THE GOLDEN FLUTE OF JAMES GALWAY: ALL AMERICAN TUNES
Lady Gal Music | Florida | 05/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is so disappointing to see that James Galway's "The Wayward Wind" no longer exists or has not been re-issued as a CD. While Galway is normally noted for his "Irish Flute" or "Classical Flute Solos" this album was arranged with American songs in mind. After all the Nashville String Machine and Shelly Kurland Strings are featured as background. This LP begins with the beautiful rendition of "The Homecoming", then slips into the country with "Don't It Make You Brown Eyes Blue", then lifts us beyond the Rocky Mountains with "Montana Skies" and sweeps us through the prairie with the title song "Wayward Wind" (Sylvia adds the haunting background vocal). Charlie McCoy appears courtesy of Monument Label playing his harmonica along with Winifred Breast Children's Choir. Each of these songs is designed to carry you away especially on a "funky rainy afternoon when there is nothing but music to soothe the soul". As I say, keep looking for this on LP in hopes that you will be the lucky one to get a copy. My hopes are that sometime someone will find the original master tapes and re-issue it as a CD so many others can enjoy James Galway's tribute to America on "The Wayward Wind". I rate this album a number 4 because the music is unlike any other Galway produced."