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Window To A World
Release Date: 2007 Palette Records
Format: Digital Release
"WINDOW TO A WORLD" HAD ITS FIRST RELEASE IN 1991 and was re-mastered (by Jeff Silverman) and re-released in 2007. Two new songs have been added from the back catalogue to the line-up 'Color My Eyes' and "We Will always be Together". To both these songs and to "then We dance" we added steel guitar as a new element - which brings a unique flavor to the sound - 'then we dance' is also a remix.
It has been beautifully re-mastered by Jeff Silverman. Two brand new songs have been added from the back catalogue to the line-up – “Color My Eyes” and “We Will Always Be Together.” To both these songs and to “Then We Dance,” we added steel guitar as a new element – which brings a unique flavor to the sound. “Then We Dance” was also remixed. This CD also marks the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration with Jeff Silverman. He is the producer of this album and a comrade in the writing of it and a dear friend.
I have a deep affinity for old Celtic folk songs and music – these were the first things that I sang and played and the music that moved me most. Although you can pick out different flavors and styles in “Window To A World,” at the time, it wasn’t necessarily derivative. It was more of a merging of sounds and of styles. It might be hard to hear that all these years later, but in beginning of this body of work, there wasn’t anything out there that was an influence. So I would say there is a “sense” of “country” with the addition of steel guitar. “Face of Africa” began a journey of blending a “world” music feel into the music… There is also quite a universal pop feel – which isn’t necessarily as present in my later work… but, was a strong influence of that time.
“Window To A World” is a collection of heart stories. Long ago all news was brought through song by bards or minstrels who traveled from town to town – stories in song form were passed down in this way from generation to generation. This is how we remember and connect to the ancient part of ourselves.