Plains (album)

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Studio album by George Winston
Released September 28, 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre folk
Label Dancing Cat, Windham Hill
Producer Howard Johnston, Cathy Econom, and George Winston
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Plains is the eleventh album of pianist George Winston and eighth solo piano album, released in 1999. It was his first studio album consisting of original compositions since 1994's Forest. According to Winston, "this album is inspired by the plains and its people. The four seasons there have always been my deepest source of inspiration."[2]

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 12, 2000.[3] It was reissued in 2013 by Valley Entertainment with Dancing Cat Records. The reissue was packaged in a Digipak and features revised cover art.[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Music
1 Dubuque 2:27 Traditional
2 Before Barbed Wire 4:19 Philip Aaberg
3 Frangenti 3:51 Massimo Gatti
4 Give Me Your Hand/La Valse Pour Les Petites Jeunes Filles 2:41 Traditional
5 No Ke Ano Ahiahi (In the Evening Time) 5:12 Traditional Hawaiian
6 Graduation 1:47 George Winston
7 Teach Me Tonight 4:13 Gene de Paul & Sammy Cahn
8 Rainsong (Fortune's Lullaby) 4:41 George Winston
9 Merry Go Round 3:23 Traditional
10 The Dance 3:23 Tony Arata
11 Cloudburst 3:10 George Winston
12 The Swan 6:14 Angelo Badalamenti
13 'Ike Ia Ladana (Queen's Jubilee) 6:39 Queen Lili'uokalani
14 Plains (Eastern Montana Blues) 3:49 George Winston
15 Angel 6:33 Sarah McLachlan
16 Waltz for the Lonely 3:17 Chet Atkins, Charles Randolph Goodrum
17 Sase (Sassy) 2:10 Joseph Kokolia
18 Muliwai 2:41 Charles Pokipala
Cover art for the 2013 reissue


Chart (1999) Peak
US Billboard 200[5] 76
US New Age Albums (Billboard)[6] 1


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Plains at George Winston's official site". Retrieved July 7, 2007. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – George Winston – Plains". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ "Plains". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "George Winston – Chart history" Billboard 200 for George Winston.
  6. ^ "George Winston – Chart history" Billboard New Age Albums Chart for George Winston.

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