Windham Hill Artists Go To The Movies
Windham Hill label veterans such as George Winston, Liz Story, Mark Isham, Jim Brickman, Alex DeGrassi and Philip Aaberg have contributed new recordings to "Cinema," a collection of movie themes due FWindham Hill label veterans such as George Winston, Liz Story, Mark Isham, Jim Brickman, Alex DeGrassi and Philip Aaberg have contributed new recordings to "Cinema," a collection of movie themes due Feb. 22 via Windham Hill/Legacy.
Art Garfunkel penned the liner notes for the 13-track set, which features Fred Simon's rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's "Scarborough Fair" from "The Graduate." Other highlights include Story's take on "Amelie's Waltz" from "Amelie," Brickman's version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz" and DeGrassi's cover of Mark Knopfler's "Theme From the Princess Bride."
Winston is featured in collaboration with Chinese zither/harp player Wei-Shan Lui on the original composition "Theme From 1000 Pieces of Gold." Winston's previously released version of "The Black Stallion" is also included.
In related news, Winston is in the midst of a six-date California tour to benefit Doctors Without Borders. The trek stops Thursday (Jan. 13) in Fresno.
Here is the track list for "Cinema":
"Scarborough Fair," Fred Simon
"Theme From Cinema Paradiso," Steve Erquiaga
"The Black Stallion," George Winston
"Theme From Babe," Philip Aaberg
"Theme From the Princess Bride," Alex DeGrassi
"Calling You," Jean Jeanrenaud and Paul McCandless
"Hedwig's Theme," Tracy Silverman
"Amelie's Waltz," Liz Story
"A River Runs Through It," Mark Isham
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow," Jim Brickman
"Summer Love," Phillippe Saisse
"As Times Goes By," Stephen Grappelli
"Theme From 1000 Pieces of Gold," George Winston and Wei-Shan Lui