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Uncommon Women, uncommonly excellent playlist

A few weeks ago, the EmStage twitter account was very excited to get the following message:

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We admit, it’s been a little more than a week — there was another whole SHOW that happened in there (also: a lot of snow).

BUT, now that we’ve closed two shows in four weeks, and had two whole weeks without any snow days, we’re beginning to get our mojo back.

This playlist might have a little something to do with that.

Designed by sound designer Arshan Gailus and director Maureen Shea during the tech process, the show’s playlist is meant to set the “mood” for the play’s era. It’s also a whole lot of fun to listen to. Assistant sound designer Jake Hines shared the final list with us here:


Just Like a Woman: Bob Dylan
Blonde on Blonde, 1966

You Turn Me On (I’m A Radio): Joni Mitchell
For the Roses, 1972

Feeling Sad Tonight: Carole King
Rhymes and Reasons, 1972

Wild World: Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman, 1970

Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall: Simon and Garfunkel, 1966
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

Suzanne: Leonard Cohen
Songs of Leonard Cohen, 1967

As Tears Go By: Marianne Faithfull
Marianne Faithfull, 1966

You’ve Got a Friend: James Taylor
Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, 1971

Gotta Get Through Another Day: Carole King
Rhymes & Reasons, 1972

That’s My Girl: The Osmonds
Crazy Horses, 1972

Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon: Neil Diamond
The Bang Years 1966-1968, 1968

Tomorrow is a Long Time: Ian and Sylvia
Four Strong Winds, 1963

Nickel Song: Melanie
The Good Book, 1971

Our House: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Déjà Vu, 1970

Woman of Heart and Mind: Joni Mitchell
For the Roses, 1972

I Believe In You:Neil Young
After the Gold Rush, 1970

It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World: James Brown
It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World,1966

Lay Lady Lay: Bob Dylan
Nashville Skyline, 1969


Girl: The Osmonds
Crazy Horses, 1972

Hanky Panky: Neil Diamond
The Bang Years 1966-1968, 1968

Red Rubber Ball: The Cyrkle
Red Rubber Ball, 1966

Let’s Spend the Night Together: Rolling Stones
Between the Buttons, 1967

Help Me Make It Through The Night: Joan Baez
Blessed Are…, 1970

All I Want: Joni Mitchell
Blue, 1971

Pack Up Your Sorrows: Judy Collins
Fifth Album, 1965

Brand New Key (The Rollerskate Song): Melanie
Gather Me, 1971


And then, of course, the songs in the show itself. Surprisingly, there are only a few:

Both Sides Now: Judy Collins
Wildflowers, 1967

Fire and Rain: James Taylor
Sweet Baby James, 1970

But who could forget this one?

It’s a great mix — thanks, Arshan and Jake, for sharing with us!


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