Windham Hill Records
Lisa Lynne - Seasons of the Soul
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Lisa Lynne is a Celtic harpist who doesn't really play Celtic music. Instead, hers is an evocation of Renaissance troubadour music, full of modal melodies and sweet harmonies. Tracks like the waltz of "Welcome" and the delicate air of "Bandora's Box" highlight Lynne's penchant for gentle, cyclical melodies and lush arrangements. Like many folk-based artists, Lynne has arrived at a chamber-music sound, full of haunting flute and recorder choirs, gypsy violin, and subtle string backings, in this case from the Chamberlain, an ancient cousin of the mellotron. Lynne rarely takes the spotlight, leaving that to George Tortorelli, who soars through her melodies and stacks up choirs of recorders. Joining him on many tracks is violinist Sid Page. Only some unimaginative percussion undermines compositions that want to fly off into a realm of fantasy and nostalgia.
- John Diliberto
2. Fair Wind
3. Isla del Luna
5. Bandora's Box
6. The White Ship Of Hope
8. Morning Dove
9. The Light & The Longing
10. Faire thee Well
All songs written by Lisa Lynne except tracks
7&8 written by Lisa Lynne and George Tortorelli.
All songs published by Lavender Sky Music, (BMI)
except track 4 published by Lavender Sky Music and
Triple Music, Gema.
Produced and arranged by Lisa Lynne
co-produced by Gilberto "Gil" Morales additional arrangements by George Tortorelli
Recorded and Mixed by Gilberto "Gil" Morales at
Castle Oaks Studio, Calabasas, California and
Love Tribe Studios, Van Nuys, California.
A&R: Jerimaya Grabher
Recording assistants: Carlos Castro, Sebastian Haimerl,
Kent Huffnagel, Jun Murakawa
Additional engineering: Lisa Lynne, Jimmy Waldo,
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at the Mastering Lab,
Music transcriptions and copying: Stephanie Sellers
Music contractor: Dan Savant