Hand Woven

Hand Woven

by Lorin GreanLorin Grean


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Lorin Grean -- songwriter, Celtic harpist, and singer -- has recorded with the likes of Kenny Loggins and Kate Wolf. Hand Woven, Grean's third album, is finely polished and features silky strings, strong clear voice and overdubbed harmonizing (no lyrics, just vocalese), and endearing melodies. The full-bodied arrangements -- brimming with world percussion, flutes, violin, bass, and background vocals -- are trusted to such top talents as Randy Tico (bass, percussion, and ocarina) and Charlie "John Tesh" Bisharat on violin. The pieces are not classically Celtic; Grean integrates many world instruments and an obvious love of cats. The title cut is a four-part ode to kitties, while others reveal her devotion (or possession): "The Grey Cat's Night Prowl," "Calico Toes," the Indian-flavored "The Bengal's Secret," and "Night Vision." Grean's siren-like vocalese carries the bulk of the melodies. "Spindrift" with recorder, harp, voice(s) and bones, is a lyrical charmer; Grean warms it up with accents of vocal "hummmmz." This captivating album will beg for frequent playing.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/18/1997
Label: Silver Wave
UPC: 0021585091221
catalogNumber: 912
Rank: 158938

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lorin Grean   Primary Artist,Percussion,Chimes,Harp,Recorder,Background Vocals,Mountain Dulcimer
Randy Tico   Bass,Percussion,Ocarina
Tom Ball   Harmonica
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Kevin DiSimone   Synthesizer,Piano,Background Vocals
Robin Grean   Background Vocals
Jami Sieber   Cello,Electric Cello
Edward Rockett   Percussion,Drums,Ocarina,Background Vocals,Djembe,Bodhran,Native American Flute
Junior "Junno" Homrich   Percussion,Tabla,Bells,Berimbau,Guiro,Shakere,Jaw Harp,Pots

Technical Credits

Kevin DiSimone   Arranger
Daniel Protheroe   Producer,Engineer
Lorin Grean   Arranger,Producer
Valerie Sanford   Cover Design

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