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3.22 | 13 ratings | 1 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

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

Total time 46:53

Line-up / Musicians

- Ralph Towner / Classical & 12-string guitars, piano, Mellophone
- Paul McCandless / oboe, English horn
- Glen Moore / double bass, flute
- Collin Walcott / tabla, sitar, 12-string guitar, esraj, percussion

Releases information

Recorded in 1970, but not released until 1980

Artwork: Rafael Rovira

LP Vanguard Freestyle ‎- VSD 79432 (1980, US)

CD Universe ‎- UV 042 (2002, Italy)

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OREGON Our First Record ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (46%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
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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