Michael Hedges Torched
|You Save:||$3 (20% Off)|
Available: Usually ships in 2-3 business days
- Released: February 9, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Sony Music MOD
Dirty Linen - 8-9/99, p.47"...Friends and colleagues affirm Hedges' outlook was quite positive in the months before his death....he found a way to infuse joy into his short but accomplished life."
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: Michael Hedges (guitar, various instruments); David Crosby, Graham Nash (vocals); Michael Manring (bass).
Recorded at the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Mendocino, California; Groove Masters, Santa Monica, California; live at the Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado on October 16, 1994.
Torched consists of recordings that guitarist Michael Hedges was working on at the time of his fatal automobile accident in December 1997. A collection of demos, this 1999 Windham Hill release has all the intimacy listeners might expect from such a recording without the haphazard performances, as Hedges possessed uncommon technique and emotional connection with every note he played. In this raw format, the rock influences of Hedges' youth appear most notably in vocal phrasings that are more expressive, almost aggressive at times. When compared to completed studio releases, tracks like "Promised Land" and "Spring Buds" have a strong contemporary singer/songwriter cast that is generally absent in Hedges' prior recordings, which possess something of a unique new age flavor. Other cuts, like "Shell Shock Venus," cover a bit more traditional Windham Hill ground. An intellectually curious and by all accounts warm and kind human being, Hedges is represented with two fittingly serene cuts ("Java Man" and "Free Swinging Soul") that finish up Torched, a concise tribute to an extraordinarily precious artist and human being. ~ Vincent Jeffries
Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill (4-CD Set)(17)
Out of StockSave for Later
Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 19 ratings.
Based on 19 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
The Best of the 1910 Fruitgum Company: Simon Says (CD)(17)
Top ranking titles in the New Age genre:
- Various Artists Island Dreams, Volume 3 (CD) ~ $1.98 on SALE
- Various Artists Tao Meditation (2-CD) ~ 99¢ on SALE
- At Peace With Nature The Eternal Dream (CD) ~ $1.98 on SALE
- Partner Massage Earth (CD) ~ 99¢ on SALE
- Various Artists Partner Massage: Water (CD) ~ 99¢ on SALE
Top ranking CD-R:
- Gunsmoke, Volume 1: 16-Episode Collection (8-Disc) (CD-R) ~ $24.98 on SALE
- Tanya Tucker Tanya Tucker's Greatest Hits (CD-R) ~ $11.98 on SALE
- Charley Pride Happy Christmas Day (CD-R) ~ $11.98 on SALE
- Jose Feliciano Feliciano (CD-R) ~ $11.98 on SALE
- The Canton Spirituals Walking By Faith (CD-R) ~ $11.98 on SALE