Michael Hedges

Profile:
Michael Hedges (December 31, 1953 - December 2, 1997) was a Grammy Award winning acoustic guitar player and singer-songwriter. During his lifetime he referred to his music with a variety of unlikely terms, including “violent acoustic”, “heavy mental”, “acoustic thrash”, “new edge” and “edgy pastoral”. He was often classified as a new age artist because of his long association with Windham Hill Records but his recordings reflected a mix of folk-rock, folk and new acoustic music and often included vocals, sometimes on a majority of the tracks.

Hedges died in an auto accident at the age of 43. He received a posthumous Grammy Award for Best New Age Album for his 1998 release "Oracle".
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Albums

Michael Hedges - Breakfast In The Field album art Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1981 Sell This Version
S-ST-2027 Michael Hedges - The Best Of Acoustic Steel String Guitar Solos album art William Ackerman, Alex De Grassi, Robbie Basho, Daniel Hecht, Michael Hedges William Ackerman, Alex De Grassi, Robbie Basho, Daniel Hecht, Michael Hedges - The Best Of Acoustic Steel String Guitar Solos(LP, Smplr) Pastels S-ST-2027 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries album art Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries (Album) Windham Hill Records Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Michael Hedges - Watching My Life Go By album art Michael Hedges Watching My Life Go By (Album) Open Air Records Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Michael Hedges - Santabear's First Christmas album art Kelly McGillis & Michael Hedges Kelly McGillis & Michael Hedges - Santabear's First Christmas (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1986 Sell This Version
WH-0700 Michael Hedges - Santabear's First Christmas album art Kelly McGillis & Michael Hedges Kelly McGillis & Michael Hedges - Santabear's First Christmas(Cass, Album) Windham Hill Records WH-0700 US 1986 Sell This Version
Michael Hedges - Live On The Double Planet album art Michael Hedges Live On The Double Planet (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Michael Hedges - Taproot album art Michael Hedges Taproot (Album) Windham Hill Records Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Michael Hedges - The Road To Return album art Michael Hedges The Road To Return (Album) High Street Records, BMG US 1994 Sell This Version
Michael Hedges - Oracle album art Michael Hedges Oracle (Album) Windham Hill Records, BMG US 1996 Sell This Version
Michael Hedges - Torched album art Michael Hedges Torched (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Michael Hedges - After The Gold Rush album art Michael Hedges After The Gold Rush (Single) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Michael Hedges - The Streamlined Man album art Michael Hedges The Streamlined Man (Single) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records Germany 1985 Sell This Version
AMP -250 Michael Hedges - Theme For Naomi Uemura album art Philip Aaberg, Michael Hedges, William Ackerman, Charlie Bisharat Philip Aaberg, Michael Hedges, William Ackerman, Charlie Bisharat - Theme For Naomi Uemura(7") Windham Hill Records AMP -250 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
WH-17520 Michael Hedges - Ready Or Not album art Michael Hedges Ready Or Not(12", Promo) Windham Hill Records WH-17520 US 1987 Sell This Version
Michael Hedges - All Along The Watchtower album art Michael Hedges All Along The Watchtower (Single, Maxi) Windham Hill Records UK 1988 Sell This Version

Compilations

Michael Hedges - Strings Of Steel album art Michael Hedges Strings Of Steel (Comp) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records US 1988 Sell This Version
WD-9017 Michael Hedges - Up Close Volume 6 album art Michael Hedges Up Close Volume 6(CD, Comp, Promo) Windham Hill Records, Boston Acoustics WD-9017 US 1990 Sell This Version
Michael Hedges - The Best Of Michael Hedges album art Michael Hedges The Best Of Michael Hedges (Comp) Windham Hill Records, BMG Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Michael Hedges - Beyond Boundaries - Guitar Solos album art Michael Hedges Beyond Boundaries - Guitar Solos (Comp) Windham Hill Records US 2001 Sell This Version
82876 55166 2 Michael Hedges - Platinum & Gold Collection  album art Michael Hedges Platinum & Gold Collection (CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records, BMG Heritage 82876 55166 2 US 2003 Sell This Version
82876 81657 2 Michael Hedges - Pure Michael Hedges album art Michael Hedges Pure Michael Hedges(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records, Legacy 82876 81657 2 US 2006 Sell This Version

Videos

none Michael Hedges - The Artist's Profile album art Michael Hedges The Artist's Profile(VHS) Ecliptic Productions none 1999 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

SOUNDPAGE #25 Michael Hedges - Because It's There / Blue Powder album art Michael Hedges / Steve Vai Michael Hedges / Steve Vai - Because It's There / Blue Powder(Flexi, 6", Squ) Guitar Player Magazine SOUNDPAGE #25 US 1986 Sell This Version
74041-70740-2 Michael Hedges - Princess Scargo & The Birthday Pumpkin album art Geena Davis (2), Michael Hedges Geena Davis (2), Michael Hedges - Princess Scargo & The Birthday Pumpkin(CD) Rabbit Ears Productions 74041-70740-2 US 1993 Sell This Version

Reviews

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Old_Boy

Old_Boy

January 26, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
What..!!!!!!!!! No review. I don't feel worthy or have the right vocabualry to give this person justice but I'll try and maybe someone will take my lead.

It is said that some art forms are merely waiting for someone to take them to their true heights. This man took the use of the guitar to the outer limits. And I would humbly suggest that without which there would be no Andy McKee, Preston Reed, Jon Gomm, Estas Tonne etc..

My introduction was Ariel Boundaries - this composition stopped me in my tracks and in one foul swoop I felt the need to take my own guitar work to the next level and simply give up all at the same time - such were the emotions this music provoked from me.

But he was more than just a guitar player - his songs, lyrics and voice strike as powerful a chord within us as his mighty finger-pickin - his life an example to us of humility and calmness when all too often there is turbulence around us. He was his music and it will live for ever to all that have heard him.

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