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
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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.
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
2-VWH-21003 William Ackerman Passage(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 2-VWH-21003 US Unknown Sell This Version
2VWH-21008 Michael Hedges - Oracle Michael Hedges Oracle(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records 2VWH-21008 US 2009 Sell This Version
2-VWH-21010 Various Sanctuary (20 Years Of Windham Hill)(2xCD, Comp) Windham Hill Records 2-VWH-21010 US 2009 Sell This Version
2-WVH-21003 William Ackerman - Passage William Ackerman Passage(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, Sony Music Custom Marketing Group 2-WVH-21003 US Unknown Sell This Version
20P34037 Various - Peace - An Invitation To Windham Hill, vol. 1 Various Peace - An Invitation To Windham Hill, vol. 1(Cass, Comp) Windham Hill Records 20P34037 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
20P34038 Various - Love - An Invitation To Windham Hill, vol. 2 Various Love - An Invitation To Windham Hill, vol. 2(Cass, Comp) Windham Hill Records 20P34038 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
28P5036 Windham Hill Artists A Winter's Solstice(LP, Comp) Windham Hill Records 28P5036 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
28P34001 George Winston - Autumn George Winston Autumn(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records 28P34001 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
28P34041 Various - Soul Of The Machine (The Windham Hill Sampler Of New Electronic Music) Various Soul Of The Machine (The Windham Hill Sampler Of New Electronic Music)(Cass, Comp) Windham Hill Records 28P34041 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
28P340032 Windham Hill Artists - A Winter's Solstice Windham Hill Artists A Winter's Solstice(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records 28P340032 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
30XB-38 Various - An Invitation To Windham Hill Vol.2 Various An Invitation To Windham Hill Vol.2(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records 30XB-38 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
32XB-48 Windham Hill Artists - A Winter's Solstice Windham Hill Artists A Winter's Solstice(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records 32XB-48 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XB-58 Interiors* - Interiors Interiors* Interiors(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records 32XB-58 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
38XB-7 George Winston - December George Winston December(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 38XB-7 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
38XB-8 George Winston - Autumn George Winston Autumn(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 38XB-8 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38XB-9 William Ackerman - Passage William Ackerman Passage(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records 38XB-9 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38XB-10 George Winston - Winter Into Spring George Winston Winter Into Spring(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 38XB-10 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
38XB-13 Liz Story - Solid Colors Liz Story Solid Colors(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 38XB-13 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
38XB-15 Mark Isham - Vapor Drawings Mark Isham Vapor Drawings(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 38XB-15 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
38XB-23 Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 38XB-23 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
38XB-27 Charles Gross - Country (An Original Soundtrack Album) Charles Gross Country (An Original Soundtrack Album)(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 38XB-27 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
01934 Øystein Sevåg + Lakki Patey Øystein Sevåg + Lakki Patey - Visual(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records 01934 Unknown Sell This Version
10311-2 Pierce Pettis - Tinseltown Pierce Pettis Tinseltown(CD, Album) High Street Records, High Street Records 10311-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
11117-2 Ray Lynch - The Sky Of Mind Ray Lynch The Sky Of Mind(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records 11117-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
11118 4 Ray Lynch - Deep Breakfast Ray Lynch Deep Breakfast(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records, Milletlerarası Müzik Yayınları Ltd. 11118 4 Turkey 1992 Sell This Version
11119-4 Ray Lynch - No Blue Thing Ray Lynch No Blue Thing(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Windham Hill Records 11119-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
11368-2 Various - The Colors Of Christmas Various The Colors Of Christmas(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records 11368-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
11368-2 Philip Bailey - Who Would Imagine A King Philip Bailey Who Would Imagine A King(CD, Single, Promo) Windham Hill Records 11368-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
11634-2 Jim Brickman - Valentine Jim Brickman Valentine(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records, RCA Victor 11634-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
12535 Various - Windham Hill: Seasons Various Windham Hill: Seasons(VHS, Smplr, NTSC) Windham Hill Records, Paramount Pictures 12535 US 1988 Sell This Version
15 449 2 Various - Windham Hill Records Sampler '88 Various Windham Hill Records Sampler '88(LP, Club, Smplr) Windham Hill Records 15 449 2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
29081 Wim Mertens - Close Cover Wim Mertens Close Cover(LP, Comp) Windham Hill Records 29081 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
0029123 Rubaja And Hernandez - Altiplano Rubaja And Hernandez Altiplano(LP, Album, Promo) Windham Hill Records 0029123 Argentina 1988 Sell This Version
44579-2 Yanni (2) - Nightbird Yanni (2) Nightbird(CD, Comp, M/Print) BMG Special Products 44579-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
44579-4 Yanni (2) - Nightbird Yanni (2) Nightbird(Cass, Comp) BMG Special Products 44579-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
50168 George Winston - Summer George Winston Summer(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records, Crescendo (2), Windham Hill Records, Crescendo (2) 50168 India 1994 Sell This Version
307107-2 Andy Narell - The Hammer Andy Narell The Hammer(CD, Album) Windham Hill Jazz, A&M Records 307107-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
307 303-1 Michael Hedges - Watching My Life Go By 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 Michael Hedges - All Along The Watchtower 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 Michael Hedges - All Along The Watchtower Michael Hedges All Along The Watchtower(7", Single) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 370 003-7 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
370004-7 Ian Matthews* - Following Every Finger Ian Matthews* Following Every Finger(7") A&M Records, Windham Hill Records 370004-7 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
370 005-7 Tuck & Patti - Takes My Breath Away Tuck & Patti Takes My Breath Away(7", Single) A&M Records, Windham Hill Jazz, A&M Records, Windham Hill Jazz 370 005-7 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
370 006 2 Tuck & Patti - Time After Time Tuck & Patti Time After Time(CD, Single) A&M Records, Windham Hill Records 370 006 2 France 1988 Sell This Version
370006-7 Tuck & Patti - Time After Time Tuck & Patti Time After Time(7", Single) Windham Hill Records 370006-7 France 1988 Sell This Version
370 007-7 Tuck & Patti - Castles Made Of Sand / Little Wing (Edited) Tuck & Patti Castles Made Of Sand / Little Wing (Edited)(7", Single, Promo) Windham Hill Jazz 370 007-7 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
370 008-7 Tuck & Patti - Honey Pie Tuck & Patti Honey Pie(7", Single) A&M Records, Windham Hill Jazz 370 008-7 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
370081-1 George Winston - Ballads And Blues 1972 George Winston Ballads And Blues 1972 (Album) 370081-1 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
370105-1 Andy Narell - Slow Motion Andy Narell Slow Motion(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 370105-1 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
370 107-1 Andy Narell - The Hammer Andy Narell The Hammer(LP, Album) Hip Pocket Records, A&M Records 370 107-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
370 108-1 Ben Sidran - Too Hot To Touch Ben Sidran Too Hot To Touch(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 370 108-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
370108-2 Ben Sidran - Too Hot To Touch Ben Sidran Too Hot To Touch(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 370108-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
370 111-1 Tuck & Patti - Tears Of Joy Tuck & Patti Tears Of Joy (Album) 370 111-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
370 201-1 Mitchel Forman - Train Of Thought Mitchel Forman Train Of Thought(LP, Album) Magenta (2) 370 201-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
370306-2 The Nylons Happy Together(CD, Album) A&M Records, Windham Hill Records 370306-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
371 012-1 George Winston - Autumn George Winston Autumn (Album) 371 012-1 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
371 012-2 George Winston - Autumn George Winston Autumn (Album) 371 012-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
371012-4 George Winston - Autumn George Winston Autumn(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records 371012-4 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
371014-1 William Ackerman - Passage William Ackerman Passage (Album) 371014-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
371014-2 William Ackerman - Passage William Ackerman Passage (Album) 371014-2 1984 Sell This Version
371017-1 Michael Hedges - Breakfast In The Field Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371017-1 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
371 017-2 Michael Hedges - Breakfast In The Field Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 017-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371 018-1 George Winston - Autumn George Winston Autumn(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 018-1 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
371 019-1 George Winston - Winter Into Spring George Winston Winter Into Spring (Album) 371 019-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
371 019-2 George Winston - Winter Into Spring George Winston Winter Into Spring(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records 371 019-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371 022-1 Shadowfax - Shadowfax Shadowfax Shadowfax(LP, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 022-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
371025-1 George Winston - December George Winston December (Album) 371025-1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
371 025-2 George Winston - December George Winston December (Album) 371 025-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
371 025-4 George Winston - December George Winston December(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 025-4 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
371 026-1 Various - An Evening With Windham Hill Live Various An Evening With Windham Hill Live (Album) 371 026-1 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
371 026-2 Various - An Evening With Windham Hill Live Various An Evening With Windham Hill Live(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records 371 026-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
371027-1 Mark Isham - Vapor Drawings Mark Isham Vapor Drawings (Album) 371027-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
371027-2 Mark Isham - Vapor Drawings Mark Isham Vapor Drawings (Album) 371027-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
371 028-1 William Ackerman - Past Light William Ackerman Past Light(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 028-1 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
371 028-2 William Ackerman - Past Light William Ackerman Past Light(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records, Windham Hill Records 371 028-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
371 028-4 William Ackerman - Past Light William Ackerman Past Light(Cass) Windham Hill Records 371 028-4 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
371 029-1 Shadowfax - Shadowdance Shadowfax Shadowdance(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 029-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
371 029-2 Shadowfax - Shadowdance Shadowfax Shadowdance(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 029-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
371 030-1 Alex De Grassi - Southern Exposure Alex De Grassi Southern Exposure (Album) 371 030-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
371 030-4 Alex de Grassi - Southern Exposure Alex de Grassi Southern Exposure(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 030-4 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
371 032-1 Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries (Album) 371 032-1 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
371 032-2 Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 032-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371 032-4 Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries(Cass, Album, Dol) Windham Hill Records 371 032-4 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371033-1 Scott Cossu - Islands Scott Cossu Islands (Album) 371033-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371 033-4 Scott Cossu - Islands Scott Cossu Islands(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 033-4 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
371 034-1 Liz Story - Unaccountable Effect Liz Story Unaccountable Effect(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 034-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371 034-2 Liz Story - Unaccountable Effect Liz Story Unaccountable Effect(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 034-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
371035-1 Various - Windham Hill Records Sampler Various Windham Hill Records Sampler(LP, Smplr) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records, Inc. 371035-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371035-2 Various - Windham Hill Records Sampler 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 - Live At Montreux 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 Darol Anger / Barbara Higbie Quintet With Mike Marshall (2), Todd Phillips And Andy Narell - Live At Montreux 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 Philip Aaberg - High Plains Philip Aaberg High Plains(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 037-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371 037-2 Philip Aaberg - High Plains (Solo Piano) Philip Aaberg High Plains (Solo Piano) (Album) 371 037-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
371.038-1 Shadowfax - The Dreams Of Children Shadowfax The Dreams Of Children (Album) 371.038-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371 038-2 Shadowfax - The Dreams Of Children Shadowfax The Dreams Of Children (Album) 371 038-2 1984 Sell This Version
371 038-4 Shadowfax - The Dreams Of Children Shadowfax The Dreams Of Children(Cass, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records 371 038-4 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
371 039-1 Charles Gross - Country Charles Gross Country(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 039-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
371 039-2 Charles Gross - Country (An Original Soundtrack Album) Charles Gross Country (An Original Soundtrack Album)(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 039-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
371040-1 Various - Windham Hill Piano Sampler Various Windham Hill Piano Sampler(LP) Polygram, Windham Hill Records 371040-1 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
371 041-1 Mark Isham - Film Music Mark Isham Film Music (Album) 371 041-1 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
371041-2 Mark Isham - Film Music Mark Isham Film Music(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371041-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version