Medwyn Goodall

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Medwyn Goodall (born in 1961) is a composer and musician mostly associated with the New Age genre. He was born in Yorkshire, England. He lives with his wife Wendy in Cornwall, England. According to Allmusic, "Goodall began composing original songs as a teen, earning local notoriety with his band Trax; in the years to follow, he learned to play a vast range of instruments, including mandolin, piano, drums, harp, flute, glockenspiel, panpipes, vibraphone and synthesizer, and cut his first album at age 26".[1] He is a prolific recorder, having recorded over 75 albums. He also topped the UK music charts twice and sold over three million albums.[2] His first album was Emergence (1987), published by New World Music.[3] His early albums were published also by Oreade Music. Medwyn Goodall recently started MG Music,[4] a record label which specializes in New Age music.

He produced albums on which he arranged, performed, mixed and mastered every song, although his album, Om (2006), was produced together with Terry Oldfield and Om2 (2010), was produced together with Aroshanti. There is an updated list of his albums at MG Music[4] and at AllMusic[3] web sites.

Many of Goodall's recent releases have been under the alias Midori. He explains that he chose this alias so he "could record projects that were more ethnic, eastern, or produced for the healing arts" without confusing fans of his other music. [5] However, there are also other musical artists using or known by the name Midori (such as the jazz-punk combo Midori and the Japanese violinist Midori Goto).

One of Goodall's tracks, "Free Spirit" from his album Meditations and Visualisations (2001) features the same Spectrasonics "Distorted Reality" sample featured in the "Summer Forest" music in the video game Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, as composed by Stewart Copeland.

Discography[edit]

Until April 2012, about 110 studio albums were released by Medwyn Goodall by various music companies. The list below does not contain albums released under the name Midori, Medwyn Goodall's alias for healing music.

Studio Albums[edit]

  • 1986 – Emergence
  • 1987 – Innocence
  • 1988 – Kindred Spirits
  • 1988 – Paradise Moon
  • 1988 – In the Stillness of a Moment
  • 1989 – Angel Sleep
  • 1989 – Gifts of Comfort and Joy
  • 1990 – The Druid Trilogy Volume 1: Druid
  • 1990 – The Druid Trilogy Volume 2: Merlin
  • 1990 – The Druid Trilogy Volume 3: Excalibur
  • 1991 – Medicine Woman
  • 1991 – Earth Healer
  • 1992 – Great Spirit
  • 1992 – The Way of the Dolphin
  • 1992 – Kingdom of the Sun God
  • 1993 – Eagle Spirit
  • 1993 – Coral Sand
  • 1993 – Antarctica, The Last Wilderness
  • 1993 – Leo, 24 July – 23 August
  • 1994 – Four Horsemen, The Waves of Ascension
  • 1994 – Return To Eden, Part 2 of the Waves of Ascension Trilogy
  • 1994 – Alpha & Omega, Part 3 of the Ascension Trilogy
  • 1994 – Siesta
  • 1994 – Golden Dreams, Forever
  • 1994 – Nazca, Land of the Incas
  • 1994 – Green Dream, Chill Out 1
  • 1995 – Purple Dream, Chill Out 2
  • 1996 – Where Angels Tread
  • 1995 – Guardian Spirit
  • 1995 – Neptune, God of the Oceans
  • 1996 – The Arthurian Collection 1: The Grail Quest (The Grail Quest)
  • 1996 – The Arthurian Collection 2: The Gift of Excalibur (The Gift of Excalibur)
  • 1996 – The Arthurian Collection 3: Fair Queen Guinevere (Guinevere)
  • 1996 – The Arthurian Collection 4: Tintagel, Castle Of Arthur (Tintagel)
  • 1996 – The Arthurian Collection 5: The Round Table (The Round Table)
  • 1995 – Moon Goddess
  • 1996 – Priestess, Return to Atlantis
  • 1996 – Winds Across the Pacific
  • 1996 – Alcazar, Flame of Passion
  • 1996 – Spirit of Christmas
  • 1996 – Shoshone Dream
  • 1996 – King Shaman: Rhythms of the World
  • 1997 – Ancient Nazca: Inca Mysteries
  • 1997 – The Dolphin Quest
  • 1997 – Clan: A Celtic Journey
  • 1997 – The Way of the Ocean
  • 1997 – A Christmas Tapestry
  • 1997 – Goddess from the Sea (remastered version of Neptune, God of the Oceans)
  • 1998 – Medicine Woman II: The Gift
  • 1999 – Comet
  • 1999 – Millennium
  • 1999 – The Scroll: Part II of the Clan Trilogy
  • 2000 – Essence of Magic
  • 2000 – Timeless
  • 2000 – Lightstream
  • 2000 – Sacred Medicine
  • 2000 – Dragon’s Keep
  • 2000 – Natural Sounds With Music: Water
  • 2000 – Natural Sounds With Music: Island
  • 2001 – Natural Sounds With Music: Birds
  • 2001 – Natural Sounds With Music: Farm
  • 2001 – Snows of Kilimanjaro
  • 2001 – Anam Cara
  • 2001 – Earth Love
  • 2001 – Medwyn Goodall's Seasons: Autumn
  • 2001 – Medwyn Goodall's Seasons: Spring
  • 2001 – Medwyn Goodall's Seasons: Summer
  • 2001 – Medwyn Goodall's Seasons: Winter
  • 2001 – Natural Balance: English Summer
  • 2001 – Natural Balance: April Showers
  • 2001 – Natural Balance: Calm Ocean
  • 2001 – Natural Balance: Call of the Colphin
  • 2002 – Rhythm of the Ancients
  • 2003 – Chronicles: An Epic Tale in Music
  • 2003 – Medicine Woman III: The Rising
  • 2003 – Classics for Healing
  • 2004 – Classics for Tranquillity
  • 2004 – Classics for Creativity
  • 2004 – Eye of the Wolf
  • 2004 – The Dragon’s Breath (re-release of Dragon’s Keep)
  • 2004 – Medwyn Goodall’s Copyright Free Volume 1: Movement
  • 2004 – Medwyn Goodall’s Copyright Free Volume 2: Stillness
  • 2004 – Medwyn Goodall’s Copyright Free Volume 4: Expression
  • 2004 – Medwyn Goodall’s Copyright Free Volume 5: Overdub
  • 2004 – Medwyn Goodall’s Copyright Free Volume 6: Christmas
  • 2004 – Medwyn Goodall’s Copyright Free Volume 7: Elizabethan Weddings 1
  • 2004 – Medwyn Goodall’s Copyright Free Volume 8: Celtic
  • 2004 – Land of the Inca
  • 2005 – Tribal Nation
  • 2005 – OM
  • 2005 – The Sorcerer’s Daughter
  • 2006 – Earth Goddess (same as Island Bliss)
  • 2006 – Life Style Series Music For Crystal Healing
  • 2006 – Life Style Series Music For The Dolphin Experience
  • 2006 – Life Style Series Music For Healing
  • 2006 – Life Style Series Music For Perfect Sleep
  • 2006 – Life Style Series Music For Aromatherapy & Massage
  • 2006 – Medwyn’s Cornwall
  • 2008 – Serve Chilled (with Tim Rock)
  • 2008 – Amun Ra
  • 2008 – Origins
  • 2009 – Medicine Woman IV: Prophecy 2012
  • 2009 – OM 2
  • 2009 – Druid II
  • 2010 – Clan III: The Lands Beyond
  • 2011 – With Every Breath (with Aroshanti)
  • 2011 – Tears of the Dragon
  • 2011 – Knight
  • 2012 – Earth Healer 2
  • 2012 – Moon Goddess 2
  • 2014 - Medicine Woman 5

Compilations[edit]

  • 1991 – A New World of Experience Vol I
  • 1995 – Pagan Dawn
  • 1997 – All Good Things
  • 1997 – Visions
  • 1999 – The Best of Medwyn Goodall
  • 2004 – King Arthur (3-CD box set)
  • 2004 – Momentum (1990-2004)
  • 2009 – 25th Anniversary Best Of

Remaster / Re-release[edit]

  • The Arthurian Collection (remastered version of the original five titles)
  • Goddess from the Sea (remastered version of Neptune, God of the Oceans)
  • The Dragon’s Breath (re-release of Dragon’s Keep)
  • Land Of The Inca (best tracks from Nazca, Land of the Inca & Ancient Nazca)

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Autobiography – No Strings Attached
  • DVD – Dolphins And Sea
  • DVD – Medwyn Goodall’s Natural World
  • DVD – Native Spirit

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Medwyn Goodall Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  2. ^ "antiMusic.com: Medwyn Goodall - Island Bliss Review". Iconofan.com. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Medwyn Goodall Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  4. ^ a b MG Music Ltd. "MG Music". MG Music. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  5. ^ MG Music Ltd. "MG Music, Midori". Medwyngoodall.com. Retrieved 2010-09-08.