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DISTANT HILLS

Oregon

Jazz Rock/Fusion


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3.63 | 32 ratings | 2 reviews | 28% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Aurora (Towner) - 7:42
2. Dark Spirit (Towner) - 5:50
3. Mi Chinita (McCandless/Moore/Towner/Walcott) - 6:57
4. Distant Hills (Towner) - 6:30
5. Canyon Song (Towner) - 4:59
6. Song for a Friend (Towner) - 5:19
7. Confession (McCandless/Moore/Towner/Walcott) - 6:23

Line-up / Musicians


Ralph Towner - Guitar, Piano, Trumpet
Collin Walcott - Clarinet, Piano, Conga, Drums, Marimbas, Sitar, Tabla, Tambourine
Glen Moore - Bass, Flute, Piano, Violin, Guitar (Bass)
Paul McCandless - Horn (English), Oboe

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Vanguard VMD-79341

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OREGON Distant Hills ratings distribution


3.63
(32 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(28%)
28%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
41%
Good, but non-essential (25%)
25%
Collectors/fans only (6%)
6%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

OREGON Distant Hills reviews


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Review by oliverstoned
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars 3,5 stars

"Distant Hills" manage to come back to the second album's inspiration. A voluptuous album with a meditative mind, one of their very best. "Canyon song" features a luminous instrumental flight, this tune has a recurrent melodic theme among Oregon's discography. The other pieces are in a contemplative, introspective mood with a rich instrumentation featuring superb sitar parts by Collin Walcott, excellent acoustic guitar by Ralph Towner, to say the least.

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4 stars One of the early classics, if rather Towner top-heavy composition-wise. I prefer this version of the title track to the Solstice remake. Canyon Song is inspirational in this genre - truly timeless. Essential for an understanding of the group's development from unpolished Paul Winter Consort ... (read more)

Report this review (#110010) | Posted by tawn | Wednesday, January 31, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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