Michael Hedges - Torched (1999)
New Age | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Windham Hill 01934-11394-2 | rel: 1999 | 375Mb
Torched consists of recordings that guitarist Michael Hedges was working on at the time of his fatal automobile accident in December 1997. A collection of demos, this 1999 Windham Hill release has all the intimacy listeners might expect from such a recording without the haphazard performances, as Hedges possessed uncommon technique and emotional connection with every note he played. In this raw format, the rock influences of Hedges' youth appear most notably in vocal phrasings that are more expressive, almost aggressive at times.