Rainy Day Raga

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All Music Guide - Matthew Greenwald
Peter Walker, world-traveled guitarist Spain, Africa and Mexico landed in the right place at the right time in the mid-'60s. A student of various musical forms, he ended up in Cambridge in 1965, and became musical director for Timothy Leary's 'Celebrations. Walker's modal guitar explorations fit the menu perfectly. Exploring a tonal range that would be best described as the perfect L.S.D. soundtrack, this album is a gentle, evocative affair, and often recalls some of the passages that Stephen Stills would use for "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," among others. Aided by Dylan session veteran Bruce Langhorn on percussion and by others as well, this is a fine document of a space ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matthew Greenwald
Peter Walker, world-traveled guitarist Spain, Africa and Mexico landed in the right place at the right time in the mid-'60s. A student of various musical forms, he ended up in Cambridge in 1965, and became musical director for Timothy Leary's 'Celebrations. Walker's modal guitar explorations fit the menu perfectly. Exploring a tonal range that would be best described as the perfect L.S.D. soundtrack, this album is a gentle, evocative affair, and often recalls some of the passages that Stephen Stills would use for "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," among others. Aided by Dylan session veteran Bruce Langhorn on percussion and by others as well, this is a fine document of a space in time when ragas were just becoming popular in Western music. In a certain way, Walker was a visionary, and this album shows it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2010
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667041720
  • Catalog Number: 6704172
  • Sales rank: 45,029

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Morning Joy (3:48)
  2. 2 Norwegian Mood (4:17)
  3. 3 White Wind (7:40)
  4. 4 Blanca (3:09)
  5. 5 Spring (2:59)
  6. 6 Sunshine (3:27)
  7. 7 Rainy Day Raga (6:26)
  8. 8 Road To Marscota (5:47)
  9. 9 April In Cambridge (3:12)
  10. 10 River (5:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Walker Primary Artist, Guitar
Jeremy Steig Flute
Monte Dunn Guitar
Bruce Langhorne Tambourine, Bells
Alex Lukeman Drones
Jean-Pierre Merle Tambourine
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Jeremy Steig Composer
Peter Walker Composer
Samuel Charters Producer
David Wilson Illustrations
Ski Williams Liner Notes
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