Songs Without Words II: A Windham Hill Piano Collection

Songs Without Words II: A Windham Hill Piano Collection

     
 

Who needs lyrics when you've got 88 keys? On Songs Without Words II, pianists Jim Brickman, Michael Feinstein, David Benoit, Janis Ian and many others let their melodic skills do the talking. Consider this expressive collection of mood-setting solos the soundtrack to your imagination. On this, the follow-up to Songs Without Words, return contributors JimSee more details below

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Who needs lyrics when you've got 88 keys? On Songs Without Words II, pianists Jim Brickman, Michael Feinstein, David Benoit, Janis Ian and many others let their melodic skills do the talking. Consider this expressive collection of mood-setting solos the soundtrack to your imagination. On this, the follow-up to Songs Without Words, return contributors Jim Brickman and David Benoit join together on the opening track, "Glory." But it's solo all the way on the rest of this album in celebration of the piano's lyric power. No vocalists needed.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
New age label Windham Hill offers up 11 melodic contemporary instrumentals on Songs Without Words, Vol. 2, the follow-up to their successful earlier volume. These solo piano pieces from performers Janis Ian, David Benoit, Jim Brickman, Michael Feinstein, and others are exactly what the title suggests; not just instrumentals but songs where the melody line is clear and strong enough to suggest a single voice being accompanied by a piano with no lyrics necessary. Surprisingly, Windham Hill's flagship pianist, George Winston, doesn't make an appearance here, but his rich and textured style wouldn't have fit into these parameters anyway. Instead, the performers deliver gentle pop songs on piano without any troubling intrusions from orchestration or even words.
New Age Voice
Instrumentals so emotionally deep that lyrics are superfluous.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/22/2002
Label:
Windham Hill Records
UPC:
0019341139522
catalogNumber:
11395

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Feinstein   Track Performer
Brian Culbertson   Track Performer
Clark Germain   Piano
Michael Gore   Track Performer
Stephen Hart   Piano
Howard Johnston   Piano
Brian King   Piano (Grand)
Scott Lehrer   Piano
Alan Pasqua   Piano (Grand)
Philip Clark   Roland Synthesizer
Taylor Eigsti   Track Performer
Eddie King   Piano
Eugene Kimball   Piano (Grand)

Technical Credits

Barbara Higbie   Producer
Paul Sullivan   Producer
Teresa Trull   Producer
Janis Ian   Arranger
Margie Adam   Producer
Will Ackerman   Producer
Dawn Atkinson   Executive Producer
David Benoit   Producer,Sleeve Notes
Clark Germain   Engineering
Stephen Hart   Engineering
Gary Henry   Engineering
Howard Johnston   Engineering
Brian King   Engineering
Jillson Knowles   Producer
Scott Lehrer   Producer,Engineering
Gary Mankin   Engineering
Alan Pasqua   Engineering
Chris Bellman   Mastering
H.A.B.   Art Direction
Philip Clark   Arranger,Engineering
Eddie King   Engineering
Eugene Kimball   Engineering

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