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Sanctuary: 20 Years of Windham Hill
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Country, Folk, World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Soundtracks
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Wonderful selection of Windham Hill artists and their music.
Ben Rosenthal | Takoma Park, Maryland, USA | 07/14/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't known Windham Hill for more than a few years, however my interest in its post-ambient music is now very high. Sanctuary contains an excellent variety of acoustic and electric music, sounds that both calm me in relaxation and make my heart rumble. I play oboe and I especially enjoy Ira Stein and Russel Walder's "Transit" and "Underground" (the bonus track). I also like the selections by Scott Cossu, Jim Brickman, and Øystein Seväg."
Crisp, fresh, and unique!
Rocco B. Rubino | Ohio | 01/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can understand why some Windham Hill purists would feel as if this compilation is not as good as the "Windham Hill: The First Ten Years." But then again, I don't think the producers were looking to duplicate what was already done ten years ago.Sanctuary is crisp, clean, fresh and unique. It is divided into a CD for "acoustic" and a CD for "electric." I personally prefer the simplicity of the acousting sound, although I found the electric sound very intriguing. I expected some "techno-bop, space age [junk]" but the tunes were far from falling into this category. Don't let the fact that Sanctuary is as far removed from the origin of the Windham Hill experience scare you away. This compilation is as every bit as good as "The First Ten Years.""
Not as good as "The First Ten Years"
Donald Gillies | San Diego, CA United States | 10/15/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sanctuary is a good CD, but the guitar and piano selections on "Windham Hill: The First Ten Years" are superior, whereas "Sanctuary" is really no better than an average Windham Hill Sampler album (and there are good and bad sampler albums from Windham Hill). Sanctuary has some rythmic and percussion pieces that are actually gnarly and you want to hit the skip key on your CD player if you are looking for relaxing and meditative music.I recommend that you buy "The First Ten Years" before purchasing this album."