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3.23 | 11 ratings | 1 reviews | 27% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Canyon Song (Towner) 2:46
2. Full Circle (Walcott, Towner) 4:41
3. Japan/Charles St. Melancholy (Oregon, Towner)3:33
4. Collin's Delite (Walcott) 3:42
5. Cry Of The Peacock/Coral (Walcott, Towner) 6:24
6. Mary's New Bloom (Moore) 2:15
7. Aheer (Walcott) 7:06
8. Recuerdos (Tarrega) 3:38
9. L'histoire Du Farm Suite (Oregon) 3:50
10. Jade Vision (LeFaro) 3:20
11. Molecular (Oregon) 1:31
12. Margueritte (Walcott) 3:08
13. Entrez Devotee Compagne (trad., arr.Towner) 0:59

(material was recorded in 1970, but not released until 1980)

Line-up / Musicians

Ralph Towner: classical and 12 string guitar, piano, mellophone
Glen Moore: bass, flute
Paul McCandless: oboe, English horn
Collin Walcott: tabla, sitar, 12 string guitar, percussion, esraj

Releases information

LP Vanguard VSD 79432 (1980)

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OREGON Our First Record ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(27%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(18%)
Good, but non-essential (45%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by oliverstoned
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3 stars This is progressive music but this is not progressive rock, because the rock element is missing. This is precursor eastern world-jazz, a synthesis of English western music (thanks to oboe) and eastern traditional music. However some moments the music leans towards one side of the balance, either pure jazz or pure traditional Indian music. This album is a founder record of the world music genre, featuring prestigious musicians such as Ralph Towner on acoustic guitar and Collin Walcott on sitar.

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