Will Ackerman Returning Pieces For Guitar 1970-2004 Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
Numbered, Limited Edition 180g Vinyl!
2005 Grammy Award:
• Best New Age Album
Will Ackerman's 2005 Grammy award winning recording Returning is coming on
180g vinyl for the first time. Ackerman is universally recognized as the
preeminent pioneer and face of the new age music movement. Will is also the
founder of the legendary Windham Hill Records.
In 2004, after years of growth and introspection, Ackerman re-recorded an album
of his best-known songs, a greatest hits collection with all new performances.
Will's goal was to take a series of 11 favorite songs and record them for
posterity in a way that reflects the emotional nuances, precision, and maturing
beauty they've picked up along the road.
He includes the graceful and lushly melodic "The Bricklayer's Beautiful
Daughter," the sweet and melancholy "Anne's Song" (inspired by working with
fellow genre legends Alex de Grassi and Michael Hedges), and two peaceful early
gems from 1970, "Pictures" and "Barbara's Song." Some were written as
celebrations ("Unconditional"), others as elegies ("The Impending Death of the
Virgin Spirit"), but all are intricate snapshots of a vastly influential musical
life that keeps inventive to this day.
"I don't write music in any academic sense. I've learned to shut out rational
thought and simply feel. If I get out of the way, the music is simply given to
me." - Will Ackerman
All the well-known classics are here. A one of a kind compilation.
• 180g+ Pure Virgin Vinyl
• Gatefold Jacket
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Specially Remastered For This LP
• Made In The U.S.A.
1. The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter (1975)
2. Anne's Song (1977)
3. The Impending Death Of The Virgin Spirit (1970)
4. Pictures (1998)
5. Hawk Circle (1980)
6. Barbara's Song (1970)
7. Unconditional (1997)
8. Visiting (1982)
9. Processional (1973)
10. In A Region Of Clouds (1987)
11. Last Day At The Beach (1986)
||Audio Fidelity and Rainbo
|The music is fantastic. If you like solo guitar, its one of the best out there, and I was looking forward to this reissue of a great CD. The mastering is solid, with Kevin Gray bringing out the sound of the guitar.
But the pressing by Rainbo is awful, with a lot of surface noise and pops and ticks.
Its a real shame, and bummer after the successful Audio Fidelity/Rainbo pressing of Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries.|