Windham Hill Records

Windham Hill Records

Profile:
Windham Hill Records was originally an independent label founded in 1976 by William Ackerman and Anne Robinson (2), who were married soon thereafter. It was originally known for folk and acoustic music but became associated with new age music after the success of George Winston's "Autumn" in 1980. Ackerman sold his half of the company to BMG in 1992 and Robinson sold her half in 1996. Since the 2004 merger between BMG and Sony Music Entertainment the label has issued no new recordings. They continue to reissue the back catalog and issue compilations as part of Legacy Recordings.

Label Code: LC 9757 / LC 09757

There were at least two editions of nearly every record during the period when the label was distributed by A&M, from 1979 until 1992, a U.S. and a German and/or European release.

Catalog numbers from 1976 until 1992 always had a prefix, a dash, and four numbers: XXXX The original sequence of catalog numbers for LPs released in the United States was WHS C-1xxx which was used until 1984. From 1984 until 1992 the sequence for LPs was WH-1xxx, and it included reissues of earlier Windham Hill releases. The final release in that sequence was WH-1107. There were also WHS-A-C 1xxx audiophile edition catalog numbers whcih were replaced by the WHA 1xxx catalog numbers. This sequence was discontinued in 1986. US compact discs were numbered WD-1xxx until 1992. Cassettes were numbered WT-1xxx. 12" singles were numbered WS-1xxx.

German Edition, reissues sub-published by E.R.P. Musikverlag
(Home of Kuckuck and other famous Labels)

Format: TA-C-XXXX for LP's
? ? ? ? ? for CD's => please check out!
TA-MC-XXXX for MC's

Original European formats: 37XXXX-1 for LP's
37XXXX-2 for CD's
37XxXX-4 for MC's

A&M versions were also released in Japan.

CD releases began in December 1983 with only 5 titles (Ackerman's "Passages," "Solid Colors" by Liz Story, George Winston's "December," "Shadow Dances" by Shadowfax, and the label's 1982 sampler album); all other CDs must be from 1984 or later.
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Mill Valley, CA
Sites:
[l23112]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2-VWH-21003 William Ackerman Passage(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 2-VWH-21003 US Unknown Sell This Version
2-WVH-21003 Passage  album cover William Ackerman Passage(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, Sony Music Custom Marketing Group 2-WVH-21003 US Unknown Sell This Version
28P5036 Windham Hill Artists A Winter's Solstice(LP, Comp) Windham Hill Records 28P5036 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
30XB-38 An Invitation To Windham Hill Vol.2  album cover Various An Invitation To Windham Hill Vol.2(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records 30XB-38 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
32XB-58 Interiors  album cover Interiors* Interiors(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records 32XB-58 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
38XB-7 December  album cover George Winston December(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 38XB-7 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
38XB-8 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 38XB-8 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38XB-9 Passage  album cover William Ackerman Passage(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records 38XB-9 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38XB-10 Winter Into Spring  album cover George Winston Winter Into Spring(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 38XB-10 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
38XB-27 Country (An Original Soundtrack Album)  album cover Charles Gross Country (An Original Soundtrack Album)(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 38XB-27 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
10125 2 Bluesiana Triangle  album cover Bluesiana Triangle Bluesiana Triangle(CD, Album) Windham Hill Jazz 10125 2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
10311-2 Tinseltown  album cover Pierce Pettis Tinseltown(CD, Album) High Street Records, High Street Records 10311-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
11117-2 The Sky Of Mind  album cover Ray Lynch The Sky Of Mind(CD) Windham Hill Records 11117-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
11118 4 Deep Breakfast  album cover Ray Lynch Deep Breakfast(Cass) Windham Hill Records, Milletlerarası Müzik Yayınları Ltd. 11118 4 Turkey 1992 Sell This Version
11119-4 No Blue Thing  album cover Ray Lynch No Blue Thing(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Windham Hill Records 11119-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
11368-2 The Colors Of Christmas  album cover Various The Colors Of Christmas(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records 11368-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
11368-2 Who Would Imagine A King  album cover Philip Bailey Who Would Imagine A King(CD, Single, Promo) Windham Hill Records 11368-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
11634-2 Valentine  album cover Jim Brickman Valentine(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records, RCA Victor 11634-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
12535 Windham Hill: Seasons  album cover Various Windham Hill: Seasons(VHS, Smplr, NTSC) Windham Hill Records, Paramount Pictures 12535 US 1988 Sell This Version
15 449 2 Windham Hill Records Sampler '88  album cover Various Windham Hill Records Sampler '88(LP, Club, Smplr) Windham Hill Records 15 449 2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
29081 Close Cover  album cover Wim Mertens Close Cover(LP, Comp) Windham Hill Records 29081 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
50168 Summer  album cover George Winston Summer(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records, Crescendo (2), Windham Hill Records, Crescendo (2) 50168 India 1994 Sell This Version
307 107-1 The Hammer  album cover Andy Narell The Hammer(LP, Album) Hip Pocket Records, A&M Records 307 107-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
307107-2 The Hammer  album cover Andy Narell The Hammer(CD, Album) Windham Hill Jazz, A&M Records 307107-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
307 303-1 Watching My Life Go By  album cover Michael Hedges Watching My Life Go By(LP, Album) Open Air Records, A&M Records 307 303-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
370 003-2 All Along The Watchtower  album cover Michael Hedges All Along The Watchtower(CD, Maxi) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 370 003-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
370 003-7 All Along The Watchtower  album cover Michael Hedges All Along The Watchtower(7", Single) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 370 003-7 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
370004-7 Following Every Finger  album cover Ian Matthews* Following Every Finger(7") A&M Records, Windham Hill Records 370004-7 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
370 006 2 Time After Time  album cover Tuck & Patti Time After Time(CD, Single) A&M Records, Windham Hill Records 370 006 2 France 1988 Sell This Version
370 008-7 Honey Pie  album cover Tuck & Patti Honey Pie(7", Single) A&M Records, Windham Hill Jazz 370 008-7 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
370081-1 Ballads And Blues 1972  album cover George Winston Ballads And Blues 1972 (Album) 370081-1 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
370105-1 Slow Motion  album cover Andy Narell Slow Motion(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 370105-1 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
370 108-1 Too Hot To Touch  album cover Ben Sidran Too Hot To Touch(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 370 108-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
370108-2 Too Hot To Touch  album cover Ben Sidran Too Hot To Touch(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 370108-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
370 111-1 Tears Of Joy  album cover Tuck & Patti Tears Of Joy (Album) 370 111-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
370111-2 Tears Of Joy  album cover Tuck & Patti Tears Of Joy(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 370111-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
370 201-1 Train Of Thought  album cover Mitchel Forman Train Of Thought(LP, Album) Magenta Records 370 201-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371 012-1 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 012-1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
371 012-2 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records 371 012-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
371014-1 Passage  album cover William Ackerman Passage (Album) 371014-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
371 014-2 Passage  album cover William Ackerman Passage (Album) 371 014-2 1984 Sell This Version
371017-1 Breakfast In The Field  album cover Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 371017-1 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
371 017-2 Breakfast In The Field  album cover Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 017-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371 018-1 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 018-1 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
371 019-1 Winter Into Spring  album cover George Winston Winter Into Spring (Album) 371 019-1 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
371 019-2 Winter Into Spring  album cover George Winston Winter Into Spring(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records 371 019-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371 022-1 Shadowfax  album cover Shadowfax Shadowfax(LP, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 022-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
371025-1 December  album cover George Winston December(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371025-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
371 025-2 December  album cover George Winston December(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 025-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371026-1 An Evening With Windham Hill Live  album cover Various An Evening With Windham Hill Live (Album) 371026-1 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
371 026-2 An Evening With Windham Hill Live  album cover Various An Evening With Windham Hill Live(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records 371 026-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
371 027-1 Vapor Drawings  album cover Mark Isham Vapor Drawings (Album) 371 027-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
371027-2 Vapor Drawings  album cover Mark Isham Vapor Drawings(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records 371027-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
371 028-1 Past Light  album cover William Ackerman Past Light(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 028-1 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
371 028-2 Past Light  album cover William Ackerman Past Light(CD, Album) A&M Records, Windham Hill Records 371 028-2 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
371 029-1 Shadowdance  album cover Shadowfax Shadowdance(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 029-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
371 029-2 Shadowdance  album cover Shadowfax Shadowdance(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 029-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
371 030-1 Southern Exposure  album cover Alex De Grassi Southern Exposure (Album) 371 030-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
371 032-1 Aerial Boundaries  album cover Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries (Album) 371 032-1 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
371 032-2 Aerial Boundaries  album cover Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 032-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371 032-4 Aerial Boundaries  album cover Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries(Cass, Album, Dol) Windham Hill Records 371 032-4 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371 033-1 Islands  album cover Scott Cossu Islands (Album) 371 033-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371 034-1 Unaccountable Effect  album cover Liz Story Unaccountable Effect(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 034-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371 034-2 Unaccountable Effect  album cover Liz Story Unaccountable Effect(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 034-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371035-1 Windham Hill Records Sampler  album cover Various Windham Hill Records Sampler(LP, Smplr) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records, Inc. 371035-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371035-2 Windham Hill Records Sampler  album cover Various Windham Hill Records Sampler(CD, Smplr) Windham Hill Records 371035-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371 036-1 Darol Anger / Barbara Higbie Quintet With Mike Marshall (2), Todd Phillips And Andy Narell Darol Anger / Barbara Higbie Quintet With Mike Marshall (2), Todd Phillips And Andy Narell - Live At Montreux (Album) 371 036-1 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
371 036-2 Live At Montreux  album cover Darol Anger / Barbara Higbie Quintet With Mike Marshall (2), Todd Phillips And Andy Narell Darol Anger / Barbara Higbie Quintet With Mike Marshall (2), Todd Phillips And Andy Narell - Live At Montreux(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 036-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371 037-1 High Plains  album cover Philip Aaberg High Plains(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 037-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371 037-2 High Plains  album cover Philip Aaberg High Plains(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 037-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371.038-1 The Dreams Of Children  album cover Shadowfax The Dreams Of Children (Album) 371.038-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371 038-2 The Dreams Of Children  album cover Shadowfax The Dreams Of Children (Album) 371 038-2 1984 Sell This Version
371 039-1 Country  album cover Charles Gross Country(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 039-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
371 039-2 Country (An Original Soundtrack Album)  album cover Charles Gross Country (An Original Soundtrack Album)(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 039-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371040-1 Windham Hill Piano Sampler  album cover Various Windham Hill Piano Sampler(LP) Polygram, Windham Hill Records 371040-1 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
371 041-1 Film Music  album cover Mark Isham Film Music (Album) 371 041-1 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
371041-2 Film Music  album cover Mark Isham Film Music(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371041-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371 043-1 Chiaroscuro  album cover Mike Marshall (2) & Darol Anger Mike Marshall (2) & Darol Anger - Chiaroscuro(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 043-1 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
371 043-2 Chiaroscuro  album cover Mike Marshall (2) & Darol Anger Mike Marshall (2) & Darol Anger - Chiaroscuro(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 043-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371 044-1 Unusual Weather  album cover Michael Manring Unusual Weather(LP, Album, Cov) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records 371 044-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371 044-2 Unusual Weather  album cover Michael Manring Unusual Weather(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 044-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371045-1 A Winter's Solstice  album cover Windham Hill Artists A Winter's Solstice(LP, Comp) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371045-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371 045-2 A Winter's Solstice  album cover Windham Hill Artists A Winter's Solstice(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records 371 045-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371 046-1 Jogging The Memory  album cover Malcolm Dalglish Jogging The Memory(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 046-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371 047-1 Interior  album cover Interior Interior(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records, Windham Hill Records 371 047-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371047-2 Interior  album cover Interior Interior(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records 371047-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371048-1 Windham Hill Records Sampler '86  album cover Various Windham Hill Records Sampler '86(LP, Smplr) Windham Hill Records 371048-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371 048-2 Windham Hill Records Sampler '86  album cover Various Windham Hill Records Sampler '86(CD, Smplr) Windham Hill Records 371 048-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371 049-1 Reunion  album cover Scott Cossu With Eugene Friesen Scott Cossu With Eugene Friesen - Reunion(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 049-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371 049-2 Reunion  album cover Scott Cossu With Eugene Friesen Scott Cossu With Eugene Friesen - Reunion(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 049-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371 050-1 Conferring With The Moon  album cover William Ackerman Conferring With The Moon (Album) 371 050-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371 050-2 William Ackerman Conferring With The Moon(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 050-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371051-1 Too Far To Whisper  album cover Shadowfax Too Far To Whisper(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 371051-1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
371 051-2 Too Far To Whisper  album cover Shadowfax Too Far To Whisper (Album) 371 051-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
371055-1 The Shape Of The Land  album cover Windham Hill Artists The Shape Of The Land(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 371055-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371 055-2 The Shape Of The Land  album cover Windham Hill Artists The Shape Of The Land(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 055-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371056-1 Close Cover  album cover Wim Mertens Close Cover(LP, Comp) Windham Hill Records 371056-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371056-2 Close Cover  album cover Wim Mertens Close Cover(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records 371056-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371057-1 Something Of Time  album cover Nightnoise (2) Something Of Time (Album) 371057-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
371 057-2 Something Of Time  album cover Nightnoise (2) Something Of Time(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 057-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version