in his seal form. Jim allays his concerns and they return to the shore, where they make love on the deserted beach.



The Open Sea / Pentangle

In perfect innocence your world seems like a flower
Never fading; always bright
You never look ahead, don't see the waterfall
You never see the warning light

But take care, please take care!
As you travel on your journey.
Take care, but beware
Of the open sea.


Blair resumes his life with Jim, but has intense cravings to return to the sea, and begins to sleepwalk.



The Crows Set jigs and reels) / Solas

Instrumental
Blair struggles with his compulsion to be in the sea; the time spent swimming in the ocean in his seal form do not appease his longings. Jim surprises him with a trip to Ireland, where Blair will do research on selkie legends and search the sea near his birthplace for his people. They also explore Ireland, including enjoying sessions by musicians in local pubs.



The Heart of the Ocean / Gaelic Storm

Candlelight dies at the windows
And the night wind blows soft from the sea
Though I lie in your arms, I'm a thousand miles away
On the waves, sailing fast, sailing free.

Now I'm bound for the heart of the ocean
I'm riding the sea in my soul
In the dark, and the deep
She will rock me to sleep
Down below... where the black waters roll

When the sea birds cry out in the morning
And the sun lays its kiss on the sand
I'll be drawn to the shore
Like so many times before
As I long to be far from the land

I can still hear your voice on the trade winds
I can still taste your tears on the foam
But the lure of the tide that I'm feeling inside
Will not rest till my heart finds it's home.


The stress from Blair resisting returning for good to the sea is taking a toll on his health, and he continues to sleepwalk. The compulsions have gotten so serious that Jim is afraid Blair will leave him, even though Blair tells him he wants to stay with him.



Family / Dar Willilams

Let your love cover me
Like a pair of angel wings,
You are my family,
You are my family


Blair returns from swimming in the ocean and asks Jim for some private time by their beach campfire. He realizes that he cannot go on anymore torn between Jim and the ocean. He has a decision to make.



Fort Battle / Trevor Jones

Instrumental

Jim waits by their cottage for Blair to finish his mediation but is staggered by feelings of intense pain. He recovers, and runs the half mile down a narrow, rocky path to the beach. Blair is floating in the water, and Jim sees what is left of the choker in the fire. Blair dies, and Jim follows him to the spirit world and uses the power of his spirit guide to bring Blair back.



Another Day / Solas

Instrumental

Blair is no longer a selkie, having burned his birthright from his soul. He gives his burned seal skin choker back to the sea, and he and Jim leave Ireland for home. And Jim doesn't know if Blair is really going to be okay.



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And Weigh Our Sorrow With Our Comfort

~oo~


River Walk and Discovery / Trevor Jones

Instrumental

Blair keeps to himself the depression and grief he's been experiencing since he and Jim returned from Ireland, feeling that he's coping with it. Except that when he begins to sleep walk again and awakens on a beach several miles from the loft, he's forced to admit to himself – and Jim – that he's not doing that well after all. He doesn't remember the dreams that send him fleeing for the safety of the ocean.



Season of the Witch / Donovan

Must be the season of the witch

Alex Barnes lies in a coma, but her mind, shaped by the powerful potion she drank in the Temple of the Sentinel, has found a way to come into Blair's dreams, where she torments and rapes him. She orders him to forget her nightly visits, and in his dreams he flees back into the ocean. In the waking world, these dreams are triggering his sleepwalking.



When You Come Back Down / Nickel Creek

When you're soarin' through the air
I'll be your solid ground
Take every chance you dare

I'll still be there
When you come back down.


Jim's there for Blair, helping as best he can when Blair sleepwalks and being patient with his moods. Blair isn't getting better.



Darkness, Darkness / Solas

I have felt the edge of silence
I have known the depths of fear

Darkness, Darkness, hide the yearning
for the things that cannot be
Keep my mind from constant turning
Toward the things I cannot see.


Blair yearns for peace from the turmoil he's experiencing. He's having trouble coming up with a plan to gain the peace of mind he desperately needs.



Song of Nephilim / Yasunori Mitsuda

Instrumental

Two small children are thrown by their father from the Tenth Street Bridge into the Little Swimomish river, and Blair tries to save them.

Breathe / Alex Murdoch

And all the suffering that you've witnessed
And the hand prints on the wall
They remind you how it's endless
How endlessly you fall

And the answer that you're seeking
For the question that you found
Drives you further to confusion
As you lose your sense of ground

So don't forget to breathe
Don't forget to breathe
Your whole life is here
No eleventh hour reprieve
So don't forget to breathe

Keep your head above water
But don't forget to breathe


Without his ability to transform to his seal form, Blair feels himself at the point of drowning in the freezing tidal river, and in order to save himself and the children, he asks for help from the spirit world. His spirit guide warns him he's under attack in his sleep and advises him to seek out Incacha for help.



This Love Will Carry / Solas

This love will carry
This love will carry me
I know this love will carry me


Blair's attempts to lighten his depression are failing, even as they travel to Iquitos and down the River Napo to meet with Incacha, but knowing that Jim loves him gives him strength to face his demons.



Procession of Sages and Warriors / Cantiga

Instrumental

Incacha welcomes Blair as his apprentice, and begins a curing ceremony that culminates in Blair taking ayahuasca and finding himself on a sea-shore, where he learns to let go of his grief, but also finds out the reason for his sleep walking and disturbed dreams.



Set Me Free (When the Night is Over) / Pentangle

On a journey through the night,
where will I be going.

When the night is over
Set me free


Alex Barnes reveals that she's been coming into Blair's dreams and continuing the sexual abuse she began when she kidnapped Blair and took him to Sierra Verde. She lets Blair remember his past dreams, and Blair sees himself chained to Alex.



Ocean Swells/The Kiss / Sound Effects/Trevor Jones

Instrumental

Blair struggles to free himself from Alex's control, enduring rape, but cannot until with Jim and Incacha's help he understands how he himself has forged the chains that allow Alex to abuse him. He frees himself and Incacha completes the soul retrieval, allowing Blair to become whole again, and forgive himself for his past mistakes.



The Glade(pt 2) / Trevor Jones

Instrumental

A quiet, restful time after the curing ceremony for Jim and Blair to be together.


Pinnacle / Daniel J Nielsen

Instrumental

Incacha, with Blair and Jim's help, fight a battle within Blair's dream against Alex, who Incacha has named a layqu, a sorceress. Incacha had looked into her soul when she came to claim Blair on the spirit plan and saw her evil intentions towards others. Alex is defeated, and her body, still in a coma, will die before Jim and Blair return to Cascade.



Alchemy / Johnny Hollow

Instrumental

Blair and Jim partake in sex magic, with help from several plant-teachers, and Blair finds himself on a rocky coast somewhere in a different spirit plane, with Sanctuary, the selkie haven, an island in the distance.



The Old Ways / Loreena Mckennitt

The thundering waves are calling me home unto you
The pounding sea is calling me home unto you...

As you turned to go I heard you call my name
You were like a bird in a cage spreading it's wings to fly
:The old ways are lost,” you sang as you flew
And I wondered why.


Blair tries calling the selkies to him by dripping seven drops of his blood into the sea, but fails. Jim has followed Blair to this beach and comforts him, as he accepts that his father's people have rejected him. His tears tumble down the beach to the sea, and seven selkies respond to them, swimming from Sanctuary to the rocky shore where they shed their seal skins to meet with their lost child.



Now We Are Free / Lisa Gerrard

The Language of the Heart (a private language)

The eldest selkie tell Blair of the origin of the selkies and while the selkies dance with Blair she offers him one last chance to join them as a selkie – but with a price that Blair will not pay.



Beyond the Dreaming Place / Steeleye Span

Beyond the dreaming place
I watch from my darkness
All the stars I know
Kiss your head, my love
Beyond the dreaming place.

And no backward journey
Nothing's left of that time
That door is shut forever
Now is the time to move on
Beyond the dreaming place


Blair is at peace, knowing that while he will treasure the memories of his selkie life, he will not pine for it, and he doesn't regret the choices he's made that allow him to be Jim's lover and guide.



Who knows Where The Time Goes / Fairport Convention

Sad deserted shore, your fickle friends are leaving
Ah, but then you know it's time for them to go
But I will still be here. I have no thought of leaving
I do not count the time

For who knows where the time goes?
Who knows where the times goes?

And I am not alone while my love is near me
I know it will be so until it's time to go
So come the storms of winter and then the birds in spring again
I do not fear the time

For who knows how my love grows?
And who knows where the time goes?


Jim has been and will be Blair's anchor, and he feels secure in their love and their future. It's time to return to their world, and soon they'll go back to Cascade.



Selkie Lulluby / Jennifer Pratt-Walter

Instrumental

Blair and Jim – their true home will always be with each other.




Laurie


Sorry that there is no streaming on downloading available online. Email me at holler (at) duo-county.com to discuss how to acquire the songs. Or you can find them at Amazon or Itunes, I should think.
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