The Windham Hill Winter Solstice Re-Hash Albums

Re-Hash, Re-Collected, Re-Packaged, etc, BMG and Sony released around 12 albums between 1996 and 2010 that repackaged songs previously recorded on either other Windham Hill-Holiday albums, or sometimes non-Holiday themed albums. Independent Era Windham Hill released 1 re-packaged album in 1991. In some cases songs featured were, like in the early Winter Solstice days, pulled from artists' individual album releases (Scott Cossu's brilliant Last Snow is featured on the last track of the 1997 album First Snow but was originally recorded on his album Switchback). Some of these albums, particularly those packaged by Sony Legacy are easier to locate (and more popular) than others. I had trouble finding details on a few albums, feel free to message me if you have details I'm missing.

The Joy of Giving

Nordstrom Exclusive

Released: 1991

Producer: 

Dawn Atkinson, Cookie Marenco, Will Ackerman

Guitars And Other Stringed Things

Released: 1996

Producer: 

Ron Sacks

The White Album

Released: 1997

Producer:

Ron Sacks

Best of Carols of Christmas

Released: 1998

Producer:

Andrea Franklin (?)

The Holiday Sounds of Windham Hill

Released: 1998

Producer:

Andrea Franklin (?)

A Celtic Christmas Celebration

Released: 1999

Producer:

Unknown

Carols of Christmas Collection

Released: 1999

Producer:

Unknown

Sounds of the Season

Released: 2003

Producer:

Stuart Pressman

Very Best of Celtic Christmas

Released: 2004

Producer:

Dawn Atkinson

The Essential

Winter's Solstice

Released: 2005

Producer:

Dawn Atkinson

Celtic Christmas

Barnes & Noble Collection

Released: 2006

Producer: Unknown

Windham Hill Holiday Guitar Colleciton

Released: 2006

Producer:

Dawn Atkinson

Winter's Songs

Released: 2010

Producer: Unknown

The Dancing Cat Releases

Dancing Cat released two slack-key guitar Holiday albums, focusing on Hawaiian and traditional seasonal music from Dancing Cat's roster of slack-key guitarists. Both albums are produced by George Winston and show a prolific sampler of musicians and interesting early output from Dancing Cat. 

Ki Ho'alu Christmas

Released: 1996

Producer:

George Winston

Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas

Released: 2000

Producer:

George Winston

The Promotional Releases

When CDs were cheap and FM radio was a big money maker, record companies would often press fast promotional copies for radio review, testimonials and critical reviews as well as for gift and giveaway samplers. I wouldn't doubt BMG released more than what's featured here, but this is what I could find.

A Windham Wonderland 1997

Released: 1997

A Windham Wonderland 1998

Released: 1998

 

Winter Wonderland

Released: 1999

 

Page Under Construction, More Coming Soon

I plan to add detailed pages on each of the albums above along with track listings. I will also add a section that showcases every individual artist album (including Liz Story's The Gift, George Winston's December, among others) in the coming weeks. Happy Winter Solstice!

Music and Artwork © Their Respective Releases by Windham Hill Records, a Division of Legacy Recordings from Sony Music Entertainment. 

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