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Here, There and Everywhere: The Songs of the Beatles

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Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
The Fab Four not only created classic songs, they forever changed how music could sound -- challenging us to listen to the raw yet sophisticated tones of the string quartet in "Eleanor Rigby," introducing our Western ears to the exotic twang of the Indian sitar, and throwing us off guard with quirky sound effects in "The Yellow Submarine." Now Windham Hill has applied their special magic to favorite Beatles tunes, showcasing such inventive instrumentalists as pianist George Winston. Guitarist Snuffy Smith lays down a sweet version of "You Won't See Me," while Tuck and Patti cover "I Will" and Sean Harkness sings "Blackbird," the album's only vocal cuts. Wayne Johnson ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
The Fab Four not only created classic songs, they forever changed how music could sound -- challenging us to listen to the raw yet sophisticated tones of the string quartet in "Eleanor Rigby," introducing our Western ears to the exotic twang of the Indian sitar, and throwing us off guard with quirky sound effects in "The Yellow Submarine." Now Windham Hill has applied their special magic to favorite Beatles tunes, showcasing such inventive instrumentalists as pianist George Winston. Guitarist Snuffy Smith lays down a sweet version of "You Won't See Me," while Tuck and Patti cover "I Will" and Sean Harkness sings "Blackbird," the album's only vocal cuts. Wayne Johnson applies his Spanish guitar style to the dramatic "Eleanor Rigby," George Winston goes retro with a stride piano version of "Martha My Dear," and the classical ensemble Angels of Venice weave an Indian paisley spell over "Within You Without You." Other highlights of this enchanting 13-track tribute album feature pianist Liz Story, Celtic harpist Lisa Lynne, and guitarist Michael Hedges.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Windham Hill never has embraced the full-on pop that was the Beatles' stock-in-trade, but then the Beatles are universal -- any musician, regardless of genre, has heard at least some of their music and most know it very well. So it should come as no surprise that every musician, from classical to heavy metal, has had the temptation to offer their own interpretation of classic Beatles songs, and Windham Hill's Here, There & Everywhere: Songs of the Beatles is simply another in a long line of Beatles covers. For dyed-in-the-wool Fab Four fans, it may be among the most frustrating, since pop fans are often not New Age fans. And it is true that some of the cuts on the tribute simply float away into the ether, relying entirely too much on texture. Similarly, others sound a little off -- strangely, George Winston's "Martha My Dear" sounds too crisp for this setting -- but most fall into a middle ground, where a familiar melody is reworked into languid, atmospheric instrumental numbers with the exception, of course, of Tuck & Patti's "I Will" and Sean Harkness' "Blackbird," which add soulful vocals to a new acoustic template. Naturally, this will not win over any doubters, especially pop fans that will just assume that these are mangled versions of old favorites, but fans of Windham Hill will likely to find this an entertaining diversion, even if it is a little uneven.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/1999
  • Label: Windham Hill Records
  • UPC: 019341125129
  • Catalog Number: 11251

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Won't See Me (3:51)
  2. 2 I Will (2:55)
  3. 3 Eleanor Rigby - Wayne Johnson (5:46)
  4. 4 Here, There and Everywhere (2:59)
  5. 5 If I Needed Someone (3:19)
  6. 6 Martha My Dear (2:26)
  7. 7 Girl (3:45)
  8. 8 Within You, Without You - The Angels of Venice (4:03)
  9. 9 Blackbird (4:52)
  10. 10 Here Comes the Sun (3:35)
  11. 11 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (4:20)
  12. 12 Mother Nature's Son - Free Klassic (4:00)
  13. 13 The Long and Winding Road (2:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Hedges Acoustic Guitar, Track Performer
Michael Manring Fretless Bass Guitar
Liz Story Piano, Track Performer
Tuck Andress Electric Guitar
Tuck & Patti Track Performer
John Bergamo Tabla
Wayne Johnson Track Performer
Patti Cathcart Vocals
Stefanie Fife Cello
Peter Kent Violin
Randy Kerber Piano
David Low Cello
Jim McGrath Percussion
Maria Newman Viola
Dean Parks Guitar
Tracy Silverman Flute, Violin, Keyboards, Track Performer, 6-String Viola
Evan Wilson Violin
George Winston Track Performer
The Angels of Venice Track Performer
George Tortorelli Bouzouki, Mandolin, Recorder, Tamboura, Bamboo Flute
W.G. Snuffy Walden Guitar, Track Performer
Doyle Dykes Track Performer
Sean Harkness Acoustic Guitar, Fretless Bass Guitar, Track Performer
Carol Tatum Keyboards, Hammered Dulcimer, Synthesizer Bass
Peggy Baldwin Cello
Laura Halladay Flute
Erich Kory Cello
Lisa Lynne Mandolin, Harp, Bandora, Track Performer, celtic harp
Christopher Pellani Udu
Eric Gorfain Violin
Réal Léviellé Piano
Gilberto "Gil" Morales Upright Bass
Technical Credits
Michael Hedges Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Brian Keane Arranger, Engineer
Tuck Andress Engineer
Wayne Johnson Contributor
Tom Carr Mastering
Patti Cathcart Arranger, Producer
Howard Johnston Engineer
Avi Kipper Engineer
Bennett Salvay String Arrangements
Tracy Silverman Arranger, Producer, drum programming
George Winston Arranger
Steven Miller Engineer
W.G. Snuffy Walden Producer
Doyle Dykes Engineer
Sean Harkness Arranger
Carol Tatum Producer
Florian Ammon Engineer
Tim Jacquette Engineer
Love Tribe Arranger, Producer
George Nardo Engineer
Lisa Lynne Arranger, Producer
Justin Lieberman Engineer
Gilberto "Gil" Morales Engineer
Lane Gibson Engineer
Charles Eller Engineer
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