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George Winston — The Crystal Ship
Album: Night Divides the Day
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Released: 2002
Length: 5:01
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 Emwolb wrote:


Dammit.....followed by a Doors song.  Such disappointment when ur expecting Yanni.
 
Science fiction readers try to find meanings in strange words and the first thing to try is spelling it backward, Emwolb.
Just playin' his heart out on this one
This makes me want to hear Bitchin' Camaro for some reason.
Yeah, he pounds those keys without any sensitivity. That one note and chord he keeps hitting... Driving through my brain.
Wow, hearing this muzak after the brilliant Satie is some kinda letdown
Nice one.
Furniture music
Sweet transition from the Satie - RIP Ray Mazarek
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Coming up next, Yanni does Motorhead!

 

Dammit.....followed by a Doors song.  Such disappointment when ur expecting Yanni.
colt4x5 wrote:
I love the (generally constrained) variety of Radio Paradise.
This tune wrecks the balance.
 

 
Agreed. PSD, please. 
I've changed my mind. This is god-awful. Elevator music in a morgue.
I love the (generally constrained) variety of Radio Paradise.
This tune wrecks the balance.
 
I remember attending a George Winston concert years ago where, when I looked around half way through the concert, I realized three quarters of the audience was asleep. This piece is from the same mold.
I would play Patrick Watson after Erik Satie instead.
Nice. Looks like the entire CD is dedicated to the Doors. Might have to investigate. My first LP was "The Doors" back in '68 when it came out.
Ha.  I didn't notice right away that the track had changed.  A very clever segue, Bill.
 FlatCat wrote:

Exactly. Not to mention schmaltz, drivel, treacle, dishwater...  

 
Let's see...6.4 - "Pretty Good +".  Nope, don't see any "treacle" here.  Not my favorite, but not that bad.
I could give a shit about George Winston's body of work but this is nice - certainly one of the Doors better songs to begin with.
Coming up next, Yanni does Motorhead!
 pannaramma wrote:
Bizarre. Just imagine if he did "Light My Fire" like this
 
Bill loves the crazy covers {#Yes} Me and the Devil like this tune{#Fire}
 von_Hayek wrote:
Kitsch.
 
Exactly. Not to mention schmaltz, drivel, treacle, dishwater...  
I could not figure out what song it was, I was thinking it was the Beatles or Bowie, but then I check the playlist and see it's a Doors cover. Cool.
This song translates very well into a piano version - the Doors were always a whole lot more than just Jim Morrison's posturing.
 thewiseking wrote:
kinda just makes me want to revisit the original.

nice prep for root canal though.
 

{#Lol}  This sucks, George Winston is fine, but doing the Door's???  I just want to pull out
my hair.  Morrison must be rolling over in his grave, his music has become musik!
Loved this even before I recognized it as a song I love by the Doors...
Kitsch.
Shows how great a song writer Mr Morrison was to have tribute music played by the great George Winston !
rtrudeau wrote:


I like such cheese as this, but trudeau's pic is hilarious.

A soothing chill after the dynamic drum-laden ear-blasting "Rhythm of the Heat" from Peter Gabriel. I can feel this number knocking 10mm Hg off my blood pressure already... :)

This sounds like Crysta Ship, oh it is. "As I slip into unconsiousness ...............................6
 jwb wrote:
Didn't even recognize it until near the end.
 
Whaaaa? Really?
 Skiach wrote:
The Doors go lounge - what a waste of time and talent. Play the real thing instead.
 
life must suck in scotland ;)

Bookstore muzak. ;)

I'm diggin' it   {#Meditate}
You just can't please everyone. I loved the Doors back then and this is a beautiful echo of why I did....
Kind...very kind
The Doors go lounge - what a waste of time and talent. Play the real thing instead. :yawn:
very beautiful
It was a very new way of experience the doors. I loved it.
Didn't even recognize it until near the end.
kinda just makes me want to revisit the original. nice prep for root canal though.
Kerly wrote:
It suits perfectly to finish my working day. Thanks Bill.
It perfectly suits the start of mine...fresh coffee, only one other person in the office, gradually starting a new week.
Quite likable, like remembering a good dream
Very nice, but... :sleep: Just a little too soothing at work. Nice transition into Mad World, though.
It suits perfectly to finish my working day. Thanks Bill.
Proof that quality music can sound good in multiple genres.
Rakski wrote:
Dang, the original's full of passion. This is like remembering the passion in a melancholy manner, like a great g'friend, gone bad, & not wanting her back, but remembering the better parts...
Exactly, I really like it.
Bizarre. Just imagine if he did "Light My Fire" like this
:eek:
Please, please, please make it stop! :stop:
ThePoose wrote:
Or, as Homer sang, ''When I was 17, I drank some very good beer...''
"I bought the beer with a fake ID. My name was Brian McGee......"
An impressive piano! :propeller:
I love the album art. :hearteyes: Oh, yes, the music is good too.
Love it.... captures the essence of the song, yet it gives me a new appreciation for the beautiful melody. This cover sounds like a classical piano piece... if I didn't know better you could have told me that this was written in the Baroque period. OK... maybe that is stretching it a tad... but I'm going to give it a 9.
handyrae wrote:
This would be really nice to fall asleep to. And I don't mean that as snarkily as it might sound.
:lol: I just smacked my forehead on the edge of my desk. :sleep:
This would be really nice to fall asleep to. And I don't mean that as snarkily as it might sound.
Wonderful!
Rakski wrote:
Dang, the original's full of passion. This is like remembering the passion in a melancholy manner, like a great g'friend, gone bad, & not wanting her back, but remembering the better parts.
well said...
Windham Hill lives! And blows!
Pyro wrote:
The beginning sounds like "When I was seventeen (it was a very good year)...."
Or, as Homer sang, ''When I was 17, I drank some very good beer...''
Nice piano work, but still elevator edition of a very strong song.
Karmala wrote:
Really nice, crisp piano sound - George Winston's trademark.
... yea, I reckon, love this album of Doors Tribute Songs :music:
Sounds like a funeral march.
Dang, the original's full of passion. This is like remembering the passion in a melancholy manner, like a great g'friend, gone bad, & not wanting her back, but remembering the better parts. ARGH. an Ah, Jeez kinda moment passed... However, technically proficient, but as if he recorded it, then, slowed it down - Or went ZZzzz himself without Monday morning coffee to perk him up... I'm Not gonna rate it as I'd wanna rate it higher on technical merit than it deserves in artistic.
8)
Pretty boring set, Bill: Enigma, George Winston, Underworld, Jethro Tull. When are you gonna wake us up. :sleep:
I actually like this rendition. Always DID love the piano solo in the middle, so why not George--one of the finest of them all?
This is just plain wrong. I just want to kick the crap out of something after this one !! :beat:
Second song off this disk this morning. The Doors' first was among THE great albums ever. This fresh prespective is.....soothing and cooool.
Really nice, crisp piano sound - George Winston's trademark.
I don't really like the Doors anyway, so while this is a bit too quiet for a Monday morning at work, it doesn't bug me in any kind of "this is a betrayal of great music" way.
daveesh wrote:
only george winston could make a doors song boring
And he does it so well... Shouldn't this be on "The Worst of Windham Hill"?
This is like sitting in the dentists's office and hearing bad muzac versions of once-rocking tunes. A tragedy. <-( :sleep:
good old george, no one more capable of taking interesting music and turning it into naptime... please get this off my radio!
This is the sound of RP going soft.
It seems to me that he's sleeping on his piano... Anyway, I think I'm gonna fall asleep myself
A wonderfully moody version of this song. Reflective. Quite moving.
only george winston could make a doors song boring
Never heard this version, but love it. Had to think for a minute before recognizing it. Does Winston also do "The End" ? That would be nice.
Pretty good, despite the fact that it is a Doors cover.
I cannot state exactly why, but I find this infuriating. George, get some original material and leave the poor old Doors who never sound good in covers alone!
The beginning sounds like "When I was seventeen (it was a very good year)...."
nothing like a huge slug of meloncholy to wake one up in the morning...
Haven't heard him in years. Takes me right back to his seasonal albums in the mid-80s. Always a welcome refuge from the horrid pop music of the day.
George Winston generally puts me to sleep, but this one keeps tugging at me.
Interesting... not unlike Tori's version of Teen Spirit
From the first few notes, I knew it was George Winston. Took a while to catch that it was the Doors' tune. Now I want to hear the rest of the album. (I gave it a 5)
groovy version of this song!