The Road to Return

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The Road to Return
Road To Return.jpg
Studio album by Michael Hedges
Released 1994
Recorded Speech & Hearing Clinic, Mendocino, CA
Genre New-age, world
Length 40:57
Label Windham Hill
Producer Michael Hedges
Michael Hedges chronology
The Road to Return

The Road to Return is a recording by guitarist Michael Hedges released on the Windham Hill label. It features eight vocal arrangements and two instrumentals.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Music critic Jason Anderson, writing for Allmusic, wrote the album "Fans of the musician's stunning two-handed, alternate-tuned guitar innovations were a little disappointed by the relatively minimal Road to Return, with its accent on Hedges' newfound vocal stylings."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Michael Hedges except as noted.

  1. "Prelude" – 3:05
  2. "Road to Return" – 6:03
  3. "Communicate" – 4:09
  4. "Sister Soul" – 4:34
  5. "Guardian's Trust" (Hedges, Cate McNider) – 3:48
  6. "India" – 3:55
  7. "A Midwinter Night's Dream" – 5:36
  8. "Follow Through" – 3:43
  9. "You Can Have Anything You Want" – 3:49
  10. "Road Music" – 2:15


  • Michael Hedges – guitar, vocals, bass, keyboards, drums, alto flute, harmonica
  • Pipa Pinon – chant vocals
  • Janeen Rae Heller – saw

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced and engineered by Michael Hedges
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman


  1. ^ a b Anderson, Jason. "The Road to Return > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 14, 2017.