The Essential

The Essential

by OregonOregon


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While this collection does contain many of Oregon's best early works as "Aurora," "Tide Pool," "Margueritte," "Silence Of A Candle" and "Ghost Beads," it is missing other prime cuts. If "Canyon Song," "Song For A Friend," especially "Icarus," "Yet To Be" and "Witchi-Tai-To" were included, this would accurately be an essential collection of Oregon's best early works. Nonetheless, while it does fall short, there is some truly great music by this legendary pioneering world music quartet included here, and is recommended as a starter set.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707010924
catalogNumber: 109/10
Rank: 107324

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Oregon   Primary Artist
Ralph Towner   Piano,Trumpet,Drums,French Horn,Mellophonium,12-string Guitar,Classical Guitar,Clay Drums
Collin Walcott   Dulcimer,Clarinet,Percussion,Piano,Conductor,Conga,Sitar,Tabla,12-string Guitar,Pakawaj,Pakhawaj Drum
Glen Moore   Bass,Flute,Piano,Violin,Electric Bass
Zbigniew Seifert   Violin
David Earle Johnson   Conga
Paul McCandless   Bass,Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,English Horn,Oboe

Technical Credits

Oregon   Producer
Ralph Towner   Composer,Hands
Collin Walcott   Composer
Glen Moore   Composer
Paul McCandless   Composer
Captain Jeff Zaraya   Engineer

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