Dream Spiral

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
By 1991's Dream Spiral, electric harpist Hilary Stagg had refined the composition skills that had somewhat lagged behind the inspired playing of his initial releases. Joined by tasteful dips of synthesizer, understated percussion and bass, acoustic guitar, and violin, Stagg presents eight of his strongest pieces yet. "Spirit Dances" matches his harp to the violin's mournful sway, as a moody background synthesizer suggests rings on the surface of a secluded pond. Stagg is best with spare arrangements, where his harp can guide the melody over lightly textured supporting instrumentation. "Heaven on Earth" and "Land of Oz" illustrate this perfectly; the latter cut is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
By 1991's Dream Spiral, electric harpist Hilary Stagg had refined the composition skills that had somewhat lagged behind the inspired playing of his initial releases. Joined by tasteful dips of synthesizer, understated percussion and bass, acoustic guitar, and violin, Stagg presents eight of his strongest pieces yet. "Spirit Dances" matches his harp to the violin's mournful sway, as a moody background synthesizer suggests rings on the surface of a secluded pond. Stagg is best with spare arrangements, where his harp can guide the melody over lightly textured supporting instrumentation. "Heaven on Earth" and "Land of Oz" illustrate this perfectly; the latter cut is especially effective, somehow finding a way to evoke an earthy, Latin feel while suggesting the space cloud grandeur of the universe. The title track and "Sunlight Returns" do end the set with some ham-fisted turns toward generic contemporary instrumental percussion and pacing, but Dream Spiral is still a solid leap forward for Stagg, both in composition and instrumentation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/7/1993
  • Label: Real Music
  • UPC: 046286180524
  • Catalog Number: 861805
  • Sales rank: 76,828

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Heaven on Earth (6:45)
  2. 2 Land of Oz (6:11)
  3. 3 Before Time (3:42)
  4. 4 Spirit Dancers (5:47)
  5. 5 Island Sweets (5:59)
  6. 6 Drifting Toward a Dream (3:17)
  7. 7 Dream Spiral (5:05)
  8. 8 Sunlight Returns (8:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hilary Stagg Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Bass, Harp, bass pedals
Paul Corbin Violin
Craig Long Synthesizer, Percussion
Kirt Shearer Synthesizer, Percussion, Electric Bass, Drums
Gild Taffet Violin
Tad Toomey Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Hilary Stagg Producer, Contributor
Craig Long Producer, Engineer
Kirt Shearer Engineer
Terence Yallop Executive Producer
Andrea Yallop Art Direction
Todd Fedell Illustrations
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful music!

    I love this CD. It's very soothing, inspiring music.

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