Michael Hedges — Prelude to Cello Suite #1 (JS Bach)
Album: A Winter's Solstice II
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Released: 1990
Length: 2:22
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I've heard so many versions of this composition that were a pure massacre... this one is really divine.
 Bert7 wrote:
Thought i was listening to Genesis Horizons at the start...

 
Yes! I heard that too. Guess we know where Hackett got the inspiration from now.
The Shaggs could have played the Prelude and it would have still sounded magnificent. 
Heard this in my car from a cache file I had downloaded.  
Now I can rate it, again.
Mr. Hedges was one of the best. 
One of my favorite instrumental albums - excellent from first piece to last.
Man, sure do miss Michael Hedges' music and presence in this world!
 mread wrote:

Fabulous indeed.  BTW, it's a "harp guitar."  To wit:
Michael Hedges holding a harp guitar
(Not sure when this was taken, but look how young he was.)

 
I knew something was up when I heard this but that was completely unexpected 
 Kaw wrote:

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There is... It is an album my wife and I listen a lot during winter time on the quiet evenings. It's Segovia by the way. Andrés Segovia.

 
 and got the spelling error too.. funny how you just don't see some things for years till someone points it out.
I'm sure Mr. Bach would appreciate this.  {#Cheesygrin}
Bach SUCKS! Play more friggin FLOYD man (coughs, spits, scratches self, rates a 3)
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

I'll follow suit on that.  I'm pretty sure there is a Sergovia recording of this out there that is absolutely stellar.
 
spotify:track:3Z2fD6tYNgnPoVVhUxunZF
There is... It is an album my wife and I listen a lot during winter time on the quiet evenings. It's Segovia by the way. Andrés Segovia.
There are probably technical quibbles with his execution, but the placement is SO refreshing…
Love, love, love this!
Air for strings {#Sunny}
 TerryS wrote:

50 years ago (OK it was really only 48 or so) I saw actually Andres Segovia perform this piece, unamplified, alone on stage, at Massey Hall.
Y'know what? This is a creditable effort indeed. 

 
wow, awesome! Back in my vinyl days I had an album of his that I practically wore out.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

I'll follow suit on that.  I'm pretty sure there is a Sergovia recording of this out there that is absolutely stellar.
 
50 years ago (OK it was really only 48 or so) I saw actually Andres Segovia perform this piece, unamplified, alone on stage, at Massey Hall.
Y'know what? This is a creditable effort indeed. 
Beautiful!
Thought i was listening to Genesis Horizons at the start...
JSB would be proud!
Something's missing here. Can't quite put my finger on it...