Music Monday: Good Omens – the Musical Experience

Summer has sprung, and everyone will probably agree that 2020 has felt like it’s the apocalypse (if only we had an angel and demon to stop it). So enjoy this classic rock playlist inspired by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett’s blockbuster novel Good Omens. I believe Aziraphale and Crowley would enjoy this playlist. Crowley insisted on the title. He said “it makes this playlist feel like a classic rock studio album”. Without further ado, here’s the music – make sure to catch the full playlist below!

 

“Solsbury Hil” – Peter Gabriel
“Hallelujah” – Leonard Cohen
“Revolution” – The Beatles
“Best Friends” – Hillsong Young and Free
“Lean on Me” – Bill Winters
“Bohemian Rapsody” – Queen
“I Get By with a Little Help of My Friends” – The Beatles
“Vincent” – Don McLean
“I’m a Believer” – The Monkeys
“SOS” – ABBA
“Time After Time” – Cindy Lauper
“Everything Little Thing She Does is Magic” – The Police
“American Pie” – Don McLean

 

 

Two songs I want to highlight are Solsbury Hill and Vincent. According to music folklore, Solsbury Hill was written when Peter Gabriel was debating leaving Genesis, but the music is chock full of religious symbolism. The  second verses is as follows:

 

To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut

Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut

So I went from day to day
Though my life was in a rut

‘Til I thought of what I’d say
Which connection I should cut”

 

Need I say more? Second, Vincent by Don McLean paints a stunning picture of Vincent Van Gogh, but the song applies to book because of the ending scene; where, Aziraphale and Crowley change places. They are essentially painting a self-portrait.

 

Image via the Los Angeles Times