Michael Hedges

Real Name:
Michael Alden Hedges
Profile:
Michael Hedges (December 31, 1953 - December 2, 1997) was a Grammy Award winning acoustic guitar player and singer-songwriter. During his lifetime he referred to his music with a variety of unlikely terms, including “violent acoustic”, “heavy mental”, “acoustic thrash”, “new edge” and “edgy pastoral”. He was often classified as a new age artist because of his long association with Windham Hill Records but his recordings reflected a mix of folk-rock, folk and new acoustic music and often included vocals, sometimes on a majority of the tracks.

Hedges died in an auto accident at the age of 43. He received a posthumous Grammy Award for Best New Age Album for his 1998 release "Oracle".
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Albums

WT-1017 Breakfast In The Field — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field (Album) Windham Hill Records WT-1017 US 1981 Sell This Version
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WHP-28019 Aerial Boundaries — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries (Album) Windham Hill Records WHP-28019 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
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TA-C-0303 Watching My Life Go By — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Watching My Life Go By (Album) Open Air Records TA-C-0303 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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WH-0700 Santabear's First Christmas — Michael Hedges Kelly McGillis & Michael Hedges Kelly McGillis & Michael Hedges - Santabear's First Christmas (Album) Windham Hill Records WH-0700 US 1986 Sell This Version
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WT-1066 Live On The Double Planet — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Live On The Double Planet (Album) Windham Hill Records WT-1066 US 1987 Sell This Version
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WD-1093 Taproot — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Taproot (Album) Windham Hill Records WD-1093 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
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72902 10329-4 The Road To Return — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges The Road To Return (Album) High Street Records, BMG Distribution 72902 10329-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
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01934 11196-2 Oracle — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Oracle (Album) Windham Hill Records, BMG 01934 11196-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
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01934-11394-2 Torched — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Torched (Album) Windham Hill Records 01934-11394-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

883 622-7 After The Gold Rush — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges After The Gold Rush (Single) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 883 622-7 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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883 623-7 The Streamlined Man — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges The Streamlined Man (Single) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 883 623-7 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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AMP -250 Theme For Naomi Uemura — Michael Hedges Philip Aaberg, Michael Hedges, William Ackerman, Charlie Bisharat Philip Aaberg, Michael Hedges, William Ackerman, Charlie Bisharat - Theme For Naomi Uemura(7") Windham Hill Records AMP -250 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
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WH-17520 Ready Or Not — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Ready Or Not(12", Promo) Windham Hill Records WH-17520 US 1987 Sell This Version
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Wz001 All Along The Watchtower — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges All Along The Watchtower (Single, Maxi) Windham Hill Records Wz001 UK & Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
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Compilations

S-ST-2027 The Best Of Acoustic Steel String Guitar Solos — Michael Hedges William Ackerman, Alex De Grassi, Robbie Basho, Daniel Hecht, Michael Hedges William Ackerman, Alex De Grassi, Robbie Basho, Daniel Hecht, Michael Hedges - The Best Of Acoustic Steel String Guitar Solos(LP, Comp, Smplr) Pastels S-ST-2027 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
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37 6972-1 Strings Of Steel — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Strings Of Steel (Comp) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 37 6972-1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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WD-9017 Up Close Volume 6 — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Up Close Volume 6(CD, Comp, Promo) Windham Hill Records, Boston Acoustics WD-9017 US 1990 Sell This Version
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WHCD-11223 The Best Of Michael Hedges — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges The Best Of Michael Hedges (Comp) Windham Hill Records, BMG WHCD-11223 US 2000 Sell This Version
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01934-11612-2 Beyond Boundaries (Guitar Solos) — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Beyond Boundaries (Guitar Solos) (Comp) Windham Hill Records 01934-11612-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
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82876 55166 2 Platinum & Gold Collection  — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Platinum & Gold Collection (CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records, BMG Heritage 82876 55166 2 US 2003 Sell This Version
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82876 81657 2 Pure Michael Hedges — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges Pure Michael Hedges(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records, Legacy 82876 81657 2 US 2006 Sell This Version
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Videos

none The Artist's Profile — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges The Artist's Profile(VHS) Not On Label none US 1996 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

SOUNDPAGE #25 Because It's There / Blue Powder — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges / Steve Vai Michael Hedges / Steve Vai - Because It's There / Blue Powder(Flexi, 6", Squ) Guitar Player Magazine SOUNDPAGE #25 US 1986 Sell This Version
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74041-70740-2 Princess Scargo & The Birthday Pumpkin — Michael Hedges Geena Davis (2), Michael Hedges Geena Davis (2), Michael Hedges - Princess Scargo & The Birthday Pumpkin(CD) Rabbit Ears Productions 74041-70740-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
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HD 94-17 The Road To Return — Michael Hedges Michael Hedges The Road To Return(CD, Promo, Smplr) High Street Records HD 94-17 US 1994 Sell This Version

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Old_Boy

January 26, 2015
edited over 8 years ago
What..!!!!!!!!! No review. I don't feel worthy or have the right vocabualry to give this person justice but I'll try and maybe someone will take my lead.

It is said that some art forms are merely waiting for someone to take them to their true heights. This man took the use of the guitar to the outer limits. And I would humbly suggest that without which there would be no Andy McKee, Preston Reed, Jon Gomm, Estas Tonne etc..

My introduction was Ariel Boundaries - this composition stopped me in my tracks and in one foul swoop I felt the need to take my own guitar work to the next level and simply give up all at the same time - such were the emotions this music provoked from me.

But he was more than just a guitar player - his songs, lyrics and voice strike as powerful a chord within us as his mighty finger-pickin - his life an example to us of humility and calmness when all too often there is turbulence around us. He was his music and it will live for ever to all that have heard him.

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