A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill

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Celebrate 30 years of the soothing sounds of Windham Hill with this deluxe box set! Back in the '70s, label founder Will Ackerman distributed vinyl copies of his recordings by hand, yet those humble beginnings grew into enormous success. With a catalog of albums offering tasteful, folk-inspired programming and adorned with photos of beautiful natural vistas, the independent label set the gold standard for new age music and inspired a host of imitators. This four-disc box set, A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill, hits the highlights from that three-decade run, opening with Ackerman's own "The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter" -- the first track on the label's inaugural release -- and continuing with numbers ...
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Editorial Reviews

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Celebrate 30 years of the soothing sounds of Windham Hill with this deluxe box set! Back in the '70s, label founder Will Ackerman distributed vinyl copies of his recordings by hand, yet those humble beginnings grew into enormous success. With a catalog of albums offering tasteful, folk-inspired programming and adorned with photos of beautiful natural vistas, the independent label set the gold standard for new age music and inspired a host of imitators. This four-disc box set, A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill, hits the highlights from that three-decade run, opening with Ackerman's own "The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter" -- the first track on the label's inaugural release -- and continuing with numbers from such WH mainstays as George Winston, Michael Hedges, Liz Story, and others. Offering 67 tracks in all -- divided into the themes "elements," "peace," "artistry," and "excursions" -- the set includes 4 previously unreleased live performances from Jim Brickman, Alex de Grassi, Barbara Higbie, and David Arckenstone, while a 48-page booklet details the history of the label and its music, complete with color photos.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • Label: Rca Victor
  • UPC: 828766955729
  • Catalog Number: 69557

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter - William Paul Ackerman (3:54)
  2. 2 Wedding Rain - Liz Story (5:39)
  3. 3 Dolphins - Mike Marshall (4:18)
  4. 4 Aerial Boundaries - Michael Hedges (4:43)
  5. 5 Cloudy This Morning - George Winston (2:46)
  6. 6 The 19A - Billy Oskay & Michael O'Domhnaill (3:11)
  7. 7 Western - Alex de Grassi (4:12)
  8. 8 O, Shenandoah - Philip Aaberg (3:58)
  9. 9 Flowers of Edinburgh - Pete Huttlinger (4:46)
  10. 10 Another Country - Shadowfax (4:22)
  11. 11 The Road Back Home - Doyle Dykes (2:49)
  12. 12 After the Harvest - The Angels of Venice (6:46)
  13. 13 Inverness - Alex de Grassi (3:17)
  14. 14 Callisto's Sky - Thea Suits-Silverman (5:07)
  15. 15 Moon - George Winston (7:40)
  16. 16 Night in the Land - Nightnoise (3:15)
  17. 17 Three Observations of One Ocean - William Paul Ackerman (3:34)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sanctus From Requiem - Tim Story (3:47)
  2. 2 True Story - Barbara Higbie (4:48)
  3. 3 Gwenlaise - Eugene Friesen (4:40)
  4. 4 The Light and the Longing - Lisa Lynne (5:21)
  5. 5 Reflection - George Winston (2:46)
  6. 6 When I Was 4 - Michael Hedges (3:54)
  7. 7 Open Doors - Jim Brickman (3:17)
  8. 8 Peace of Mind - Schönerz & Scott (4:23)
  9. 9 Engravings - Russel Walder (4:07)
  10. 10 Visiting - William Paul Ackerman (6:11)
  11. 11 Hugh - Nightnoise (3:42)
  12. 12 Love Song to a Ballerina - George Winston (3:02)
  13. 13 Calling You - Paul McCandless (5:04)
  14. 14 All I Ever Wanted - Jim Brickman (4:07)
  15. 15 Andante From Sonata #2 in A Minor - Chris Botti (4:34)
  16. 16 Peace Piece - Liz Story (5:33)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Angela Smiled - W.G. Snuffy Walden (5:30)
  2. 2 Silky Flanks - Nightnoise (4:49)
  3. 3 Escape of the Circus Ponies - Liz Story (6:05)
  4. 4 Because It's There - Michael Hedges (3:15)
  5. 5 Tideline - Barbara Higbie (4:32)
  6. 6 Welcoming - Michael Manring (6:21)
  7. 7 Billy in the Low Land - George Winston (2:35)
  8. 8 Clockwork - Alex de Grassi (6:27)
  9. 9 Fionnghula (Mouth Music) - Nightnoise (1:56)
  10. 10 The Townsend Shuffle - William Paul Ackerman (4:30)
  11. 11 The Orangutan Gang (Strikes Back) - Shadowfax (3:52)
  12. 12 Rickover's Dream - Michael Hedges (4:54)
  13. 13 Out of the Frame - Philip Aaberg (5:21)
  14. 14 Europa - Tuck Andress (5:05)
  15. 15 Tamarack Pines - George Winston (5:54)
  16. 16 On the Threshold of Liberty - Mark Isham (7:30)
Disc 4
  1. 1 (You'll Be) Satisfied - The Subdudes (3:57)
  2. 2 Time After Time - Tuck & Patti (4:51)
  3. 3 Valentine - Jim Brickman (3:15)
  4. 4 Real Life - Ray Obiedo (5:51)
  5. 5 Who Holds Your Hand - Patty Larkin (3:08)
  6. 6 Houses in the Fields - John Gorka (4:42)
  7. 7 Follow Me - Jane Siberry (4:23)
  8. 8 Po Mahina - Keola Beamer (2:18)
  9. 9 On the Dark Side of Town - Janis Ian (3:56)
  10. 10 Vaquinha Mansa - Cesária Évora (4:49)
  11. 11 Turning to Peace - Paul Schwartz (5:27)
  12. 12 Pavane - Steve Erquiaga (4:24)
  13. 13 Hush Li'l Baby - Jim Brickman (3:07)
  14. 14 That Kind of Man - The Nylons (3:21)
  15. 15 Hannibal's Revenge - Andy Narell (4:02)
  16. 16 Desert Crossing - David Arkenstone (6:50)
  17. 17 Fever Trees - Bobby McFerrin (1:13)
  18. 18 Takes My Breath Away - Tuck & Patti (4:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Gorka Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Patty Larkin Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Darol Anger Synthesizer, Mandolin, Violin, Cello, Viola, Octave Violin
David Arkenstone Flute, Electric Guitar
Scott Cossu Piano
Chuck Greenberg Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Wood Flute, Lyricon, Double Ocarina
Barbara Higbie Piano
Mark Isham Synthesizer, Piano, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soprano Saxophone, electronic percussion
Michael Manring Bass, Percussion, Piano, Fretless Bass Guitar
Liz Story Piano
Tim Story Synthesizer, Piano
Shawn Colvin Vocal Harmony
Janis Ian Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Carly Simon Vocals
Tuck Andress Guitar
Steve Erquiaga Synthesizer Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
Bobby McFerrin Vocals
Andy Narell Keyboards, Steel Pan
Kit Walker Keyboards
Bruce Dukov Violin
Kenneth Nash Percussion, Bongos, Conga
Todd Phillips Acoustic Bass, String Bass
Ray Obiedo Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Martina McBride Vocals
Ronn Huff Conductor
Adam Rudolph Percussion
Ira Stein Synthesizer, Piano
Cesária Évora Vocals
Lucy Kaplansky Vocal Harmony
Philip Aaberg Piano, Sampled Bass
Will Ackerman Guitar
Steve Amedee Percussion, Tambourine, Vocals
Joy Askew Vocals
Cyro Baptista Percussion
Charlie Bisharat Violin, Electric Violin
Gregg Bissonette Drums
Steve Bloom Percussion
Chris Botti Trumpet, Keyboards
Jim Brickman Piano
Mike Brignardello Bass
Jonatha Brooke Background Vocals
John Burr Piano
Patti Cathcart Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Al Cross Percussion, Drums, Linn Drum
Johnny Cunningham Fiddle
Morris Dollison Guitar
Brian Dunning Synthesizer, Flute, Alto Flute, Human Whistle, Pan Pipes
Stefanie Fife Cello
Richard Gates Bass
Peter Horvath Keyboards
Dann Huff Guitar
Rob Ickes Guitar (Resonator)
Joan Jeanrenaud Cello
Derek Jones Upright Bass
Keith Jones Bass
William Kennedy Drums
Randy Kerber Piano
John Leventhal Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
David Low Cello
John Magnie Accordion, Keyboards, Vocals
Mike Marshall Synthesizer, Mandolin, Chimes, Steel Guitar, Classical Guitar, Mandocello
Rebeca Mauleón Piano
Paul McCandless Keyboards, Oboe
Dennis McDermott Percussion, Drums
Ken Myhr Guitar, Percus
The Nashville String Machine Track Performer
Stuart Nevitt Percussion, Drums, Marimbas
Billy Oskay Violin
Simon Oswell Viola
Sandra Park Violin
Dean Parks Guitar
Shawn Pelton Drums
Karl Perazzo Percussion, Conga, Timbales
David Piltch Upright Bass
Martha Reikow Cello
Bennett Salvay Conductor
Richard Schönerz Piano, Vocals, oberheim
Marc Shulman Guitar
Andy Snitzer Bass
Michael Spiro Caxixi, Crotale, Bata Drums
Norbert Stachel Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute
G.E. Stinson Guitar, Marimbas, 12-string Guitar, Tamboura
John Switzer Bass, Percussion
Jamil Szmadzinski Violin
Peter Van Hooke Snare Drums, electronic percussion
Marc van Wageningen Bass
John Wakefield Percussion
Russel Walder Oboe
Jimmy Waldo Mellotron
Chad Watson Electric Bass
Doug Wilde Keyboards
George Winston Piano
Rob Yale fairlight
Andrea Zonn Viola
Alex de Grassi Guitar
Paul van Wageningen Drums
Kevin Breit national steel guitar
Bobby Read Synthesizer, Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone
George Tortorelli Percussion
Robin Bonnell Cello
Tommy Malone Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Doyle Dykes Guitar
Sean Harkness Acoustic Guitar
Carol Tatum Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer, celtic harp, Synthesizer Bass
Peggy Baldwin Cello
Laura Halladay Flute, Recorder
Pete Huttlinger Guitar
Thea Suits-Silverman Flute
Toy Vieira Background Vocals
Lisbeth Scott Vocals
Lisa Lynne celtic harp
Delia Park Violin
Jacinto Pereira Background Vocals, Cavaquinho
Luis Ramos Background Vocals, Slide Guitar
Rachel Purkin Violin
Joanne Paratore Piano, Keyboards
Christopher Pellani Percussion, Doumbek, Udu
José Paris Background Vocals, Acoustic Bass
Nando Andrade Piano, Background Vocals
Keola Beamer Guitar
Valerie Tribord Background Vocals
Marie-Paule Tribord Background Vocals
Tey Santos Percussion
John Goldsmith Keyboards
Seth Osburn Keyboards
Uncle Dave Lewis Memory Moog, Piano (Grand), Yamaha Keyboards
Arnold Vocals
Valérie Beinga Background Vocals
Calu Drums
Steve Buckingham Dulcimer
Johnny Ray Allen Bass
Technical Credits
John Gorka Composer
Patty Larkin Composer
Jane Siberry Composer
Darol Anger Producer
David Arkenstone Composer
Scott Cossu Composer, Producer, Memorabilia
Chuck Greenberg Composer, Producer
Barbara Higbie Composer, Producer
Mark Isham Composer, Memorabilia
Brian Keane Composer
Michael Manring Composer
Liz Story Composer
Tim Story Arranger, Producer
Janis Ian Composer, Producer
Cyndi Lauper Composer
The Subdudes Composer
Tuck Andress Producer
Tom Coster Composer
Steve Erquiaga Arranger
Bobby McFerrin Composer, Producer
Andy Narell Composer, Producer
Ray Obiedo Composer
Ronn Huff String Arrangements
Ira Stein Composer
Bob Telson Composer
Philip Aaberg Arranger, Composer, Producer, Atmosphere
Will Ackerman Producer
Dawn Atkinson Producer, Executive Producer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
Jeff Balding Producer
Chris Botti Arranger, drum programming
Jim Brickman Composer, Producer
Patti Cathcart Producer
Paul Cooper Composer
Kerry Crawford Producer
Jim Cregan Producer
Johnny Cunningham Composer
Oliver di Cicco Producer
Jose Da Silva Producer
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Composer
Brian Dunning Composer, Vocal Drone
Rick Epping Arranger
Glyn Johns Producer, Engineer
Claire Hamill Composer
Rob Hyman Composer
Howard Johnston Producer
Keith Keller Producer
Jack Kugell Composer
Peter Mann Producer
Mike Marshall Producer
Elliot Mazer Producer
Paul McCandless Arranger, Producer
Billy Oskay Producer
Gary Paczosa Producer
Scott Saxon Producer
Richard Schönerz Arranger, Composer, Producer
Paul Schwartz Composer, Producer
Peter Scott Composer
Dan Shea Producer
Tracy Silverman Composer, Producer
Andy Snitzer drum programming
John Switzer Producer
Russel Walder Composer
Mark Wilder Remastering
George Winston Arranger, Composer, Producer, Memorabilia
Ben Wisch Producer
Alex de Grassi Composer, Producer, Memorabilia
Steven Miller Producer
John Dillberto Producer
Bobby Read Producer
W.G. Snuffy Walden Composer
Carlos Santana Composer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Doyle Dykes Composer, Producer
Carol Tatum Composer, Producer
Pete Huttlinger Arranger, Composer
Thea Suits-Silverman Composer
Tom Bradshaw Producer
William Paul Ackerman Composer
Cathy Econom Producer
Lisa Lynne Arranger, Composer, Producer
David Pringle Producer
Keola Beamer Arranger, Producer
Traditional Composer
John Goldsmith Producer
Uncle Dave Lewis Programming
Dianne Spoto Packaging Manager
Steve Buckingham Producer
David Lewis Composer
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