Winter Solstice On Ice

Disk 1

1

 

 

 

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

11

 

12

13

14

 

Magic Forest

 

 

 

Joy To The World

Yesterday's Rain

Skating

O Holy Night

Joy Ride

4 Variations On Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Little Drummer Boy

Bittersweet

Sweeney's Buttermilk (A Medley: Sweeney's Buttermilk, The Ships Are Sailing, And Jerry's Chickens)

Nigh Bethlehem (Nigh Beth'lem On A Wintry Night)

First Noel

We Three Kings

What Child Is This

"Ensemble" Sean Harkness, Peggy Baldwin, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Michael Manring, Tuck Andress, W.G. "Snuffy" Walden, Laura Halladay, Carol Tatum, Liz Story, David Arkenstone, Patti Cathcart, Samite, Brian Keane

Liz Story

W.G. Snuffy Walden

George Winston

Angels Of Venice

Mark Snow

L.A. Guitar Quartet

Schönhertz & Scott

Jim Brickman

Mícheál Ó Domhnaill And Paddy Glackin

 

George Winston

 

Sean Harkness

Janis Ian

Michael Hedges

5:01

 

 

 

2:58

4:28

2:55

3:45

3:12

6:23

4:17

3:31

3:46

 

3:29

 

3:16

3:22

3:08

Album produced by
Brian Keane
 
Executive Producer Andrea Franklin
 
Creative Consultant
Jim Brickman

Tracks produced by the respective recording artists, exceptions & additionals noted below when applicable

Disk 2

3:55

4:21

4:58

3:40

4:07

3:40

4:17

4:48

5:52

3:54

5:10

4:07

6:11

4:33

3:19

Jeffrey Osborne

Tuck And Patti

Phil Perry

Jim Brickman Featuring Michelle Wright

Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson

Hiroshima

Peabo Bryson

The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman

Samite

Nightnoise

Uman

David Arkenstone

Samite

Yanni

Mark Isham

This Christmas

Christmas Wish

Winter

Your Love

The Gift

Silent Night

I Wish I Could

Black Diamond

Esawayo

Snow Is Lightly Falling

The White Spirit

The Ice Palace

Stars To Share

Santorini

Mr. Moto's Penguin

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

This Album is out of print, but available used on Amazon.com

Track 1-4 Produced by Cathy Econom & Howard Johnson

Track 2-1, 2-7 Produced by Robbie Buchanan

Track 2-3 Produced by Gary Brown

Track 2-4 Produced by Dane Deviller & Sean Hosein

Track 2-9 & 2-13 Produced by Corin Nelson

Track 2-13 Produced by Will Ackerman & Phil Aaberg

Track 2-15 Produced by Steven Miller

Winter Solstice On Ice (BMG 01934 11459) - 1999

 

Winter Solstice On Ice takes the Bigger Is Better approach in its production and release. Andrea Franklin and Brian Keane work with A&E to create a soundtrack for an ice skating spectacle/travel show/Finland documentary (the show's agenda is hard to pin down), mixing music with choreographed dance. Jim Brickman acts as both Creative Consultant and host of the TV Show (snippet below). Though Keane does a good job mixing the earlier-recorded repertoire with new originals from both Classic and Contemporary Windham Hill Artists, some of the Windham Hill Fanbase consider this collection to be the lowest of the series. The second CD in particular is sometimes derided as being "Kenny G On Ice". Looking back there's little difficulty in concluding that BMG attempted to stretch the brand too far, and in doing so confused and alienated its audience.

 

Winter Solstice On Ice is a rare album that features no contributions from Will Ackerman.

 

The opening track, Magic Forest written by Keane, features many new and old Windham Hill Artists. Michael Manring's signature bass rings throughout the track. Also included is a video scene from the television show, and Samite's Stars To Share (from Disc 2)--both the recording as well as the TV segment.

Magic Forest

Stars To Share (Recording)

Bittersweet (TV Show)

Stars To Share

(TV Show)

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

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