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3.72 | 39 ratings | 2 reviews | 31% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Studio Album, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Aurora (7:42)
2. Dark Spirit (5:50)
3. Mi Chinita (6:57)
4. Distant Hills (6:30)
5. Canyon Song (4:59)
6. Song For A Friend (5:19)
7. Confession (6:23)

Total time 43:40

Line-up / Musicians

- Ralph Towner / guitars, piano (1), Mellophone (3), trumpet (1,3)
- Paul McCandless / oboe, English horn (3,4)
- Glen Moore / double bass, bass (1), violin (1,3), flute (1,3), piano (4,7)
- Collin Walcott / tabla (1), sitar (2,7), piano (3), congas & marimba (3), tambura (4), clarinet (3,4), guitar (4), drums (5)

Releases information

Artwork: Leanne Harrison

LP Vanguard ‎- VSD-79341 (1973, US)

CD Vanguard ‎- VMD 79341-2 (1987, Germany)

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OREGON Distant Hills ratings distribution

(39 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(31%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by oliverstoned
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3 stars 3,5 stars

"Distant Hills" manage to come back to the second album's inspiration. A voluptuous album with a meditative mind, one of their very best. "Canyon song" features a luminous instrumental flight, this tune has a recurrent melodic theme among Oregon's discography. The other pieces are in a contemplative, introspective mood with a rich instrumentation featuring superb sitar parts by Collin Walcott, excellent acoustic guitar by Ralph Towner, to say the least.

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4 stars One of the early classics, if rather Towner top-heavy composition-wise. I prefer this version of the title track to the Solstice remake. Canyon Song is inspirational in this genre - truly timeless. Essential for an understanding of the group's development from unpolished Paul Winter Consort ... (read more)

Report this review (#110010) | Posted by tawn | Wednesday, January 31, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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