(2001) 20 Years Of Narada Piano

Various Artists

... read moreAs its title suggests, the double-disc collection 20 Years of Narada Piano gathers highlights from the label's roster of pioneering new age pianists, including Wayne Gratz, Michael Jones, Michael Gettel, and Ira Stein. Jones' "Endings," Gratz' "Dark Eyes," and Gettel's "Orcas" are among the first...

02:19′:32″ 34 Songs

Disk 1

1
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Endings
5:33
2
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Sunrise
5:02
3
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Dark Eyes
4:07
4
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Beloved
3:39
5
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Water Circles
4:40
6
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Minor Truths
2:25
7
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Poetic Justice
4:48
8
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Bethel
2:58
9
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Orcas
3:49
10
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Jonathan's Lullaby
4:54
11
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August 23, 1962
3:26
12
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Innocence
2:57
13
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Watercolors (Edit)
2:42
14
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Good Question
2:36
15
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Flowers On The Water
4:23
16
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La Source
2:15
17
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Ghost Mountain
4:52

Disk 2

1
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Before The Last Leaf Falls
3:26
2
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Diamonds For Stones
2:42
3
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First Light
2:33
4
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Evening
5:17
5
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Aspen In January
7:28
6
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Lily Pond
5:37
7
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Ever After
5:43
8
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Continuum
3:10
9
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Sister Bay
2:29
10
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Vesuvius
4:14
11
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First Kiss
3:26
12
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The Glen
4:12
13
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Turning
4:13
14
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Return To Love
4:18
15
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Light And Darkening
7:19
16
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Which Is Yes
4:13
17
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Strawberry Fields Forever
4:06
Released 01 January 2001, A Universal Music Enterprises Release; This Compilation ℗ 2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

As its title suggests, the double-disc collection 20 Years of Narada Piano gathers highlights from the label's roster of pioneering new age pianists, including Wayne Gratz, Michael Jones, Michael Gettel, and Ira Stein. Jones' "Endings," Gratz' "Dark Eyes," and Gettel's "Orcas" are among the first disc's highlights, along with Mia Jang's "Water Circles," Shelia Larkin's "Poetic Justice," and Spencer Brewer's "Ghost Mountain." Disc two features Fred Simon's "Sister Bay," Michael Whalen's "First Light," Bradley Joseph's "The Glen," and Bob Read's "Turning." This smoothly sequenced collection of soothing piano pieces reaffirms Narada's place as one of the leading labels for new age/contemporary instrumental music, and 20 Years of Narada Piano will appeal not only to fans of the artists and the label, but anyone looking for some creative and relaxing mood music. ~ Heather Phares