A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill The Windham Hill label was the '80s Norah Jones — an easy-listening brand that wafted through every bookshop in America. But despite derision and sketchy… A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill The Windham Hill label was the '80s Norah Jones — an easy-listening brand that wafted through every bookshop in America. But despite derision and sketchy… 2005-11-08 Various Artists Folk
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A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill (2005)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Nov 08, 2005; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Folk

The Windham Hill label was the '80s Norah Jones — an easy-listening brand that wafted through every bookshop in America. But despite derision and sketchy '90s output, the beauty of their best acoustic instrumental releases remains undeniable. A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill, an uneven four-CD retrospective, is essentially a buyer's guide to discs by George Winston, Will Ackerman, Michael Hedges, and others whose ''background music'' merits full attention.

Originally posted Nov 04, 2005 Published in issue #849 Nov 11, 2005 Order article reprints