Trilogy

Trilogy

by Andreas Vollenweider
     
 

This compilation includes Andreas Vollenweider's first three albums, the new composition "Pace Verde," and selections from 1984's Eine Art Suite. While it's Vollenweider's trademark electric harp playing that unifies these songs, the composer features numerous other instruments, including acoustic guitar, accordion, and the ever-present synthesizers.See more details below

Overview

This compilation includes Andreas Vollenweider's first three albums, the new composition "Pace Verde," and selections from 1984's Eine Art Suite. While it's Vollenweider's trademark electric harp playing that unifies these songs, the composer features numerous other instruments, including acoustic guitar, accordion, and the ever-present synthesizers. "Trilogy"'s extended intro of hushed voices and shuffling feet gives way to raindrop percussion before a song seems to emerge out of the ether, featuring crisp snare drum and a dreamy melody plucked out on Vollenweider's modified instrument. Later, "Her Cat Dance" incorporates Asian influences in both its instrumentation and vocal, while "Pace Verde" somehow uses the whale calls and crashing waves without sounding clichéd. Best might be "Phases of the Three Moons," where synths and percussion combine for a vaguely Caribbean rhythm while Vollenweider lays down a particularly effective solo. Whispered vocals add additional nuance to the cut. Trilogy doesn't include anything that longtime Vollenweider fans won't already have, although some might appreciate the Eine Art Suite material, since it was previously available only as an import. Newcomers should enjoy this compilation most since it provides a solid overview of the composer's early work.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/1990
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644697421
catalogNumber:
46974

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Behind the Gardens/Behind the Wall/Under the Tree
  2. Pyramid-In the Wood-In the Bright Light
  3. Micro-Macro
  4. Skin and Skin
  5. Moonlight, Wrapped Around Him
  6. Lion and Sheep
  7. Sunday
  8. Afternoon
  9. Hands and Clouds
  10. Caverna Magica
  11. Mandragora
  12. Lunar Pond
  13. Schajah Saretosh
  14. Sena Stanjena?
  15. Belladonna
  16. Angóh!
  17. Huiziopochtli
  18. Con Chiglia
  19. Geastrum Coronatum
  20. La Paix Verde

Disc 2

  1. The White Winds/White Boat (First View)
  2. Hall of the Stars/Hall of the Mosaics (Meeting You)
  3. The Glass Hall (Choose the Crystal)/The Play of the Five Balls/The ...
  4. The Woman and the Stone
  5. The Stone (Close-Up)
  6. Phases of the Three Moons
  7. Flight Feet & Root Hands
  8. Brothership
  9. Sisterseed
  10. The Trilogy (At the White Magic Gardens) /The White Winds
  11. The Shepherd
  12. The Gate Within the Gate...
  13. Her Cat Dance (IV)
  14. The Letter "V"
  15. Little Boy and the Mirror (VI)
  16. A Walk with My Father (VII)
  17. Summer Rain (VIII)
  18. Desert in the Hourglass
  19. Intermission
  20. Pace Verde

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andreas Vollenweider   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Flute,Accordion,Electric Guitar,Soprano Saxophone,Voices,Natural Sounds,Electracoustic Pedal Harp
Max Lasser   Electric Guitar
Corin Curschellas   Voices
Peter Keiser   Electric Bass
Walter Keiser   Drums
Philippe Kienholz   Piano
Jon Otis   Percussion
Pedro Haldermann   Percussion
Roger Bonnot   Natural Sounds
Patrick Demenga   Cello
Elena Ledda   Vocals
Beata Vollenweider   Natural Sounds
Hans Vollenweider   Organ
André Seidenberg   Cello

Technical Credits

Andreas Vollenweider   Arranger,Producer,Contributor,Artwork
Corin Curschellas   Contributor
Dude Durst   Artwork,Graphic Design
Eric Merz   Engineer
Vera Brandes   Producer
Roger Bonnot   Contributor
Cornelius de Fries   Artwork
Gugo Faas   Producer
Earnest Wirz   Art Direction
Art Ringger   Artwork

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