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3.64 | 27 ratings | 3 reviews | 37% 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 / guitar, percussion, piano, flugelhorn
- Collin Walcott / clarinet, percussion, conga, sitar, tabla, photographer
- Glen Moore / bass, flute, piano, violin, bass guitar
- Paul McCandless / English horn, oboe

Releases information

LP Vanguard VMD 79350 (1974)

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OREGON Winter Light ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(37%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
Good, but non-essential (7%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

OREGON Winter Light reviews

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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.

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)

Report this review (#110008) | Posted by tawn | Wednesday, January 31, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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 g ... (read more)

Report this review (#109906) | Posted by BaldJean | Wednesday, January 31, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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