Ackerman, William

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Childhood And Memory
Audiophile - LP - WHS C1006
Factory Sealed. 1/2 Speed Mastered By Stan Ricker. Quiex Virgin Vinyl. more
Childhood And Memory
Audiophile - LP - WH 1006
Sealed, Hard To Find 1979 Original Half-Speed Mastered By Stan Ricker. more
Childhood And Memory
New - LP - WH 1006
Sealed 1979 Original. Half-Speed Mastered By Stan Ricker. more
Childhood And Memory
Used - LP - WH 1006
Beautiful 1979 Original. Vinyl Appears Glossy, Unplayed. Bottom Right Corner Has Been Bumped. more
Childhood And Memory
Audiophile - LP - WHP 28018
Rare 1979 Japanese Promo Label With Obi Half-Speed Mastered By Stan Ricker. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. Small Stain On Obi. more
Conferring With The Moon
Used - LP - WH 1050
Hard To Find 1986 Original With 4 Page Booklet. Pressed On Quiex Virgin Vinyl. Glossy, Unplayed Condition. Conferring With The Moon Continues The Musical Growth Heard On The Previous Two Albums, 1981's "Passage" And 1983's "Past Light". On "Conferring" It All Comes Together Just Perfectly. On The Title Track, In Which He Is Accompanied By Piano, You Can Just "Hear" Will Talking To The Moon. "Improv" Is 'Back-To-Roots' Ackerman Solo Work. "Lago De Montanoas" Finds Will Accompanied By The Pan-Flute, You Can Just Feel The "Inca-Spirit" In Your Room! Other Highlights Include "Processional", "Shape Of The Land" And The Sweeping "Last Day On The Beach", With A Great Violin Solo Over Will's Guitar Work. "Conferring With The Moon" Stands The Test Of Time. more
Imaginary Roads
Audiophile - LP - WH 1078
Hard To Find 1988 LP Pressed On Quiex Type Virgin Vinyl. Mastered By Bernie Grundman. Saw Cut. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
It Takes A Year
Audiophile - LP - WHS C 1003
1977 Original Half-Speed Mastered By Stan Ricker. A New Age Classic. Appears Unplayed. “The Lyrical Strains Of "The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter" (The Memorable Opener On William Ackerman's Second Album) Confirm That The Artist Was On To Something Huge In Popular Music. Nobody Knew What To Call This New Breed Of Gentle Instrumental Adventurism. It Takes A Year, Like All The Early Windham Hill Albums, Was A Breath Of Pure Air At A Time When Pop Music Was Stuffed With Commercialization And Irrelevance. Ackerman Adeptly Blended Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, And Classical Influences Into An Accessible, Mild-Mannered Hybrid Style, Strong On Emotional Expression And Lyrical Depth. Ackerman's Solo Technique Is Not Showy, And Others Like Leo Kottke And Michael Hedges May Have Been More Virtuosic In The Chops Department, Yet Ackerman's Trump Card Is His Impressionist Command Of The Acoustic Guitar. His Use Of Alternate Tunings, Overdubs, And A Sensitive Ear For Melody Helped To Trademark This Uncluttered Sound, Tuneful And Rich In Harmonic Overtones. Some Of The Up-Tempo Numbers Like "The Townshend Shuffle" Have A Bluegrassy Flavor And, In General, The Folk Influences Are Readily Apparent. But Ultimately The Music, Much Of It Composed In The Early '70s, Stands Out Because It Sheds The Musical Labels And Carves Its Own Space -- Deep Emotional Sentiments Set Into Calm And Reflective Backgrounds. It's An Open-Ended Sound, Well Suited To The Spaces Of California And The Western U.S. From Whence It Grew. Although The Production Quality Varies From Tune To Tune Making It A Less Consistent Set Than The Follow-Up Childhood And Memory, It Takes A Year Is Historically Important For New Age Collectors Because It Built Upon Ackerman's Debut And Set The Mold For Things To Come.” Jim Esch, AMG. more
It Takes A Year
Audiophile - LP - WHP 28013
Rare 1977 Japanese Stereo Original With OBI. Includes Custom Insert. Our Favorite Ackerman Album. LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed. Two Light Stains Along The Bottom Seam, Hence Price. more
It Takes A Year
Audiophile - LP - WH 1003
Sealed 1977 Original. Half-Speed Mastered By Stan Ricker. more
It Takes A Year
Audiophile - LP - WHS C-1003
Sealed 1977 Original Half-Speed Mastered By Stan Ricker. Clean Cut Out Hole. more
It Takes A Year
Audiophile - LP - WHS C 1003
1977 Original Half-Speed Mastered By Stan Ricker. A New Age Classic. “The Lyrical Strains Of "The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter" (The Memorable Opener On William Ackerman's Second Album) Confirm That The Artist Was On To Something Huge In Popular Music. Nobody Knew What To Call This New Breed Of Gentle Instrumental Adventurism. It Takes A Year, Like All The Early Windham Hill Albums, Was A Breath Of Pure Air At A Time When Pop Music Was Stuffed With Commercialization And Irrelevance. Ackerman Adeptly Blended Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, And Classical Influences Into An Accessible, Mild-Mannered Hybrid Style, Strong On Emotional Expression And Lyrical Depth. Ackerman's Solo Technique Is Not Showy, And Others Like Leo Kottke And Michael Hedges May Have Been More Virtuosic In The Chops Department, Yet Ackerman's Trump Card Is His Impressionist Command Of The Acoustic Guitar. His Use Of Alternate Tunings, Overdubs, And A Sensitive Ear For Melody Helped To Trademark This Uncluttered Sound, Tuneful And Rich In Harmonic Overtones. Some Of The Up-Tempo Numbers Like "The Townshend Shuffle" Have A Bluegrassy Flavor And, In General, The Folk Influences Are Readily Apparent. But Ultimately The Music, Much Of It Composed In The Early '70s, Stands Out Because It Sheds The Musical Labels And Carves Its Own Space -- Deep Emotional Sentiments Set Into Calm And Reflective Backgrounds. It's An Open-Ended Sound, Well Suited To The Spaces Of California And The Western U.S. From Whence It Grew. Although The Production Quality Varies From Tune To Tune Making It A Less Consistent Set Than The Follow-Up Childhood And Memory, It Takes A Year Is Historically Important For New Age Collectors Because It Built Upon Ackerman's Debut And Set The Mold For Things To Come.” Jim Esch, AMG. Some Light Crease Marks. more
Passage
Audiophile - LP - WHSD C1014
Factory Sealed 1981 Gatefold Original. Features Darol Anger, George Winston And Others. Half-Speed Mastered By Stan Ricker. 4½ Stars In All Music Guide. Pressed On Quiex Virgin Vinyl. more
Passage
Used - LP - WHSD C1014
1981 Gatefold Original. Half-Speed Mastered By Stan Ricker. 4½ Stars In All Music Guide. Pressed On Quiex Virgin Vinyl. Features Darol Anger, George Winston And Others. more
Passage
Audiophile - LP - WH 1014
Stunning 1981 Gatefold In Unplayed Condition. Features Darol Anger, George Winston And Others. Half-Speed Mastered By Stan Ricker. 4½ Stars In All Music Guide. Tiny Saw Notch. more
Passage
Used - LP - WHP-28002
Stunning And Rare 1981 Japanese Gatefold Pressing With Obi And Insert. One Lone Corner Ding To Stout Jacket, Vinyl Is Flawless. more
Passage
Used - LP - WH 1014
1981 Gatefold Original. Features Darol Anger, George Winston And Others. Half-Speed Mastered By Stan Ricker. 4½ Stars In All Music Guide. more
Past Light
Audiophile - LP - WH 1028
1983 Original Recorded At 30ips. Appears Unplayed. Featuring Michael Hedges On Two Tracks, The Kronos Quartet On One Track And Great Bass Playing From Michael Manring. Mastered By Bernie Grundman. more
Past Light
New - LP - WH 1028
Sealed 1983 Original Recorded At 30ips. Mastered By Bernie Grundman. more
Search For The Turtle's Navel
New - LP - WHS C 1001
Factory Sealed, Black Cover Art Version. more
Search For The Turtle's Navel
Used - LP - C-1001
1976 Textured Cover Original Oak Tree Label With Black Cover Art. Shrink Wrap Intact. more
Search For The Turtle's Navel
Used - LP - C 1001
2nd Issue With Original Full-Sized Cover Art. Classic New Age. more
Search For The Turtle's Navel
Used - LP - WH-1001
2nd Issue Pressed On Quiex Pure Virgin Vinyl (First Pressings Have A Black Cover Art). LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed. Small Saw Notch. more
Search For The Turtle's Navel
Used - LP - WH 1001
Beautiful 2nd Issue Pressed On Quiex Pure Virgin Vinyl. White Cover Art (First Pressings Have A Black Cover). more
Search For The Turtle's Navel
Used - LP - C 1001
1977 2nd Issue. Appears Unplayed. more
Search For The Turtle's Navel
Used - LP - WH 1001
2nd Issue Pressed On Quiex Pure Virgin Vinyl (First Pressings Have A Black Cover Art). more
Turtle's Navel
New - LP - WHS C-1001
Factory Sealed. A Classic Windham Hill Title. more
Visiting
New - LP - WHP 28007
Sealed Japanese Pressing With Obi. Features Kronos Quartet, Mark Isham, Michael Hedges And Others On Various Tracks. more

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