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Laura Allan with Paul HornReflections

Label:Unity Records (10) – UR 707
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
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Genre:Electronic
Style:New Age

Tracklist

A1As I Am10:20
A2Waterfall7:32
A3Nicasio2:14
BPassage19:11
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© ℗ Unity Records 1980
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): UR 707 A S-7879
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): UR 707 B S-7880 [L 2788-X crossed out]

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Reflections (Cassette, Album)Unity Records (10)UR 707US1980
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Reflections (LP, Album, Reissue)Hear & Now RecordsHN3002US1984
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Reflections (LP, Album, Reissue)Gramavision18-7302-1US1984
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Reflections (LP, Album, Reissue)Hear & Now RecordsHN3002US1984
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Reflections (Cassette, Album, Reissue, Dolby)Hear & Now Records, Hear & Now RecordsHN 3002, HN-3002US1984

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  • Expansive09's avatar
    Expansive09
    Reissue of this beautiful gem on Fact of Being. Vinyl and the awesome CD!
    https://factofbeing.bandcamp.com/album/reflections
    • JRRRT's avatar
      JRRRT
      Is the reissue in the works? Late night in the darkness this album comes alive. Beautiful.
      • I...'s avatar
        I...
        It will get treatment which deserves soon! CD and vinyl as far as I know.
        • Marmel_Sparring's avatar
          well....this is a masterpiece. will never get tired of it...
          • Expansive09's avatar
            Expansive09
            Edited 3 years ago
            Well written description for this forgotten release by mjb, actually spot on if I may say so!

            I was able to acquire a ripped copy and preconceived the release to be folky based purely on the cover you know that long haired blonde walking thru the summer flower laden fields! Selfishly I was purely interested in this album because of the Paul Horn connection. In addition Dallas Smith adds his as always tasteful colorful audio coloration's to the release via the electronic lyricon a windblown synthesizer per se.

            Call it new age if you like but like mjb stated its before new age became an image oriented mass production machine tho I dismiss the notion that early Windham Hill should be denied into the pantheon contemporary instrumental labels of note. Dreamy, airy, reflective and yes reminds me of very early William Aura i.e. Aurasound I & II albeit with the addition of occasional vocal support(kept to a minimum and mostly non verbal chant like vocals).
            • mjb's avatar
              mjb
              Edited 4 years ago
              In the 1970s and early 1980s, before New Age had become synonymous with the easy listening, excessively melodic, "adult" schlock of Yanni and the Windham Hill catalog, it was the experimental music of maturing hippies: meditative, noncommercial music made with synthesizers and folk instruments, exploring new sonic textures and embracing nontraditional methods of composition and arrangement. It was almost without fail "relaxing" and "warm", yet could still manage to be interesting.

              Laura Allan's Reflections album is very much in this category. All four pieces are similar, blending Allan's mostly lyric-free vocalizations and a method of continuous zither (miniature boarded harp) playing which evokes images of thousands of flower petals and pollen blowing in a gentle forest breeze. The standout is the epic "Passage", which mostly keeps the same formula but adds distant synthesizer drones, gentle stereo effects, and heavily reverbed flute.

              This album has more in common with later New Age music in that it doesn't sound particularly druggy, opting more for something along the lines of "pretty". I'm sure it's not for everyone, but I have no complaints.

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