Eolian Minstrel

Eolian Minstrel is Andreas Vollenweiders first vocal album. The „classical” Vollenweider-sound with the voices of two great American Singer/Songwriters, Carly Simon and Eliza Gilkyson. And besides powerful poetry there are wonderful musicians creating mysterious soundscapes and contributing with great solos. Storytelling at its best!

Song of Isolde 1:41

Andreas Vollenweider: folk harp
Eliza Gilkyson: voice
Lyrics: Eliza Gilkyson

Across the Iron River (the return)  2:44

Andreas Vollenweider: harp & voice
Eliza Gilkyson: voice
Walter Keiser: drums
Marc Portmann: electric cuitar
Eberhard Hahn: breathy flute
Christoph Stiefel: keyboards
Ernst Ströer: percussion
Matthieu Michel: trumpet 

Reason Enough 4:26

Andreas Vollenweider: harp & voice
Eliza Gilkyson: voice - 
Walter Keiser: drums - 
Marc Portmann: electric guitar -
Christoph Stiefel: keyboard
Ernst Ströer: percussion
Richard Greene: fiddle
Lyrics: Eliza Gilkyson & Andreas Vollenweider

Eolian Minstrel 5:02

Andreas Vollenweider: harp
Eliza Gilkyson: voice & acoustic guitar
Walter Keiser: drums
Marc Portmann: acoustic slide guitar
Eberhard Hahn: bass flute
Hanspeter Brüggemann: accordion
Ernst Ströer: percussion
Lyrics: Eliza Gilkyson

Jaden Maiden     4:05

Andreas Vollenweider: harp
Eliza Gilkyson: voice & acousic guitar
Walter Keiser: drums & percussion
Marc Portmann: electric guitar
Eberhard Hahn: baritone sax
Lyrics:  Andreas Vollenweider & Eliza Gilkyson
Lyric consultant: Steve Schneider

The secret Shrine of Icarus 0:56

Andreas Vollenweider: cheng
Waler Keiser: special effects

Harvest   5:22

Andreas Vollenweider: harp
Eliza Gilkyson: voice & acoustic guitar - 
Walter Keiser: drums - 
Marc Portmann: electric guitar
Eberhard Hahn: pans water pipe - 
Christoph Stiefel: organ & keyboards
Lyrics: Eliza Gilkyson & Andreas Vollenweider

The Years in the Forest  3:45

Andreas Vollenweider: harp & horn flute
Eliza Gilkyson: acoustic guitar
Marc Portmann: acoustic guitar
Eberhard Hahn: bass clarinet, bass flute & bamboo flute

Desert of Rain 4:27

Andreas Vollenweider: harp
Eliza Gilkyson: voice
Marc Portmann: electric guitar
Eberhard Hahn: percussion
Ernst Ströer: percussion
Pedro Haldemann: percussion
Lyrics: Andreas Vollenweider & Eliza Gilkyson
Lyric consultant: Steve Schneider

Private Fires  4:08

Andreas Vollenweider: harp
Carly Simon: voice
Eliza Gilkyson: acoustic guitar
 
Walter Keiser: drums
Marc Portmann: electric guitar
Ernst Ströer: percussion
Music: Andreas Vollenweider
Lyrics: Carly Simon 

The five Sisters 4:48

Andreas Vollenweider: harp
Eliza Gilkyson: voice & acoustic guitar - 
Walter Keiser: drums
Marc Portmann: electric & acoustic guitar
Eberhard Hahn: kena, alto sax, flute & piccolo
Ernst Ströer: percussion 

Painter’s Waltz    4:09

Andreas Vollenweider: harp
Eliza Gilkyson: voice & acoustic guitar - 
Walter Keiser: drums
Max Lässer: dobro - 
Lyrics: Andreas Vollenweider & Eliza Gilkyson
 

Leaves of the great Tree 3:40

Andreas Vollenweider: harp, bass bamboo flute, renaissance harp, voice & percussion - 
Walter Keiser: drums - 
Marc Portmann: electric guitar
Eberhard Hahn: chinese flute & alto sax
Ernst Ströer: percussion
Max Lässer: lauda
Thomas Fessler: chinese pipa
Sandro Friedrich:bulgarian bag pipe  

Lake of Time  1:26

Andreas Vollenweider: horn-flute & celtic harp

All music composed, arranged and produced by Andreas Vollenweider,
except „Private Fires“; composed by Andreas Vollenweider & Carly Simon for AVAF Music Publishing, Zurich – Switzerland 

Erich Merz: reording- & mixing engineer
Achim Kübert: recoding assistand & Dr. Digital
Hanswalter Hugler: production management
Sylvie Rossi: production coordination
Darryl Pitt, Marica Belica, Michele Hirsch, Daniela Pearson: production networkers
Pier Luigi Macor: cover- & session photos
Düde Dürst: cover artwork

Eliza Gilkyson appears courtesy of private music 
Richard Greene appears courtesy of virging classics
Max Lässer appears courtesy of real music
Carly Simon appears courtesy of arista records

Recorded & mixed at Powerplay Studios, Maur – Switzerland
mastered at bomapark creative labs – Switzerland

„‚Eolian Minstrel’ is in many ways the diar of a great adventure i shared wih all the wonderful people mentioned above. My deep appreciation to all of you. Many thanks also to those who were gently pushing and pulling in the background and to our families for their patince an enthusiasm.
My love to Beata, Jonathan, Sebastian and Noëmi.”

Andreas Vollenweider, August 1993

Music from this album

Song of Isolde

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