As Saatolog editors, we have always been interested in travel. However, these days when the travel restrictions are lifted, our excitement for trips is more than ever. Let us assume that our readers understood our longing for the feeling of being on the road in the previous edition of Saatolog Picks and were excited like us, now we present a new Saatolog Picks edition that will make your travel ritual a bit more enjoyable.
Into the Wild
Into the Wild, directed by Sean Penn in 2007, is a movie that tells the story of true events which Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) abandons his college life and finds himself struggling to survive in the wilderness after burning his savings. The movie, which was nominated Oscars in different branches, is also successful in terms of music. Eddie Vedder’s first solo album, which includes notes that we are not accustomed to hearing from Pearl Jam’s front man Vedder, reflects the spirit of Into the Wild, in addition, it is a perfect album for long travels.
Songs in the Key of Life
No doubt that Steive Wonder’s 18th studio album’s name tells everything about the album. The album, consisting of 17 different songs, awarded by Best Album, Producer of the Year, Male Pop Vocal of the Year and Male R&B Vocal of the Year at the Grammys in 1976. The album, which also took its place in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002, will accompany you on a long road with a velvety tone. This intersection of progressive soul and R&B will be your new companion.
If you want to increase your energy a bit more while going to the Aegean beaches, it is high time to press play. By 1979, Voulez-Vous, Abba’s 6th studio album, topped the charts in many countries. It was one of the top 5 best-selling albums that year in the UK. Songs such as Chiquitita, Kisses of Fire, one of the cult songs of the Swedish band, and Voulez-Vous, which the album takes its name, are included in this album. Voulez-Vous could be your favorite album to travel back in time to the golden age of pop music. Who knows, when the journey is over and you reach your destination, you can look through Mamma Mia musical inspired by road songs…
A Night at the Opera
By 1975, Queen’s album is a kind of Freddie Mercury experiment in the opera-rock genre, and the conclusion, as you can guess, is quite successful. The album brings together cult songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Love of My Life, You’re My Best Friend and it is known and accepted as the biggest in the world. When Bohemian Rhapsody begins to play, whether you would be in the driver’s seat, in the front seat, alone or with friends; both the energy of the journey and the decibel of your voice will increase!
Abbey Road, The Beatles’ last album, is a cult piece, not only in terms of songs but also with its album cover. The album cover photo in which the band members crossing the road represents being on the road for us. When “Oh! Darling” begins playing, sing it a little bit louder! On the other hand, “Here Comes the Sun” is a candidate to be the soundtrack of your travel. The new excitement that will begin at the end of this journey will be the Beatles documentary Get Back, which is scheduled to be released in November 2021.