Shadowfax ‎– Watercourse Way

Passport Records ‎– PPSD 98013
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 The Shape Of A Word
Written-By – G. Stinson*
A2 Linear Dance
Written-By – G. Stinson*
A3 Petite Aubade
Written-By – C.Greenberg*, G. Stinson*
B1 Book Of Hours
Written-By – D.Maluchnik*
B2 The Watercourse Way
Written-By – C.Greenberg*, G. Stinson*
B3 Song For My Brother
Written-By – G. Stinson*

Companies, etc.


  • Art DirectionToni J. Wadler
  • Drums, Tabla, Bongos [Boobams], Metallophone [Lujon], PercussionStuart Nevitt
  • Electric Bass, Double Bass [String Bass], CowbellPhil Maggini
  • Electric Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar [12-String Guitar], Classical Guitar, Sitar, VocalsGreg Stinson*
  • EngineerJeffrey M. Kawalek
  • Grand Piano [Acoustic Grand], Electric Piano [Baldwin & Rhodes Electric Pianos], Synthesizer [ARP 2600, Mini Moog], Sequencer [Oberheim Digital Sequencer], Harpsichord, ChamberlinDoug Maluchnik
  • Illustration, DesignTerry Lamb
  • Lyricon, Synthesizer [Electronic Woodwind Synthesizer], Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax], Flute, Oboe, Recorder [Recorders], Bass ClarinetChuck Greenberg
  • Producer [Produced By]Larry Fast, Marty Scott


Recorded and mixed at:
West Orange, New Jersey
November 1975

© 1976 Passport Records. Inc. ℗ 1976 Passport Records. Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched side A runout): T 1 PPSD-98013-A-1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched side B runout): T 1 PPSD-98013-B-2 F
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped on both runouts): STERLING

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9167-98013, 9167 98013 Shadowfax Watercourse Way(LP, Album) Passport Records, Passport Records 9167-98013, 9167 98013 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
WD-0085 Shadowfax Watercourse Way(CD, Album, RE) Lost Lake Arts WD-0085 US 1985 Sell This Version
LL-90085 Shadowfax Watercourse Way(LP, Album, RE) Lost Lake Arts LL-90085 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
LP 370 085-1 Shadowfax Watercourse Way(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records LP 370 085-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
LL-0085 Shadowfax Watercourse Way(LP, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records LL-0085 US 1985 Sell This Version



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January 20, 2017
edited 24 days ago
Their debut was light years away from the world fusion new age music they where known for on FM radio.
Here Shadowfax is trying to find that unique edge that was to catapult them into new age/jazz stardom but what you get is straight on high energy rock/jazz fusion head on like a runaway train syncopated time changes, Moog synths and Chucks sax playing. Its a testament and time capsule of the bands origins proving these guys where not second rate in the performance or composition departments.
If you enjoy variety in your listening experience there's even a baroque style guitar and recorder instrumental which if you didn't realize you where listening to Shadowfax you would have thought this was a band from Europe!
The title Watercourse Way now here is a prime example and a nod toward the sort of ethnic fused sound the band morphed into but my god again they come across as an Oregon(the band w. Ralph Towner at the helm) derivative. Talk about musical chops!
The only ver. on cd is the Windham Hill ver. and its a bit muddy for my ear but nevertheless the musicianship justifies its existence plus I dont and will not go back to purchasing old vinyl!