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
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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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Mill Valley, CA
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Label


Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
C28Y5045 Paul Winter (2) / Winter Consort* Paul Winter (2) / Winter Consort* - Icarus(LP, Album) Living Music, Windham Hill Records C28Y5045 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
C-1001 The Search For The Turtle's Navel - Guitar Solos  album cover William Ackerman The Search For The Turtle's Navel - Guitar Solos (Album) C-1001 US 1976 Sell This Version
WHS C-1001 The Search For The Turtle's Navel  album cover William Ackerman The Search For The Turtle's Navel (Album) WHS C-1001 US 1976 Sell This Version
WT-1001 The Search For The Turtle's Navel  album cover William Ackerman The Search For The Turtle's Navel(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records WT-1001 US 1976 Sell This Version
C-1003 It Takes A Year  album cover William Ackerman It Takes A Year(LP, Album, RP, RTI) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records C-1003 US 1977 Sell This Version
CTC-1003 It Takes A Year  album cover William Ackerman It Takes A Year(Cass, Album, Dol) Windham Hill Records CTC-1003 US 1977 Sell This Version
WHP-28013 It Takes A Year  album cover William Ackerman It Takes A Year(LP, Album, OBI) Windham Hill Records WHP-28013 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
WHS-A-C-1003 It Takes A Year  album cover William Ackerman It Takes A Year(LP, Aud) Windham Hill Records WHS-A-C-1003 US 1977 Sell This Version
WHS C-1002 Mary's Garden  album cover Linda Waterfall Mary's Garden(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WHS C-1002 US 1977 Sell This Version
WHS C-1003 It Takes A Year  album cover William Ackerman It Takes A Year(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WHS C-1003 US 1977 Sell This Version
WT-1003 It Takes A Year  album cover William Ackerman It Takes A Year(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records WT-1003 US 1977 Sell This Version
A-ST-2014 It Takes A Year  album cover William Ackerman It Takes A Year(LP, Album) Pastels A-ST-2014 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
WHP-28038 Turning: Turning Back  album cover Alex De Grassi Turning: Turning Back(LP, Album, Promo) Windham Hill Records WHP-28038 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
WHS C-1004 Turning: Turning Back  album cover Alex De Grassi Turning: Turning Back (Album) WHS C-1004 US 1978 Sell This Version
WHS C-1005 Visions Of The Country  album cover Robbie Basho Visions Of The Country(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WHS C-1005 US 1978 Sell This Version
WS-0027 Following Every Finger  album cover Ian Matthews Following Every Finger (Single) WS-0027 US 1978 Sell This Version
C28Y5011 Piano Solos Of Erik Satie  album cover Erik Satie - Bill Quist Erik Satie - Bill Quist - Piano Solos Of Erik Satie(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records C28Y5011 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
CTC-1006 Childhood And Memory (Pieces For Guitar)  album cover William Ackerman Childhood And Memory (Pieces For Guitar)(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records CTC-1006 US 1979 Sell This Version
L 43019 (WH-1008) Piano Solos Of Erik Satie  album cover Erik Satie - Bill Quist Erik Satie - Bill Quist - Piano Solos Of Erik Satie(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records L 43019 (WH-1008) Australia 1979 Sell This Version
L-43041 Childhood And Memory: Pieces For Guitar  album cover William Ackerman Childhood And Memory: Pieces For Guitar(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records L-43041 Australia & New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
WH-1008 Piano Solos Of Erik Satie  album cover Erik Satie - Bill Quist Erik Satie - Bill Quist - Piano Solos Of Erik Satie(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WH-1008 US 1979 Sell This Version
WHS C-1006 Childhood And Memory (Pieces For Guitar)  album cover William Ackerman Childhood And Memory (Pieces For Guitar) (Album) WHS C-1006 US 1979 Sell This Version
WHS C-1007 Kidd Afrika  album cover Kidd Afrika Kidd Afrika(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WHS C-1007 US 1979 Sell This Version
WHS C-1008 Piano Solos Of Erik Satie  album cover Bill Quist, Erik Satie Bill Quist, Erik Satie - Piano Solos Of Erik Satie(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records WHS C-1008 US 1979 Sell This Version
WHS C-1010 Art Of The Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12  album cover Robbie Basho Art Of The Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WHS C-1010 US 1979 Sell This Version
WHSR-1007 Kidd Afrika  album cover Kidd Afrika Kidd Afrika(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records WHSR-1007 US 1979 Sell This Version
WT-1006 Childhood And Memory (Pieces For Guitar)  album cover William Ackerman Childhood And Memory (Pieces For Guitar)(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records WT-1006 US 1979 Sell This Version
WT-1008 Piano Solos Of Erik Satie  album cover Erik Satie - Bill Quist Erik Satie - Bill Quist - Piano Solos Of Erik Satie(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records WT-1008 US 1979 Sell This Version
WT-1009 Slow Circle  album cover Alex deGrassi* Slow Circle(Cass, Album, Dol) Windham Hill Records WT-1009 US 1979 Sell This Version
AMP-210 Longing/Love  album cover George Winston Longing/Love (Single) AMP-210 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
C28Y5001 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records C28Y5001 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
CTC-1011 Soliloquy  album cover David Qualey Soliloquy(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records CTC-1011 US 1980 Sell This Version
L 43007 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records L 43007 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
LM-0001 Callings  album cover Paul Winter (2) Callings(2xLP, Album) Living Music LM-0001 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCT-001 Balancing  album cover William Ackerman Balancing(Cass, Comp) Windham Hill Records MCT-001 US 1980 Sell This Version
TA-C-1012 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records TA-C-1012 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
WH-1011 Soliloquy  album cover David Qualey Soliloquy(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WH-1011 US 1980 Sell This Version
WH-1012 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn (Album) WH-1012 US 1980 Sell This Version
WH-91012 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WH-91012 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
WHP-28001 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WHP-28001 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
WHS A-1012 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album, Aud) Windham Hill Records WHS A-1012 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
WHS C-1011 Soliloquy  album cover David Qualey Soliloquy (Album) WHS C-1011 US 1980 Sell This Version
WHS C-1012 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records WHS C-1012 US 1980 Sell This Version
WHS C-1013 Willow  album cover Daniel Hecht Willow(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WHS C-1013 US 1980 Sell This Version
WT-1011 Soliloquy  album cover David Qualey Soliloquy(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records WT-1011 US 1980 Sell This Version
WT-1012 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn (Album) WT-1012 US 1980 Sell This Version
WT-91012 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records WT-91012 Canada 1980 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
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
AMP-216 The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter  album cover William Ackerman The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter(7", Promo) Windham Hill Records AMP-216 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
C-1015 Windham Hill Records Sampler '81  album cover Various Windham Hill Records Sampler '81 C-1015 US 1981 Sell This Version
C-1016 Wind Dance  album cover Scott Cossu Wind Dance (Album) C-1016 US 1981 Sell This Version
C-1018 Clockwork  album cover Alex De Grassi Clockwork (Album) C-1018 US 1981 Sell This Version
CTC 1014 Passage  album cover William Ackerman Passage(Cass) Windham Hill Records CTC 1014 US 1981 Sell This Version
HP 101 Stickman  album cover Andy Narell Stickman (Album) HP 101 US 1981 Sell This Version
L43011 Passage  album cover William Ackerman Passage(LP, Album, Gat) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records L43011 Australia & New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
L43016 (C-1015) Windham Hill Records Sampler '81  album cover Various Windham Hill Records Sampler '81(LP, Smplr) Windham Hill Records L43016 (C-1015) Australia & New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
LL-81 Ballads And Blues 1972  album cover George Winston Ballads And Blues 1972 (Album) LL-81 US 1981 Sell This Version
LL 82 Ocean  album cover Bola Sete Ocean(LP, Album, RE) Lost Lake Arts LL 82 US 1981 Sell This Version
LLA 81 Ballads And Blues 1972  album cover George Winston Ballads And Blues 1972 (Album) LLA 81 US 1981 Sell This Version
LLA 82 Ocean  album cover Bola Sete Ocean(LP, Album, RE) Lost Lake Arts LLA 82 US 1981 Sell This Version
LT-81 Ballads And Blues 1972  album cover George Winston Ballads And Blues 1972(Cass, Album) Lost Lake Arts LT-81 US 1981 Sell This Version
TA-C-1014 Passage  album cover William Ackerman Passage (Album) TA-C-1014 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
TA-C-1016 Wind Dance  album cover Scott Cossu Wind Dance(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records TA-C-1016 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
TA-C-1017 Breakfast In The Field  album cover Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, TELDEC Schallplatten GmbH, E.R.P. Schallplatten TA-C-1017 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
TA-C-1018 Clockwork  album cover Alex De Grassi Clockwork(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records TA-C-1018 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
WH-1014 Passage  album cover William Ackerman Passage (Album) WH-1014 US 1981 Sell This Version
WH-1015 Windham Hill Records Sampler '81  album cover Various Windham Hill Records Sampler '81 WH-1015 US 1981 Sell This Version
WH-1017 Breakfast In The Field  album cover Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field (Album) WH-1017 US 1981 Sell This Version
WH-1018 Clockwork  album cover Alex De Grassi Clockwork(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WH-1018 US 1981 Sell This Version
WH-91014 Passage  album cover William Ackerman Passage(LP, Album, Gat) Windham Hill Records WH-91014 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
WH-91015 Windham Hill Records Sampler '81  album cover Various Windham Hill Records Sampler '81(LP, Smplr) Windham Hill Records WH-91015 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
WH-91017 Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WH-91017 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
WHP-28002 Passage  album cover William Ackerman Passage (Album) WHP-28002 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
WHP-28006 Clockwork  album cover Alex De Grassi Clockwork(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WHP-28006 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
WHP-28012 Breakfast In The Field  album cover Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field (Album) WHP-28012 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
WHP-28016 Wind Dance  album cover Scott Cossu Wind Dance(LP, Album, Promo) Windham Hill Records WHP-28016 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
WHP-28026 Ballads And Blues 1972  album cover George Winston Ballads And Blues 1972(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WHP-28026 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
WHS-A-C-1016 Wind Dance  album cover Scott Cossu Wind Dance(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WHS-A-C-1016 US 1981 Sell This Version
WHS-A-C-1018 Clockwork  album cover Alex De Grassi Clockwork(LP, Album, Aud) Windham Hill Records WHS-A-C-1018 US 1981 Sell This Version
WHS-C-1017 Breakfast In The Field  album cover Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(LP, Album, RTI) Windham Hill Records WHS-C-1017 US 1981 Sell This Version
WHSD-C 1014 Passage  album cover William Ackerman Passage (Album) WHSD-C 1014 US 1981 Sell This Version
WT-1015 Windham Hill Records Sampler '81  album cover Various Windham Hill Records Sampler '81 WT-1015 US 1981 Sell This Version
WT-1017 Breakfast In The Field  album cover Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field (Album) WT-1017 US 1981 Sell This Version
WT-1018 Clockwork  album cover Alex de Grassi Clockwork (Album) WT-1018 US 1981 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
371025-1 December  album cover George Winston December(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371025-1 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
AMP-790 Thanksgiving  album cover George Winston Thanksgiving(7", Single, Promo) Windham Hill Records AMP-790 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
AMWH 61012 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records AMWH 61012 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
AMWH 61019 Winter Into Spring  album cover George Winston Winter Into Spring(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records AMWH 61019 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
AMWH 61021 Tideline  album cover Darol Anger - Barbara Higbie Darol Anger - Barbara Higbie - Tideline(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records AMWH 61021 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
AMWH 61025 December  album cover George Winston December(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records AMWH 61025 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
C28Y5002 December  album cover George Winston December(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records C28Y5002 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
C-1021 Tideline  album cover Darol Anger - Barbara Higbie Darol Anger - Barbara Higbie - Tideline (Album) C-1021 US 1982 Sell This Version
C-1022 Shadowfax  album cover Shadowfax Shadowfax(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records C-1022 US 1982 Sell This Version
C-1023 Solid Colors  album cover Liz Story Solid Colors(LP, Album, RTI) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records C-1023 US 1982 Sell This Version
C-1024 Windham Hill Records Sampler '82  album cover Various Windham Hill Records Sampler '82(LP, RM, RP, Smplr, Tra) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records C-1024 US 1982 Sell This Version
C-1025 December  album cover George Winston December (Album) C-1025 US 1982 Sell This Version
CBS 88581 Jane Fonda's Workout Record  album cover Various Jane Fonda's Workout Record(2xLP, Comp, Gat) CBS CBS 88581 UK & Europe 1982 Sell This Version
CTC-1013 Willow  album cover Daniel Hecht Willow(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records CTC-1013 US 1982 Sell This Version