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A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill

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A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
Windham Hill
genre:
Folk

We gave it a B-

The Windham Hill label was the ’80s Norah Jones — an easy-listening brand that wafted through every bookshop in America. But despite derision and sketchy ’90s output, the beauty of their best acoustic instrumental releases remains undeniable. A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill, an uneven four-CD retrospective, is essentially a buyer’s guide to discs by George Winston, Will Ackerman, Michael Hedges, and others whose ”background music” merits full attention.

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