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Wolf Eyes: A Retrospective
     

Wolf Eyes: A Retrospective

by Paul Winter
 

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This compilation culled from the first decade of work from Winter's Living Music Label, is the logical summation of impressive work from a new age pioneer. Long a champion of greater awareness of the plight of the Earth and her diverse inhabitants, Winter (who plays soprano sax) began utilizing the sounds of animals in his recordings back in 1978 with COMMON GROUND.

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This compilation culled from the first decade of work from Winter's Living Music Label, is the logical summation of impressive work from a new age pioneer. Long a champion of greater awareness of the plight of the Earth and her diverse inhabitants, Winter (who plays soprano sax) began utilizing the sounds of animals in his recordings back in 1978 with COMMON GROUND. Though not the first to weave animal calls and "voices" into music, Winter and his Consort pioneered the art of using their sounds and melodies as true musical compositions. Several tracks on WOLF EYES beautifully meld these vocalizations into melodic content. "Love Swim" is particularly moving with its use of bottlenose dolphin sounds. Winter's groundbreaking efforts are evident here in other ways. His work included vocals, which are not always popular on New Age albums; he recorded live in unusual surroundings (the Grand Canyon, St. John the Divine Cathedral, and the UN); and he made peace overtures to our Russian friends by recording with the Dimitri Pokrovsky Singers. Though the members of the Consort have changed over the years, one will always hear a sense of "intentional community." On WOLF EYES, as in most of Winter's music, you will find the beauty, courage, fragility, power, and weakness of life on planet Earth.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
This is a retrospective of Paul Winter's work from 1980-1988, featuring cuts from most of his albums of this period (not his two more specialized Whales Alive and Wintersong). Five of the tracks were recorded in the cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and three were recorded live in the General Assembly of the United Nations on World Environment Day in 1984, including a fine version of "Icarus," the longtime favorite from his repertoire. As usual Winter's soprano sax is supported by his Consort, and augmented by the voices of dolphins, birds, and especially wolves. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats

Product Details

Release Date:
12/08/1989
Label:
LIVING MUSIC
UPC:
0010488001826
catalogNumber:
18

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Performance Credits

Paul Winter   Primary Artist,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Vocals
David Darling   Cello,Vocals,Voices
Paul Halley   Piano,Harmonium,Pipe organ
Glen Velez   Percussion,Bendire,Pandereta,Frame Drum
John Clark   French Horn
Susan Osborn   Vocals,Voices
Oscar Castro-Neves   Guitar
Kimati Dinizulu   Percussion
Guilherme Franco   Percussion
Eugene Friesen   Cello
Gordon Johnson   Bass
Ross Landau   Bass
Paul McCandless   Oboe
Ted Moore   Percussion,Drums,Rainstick
Nancy Rumbel   Oboe
Jim Scott   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Bill Cahn   Percussion,Bell-tree
Paul Winter Consort   Group

Technical Credits

Paul Winter   Producer
Glenn Berger   Engineer
Richie Blakin   Engineer
David Hewitt   Engineer
Mickey Houlihan   Engineer
Connie Kieltyka   Engineer
Glen Kolotkin   Engineer
Ross Landau   Engineer
Paul Prestopino   Engineer
Leanne Ungar   Engineer
Bob Kinkel   Engineer
Bill Straus   Engineer
Randy Ezratty   Engineer
Jack Hanna   Engineer
Tom Arrison   Engineer
Judy Elliott-Brown   Engineer
Sergei Teplov   Engineer
Mark Shane   Engineer
Robert Dickson   Engineer
Judy Houlihan   Engineer
Dixon Van Winkle   Engineer
Chris Brown   Engineer

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