Winter into Spring

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Winter into Spring
Winter into Spring.jpg
Studio album by George Winston
Released 1982
Recorded March 1982
Genre folk[1]
Length 43:45
Label Dancing Cat, Windham Hill
Producer William Ackerman
George Winston chronology
Winter into Spring
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Winter into Spring is the third solo album of pianist George Winston, released in 1982. It was inspired by the transition of the seasons and was the follow-up to his 1980 album, Autumn. It was reissued on Winston's Dancing Cat label. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on December 17, 1987.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by George Winston, except "O Mar", by Dorival Caymmi.

No. Title Length
1. "January Stars" 6:32
2. "February Sea" 5:15
3. "Ocean Waves (O Mar)" ("O Mar" is Portuguese for "The Sea") 7:08
4. "Reflection" 2:40
5. "Rain" (Originally "Rain/Dance") 10:05
6. "Blossom/Meadow" 4:13
7. "The Venice Dreamer Part One - Introduction" 2:19
8. "The Venice Dreamer Part Two" 5:46


Chart (1984–85) Peak
US Billboard 200[4] 127
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[5] 14
US New Age Albums (Billboard)[6] 11


  1. ^ Gabler, Jay (December 24, 2013). "'Folk piano' by way of John Cage: George Winston defies musical stereotypes". ClassicalMPR. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Winter into Spring at AllMusic
  3. ^ "American album certifications – George Winston – Winter into Spring". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ "George Winston – Chart history" Billboard 200 for George Winston.
  5. ^ "Winter into Spring - Jazz Albums". 
  6. ^ "George Winston – Chart history" Billboard New Age Albums Chart for George Winston.