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George Winston — Riders on the Storm
Album: Night Divides the Day
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7

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Released: 2002
Length: 7:24
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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Vraiment pas indispensable. The only fact that it is Winston playing doesn't make this tune better. I found it boring... and without any real artistic value. Gave it a 4.
I've always thought "Riders on the Storm" would be better without the vocals. Now I'm certain of it.
"Is that Riders on the Storm"? "hmmm....". "Can you please press 12, thank you". (Thinking to self: Why do we have elevator music).


Really     Noice     on this rainy Labor day Saturday.

have a great weekend Bill.
 dwhayslett wrote:

How do you know that's 'unintended'?

 
Exactly. George Winston is a master. I highly doubt it was unintended.
And I am a piano player for over 30+ years.
Thanks RP!
 gedejong wrote:
I'm slightly disappointed by the technique. Unintended tempo changes, sometimes lagging slightly behind the beat.

 
How do you know that's 'unintended'?
 gedejong wrote:
I'm slightly disappointed by the technique. Unintended tempo changes, sometimes lagging slightly behind the beat. Also, for such a dark piece, it'd much nicer to play this on a Bechstein instead (Yamaha's forte is too sharp imho).

 
I'm not a piano player, but I hear that too. Overall it sounds a bit sloppy to me, like it's played by an advanced student.
 ojibwe wrote:
Technically, very good, but it misses all of the shadowy foreboding of the original, and it becomes another elevator music piece.

 


I'm slightly disappointed by the technique. Unintended tempo changes, sometimes lagging slightly behind the beat. Also, for such a dark piece, it'd much nicer to play this on a Bechstein instead (Yamaha's forte is too sharp imho).
I hear Piss Factory by Patti Smith not Riders of the storm.
Technically, very good, but it misses all of the shadowy foreboding of the original, and it becomes another elevator music piece.
 justin4kick wrote:
I'd rather hear Ray Manzarek on his Rhodes piano.
 
Me too. Ray's solo is iconic.
I think there's a great cover out there somewhere but this ain't it.
This guy is in tune with the harmonious dimension of his body, interacting with his social and envoronmental context. (It ain't metaphysics, just embodied biology.)
I'd rather hear Ray Manzarek on his Rhodes piano 
I always enjoy the great covers that RP plays. 7
When I saw George Winston after he performed some of the Doors pieces, he said he's asked quite often about doing Grateful Dead covers (this is the San Francisco Bay Area after all). And he replied that he was never a fan of the Grateful Dead but he loved the Doors.
Thank you,
BillG & GeorgeW!
Bonjour Français de Bordeaux !
Un très bon morceau de piano qui me fait penser aux reprises de Génésis avec deux pianos. J'm !
So different from the original but nice all the same. 
I love these covers.