Prayer for the Wild Things

Prayer for the Wild Things

by Paul WinterPaul Winter


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This is one of those albums that immediately bowls over anyone listening. Paul Winter is notable for a string of excellent instrumental albums, but Prayer for the Wild Things easily qualifies as his best to date, mixing acoustic instrumentation, studio electronics, Native American chant and drumming, the sounds of 22 animal species and more into a gorgeous, shifting collage of music and sound. The album is described as "An Earth Music Celebration of the Northern Rockies Inspired by the wilderness art of Bev Dootlittle." The result is almost 70 minutes of musical grandeur -- without one grandiose or pompous moment.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/1998
UPC: 0010488152726
catalogNumber: 81527

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Winter   Primary Artist,Percussion,Soprano Saxophone
Paul Halley   Organ,Pipe organ
Glen Velez   Percussion,Track Performer,Moroccan Drum
John Clark   French Horn
White Eagle Singers   Drums,Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus,Track Performer
Eugene Friesen   Cello,Track Performer
Gordon Gottlieb   Percussion,Bass Drums,Track Performer
Jamey Haddad   Percussion,Track Performer
Ross Landau   Bass
Arlie Neskahi   Vocals
Mark Perchanok   Track Performer,Heckelphone
Dennis Smylie   Clarinet,Contrabass Clarinet,Track Performer,E-flat Clarinet
Joe Urbinato   Bassoon,Track Performer
Randy Wolfgang   English Horn,Track Performer
Manfred Mann   Band,Track Performer
Arlie Newkahin   Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Halley   Programming
Paul Winter   Producer
Mickey Houlihan   Engineer
Ross Landau   Engineer
Mark Perchanok   Contributor
Marcellus Bearheart Williams   Poetry
Tim Fowler   Cover Design
Hannah Hinchman   Liner Notes

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Both for the pleasure of hearing and deep relaxing effects. Tied to what I saw of the Rockies on last summer vacation. Creates an emotional climate of communion to wild landscapes those I saw and those I did not, but I imagine. Permits to think quietly, like a sort of meditation. I litteraly "entered" the music like the little boy entering the fairy tale in the book "never ending story". Is really worthy hearing to make your own idea. And whaouh! What a wonderful dream journey!