You’ll Have Understood By Then What These Ithakas Mean

Detail - Sorrowful Ajax with Termessa and Eurysakes by Asmus Jakob Carstens circa 1791
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Two hours of travel, adventure, the sea and myth built around 'Itaca' by Lluís Llach, itself inspired by the Homeric work of Constantine P. Cavafy. Read the poem here

This show features 26 artists, here is some information on some of them:

eden abhez: 

eden abhez, born George Alexander Aberle, rose to prominence after writing Nat King Cole's No.1 hit "Nature Boy". He spent many years in California, at one point camping under the famous Hollywood sign, and his lifestyle influenced the upcoming hippie movement. Some credit abhez with not only making the first proto-psychedelic music (a fitting first track for this program) but also for being the first hippie, a bridge from the beats to something new in the 1960's.

Lluís Llach: 

Llach is a Spanish Catalan singer-songwriter, a big wheel in the artistic movement known as Nova Cançó that defied the repressive Franco dictatorship by promoting Catalan culture and singing in the Catalan language.


This band and album was a project between Jean Kluger and Daniel Vangarde. Neither one Japanese, but rather Belgian and French respectively, the pair learned the language to record this album. Daniel Vangarde is the father of Daniel Bangalter, half of duo Daft Punk.

Countries represented: USA, England, Scotland, France, Spain, Wales, Greece, Ireland, Lebanon, Brazil, Australia

  • 6:00pm The Old Boat by eden ahbez on Eden's Island (The Music Of An Enchanted Isle) (Del-Fi Records), 1960
  • 6:02pm Sail On Sailor by The Beach Boys on Holland (Caribou Records, Epic Associated), 1973
  • 6:05pm The Other Side by Apple on An Apple A Day (Acme), 1969
  • 6:09pm Soldier Of The Flesh by Fairfield Parlour on From Home To Home (UFO Records), 1970
  • 6:12pm Enchantment by The Melody Mates on Enchantment / Promenade (Nix Records), 1960
  • 6:14pm Itaca by Lluís Llach on Viatge a Itaca (Fonomusic), 1975
  • 6:29pm Sea Song by Caedmon on Caedmon (Erewhon, Kissing Spell), 1978
  • 6:35pm Jellyfish by Vashti Bunyan on Heartleap (Dicristina Stair Builders), 2014
  • 6:39pm Ocean by Big Lost Rainbow on Big Lost Rainbow (Gear Fab Records), 1974
  • 6:44pm Til I Die by The Beach Boys on Surf's Up (Capitol Records, Brother Records), 1971
  • 6:46pm Sysyphus, Pt. 1 by Pink Floyd on Ummagumma (Capitol Records), 1969
  • 6:48pm L'enfant Au Royaume Des Mouches by Jean Claude Vannier on L'enfant Assassin Des Mouches (Finders Keepers Records), 1972
  • 6:52pm The Other People by Aphrodite's Child on Plastics Nevermore / The Other People (Philips), 1968
  • 6:55pm Vile Excesses by Mellow Candle on Swaddling Songs (ACME), 1972
  • 6:58pm The White Pony by Ellen Margulies on The White Pony/Meditation 1968 (Reprise Records), 1968
  • 7:01pm Sweet Eyes by Elias Rahbani on Mosaic Of The Orient (Näi, Buzuk & Guitar) (Parlophone), 1972
  • 7:03pm Yamasuki by Yamasuki on Le Monde Fabuleux de Yamasuki (Finders Keepers Records), 1971
  • 7:06pm Myna Bird by eden ahbez on Eden's Island (The Music Of An Enchanted Isle) (Del-Fi Records), 1960
  • 7:09pm Octopus by Syd Barrett on The Madcap Laughs (Capitol Records), 1970
  • 7:12pm Ballad Das Muscarias by Lula Côrtes E Zé Ramalho on Paêbirú (Mr Bongo), 1976
  • 7:17pm The Sad Saga Of The Boy And The Bee by Gun on Gun (Epic), 1968
  • 7:22pm Magical Fingers Of Minerva by J.K. & Co. on Suddenly One Summer (BeatRocket), 1968
  • 7:25pm Atlantis by Donovan on Donovan's Greatest Hits (Epic), 1969
  • 7:30pm City Of The Sun by Rainbow Generator on Dance Of The Spheres (Fission Chips), 1978
  • 7:35pm Pleasure Of The Harbor by Phil Ochs on Pleasure Of The Harbor (A&M Records), 1967
  • 7:43pm The Exile by Roy Harper on Man And Myth (Bella Union), 2013
  • 7:51pm World by Bee Gees on Best Of The Bee Gees (Polydor), 1969
  • 7:54pm Back To Boulder by Justine on Justine (Sunbeam Records), 1970
  • 7:59pm The Ancient Galleon by Les Baxter on Jewel Of The Sea (Real Gone), 1961
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