Oracle (Michael Hedges album)

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Oracle
Studio album by Michael Hedges
Released Oct 1, 1996
Recorded Speech & Hearing Clinic, Mendocino, California
Genre New Age, world
Length 40:20
Label Windham Hill
Producer Michael Hedges
Michael Hedges chronology
The Road to Return
(1994)
Oracle
(1996)
Torched
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Oracle is a recording by guitarist Michael Hedges released on the Windham Hill label. It won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album. Oracle peaked at #7 on the Billboard New Age Album charts.

The album was reissued in 2009 by Valley Entertainment.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • All compositions by Michael Hedges except as noted.
  • "Greensleeves" was not listed in the liner notes. It was originally recorded for The Windham Hill sampler Carols of Christmas.
  1. "The 2nd Law" – 3:07
  2. "Ignition" – 3:28
  3. "Baal T'Shuvah" – 2:10
  4. "Dirge" – 3:29
  5. "Jitterboogie" – 2:37
  6. "Oracle" – 4:08
  7. "Gospel" – 2:22
  8. "Tomorrow Never Knows" (Lennon–McCartney) – 4:01
  9. "Theme From Hatari" (Henry Mancini) – 3:19
  10. "Aura Müünta" – 2:58
  11. "Jitterboogie (Family version)" – 2:09
  12. "Sofa No. 1" (Frank Zappa) – 2:42
  13. "When I Was 4" – 4:19
  14. "Greensleeves" (Traditional) – 3:08

Personnel[edit]

  • Michael Hedges – guitar,bass, harp guitar, synthesizers, harmonica, vocals, alto flute
  • Michael Manring – fretless bass

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Michael Hedges
  • Engineered by Rob Griffin + Michael Hedges
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman

References[edit]