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Summer [Enhanced, Special Edition]

George Winston Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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George Winston has the unique ability to play bright, uplifting, yet stingingly melancholy piano, and Summer is one of the best examples of his fine work around. Somewhere between the ambient-style tone poems of Winter into Spring and the melodious charm of Autumn, Summer dances brightly, evoking images of relaxing under a tree or children playing in a field. Highlights are many and include Winston's "Lullaby," full of melody and lyrical tension; "Hummingbird," with its whirling repetitive structure, reflecting the vibrant dimension of nature during the summer season; and the fun, rambling "Corrina, Corrina." In short, this is another album of what Winston does best--underscoring the poetic moments of life through poignant, beautiful music. --Karen Karleski

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1991 album from the Grammy-winning pianist. Summer is a continuation of the seasonal theme first heard on his albums Autumn, Winter Into Spring and December.

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5.0 out of 5 stars George Winston's best CD Aug. 5 2000
Format:Audio CD
Perhaps it is called "Summer" because it is George Winston's warmest collection of songs. Whatever the reason, it is also his best. Combining teriffic cover material like "Corrina Corrina" with some of his best ever original songs, "Summer" is the best place to start for the new fan and a must own for long time fans. Like most Winston albums, this one mostly features just George and his piano. And few play it better than him. Right from the catchy opening track "Living in the Country," it will get under your skin. An outstanding album for anyone who likes new age music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In His Element Jan. 2 2003
Format:Audio CD
This CD is summer-time cool. Cool like an ice cream cone slowly drippin' hazy licking vanilla. This is cool like the other side of the pillow as a summer time night breeze blows through the window. This is dandelion seed floating through thick air of rising heat cool. This is George Winston within his element creating auditory pictures from the core of the seasons cool.
This CD is baby sleeping in the crib, mobile slowly turning cranking out lullaby cool. This is eyes closed clouds floating shifting across the sky under the shade of a sycamore cool. This CD is summer-time cool.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a treasure! July 11 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Just received this in the mail today, and I am so glad I ordered it. I was looking for relaxing music, and what I got was so much more. The Black Stallion track was a wonderful suprise! I am a huge fan of the movie, and was delighted to hear that beautiful song again. (It's the song that plays at the end of the movie during the credits). If you have a passion for music, and need something to help you relax, this is a fabulous cd. It is calming, uplifting, and moving. Everything I was looking for!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars So Tranquil! March 28 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is a remarkable slice of tranquillity on CD. It brings to life the wonders of nature during Summer through the genius of George Winston and his associates.
I find it extremely soothing and sustaining, from the dreamlike opening piece by Peter Seeger 'Living In The Country' to the exquisite Loreta and Desiree's Bouquet. From Spring Creek by Phillip Aaberg - evocative of a waterfall and stream, to the lively Corrina , Corrina. This album is powerful collage of inspirational meditation music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paintings done by piano rather than brush Sept. 5 2001
Format:Audio CD
Of the well known new age pianists, George Winston is master of the solo piano. He claims Fats Waller and Teddy Wilson as his major influences, but I also hear Meade Lux Lewis, George Shearing, and Floyd Cramer influences. This is music to sit back and relax by. Outstanding in my mind were:
1: A Day in the Country...a Pete Seeger song
2&3: Loreta and Desiree's Bouquet--Parts 1&2...
4: Fragrant Fields...I notice Winston has composed several soundtracks for adaptations of children's stories...this is from one of them.
5: The Garden...interpretation of music from the original THE OUTER LIMITS episode, "The Guests".
7: Lullaby
9: Hummingbird...effective evocation of the hummingbird's fluttering wings and darting movements.
13: Corrina, Corrina...fun filled and spritely traditional song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for relaxation Aug. 27 2001
By RDU
Format:Audio CD
"Summer" is a beautiful compilation of music that I suggest everyone listen to whenever they want to relax or to just feel inspired. (Try song No. 6, it's my favorite!)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not great. Aug. 6 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Why George would want to give away royalties by recording other people is a mystery to me. His music is to extraordinary that I really do prefer to hear his original compositions. I have always hated Randy Newman and do not want to hear his music, even if it's been "Winstonized". Not bad but not great. George's own pieces on this cd are terrific but there aren't enough of them.
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In the early 1980's Winston recordings came in such a high quality batch-- "Autumn", "December" and "Winter into Spring" all appeared within a few years of each other-- that I allowed myself to wonder (and wish?) if Winston would prove to be an endless source of thoughtful, moving, and unbelievably atmospheric solo piano music for years and years to come. As it turns out, he didn't. The 1998 "All the Seasons" compilation is a "miss" for longtime fans as very little that is new appears on the disc and for new listeners as well due to the edited (always shortened) nature of the tracks. In not a single case is the shortened version better than the original appearance. Likewise, 1994's "Forest" clocked in at under 46:00 and, surprisingly for its length but not for its heavy use of other composer's material, wasn't as tightly bound and focussed as any of the wonderful breakthroughs of the early 1980's and left far less of an overall impression. In between the glorious start of the early 1980's and the unwinding of recent years was 1991's "Summer". Count me among the Winston listeners (and fans!) who feel as if "Summer" is the disc where everything fell into absolutely perfect place. Top to bottom the songlist is exceptionally solid. The arranged "covers" are very well chosen and cohesively presented and among Winston's own offerings "Loreta and Desiree's Bouquet", "Hummingbird", and "Where Are You Now" are easily among his very best and most beautiful. At over 57:00 this is not only a near hour's worth of the best efforts of George Winston but of ANY musician in the "New Age" genre. Read more ›
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