George Winston - Autumn (Windham Hill 20Th Anniversary Edition)
 

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George Winston - Autumn (Windham Hill 20Th Anniversary Edition)

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    Solo performer: George Winston (piano). Recorded on June 19-20, 1980. This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Solo performer: George Winston (piano). Producers: William Ackerman, George Winston, H......more

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Artist: Winston, George
Description:
Solo performer: George Winston (piano). Recorded on June 19-20, 1980. This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Solo performer: George Winston (piano). Producers: William Ackerman, George Winston, Howard Johnston, Cathy Econom. Engineers: Hans Soper, Russell Bond, Howard Johnston. Principally recorded on June 19-20, 1980. Includes liner notes by George Winston. AUTUMN was superstar new age pianist George Winston's first album to sell more than 1,000,000 copies. Listening to these spare, emotionally rich pieces, it's easy to understand why. But it's also clear what sets Winston apart from the hordes of other new age piano soloists: an insistent--occasionally even jarring--gothic sensibility that informs his music. Like many of his albums, AUTUMN found its inspiration in the seasonal changes wrought upon the Montana landscape that Winston calls home. Though it might be easy to pigeonhole a composition like "Woods" as easy listening, a more careful examination reveals a darker--daresay even sinister--underside, one more informed by Birnam Wood than by Hundred Acre Wood. "Stars" may bring forth images of cloud-free starlit skies, but its stirring emotionalism yearns for something more, making it difficult for a listener not to contemplate the infinitesimally small stature of human existence within an infinitely vast universe.
See Also:
Ballads and Blues 1972, Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions: A Hurricane Relief Benefit, The Velveteen Rabbit, Autumn, December
See Influences:
Robbie Basho, John Fahey, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans (Piano), Mike Oldfield, Vince Guaraldi, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, Chick Corea, Floyd Cramer, Professor Longhair, Vangelis, Brian Eno
See Contemporaries:
Will Ackerman, Shadowfax, Michael Allen Harrison, Sky (UK), Ralph Towner, Michael Gettel, Michael Hedges, Michael Manring, John Tesh, Harold Budd, Liz Story, Sally Harmon, Jim Brickman, Paul Winter (Sax), Oregon, Kitaro, William Ellwood, Yanni, Keola Beamer, Mark Isham, David Lanz
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Colors / Dance
  2. 2 Woods
  3. 3 Longing / Love
  4. 4 Road
  5. 5 Moon
  6. 6 Sea
  7. 7 Stars
  8. 8 Too Much Between Us
Type:
Performer
Genre:
New Age
Subgenre:
Piano
Label:
Windham Hill Records
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Subformat:
ECD
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
52 : 2
UPC:
019341161028
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