Montana:Love Story - (Import CD)
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- New Age
- Mono / Stereo
- George Winston; Howard Johnston; Cathy Econom
- Montana: A Love Story
Personnel: George Winston (piano).
Recording information: Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, CO.
George Winston has traveled far and wide since his early days working with mentor John Fahey. MONTANA: A LOVE STORY is part portraiture and part exploration into the sonic possibilities of the piano. This biographical sketch takes the listener through various signposts of Winston's past. "High Plains Lullaby" is a delicate pastoral rumination, while "The Mountain Winds Call Your Name" features imaginative flourishes that create images of the plains and open country. In addition to Winston's own compositions, the record also includes interpretations of traditional songs and the works of Sam Cooke, Leadbelly, and (oddly enough) Frank Zappa. George Winston's familiar sound is apparent throughout MONTANA: A LOVE STORY, making long-time admirers feel right at home. In equal measure, Winston summons expressive asides and forays into dissonance that are challenging, but always riveting, as the repertoire of this self-described "rural folk pianist" expands.
- Country of Origin
- Windham Hill Records
- BMG (distributor)
- George Winston
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Thumbelina
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Billy in the Low Land
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Valse Frontenac
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Little House I Used to Live In, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Montana Glide
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Nevertheless, Hello
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Twisting of the Hay Rope, The (Casadh an tS£g in)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Joy, Hope, and Peace
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] You Send Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] High Plains Lullaby
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Mountain Winds Call Your Name, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Music Box (Kojo No Tsuki)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Raining in Her (The Muse)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] (Variations On) Bamboo
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Goodnight Irene
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Sweet Soul (G“bajie)
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Sky (Goobajie)
- Studio / Live
- New Age Retailer (Vol. 19, No. 2, p.71) - "[I]mpresses listeners once again..."
- Video Disabled
- Howard Johnston; Colin Gradek; Justin Lieberman
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