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Michael Hedges
Genres: Folk, Jazz, New Age, Pop
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All Artists: Michael Hedges
Title: Taproot
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Windham Hill Records
Release Date: 8/13/1990
Genres: Folk, Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Meditation, Instrumental
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 019341109327

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I carry your heart
BST | San Antonio, TX | 06/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I met Michael when he was opening for CSN in my town. This particular album, though not his strongest effort, is obviously his most personal. I can just hear the demons being exorcised and the joys being relived as the tracks progress to the amazing arrangement of e.e. cummings' magical ode, i carry your heart. Hedges, Crosby, and Nash collaborated on several tunes, some of which C&N recorded after Michael's untimely death (what death IS timely??). The final song is a magnet for me: I know this is outside the review guidelines, but I'm going to share anyway. My dad died when I was 5; two weeks before his death, he went to the jewelry store and purchased a heart-shaped locket for my mother for their anniversary; he had the jeweler insert a smaller gold heart inside the locket. Wrapped alongside the locket was a copy of the poem, i carry your heart. Nineteen years later, my mom read this poem at my wedding. When I saw the title of the final song in the record store, I almost fell over! Take a close look at the poem, then listen to Hedges' interpretation -- sounds to me like the perfect love song. Thanks, Michael!"
Something Different
Daniel J. Caravetta, II | Levittown, PA USA | 12/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a huge Hedges fan, but I always play Taproot when I want a departure from solo guitar. This CD has a mystical, fantasy vibe to it that is hard to explain. It is filled with great multi-textured tunes ranging from jazzy to depressing. It's one of my all-time favorites. You've got to check out Ritual Dance."
The Channel to the soul
aaron | Alexandria, LA | 08/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the passst 8 months I have purchased many of Hedges cd's. Michael hedges has unlocked the key to many people's soul. I have many friends and also have met many people with this opinion. Wether the guitar slapping, picking, or harmonics that you enjoy, all of these elements are key to Hedges preformances. He does not only know how to play the acoutic guitar better than anyone in his time , let alone ever, he knows how to relate to people with his sounds and brighten up their day."