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#A)   Summary Discography
#B)   Full Discography
#C)   Articles/Reviews
#D)   Sources
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Installed here on 02-25-2001, the original text file discography was first installed in the UW-Parkside Music Archives on 07-22-1992.


#A)   Summary Discography (top/bottom of page)
    t = Complete list of track titles appears in the Full Discography
    p = Partial list appears, William Ackerman tracks only
           % = listed in Spring 1992, dropped from Summer 1992
           * = listed in the Winter 1994/95, Schwann "Spectrum", p. 416
         p.# = Schwann listing page number

   Solo Albums

#01)t 1976 * In Search of the Turtle's Navel            Windham Hill   1001
#02)t 1977 * It Takes a Year                            Windham Hill   1003
#03)t 1979 * Childhood and Memory                       Windham Hill   1006
#04)t 1981 * Passage                                    Windham Hill   1014
#05)t 1983 * Past Light                                 Windham Hill   1028
#06)t 1986 * Conferring with the Moon                   Windham Hill   1050
#07)t 1988 * Imaginary Roads                            Windham Hill   1078
#08)t 1992 * The Opening of Doors                       Windham Hill  11114
#09)t 1993 * A Windham Hill Retrospective               Windham Hill  11121

#10)  1992 * Lullabies for a New Age                         ProJazz    730

See Other William Ackerman discographies for recent releases (my future discography plans).

   Session Work

          Kenny Loggins
#11)  1993 * From the Redwoods - An Acoustic Afternoon      Columbia  57391

   Various Artists Collections

#12)p 1981 * Windham Hill Records Sampler '81           Windham Hill   1015
#13)p 1982 * Windham Hill Records Sampler '82           Windham Hill   1024
#14)p 1983 * An Evening with Windham Hill Live          Windham Hill   1026
#15)p 1984 * Windham Hill Records Sampler '84           Windham Hill   1035
#16)p 1985 * A Winter's Solstice                        Windham Hill   1045
#17)p 1986   The Shape of the Land                      Windham Hill   1055
#18)p 1988 * Windham Hill Records Sampler '88           Windham Hill   1065
#19)p 1988 * A Winter's Solstice II                     Windham Hill   1077
#20)  1989 * Windham Hill Records Sampler '89           Windham Hill   1082
#21)p 1990 * Windham Hill: The First Ten Years          Windham Hill   1095
#22)  1991 * Windham Hill Records Sampler '92           Windham Hill  11109
#23)  1994 * Windham Hill Records Sampler '94           Windham Hill  11138
#24)  1993 * A Winter's Solstice IV                     Windham Hill  11134

#25)p 1987   Windham Hill in Concert                    Windham Hill  video

   Film music

#26)  1979   Spirit of the Wind                                        film
  
#B) Full Discography (top/bottom of page) [number] = Actual albums I have seen "Owners" = Who owns, or owned, the album I saw (see the complete code list in library) I = solo fingerstyle guitar instrumental Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) Owners ----------Windham Hill ------ #01) 1976 In Search of the Turtle's Navel [LP: WHS-C-1001] {A} #01 (LP: WH-1001) % #01 [CS: WT-1001] * {A} #01 (CD: WD-1001) * --- #01. A1 I 5:30 Pink Chiffon Tricycle Queen, The #01. A2 I 5:27 Ely #01. A3 I 4:25 Windham Mary #01. A4 I 3:40 Processional #01. A5 I 3:10 Second Great Tortion Bar Overland of West Townshend, --- Vermont, Jose Pepsi Attending, The --- 22:24 #01. B1 I 4:30 What the Buzzard Told Suzanne #01. B2 I 7:25 Barbara's Song #01. B3 I 4:33 Gazos #01. B4 I 3:33 Slow Motion Roast Beef Restaurant Seduction #01. B5 I 3:27 Dance for the Death of a Bird 23:40 Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #02) 1977 It Takes a Year (LP: WH-1003) % #02 (CS: WT-1003) * #02 [CD: WD-1003] * {X} --- #02. 1 3:37 Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter, The #02. 2 3:36 Balancing #02. 3 5:29 Impending Death of the Virgin Spirit, The #02. 4 4:46 It Takes a Year #02. 5 4:27 Townshend Shuffle, The #02. 6 2:37 Tribute to the Philosophy of James Estell Bradley, The #02. 7 4:49 Search for the Turtle's Navel, The #02. 8 1:28 Rain Sequence (from the Townshend Shuffle) #02. 9 3:04 Rediscovery of Big Bug Creek, Arizona, The Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #03) 1979 Childhood and Memory (LP: WH-1006) % #03 (CS: WT-1006) * #03 [CD: WD-1006] * {F} --- #03. 1 I 3:33 Wall and the Wind, The #03. 2 I 3:24 Velvet Gentleman, The #03. 3 3:38 Anne's Song #03. 4 I 5:42 Childhood and Memory #03. 5 3:29 Sunday Rain #03. 6 I 3:30 Seattle #03. 7 I 5:33 Three Hesitant Themes #03. 8 I 3:23 Murray's Song #03. 9 I 4:34 Bodie William Ackerman: guitar and banjo (5) Dave Ross: flute (3) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #04) 1981 Passage [LP: WH-1014] % {E} #04 [LP: WHSD-C-1014] {A} #04 (CS: WT-1014) * #04 [CD: WD-1014] * {D} --- #04. A1 5:06 Remedios #04. A2 I 3:46 Processional #04. A3 6:02 Impending Death of the Virgin Spirit, The #04. A4 2:10 Pacific I #04. B1 I 3:49 Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter, The #04. B2 5:03 Hawk Circle #04. B3 I 3:31 Anne's Song #04. B4 I 4:25 Passage Darol Anger: violin (A1) Dan Reiter: cello (A3) Robert Hubbard: english horn (A4) George Winston: piano (B2) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #05) 1983 Past Light [LP: WH-1028] % {E} #05 (CS: WT-1028) * #05 [CD: WD-1028] * {C} --- #05. A1 6:02 Visiting #05. A2 4:14 Garden #05. A3 3:30 Three Observations of One Ocean #05. A4 I 3:09 Pacific II #05. A5 5:00 Synopsis #05. B1 5:18 Ventana #05. B2 5:01 Threes #05. B3 4:13 Synopsis II #05. B4 6:19 Rain to River #05. B5 2:10 Night Slip Chuck Greenberg: lyricon (A1,A5) Michael Manring: fretless bass (A1,B1,B2) Kronos Quarter: string quartet (A2) string quartet part by Dawn Atkinson Joan Jeanrenaud: cello (A3) Mark Isham: synthesizer (A5) Darol Anger: violin (B1) Michael Hedges: guitar (B2,B5) Ira Stein: piano (B3) Russel Walder: oboe (B3), english horn (B5) Jamii Szmadzinski: violin (B4) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #06) 1986 Conferring with the Moon [LP: WH-1050] % {D} #06 (CS: WB-1050) % #06 (CS: WT-1050) * #06 [CD: WD-1050] * {E} --- The LP includes a 4 page 10x10" booklet which contains --- writeups for each track and the guitar tunings listed below --- "starting with the low string". The CD booklet reproduces --- the LP booklet with no changes, ie. no guitar tunings are --- listed for the bonus tracks. --- Guitar --- CD Tracks/times tunings #06. A1 7:31 Conferring with the Moon 1 7:33 (1) #06. A2 I 3:28 Improv 2 2 3:30 (2) #06. A3 4:10 Lago de Montanas (Mountain Lake) 3 5:01 #06. A4 6:35 Big Thing in the Sky (For Jess) 4 6:36 (2) #06. B1 6:08 Climbing in Geometry 5 6:08 (1) #06. B2 6:52 Last Day at the Beach, The 6 6:56 (3) #06. B3 I 3:21 Singing Crocodile 7 3:21 (4) #06. 8 3:57 Processional 8 3:57 (CD bonus) #06. B4 3:21 Shape of the Land 9 3:26 (5) #06. 10 5:03 Garage Planet 10 5:03 (CD bonus) #06. B5 I 2:20 Conferring with the Moon 11 2:22 (6) William Ackerman: guitar (all except A3) charango (A3) Chuck Greenberg: lyricon (A1,#8) Charles Bisharat: violin (A1,B1,B4,#10) Michael Manring; fretless bass (A1,B1) Enrique "Quique" Cruz: zampona (A3) Bob Hubbard: english horn (A4) Ira Stein: piano (B1) Philip Aaberg: piano (B2) Eugene Friesen: cello (B2,#10) (1) Capo 5 A# D# F# A# F# G# (2) Capo 5 A D F A F G (3) Capo 5 G D F A E G (4) Capo 2 G# G# E F B D# (5) Capo 5 G# D# F A# F G (6) Capo 5 A# D# F# A# F# G# Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #07) 1988 Imaginary Roads (LP: WH-1078) % #07 (CS: WT-1078) * (CrO2) 12-88 #07 [CD: WD-1078] * {J} --- #07. 1 5:42 Moment in Which You Must Finally Let Go of the Tether --- Which Has Held Your Hope Airborne, The #07. 2 I 4:42 Region of Clouds, A #07. 3 5:39 If You Look #07. 4 6:18 Floyd's Ghost #07. 5 5:50 Wondering Again What's Behind the Eyes #07. 6 4:21 Dawn Treader #07. 7 3:03 Prospect of Darrow's Barn and the Blossoms of an Apple --- Spring on Imaginary Road, The #07. 8 2:57 Brother A Teaches 7 #07. 9 3:37 Innocent Moon #07. 10 I 0:37 Moment, The - reprise #07. 11 5:27 If You Look - Version II #07. 12 3:05 Darrow's Barn - Version II Will Ackerman: guitar and piano (6) guitars (9) Allaudin Mathieu: piano (1) Chuck Greenberg: lyricon, synthesizer (3) Michael Manring: fretless bass (3,8,11) Philip Aaberg: piano (4,12) Kifu Mitsuhashi: shakuhachi flute (5) Jill Haley: oboe (7) Charles Bisharat: violin (8,11) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #08) 1992 The Opening of Doors (CS: 11114-4) * 5-92 #08 [CD: 11114-2] * {A}{C} --- #08. 1 6:10 Opening of Doors, The #08. 2 3:26 1000 Mile Stare, The #08. 3 4:54 Bahia, Nebraska #08. 4 4:13 Happy Home in Kathmandu, A #08. 5 I 3:16 Murray's Song #08. 6 6:23 Movie of a Placid Lake on a Moonless Night in September, A #08. 7 3:08 Last Dance #08. 8 3:08 Santos and the Well-Trained Bear #08. 9 6:13 Silver Gate #08. 10 5:32 Inexorable Drift of Tectonic Plates, The #08. 11 I 3:13 Movie of a Placid Lake on a Moonless Night in ...(reprise) Tim Story: keyboards (1,4,8) Paul McCandless: english horn (1,8) oboe (1,4,8), bass clarinet (8) Michael Manring: fretless bass (2,6,7,10) Mark Summer: cello (3) Michael Spiro: percussion (3,10) Sapphron Obois: soprano sax (6,7) Buckethead: electric guitar (6,10) Philip Aaberg: piano (9) Steven Miller: vocal percussion (10) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #09) 1993 A Windham Hill Retrospective [CS: 11121-4] * 1-93 {A} #09 (CD: 11121-2) * --- From #09. A1 3:38 Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter, The #02 #09. A2 3:57 Processional #06 #09. A3 5:22 Ventana #05 #09. A4 3:11 Santos and the Well-Trained Bear #08 #09. A5 3:34 Slow Motion Roast Beef Restaurant Seduction #01 #09. A6 6:10 Visiting #05 #09. A7 3:37 Anne's Song #04 #09. A8 6:06 Impending Death of the Virgin Spirit, The #04 #09. B1 6:09 Climbing in Geometry #06 #09. B2 6:12 Opening of Doors, The #08 #09. B3 3:00 Brother A Teaches 7 #07 #09. B4 3:31 Seattle #03 #09. B5 5:01 Lago de Montanas (Mountain Lake) #06 #09. B6 4:25 Hawk Circle #04,#14 #09. B7 4:46 Region of Clouds, A #07 Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------ProJazz #10) 1992 Lullabies for a New Age (CS: PCJ-730) * #10 DDD (CD: CDJ-730) * Session Albums (where William Ackerman appears on albums by other artists): Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------Columbia Records #11) 1993 From the Redwoods - An Acoustic Afternoon #11 p.133 (CS: CT-57391) * 8-93 #11 (CD: CK-57391) * (by Kenny Loggins, with Shanice, Michael McDonald, and William Ackerman) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) ----------Windham Hill - collections #12) 1981 Windham Hill Records Sampler '81 [LP: WH-1015] % {AM} #12 p.425,504 (CS: WT-1015) * #12 (CD: WD-1015) * --- (all 9 tracks are listed in "collections.guitar") --- #12. A1 3:38 Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter, The #12. B4 3:30 Seattle Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #13) 1982 Windham Hill Records Sampler '82 (LP: WH-1024) % #13 p.425,504 (CS: WB-1024) % #13 (CS: WT-1024) * #13 [CD: WD-1024] * {D} --- (all 9 tracks are listed in "collections.new_age") --- From #13. 1 5:46 Remedios #04 Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #14) 1983 An Evening with Windham Hill Live [LP: WH-1026] % {E} #14 p.425,502 (CS: WB-1026) % #14 (CS: WT-1026) * #14 (CD: WD-1026) * --- (all 7 tracks are listed in "collections.guitar") --- #14. B2 4:48 Visiting #14. B3 5:10 Hawk Circle Chuck Greenberg: lyricon (B2) Michael Manring: fretless bass (B2) George Winston: piano (B3) Michael Hedges: guitar (B3) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #15) 1984 Windham Hill Records Sampler '84 [LP: WH-1035] {E} #15 p.425,504 (LP: WH6-1035) % #15 (CS: WB-1035) % #15 (CS: WT6-1035) % #15 (CS: WT-1035) * #15 (CD: WD-1035) * --- (all 8 tracks are listed in "collections.new_age") --- --- From #15. A3 5:18 Ventana #05 Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #16) 1985 A Winter's Solstice [LP: WH-1045] % {D} #16 p.425,513 (CS: WT-1045) * #16 (CD: WD-1045) * --- (all 10 tracks are listed in "collections.new_age") --- #16. A3 3:58 New England Morning Joan Jeanrenaud: cellos Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #17) 1986 The Shape of the Land (LP: WH-1055) #17 [CD: WD-1055] {E} --- (all 11 tracks are listed in "collections.new_age") --- #17. 5 3:19 Shape of the Land, The #17. 7 3:54 Processional #17. 11 4:34 Requiem for a Mountain Climber Philip Aaberg, piano (11) Jeremy Cohen: violins (11) Charles Bisharat: electric violin (5) violins and violas (11) Chuck Greenberg: lyricon (7,11) Eugene Friesen: cellos (11) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #18) 1988 Windham Hill Records Sampler '88 (LP: WH-1065) * #18 p.425,504 (CS: WT-1065) * #18 [CD: WD-1065] * {E} --- (all 11 tracks are listed in "collections.new_age") --- from #18. 10 6:09 Climbing in Geometry #06 Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #19) 1988 A Winter's Solstice II (LP: WH-1077) % #19 p.425,513 (CS: WT-1077) * #19 [CD: WD-1077] * {C} --- (all 15 tracks are listed in "collections.new_age") --- #19. 14 I 2:26 Abide the Winter Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #20) 1989 Windham Hill Records Sampler '89 (LP: WH-1082) % #20 p.425,504 (CS: WT-1082) * #20 (CD: WD-1082) * Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #21) 1990 Windham Hill: The First Ten Years (2LP: WH-1095) #21 p.504 [2CS: WT-1095] * 9-90 {AF} #21 [2CD: WD-1095] * {C} --- (all 33 tracks are listed in "collections.new_age") --- From #21. A1 I 3:37 Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter, The #02 #21. D8 3:57 Processional #06 Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #22) 1991 Windham Hill Records Sampler '92 (LP: WH-11109) % 9-91 #22 p.504 (CS: 01934-11109-4) * #22 (CS: 01934-11109-2) * (selections by William Ackerman, Alex de Grassi, Michael Hedges, Michael Manring, Nightnoise, Mark Isham, Schonherz & Scott, Montreux, David Torn, Philip Aaberg, Liz Story, Modern Mandolin Quartet) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #23) 1994 Windham Hill Records Sampler '94 (CS: 11138-4) * 2-94 #23 p.425 (CD: 11138-2) * (selections by William Ackerman, Alex de Grassi, Psychograss, Philip Aaberg, Steve Erquiaga, Nightnoise, Aqarela Carioca, Gaia, Liz Story, Modern Mandolin Quartet, Scott Cossu, Ray Lynch, 0Oystein Sevag) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #24) 1993 A Winter's Solstice IV (CS: 11134-4) * 8-93 #24 (CD: 11134-2) * (selections by William Ackerman, Alex de Grassi, Steve Erquiaga, 0Oystein Sevag, Paul McCandless, Michael Manring, Nightnoise, Barbara Higbie, Darol Anger & Mike Marshall, Modern Mandolin Quartet, Schonherz & Scott, Turtle Island String Quartet, Billy Childs, Tim Story) Video: Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #25) 1987 Windham Hill in Concert [VHS: 12537] {C} --- (all 15 tracks and all video details are listed in --- "collections.guitar") --- #25. 2 I video Impending Death of the Virgin Spirit, The #25. 3 video Visiting #25. 4 I video Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter, The Chuck Greenberg: lyricon (3) Film music: Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #26) 1979 Spirit of the Wind according to "The Internet Movie Database at Cardiff UK", "http://www.cm.cf.ac.uk/Movies/": "music by William Ackerman and Buffy Sainte-Marie" (I don't know whether a soundtrack album exists for this film) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- #C) Articles/Reviews (top/bottom of page) Articles: #94 "High on a Windham Hill", by Craig S. Karpel Esquire, 12/84, Vol. 102(6), p. 200-202, 204, 206 #95 "?", by ? Guitar Player, 2/85 (reprinted in #ai) "The House That Windham Hill Built" Inc., 8/87, Vol. 9, p. 54(2) #96 "The Two Will Ackermans", by M. Hanson and P. Hood Frets, 2/89, Vol. 11, p. 34-40, 64-5 "The Muse of Windham Hill", by Donna Sapolin Metropolitan Home, 11/91, Vol. 23, p. 82(4) #97 "Ackerman launches spoken-word label" [Gang of Seven Inc.] Variety, 3/23/92, Vol. 346, p. 118 #98 "Monolog maven", by Peter Newcomb Forbes, 7/20/92, Vol. 150, p. 329 #99 "Gang of Seven: all talk, no music", by Michael Goldberg Rolling Stone, 10/01/92, p. 26 "Gang of Seven", by Jerry Adler Newsweek, 1/11/93, Vol. 121, p. 63 Reviews: Albums: (#07) "Imaginary Roads" Playboy, 3/89, p. 26 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- #D) Sources (top/bottom of page) See my Bibliography for complete bibliographical information. #ab 1989, Birosik, "The New Age Music Guide", p. 3-4 #dg 1992, DeCurtis, "The Rolling Stone Album Guide", p. 5-6 #ai 1989, Eremo, "New Age Musicians", p. 6-8 #cx 1992, Erlewine, "All Music Guide", p. 536-7 #fh 1994, Erlewine, "All Music Guide", p.1203-4 #fm 1997, Erlewine, "All Music Guide" (3rd ed.), p. 1047 #ej 1991, Harris, "The New Folk Music", p. 121 #dj 1988, Kernfeld, "The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Vol. One, A-K", p. 5 #fo 1995, Romanowski, "The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll", p. 4 #cr 1987, Schaefer, "New Sounds: A Listener's Guide to New Music", p. xi, xiii, 185, 196-200, 214, 219 #cs 1992, Slonimsky, "Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians", p. 7 #hm 1998, Werkhoven, "The International Guide to New Age Music", p. 2

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