Will Ackerman - photo by Irene Young

Will Ackerman - photo by Irene Young

If you have grown up listening to the (then fresh and new) sounds of Windham Hill artists like George Winston, Will Ackerman, Michael Hedges etc, this CD is a must to return to those songs anew.Everything about this newer recording is superb.

Ackerman, a little older and more reflective now, reinterprets his favorite solo guitar compositions without the youthful stress he exhibited recording them 30-40 years ago in the studio as a new musician. It shows - there is a special poise, a grace and more depth to each piece.

Less electronic enhancements, more pure gorgeous sonorities flowing from his Froggy Bottom custom acoustic guitars.

The pieces are dreamy, entirely enchanting and transported me back to the days I used to listen to Windhall Hill all the time - but even more deeply satisfying this time perhaps…
— Alan Lekan

I own every one of Will’s records, except for the (first) Windham Hill retrospective compilation. I first heard Will’s music in the (very) early 80’s: “It Takes a Year.” I was instantly hooked. It is no exaggeration to say that Will’s music is the reason I am now a classical and fingerstyle guitar player and a guitar builder…
— J. Billie
Will Ackerman - Returning

Will Ackerman - Returning

 
 
William Ackerman - Past Light

William Ackerman - Past Light

Lovely Will Ackerman music...transports you to the Rockies, the Berkshires, California North coast, wherever there’s a clear, crisp fresh air respite...
— Beverly Cooper