Compilations

An Evening with Windham Hill Live

1982

Recorded 10/9/82, at the Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA. Includes music by Michael Hedges, Alex deGrassi, Will Ackerman, and George Winston. Michael’s contributions include “Rickover’s Dream” and “Spare Change” (a live version, with Michael Manring on fretless bass and Liz Story on piano, of the tune that reappeared on Aerial Boundaries as an electronic piece) as well as playing with George Winston on Will Ackerman’s “Hawk Circle.”

Strings of Steel (Europe)

1988

A compilation created for release in Europe to accompany a tour there, this retrospective includes selections from Michael’s Windham Hill albums through 1988.

A Winter’s Solstice II

1988

Music by various Windham Hill artists, including Michael Hedges’ solo harp-guitar arrangement of J. S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G major.

 

A Winter’s Solstice III

1990

Music by various Windham Hill artists, including Michael Hedges’ acoustic guitar adaptation of a piano arrangement by E. J. Ulrich of J. S. Bach’s “In Dulci Jubilo.” Ulrich’s piano arrangement appears on Adoration of the Magi.

Windham Hill Guitar Sampler II

1992

Includes performances by Alex deGrassi, David Torn, Michael Hedges, Michael manring, and Tuck Andress. Michael Hedges’ contributions include “Ritual Dance” and a duet arrangement with Michael Manring of George Harrison’s “If I Needed Someone.” Also includes Michael Manring’s incredible solo bass composition “Selene,” only available on this collection.

 

Strings of Steel (South America)

1993

A compilation created for release only in South America to accompany a tour there, this 1993 retrospective includes selections from Michael’s Windham Hill albums through 1993 (both instrumental and vocal), plus three previously unreleased covers: a live recording of “Gimme Shelter,” a tongue-in-cheek live rendition of the Fine Young Cannibals’ hit “She Drives Me Crazy,” and a studio version of The Who’s “Pinball Wizard.”

Windham Hill Artists: Carols of Christmas

1996

Traditional Christmas carols as interpreted by various artists, including the Michael Hedges arrangement of “What Child Is This” that appeared as a hidden track on Oracle.

 

Windham Hill Artists: Summer Solstice

1997

Music by various Windham Hill artists, including Michael Hedges’ “Dream Beach” and Michael Manring’s “In Our Jasmine Days.”

 

A Winter’s Solstice VI

1997

Music by various Windham Hill artists, including Michael Hedges’ “Ursa Major.”

The Renaissance Album

1998

A collection of music from the Renaissance performed by an interesting juxtaposition of early music luminaries and artists from contemporary popular music forms, placing groups like Piffaro and the Baltimore Consort alongside the likes of Ann and Nancy Wilson of 70s supergroup Heart, Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Keola Beamer, Liz Story, George Winston, Michael Hedges and others. Includes Michael’s lighthearted arrangement of Alonso de Mudarra’s 1546 “Fantasia X,” featuring Mindy Rosenfeld on recorder and sopranino recorder.

Sounds of Wood & Steel

1998

Two pioneers in instrumental music—Windham Hill and Taylor Guitars—join forces to create a very special acoustic guitar album showcasing the diverse talents of some of the day’s most respected musicians. Featuring Russ Freeman, Doyle Dykes, Clint Black, *Michael Hedges, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Bill Cooley, Kathy Mattea, Snuffy Walden, Will Ackerman, Skip Ewing, Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Steve Stevens, Laurence Juber, T.J. Baden, Stuart Smith, Joe Lynn Turner, Leo Kottke, Larry Stewart, Greg Jennings.

*Michael Hedges performs the track “Java Man” in what would be his last studio recording.

Best of Michael Hedges

2000

A compilation of selections recycled from Michael’s previous Windham Hill releases; useful for introducing newcomers to Michael’s music. Discontinued in 2001 with the release of Beyond Boundaries.

Touch, Windham Hill 25 Years of Guitar

2001

Windham Hill began as a label creating a renaissance of music for the guitar. Though it has broadened its scope to include much more, the soul of the label can be found in Touch. This collection honors the exceptional recordings that have been made since Windham Hill was founded 25 years ago. The combination of many genres that come together in these performances has helped to define what listeners have come to know and love as Windham Hill. Includes “Aerial Boundaries” and “Rikki’s Shuffle.”

 

Michael Hedges: Beyond Boundaries, Guitar Solos

2001

A compilation of solo guitar selections from Michael’s previous Windham Hill releases, followed by three live tracks recorded during two separate appearances on Echoes Living Room Concerts previously broadcast as part of the Echoes syndicated radio show.

Michael Hedges: Platinum & Gold Collection

2003

Another compilation of selections recycled from Michael’s previous Windham Hill releases; useful for introducing newcomers to Michael’s music.

 

Pure Michael Hedges

2006

Another compilation of selections from previous releases, as part of a series of “Pure” albums by former Windham Hill artists.

 

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