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3.84 | 29 ratings | 3 reviews | 36% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Tide Pool (Towner) (8:34)
2. Witchi-Tai-To (Pepper) (3:26)
3. Ghost Beads (Towner) (6:38)
4. Deer Path (Moore) (2:47)
5. Fond Libré (McCandless) (5:04)
6. Street Dance (Oregon) (2:08)
7. Rainmaker (Towner) (4:27)
8. Poesía (Oregon) (5:25)
9. Margueritte (Walcott) (4:05)

Total time 42:31

Line-up / Musicians

- Ralph Towner / Classical & 12-string guitars, piano, French horn, clay drums
- Paul McCandless / oboe, English horn, bass clarinet
- Glen Moore / double bass, bass, violin, flute, piano (4)
- Collin Walcott / tabla, sitar, pakhawaj, percussion, congas, dulcimer, clarinet

Releases information

Artwork: Rafael Rovira with Collin Walcott (photo)

LP Vanguard ‎- VMD 79350 (1974, US)

CD Vanguard ‎- VMD 79350-2 (1987, Germany)

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OREGON Winter Light ratings distribution

(29 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
Good, but non-essential (7%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by oliverstoned
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2 stars Third album and a big disappointment after the excellent "Music of another present era". This album cruelly lacks inspiration and fails to captivate the listener. A pleasant background music without much inventiveness.
Review by BaldJean
5 stars This is my favorite album of Oregon (and the very first one I heard of them). The soundscapes created here by the acoustic guitar of Ralph Towner, the oboe of Paul McCandless, the acoustic bass of Glen Moore and the percussion of the late Colin Walcott awake images within your mind. I will even go as far as saying that in "Deer Path" you see the deer gracefully jumping across the path. Very atmospheric; definitely something to listen to while sitting near the fireplace, cuddling with your beloved one and sipping on a glass of red wine from time to time.

Latest members reviews

4 stars My first encounter with pre-ECM Oregon. One of the classics! Not as brash and eclectic as its predecessors, but some very good compositions there. I particularly recommend Ghost Beads and Deer Path. The first version of the staple Witchi-tai-to is quite an earopener, too. However detached ... (read more)

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