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#A)   Summary Discography
#B)   Full Discography
#C)   Other Michael Hedges discographies - Nomad Land
#D)   Sources


#A)   Summary Discography (top/bottom of page)
    t = Complete list of track titles appears in the Full Discography
    p = Partial list appears, Michael Hedges tracks only
           * = listed in the Summer 1994, Schwann "Spectrum", p. 397, 550
           % = listed in Spring 1992, dropped from Summer 1992
         p.# = Schwann listing page number

   Solo Albums

#01)t 1981 * Breakfast in the Field                     Windham Hill   1017
#02)t 1984 * Aerial Boundaries                          Windham Hill   1032
#03)t 1986   Santabear's First Christmas                Windham Hill   0700
#04)t 1987 * Live on the Double Planet                  Windham Hill   1066
#05)t 1988   Strings of Steel                           Windham Hill  17532
#06)t 1990 * Taproot                                    Windham Hill   1093
#07)t 1994   The Road to Return             Windham Hill/High Street  10329

#08)t 1986 * Watching My Life Go By                         Open Air   0303

   Various Artists Collections

#09)p 1982 * Windham Hill Records Sampler '82           Windham Hill   1024
#10)p 1983 * An Evening with Windham Hill Live          Windham Hill   1026
#11)p 1984 * Windham Hill Records Sampler '84           Windham Hill   1035
#12)p 1986   The Shape of the Land                      Windham Hill   1055
#13)p 1988 * Windham Hill Records Sampler '88           Windham Hill   1065
#14)p 1988 * A Winter's Solstice II                     Windham Hill   1077
#15)p 1990 * Windham Hill: The First Ten Years          Windham Hill   1095
#16)p 1990   A Winter's Solstice III                    Windham Hill   1098
#17)p 1991 * Windham Hill Records Guitar Sampler, Vol.2 Windham Hill   1106
#18)  1991 * Windham Hill Records Sampler '92           Windham Hill  11109

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

   Books

#20)  1994   The Hedges Technique Book (not released yet)          ? songbk

[from the FAQ]
   SINGLES

#21)  19??   All Along The Watchtower 7" picture disk              ?      ?

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#B)  Full Discography  (top/bottom of page)

[number] = Actual albums I have seen
"Owners" = Who owns the album I saw
              (see the complete code list in library)
         I = solo fingerstyle guitar instrumental
         F = solo flatpick guitar instrumental
         V = vocal

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)                            Owners
----------Windham Hill                                               ------

#01)  1981   Breakfast in the Field [LP: WHS-C-1017]                    {A}
#01                                 (LP: WH-1017) %
#01                                 (CS: WT-1017) *
#01                                 (CD: WD-1017) *
---
#01.  A1   2:30  Layover
#01.  A2   3:20  Happy Couple, The
#01.  A3   3:00  Eleven Small Roaches
#01.  A4   2:03  Funky Avocado, The
#01.  A5   2:10  Baby Toes
#01.  A6   2:24  Breakfast in the Field
#01.  B1   4:46  Two Days Old
#01.  B2   3:20  Peg Leg Speed King
#01.  B3   2:46  Unexpected Visitor, The
#01.  B4   3:23  Silent Anticipations
#01.  B5   4:03  Lenono
     Michael Hedges: guitar
     Michael Manring: fretless bass
     George Winston: piano

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#02)  1984   Aerial Boundaries [LP: WH-1032] %                          {C}
#02                            (CS: WB-1032) %
#02                            (CS: WT-1032) *
#02                            [CD: WD-1032] *                          {C}
---
#02.   1 I 4:45  Aerial Boundaries
#02.   2 I 2:30  Bensusan
#02.   3 I 5:00  Rickover's Dream
#02.   4 I 3:15  Ragamuffin
#02.   5   4:10  After the Gold Rush
#02.   6 I 1:31  Hot Type
#02.   7 I 5:45  Spare Change **
#02.   8   7:10  Menage a Trois
#02.   9 I 3:50  Magic Farmer, The
     Michael Hedges: guitar (all)
     Michael Manring: fretless bass (5,#8)
     Mindy Rosenfield: flutes (8)
        ** Realized at the Peabody Electronic Music Studio, Baltimore MD,
           all sounds are of guitar origin, engineered and edited by
           Michael Hedges.

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#03)  1986   Santabear's First Christmas [LP: WH-0700] %1               {D}
#03)            p.635 OOP                [CS: WT-0700] %1               {A}
#03             p.635 OOP                [CD: WD-0700] %1               {C}
---                                      (VHS: ?)
---          %1 = last listed Winter 93/94, dropped Spring 1994
---
#03.  A1  23:25  Santabear's First Christmas
---                 story by Barbara Read, narration by Kelly McGillis,
---                 background music composed, arranged and performed
---                 by Michael Hedges.
---              (also available as a cartoon video)
---                                                CD times
#03.  B1   3:13  Ready or Not                        3:12
#03.  B2 I 3:22  Double Planet, The                  3:21
#03.  B3 I 2:58  Eleven Small Cubs                   2:57
#03.  B4 I 2:46  Larry's Instrumental                2:36
#03.  B5   4:29  Carol Jean                          4:30
     Michael Hedges: guitar (A1,B1,B3)
                     harp guitar (B2,B4,B5)
     other unnamed musicians (B1,B5)

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#04)  1987   Live on the Double Planet (LP: WH-1066) % 11-87
#04                                    (CS: WB-1066) %
#04                                    (CS: WT-1066) *
#04                                    [CD: WD-1066] *                  {W}
---          (track times are not listed, those shown
---           are by my CD Wizzard CD-ROM player program)
---          (a collection of live club and concert date recordings,
---           with 1 CD-only bonus track)
---
#04.  A1 V 3:01  All Along the Watchtower
#04.  A2 I 3:14  Because It's There
#04.  A3 F 3:04  Silent Anticipations
#04.  A4 V 3:52  Ready or Not
#04.  A5 V 4:30  Love Bizarre, A
#04.  A6 I 2:16  Breakfast in the Field
#04.  B1   3:09  Rikki's Shuffle
#04.  B2 V 4:30  Woman of the World
#04.  B3 I 3:23  Double Planet, The
#04.  B4 I 3:22  Funky Avocado, The
#04.  B5 V 5:09  Come Together
#04.  12 I 4:34  Two Days Old (CD only)
     Michael Manring: fretless bass (7)

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#05)  1988   Strings of Steel [LP: WH-17532]                            {Y}
---             (on LP label "Promotion Copy - Not For Sale")
---
                                                                       From
#05.  A1 I 5:00  Rickover's Dream                                       #02
#05.  A2 V 3:52  Ready or Not                                           #04
#05.  A3 I 2:45  Unexpected Visitor                                     #01
#05.  A4 I 3:15  Ragamuffin                                             #02
#05.  A5 F 3:01  Silent Anticipations                                   #04
#05.  B1 I 4:45  Aerial Boundaries                                      #02
#05.  B2 I 3:18  Happy Couple, The                                      #01
#05.  B3 V 3:57  Streamlined Man, The                                   #08
#05.  B4   3:09  Rikki's Shuffle                                        #04
#05.  B5 I 3:13  Because It's There                                     #04
     Michael Manring: fretless bass (B4)

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#06)  1990   Taproot (CS: WT-1093) * 8-90
#06                  [CD: WD-1093]                                      {D}
---
#06.   1 I 1:43  Naked Stalk, The
#06.   2   4:20  Jealous Tunnel, The (medley)
#06.   2    --   About Face          (medley)
#06.   3   3:55  Jade Stalk, The
#06.   4   1:54  Nomad Land
#06.   5 I 1:33  Point A
#06.   6   3:14  Chava's Song
#06.   7 I 2:17  Ritual Dance
#06.   8   4:23  Scenes (on the road to shrub 2)
#06.   9   3:02  First Cutting, The
#06.  10 I 1:57  Point B
#06.  11   4:45  Song of the Spirit Farmer
#06.  12   2:29  Rootwitch, The
#06.  13 V 4:55  i carry your heart  (lyrics by e.e. cummings)
     Michael Hedges: guitar (1,2,3,4,8,9,13)
                     TransTerm guitar (5,10)
                     harp guitar (6)
                     savage myth guitar (7,12)
                     bass (3,9)
                     whistle (2,8,9)
                     synthesizers (3,9)
                     piano (6)
                     drum program (8)
                     drums (9)
                     flutes, effects (11)
                     vocals (13)
     David Crosby, Graham Nash: harmony vocals (13)
     Bruce Lanser: bass drum, cymbals (2)
                   snare drum (2,9)
     Michael Manring: fretless bass (13)
     Mike Moore: clarinet (3,4)
                 saxophone (3,4,8)
                 bass clarinet (4)

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
----------High Street Records (a division of Windham Hill records)

#07)  1994   The Road to Return [CS: 10329-4]                           {A}
#07                             (CD: 10329-2)
---          (released 6-28-94)
---      v = voice, singing, no words
---                                                Author:
#07.  A1 v 3:05  Prelude
#07.  A2 V 6:03  Road to Return
#07.  A3 V 4:09  Communicate
#07.  A4 V 4:34  Sister Soul
#07.  A5 V 3:48  Guardian's Trust                Cate McNider (lyrics)
#07.  B1 V 3:55  India
#07.  B2 V 5:36  Midwinter Night's Dream, A
#07.  B3 V 3:43  Follow Through
#07.  B4 V 3:49  You Can Have Anything You Want
#07.  B5 i 2:15  Road Music
     Janeen Rae Heller: musical saw (A1)
     Pipa Pinon: vocals (A1,B2)
     Michael Hedges: "wrote, performed & programmed
                     everything else" (instruments played
                     not included in cassette liner notes)

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
----------Open Air Records (a Division of Windham Hill)

#08)  1985   Watching My Life Go By [LP: OA-0303]                       {A}
#08                                 (CS: OT-0303) * 11-85
#08                                 [CD: OD-0303] *                     {W}
---
---                                                        CD times
#08.  A1 V 4:43  Face Yourself                             1.  4:42
#08.  A2 V 4:14  I'm Coming Home                           2.  4:10
#08.  A3 V 4:17  Woman of the World                        3.  4:12
#08.  A4 V 3:16  Watching My Life Go By                    4.  3:13
#08.  A5 V 4:00  I Want You                                5.  3:55
#08.  B1 V 3:46  Streamlined Man, The                      6.  3:43
#08.  B2 V 2:58  Out on the Parkway                        7.  2:53
#08.  B3 V 5:14  Holiday                                   8.  5:11
#08.  B4 V 3:01  All Along the Watchtower (by Bob Dylan)   9.  2:58
#08.  B5 V 4:54  Running Blind                            10.  4:50
     Michael Hedges: guitar, vocals (all)
                     bass (2,10)
                     flute (3)
                     synthesizer (5,8)
                     wine glasses (7)
                     harmonica (8)
     Hilleary Burgess: wine glasses (7)
     John Hanes: drums (5)
     Michael Manring: bass (1,5)
                      fretless bass (7)
     Bobby McFerrin: chant, solo vocals (6)

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
----------Windham Hill - collections

#09)  1982   Windham Hill Records Sampler '82 (LP: WH-1024) %
#09             p.558,662                     (CS: WB-1024) %
#09                                           (CS: WT-1024) *
#09                                           [CD: WD-1024] *           {D}
---          (all 9 tracks are listed in "/c/collections.new_age/discog")
---                                                                    From
#09.   3 I 3:20  Happy Couple, The                                      #01

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#10)  1983   An Evening with Windham Hill Live [LP: WH-1026] *          {E}
#10             p.558,659                      (CS: WT-1026) *
#10                                            (CD: WD-1026) *
#10                                            (CD: WB-1026) *
---          (all 7 tracks are listed in "/c/collections.guitar/discog")
---
#10.  A1 I 4:30  Rickover's Dream
#10.  B1   5:29  Spare Change
     Michael Manring: fretless bass (B1)
     Liz Story: piano (B1)

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#11)  1984   Windham Hill Records Sampler '84 [LP: WH-1035]             {E}
#11             p.558,662                     (LP: WH6-1035) %
#11                                           (CS: WB-1035) %
#11                                           (CS: WT6-1035) %
#11                                           (CS: WT-1035) *
#11                                           (CD: WD-1035) *
---          (all 8 tracks are listed in "/c/collections.new_age/discog")
---
---                                                                    From
#11.  A1 I 4:45  Aerial Boundaries                                      #02

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#12)  1986   The Shape of the Land (LP: WH-1055)
#12                                [CD: WD-1055]                        {E}
---          (all 11 tracks are listed in "/c/collections.new_age/discog")
---
#12.   1 I 3:02  Because It's There
#12.  10   4:16  Aurora / Nevermore
     Philip Aaberg, synthesizers (10)

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#13)  1988   Windham Hill Records Sampler '88 (LP: WH-1065) *
#13             p.558,662                     (CS: WT-1065) *
#13                                           [CD: WD-1065] *           {E}
---          (all 11 tracks are listed in "/c/collections.new_age/discog")
---                                                                    From
#13.   6 I 3:13  Because It's There                                     #04

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#14)  1988   A Winter's Solstice II (LP: WH-1077)
#14             p.558               [CD: WD-1077]                       {C}
---          (all 15 tracks are listed in "/c/collections.new_age/discog")
---
#14.   3 I 2:28  Prelude to Cello Suite #1 in G Major

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#15)  1990   Windham Hill: The First Ten Years (2LP: WH-1095)
#15             p.662                          [2CS: WT-1095] * 9-90   {AF}
#15                                            [2CD: WD-1095] *         {C}
---          (all 33 tracks are listed in "/c/collections.new_age/discog")
---
#15.  A9 I 4:30  Rickover's Dream               +Michael Hedges
#15.  B4 I 4:45  Aerial Boundaries              +Michael Hedges

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#16)  1990   A Winter's Solstice III (LP: WH-1098)
#16             p.559                [CD: WD-1098]                      {E}
---          (all 15 tracks are listed in "/c/collections.new_age/discog")
---
#16.  14 I 2:50  In Dulci Jubilo (Good Christian Men Rejoice)

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#17)  1991   Windham Hill Records Guitar Sampler, Vol. 2 [CS: WT-1106] *{A}
#17             p.662                               6-91 (CD: WD-1106) *
---          (all 10 tracks are listed in "/c/collections.guitar/discog")
---
#17.  B1 I 2:19  Ritual Dance
#17.  B2   3:20  If I Needed Someone
     Michael Manring: fretless bass (B2)
     other instruments drown out guitarist at times (B2)

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#18)  1991   Windham Hill Records Sampler '92 (LP: WH-11109) % 9-91
#18             p.661                         (CS: 01934-11109-4) *
#18                                           (CS: 01934-11109-2) *

Video:

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#19)  1987   Windham Hill in Concert [VHS: 12537]                       {C}
---          (all 15 tracks, and video details, are listed in
---              "/c/collections.guitar/discog")
---
#19.   1 I video Aerial Boundaries (short ver.)
---                 (played over the opening credits)
#19.   5 F video Silent Anticipations
#19.   6 V video Woman of the World
#19.   7 I video Because It's There
#19.   8 V video Follow Through
#19.   9 I video Aerial Boundaries
#19.  15 I video Because It's There
                    (played over the closing credits)

Books:

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#20)  1994   "The Hedges Technique Book" (promised for 1994, date ?)

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#D)  Sources  (top/bottom of page)

Sources (for information about albums I have not seen):

     See my Bibliography for complete bibliographical information.

#ab  1989, Birosik, "The New Age Music Guide", p. 78
#cx  1992, Erlewine, "All Music Guide", p. 550
#ai  1989, Eremo, "New Age Musicians", p. 36-43
#em  1992, Larkin, "The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music", p. 1122
#fo  1995, Romanowski, "The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll", p. 434

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