Folksongs for a Nuclear Village

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Folksongs for a Nuclear Village
Studio album by Shadowfax
Released March 30, 1988
Recorded Powertrax, Hollywood, California
Genre New-age, jazz
Length 45:23
Label Capitol
Producer David Kershenbaum and Harry Andronis
Shadowfax chronology
Too Far to Whisper
(1986)
Folksongs for a Nuclear Village
(1988)
The Odd Get Even
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

Folksongs for a Nuclear Village is the sixth studio album by new-age/jazz group Shadowfax, their first for Capitol Records. It won the Grammy Award for Best New Age Album in 1989.[1]

"Folksong for a Nuclear Village" was a 1982 dance performance choreographed by Louise Durkee of Seattle in that city.[2]

The cover artwork is a piece by Michael McMillen[3] called Nel Mezzo Del Cammin Di Nostra Vita, which is the opening line from The Divine Comedy, meaning, in English, "In the middle of our life's journey."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Firewalker" (Chuck Greenberg) – 4:54
  2. "We Used to Laugh" (Greenberg) – 4:07
  3. "Solar Wind" (David C. Lewis) – 5:08
  4. "Behind Green Eyes" (Phil Maggini) – 5:17
  5. "Lucky Mud" (Stuart Nevitt) – 4:40
  6. "Madagascar Cafe" (Nevitt, G. E. Stinson) – 3:06
  7. "Against the Grain" (Charles Bisharat) – 3:42
  8. "No Society" (Bisharat) – 4:16
  9. "Elephant Ego" (Lewis) – 5:00
  10. "Folksong for a Nuclear Village" (Maggini, Stinson) – 5:13

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • John Bergamotabla on 3
  • Emil Richardsmarimba on 1 8, flapamba on 1 7, bass marimba on 3 6, jay call on 3, E-11 sampled wind chimes on 5, marimba on 5, boobams on 5, gamelan gongs on 5, metal angklung on 5, dumbeg on 6, clappers on 6, shekere on 6, bamboo stamping tubes on 7, angklung on 7, primitive toms on 7 8, woodblock marimba on 8, E-11 sampled didjeridu on 10, bull roar on 10, daka di bello on 11, whistle on 11
  • Haralambi A. - sampled talking drum on 9
  • Michael Spiro – percussion on 2 7 9, conga on 2 7 9

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak
Position
1988 Billboard 200 168[4]
1988 Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums 10[4]
1988 Billboard Top New Age Albums 19[4]


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