: Returning

by: Will Ackerman

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Binding: Audio CD
Brand: Mary's Tree
EAN: 0602498636282
Feature: Shrink-wrapped
Item Dimensions: 5050023575
Label: CD Baby
Languages: EnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: CD Baby
MPN: AManPro-0036208
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: March 15, 2004
Publisher: CD Baby
Release Date: March 15, 2004
Studio: CD Baby

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Disc 1:
  1. Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter
  2. Anne's Song
  3. The Impending Death Of The Virgin Spirit
  4. Pictures
  5. Hawk Circle
  6. Barbara's Song
  7. Unconditional
  8. Visiting
  9. Processional
  10. In A Region Of Clouds
  11. Last Day At The Beach
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Acoustic guitarist & Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman presents a new album of his best-known songs re-recorded after years of growth & introspection. Returning comes full circle as a mature artist revisits the works he wrote throughout his career. These solo guitar works provide a soothing atmosphere for our cluttered & chaotic lives. Reflecting the recent trend toward simplification, Ackerman provides a soundtrack for listeners largely ignored by today's popular music. Returning is the debut release on the new "Mary's Tree" label, part of the Universal Classics Group.
Guitarist Will Ackerman has often re-recorded his own songs, coming back years later with new interpretations and perhaps more refined techniques. Returning, however, consists entirely of new recordings of songs from the Ackerman archives. The founder of Windham Hill records, this is his first recording off the label since founding the company in 1976. He sold it in 1992, but has continued on it as an artist until now. Cynics might view this as a ploy to retain control of his catalogue, a common practice for artists who jump labels.

Returning is thus a greatest hits CD, albeit of all new performances. The playing and recording are sharper here than on those old Windham Hill favorites and Ackerman's compositions have rarely sounded more poignant. "Unconditional" appears even more classical and ruminative than it's original, while the new version of "The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter" makes the 1977 version sound antique, like a dusty slack-stringed balalaika from the attic. Drawing from his more plaintive repertoire, Ackerman leaves songs like the bluegrass-tinged "The Pink Chiffon Tricycle Queen" and collaborations with Buckethead behind. What remains are songs that have become old-friends to Will Ackerman fans, newly polished and slightly refurbished. --John Diliberto

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