- Released: February 9, 1999
- Label: Narada
- 1.Cristofori's Dream
- 2.Spiral Dance
- 3.Green Into Gold
- 4.Wings to Altair
- 5.Summer's Child
- 6.Free Fall
- 7.A Whiter Shade of Pale
- 8.Madre de la Tierra - (live)
Personnel includes: David Lanz (piano, synthesizer); Paul Speer (guitar); Richard Warner (flute, soprano saxophone); Nancy Rumbel (English horn, oboe); Matthew Fisher (organ); James Reynolds (synthesizer, electronic percussion, programming); John Serrie (synthesizer); Steve Allen (acoustic & electric basses); Neal Speer (drums); Luis Peralta (percussion).
Recorded at Miramar Studios, Seattle, Washington between November 1987 and April 1988.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using 20-bit technology.
David Lanz's Cristofori's Dream is among the most popular new age recordings ever made. This is an album of instrumental piano music (with other instruments, especially strings and string-like synthesizers, added). Its selections have a calm elegance, as Lanz spends most of his time in the upper register of the piano delivering precise, articulated melodies, culminating in a re-creation of Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" that features original organist Matthew Fisher. ~ William Ruhlmann