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The Music: Solo Albums - Shadow of the Wind (Remastered).

Bekki Williams - Shadow of the Wind (Remastered).
Night Flier
River of Night's Dreaming
The Talisman
Hymn (For Her)
The Talisman (Asana Remix)
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About This Album:
Release Date: 1997  |  Re-issue Date: 2014  |   Cat. No: AD108CD   |  Total Tracks: 11  |  Total Running Time: 72:45
Originally released in 1997, 'Shadow of the Wind' has been re-issued by AD Music. As well as being digitally remastered, the re-issue features new cover artwork, new sleevenotes (this time penned by AD Music's David Wright) and the bonus track 'Zahira', which was composed especially for this release.

The original album began its life as the score to a silent movie. Commissioned by BBC Radio Derby's Ashley Franklin to compose the music for the Valentino silent classic 'The Son of the Sheikh', which was to be played live at an exclusive screening of the film, Bekki set to work writing music with an Eastern feel to it. Although the score was unable to be performed live on the night due to technical problems, the music formed the basis of 'Shadow of the Wind', her second solo release.

Tracks from the album have been featured on several compilation albums world-wide. Like Elysian Fields before it, 'Shadow of the Wind', has also been featured on the German Schwingungen CD's. Additionally, it ranked in the top 10 of many radio playlists from both Europe and the USA during 1997 and 1998.

Originally called 'Sirocco', (this name was dropped because of the connotations with the VW car of the same name), 'Shadow of the Wind' continues to receive regular airplay and excellent reviews world-wide. Bekki's favourite track is 'Azmara' - she likes the way it 'flows' and the fact that the melody is, in her opinion, one of her most memorable.

Sleevenotes and Credits:
"I signed Bekki Williams to AD Music in 1995 after she sent me a demo of Elysian Fields and she has remained one of the mainstays of the label ever since. Although not prolific in her output, there can be no argument as to the quality of her music.

Former BBC Radio Derby's 'Soundscapes' presenter Ashley Franklin said of Shadow of the Wind: "Here is music that is rich, melodious and soaringly soulful, with a warmth and sensitivity that could only come from a woman".

Bekki has established herself as a reputable composer of electronic and soundtrack music for games, TV, film and music libraries. I had the privilege of working with her on the mixing and arrangement of Shadow of the Wind in 1996 and it remains one of my favourite Bekki Williams albums because of its epic, filmic scope and its creativity and depth of emotion.

There has been demand for the album since the original CD went out of print in 2009, so we've wanted to remaster it and add some additional music for a long time now. So, I was delighted when Bekki composed the bonus track Zahira and we could finally remaster and re-release this superb album. I hope you will agree that the latest digital mastering technology has helped to bring the music more vividly to life, along with artwork that perfectly captures the essence of the title and the music.

While I'm obviously a little biased, I defy anyone not to be moved by the majestic, infectious and heartfelt melodies that come from the speakers as Shadow of the Wind plays! And as for the new track, well, that sounds like it has always been there. Rich in romantic overtones, which is no surprise as some of the music was penned to accompany a special screening of the Rudolph Valentino silent film classic 'The Son of the Sheik' in conjunction with a special BBC Derby Cinema 100 Festival in 1996, this is symphonic electronic music at its very best". (David Wright, 2014).

Official Review from Eurock, USA.
"Shadow of the Wind is a masterpiece of symphonic electronic music."
"Shadow of the Wind is a masterpiece of symphonic electronic music that will remind many of the best works by the Euro Superstars Jarre and Vangelis... the level of sophistication both musically and instrumentally is stunning. It’s rare that a relatively new artist comes up with anything this impressive".
Official Review from BBC Radio Derby, UK.
"There's a warmth and sensitivity here that could only come from a woman."
"Rich, melodious and soaringly soulful synth, with dare I say, a female touch ... just listen to tracks like 'Azmara' and 'Hymn (for Her)'. There's a warmth and sensitivity here that could only come from a woman. Hit me with your handbag if you like, but it's true".
Official Review from Sequences, UK.
"This is warm, melodic EM at its most accomplished."
"This is warm, melodic EM at its most accomplished. Bekki's style is a world away from the free-form analogue improvisations of some contemporary acts, and yet she represents what is probably the most accessible genre of EM, concentrating on melody and wide-eyed romanticism. Its potential appeal is great and she could turn out to be AD Music's first big breakthrough. Watch this space".
Official Review fromAmazing Sounds, Spain.
"This woman really has the talent to compose beautiful melodies."
"This is the second album by Bekki Williams, another positive step in her career. As in her previous work, rhythms, good melodies and synthetic sounds are the main traits. This woman really has the talent to compose beautiful melodies".
Official Review from CDS, UK.
"You won’t get a set of stronger set of memorable synth melodies and rhythms than these."
"The blistering rhythms and anthemic melody line of the six and a half minute opening track ‘Cartagra’ immediately sends the listener the message that this is a player with total confidence in her ability to match anything else in her league. After a very good debut album these 10 tracks over sixty-seven minutes are a major step forward that run the whole gamut of influences, from classical to rock with some slight Eastern elements in between.

The purposeful rhythm bases from drums, synths and sequencers add extra power to the overall feel of this album, as does the extremely well layered and orchestrated symphonic themes, that at times sound like they could have been part of some orchestral score for an epic movie. There is a distinct maturity showing with this album. The themes are huge, you won’t get a set of stronger set of memorable synth melodies and rhythms than these. These are full sounding and majestic soundscapes that are always tuneful and relatively easy on the ear and yet exciting to listen to".

Official Review from SMD, UK.
"Quality music at the romantic, symphonic end of the scale."
"If you want an example of quality music at the romantic, symphonic end of the scale then you will not find better than this".
Fan Comments from Scott L.
"I'm amazed that some film director has not yet picked Bekki to do a major movie score."
"Why is this woman not writing film music? To say this CD is stunning would be doing it an injustice. Wow. I'm amazed that some film director has not yet picked Bekki to do a major movie score. The standout track for me here has to be Hymn (for Her), it actually made my wife cry".
Fan Comments from Kathy B.
"Enjoy this music from one of Britain's most talented composers."
"Excellent album. Buy it. Play it. Turn up the volume. Enjoy this music from one of Britain's most talented composers. Recommended unreservedly".
Fan Comments from Charles L.
"Fantastic album and I will be buying whatever of Bekki's work I can get my hands on."
"Nice, VERY nice. Sitting in the car travelling to work today and on the radio was this beautiful music. I almost crashed because I couldn't concentrate on anything but those beautiful melodies! Fantastic album and I will be buying whatever of Bekki's work I can get my hands on".
Fan Comments from Jeremy M.
"Bring on the harem and the Turkish Delight!  Makes you want to form a harem!"
"Bring on the harem and the Turkish Delight! When you listen to this CD you actually ARE in Arabia... the music transports you to strange and exotic places and makes you want to grab all of your female acquaintances and form a harem. Absolutely brilliant second album from Bekki. Can't wait for the next one!"
Fan Comments from Dave N.
"Synthesizer melody at its very finest."
"Simply superb, blending carefully structured symphonic layers of melody and rich wall-to-wall sound that inspires, enervates and enriches. It sways from mournful to exotic to pacemaker-busting and back again, leading and enhancing whatever emotion you may be feeling. It's synthesizer melody at its very finest."
Fan Comments from Jonathan H.
"Staggering musicianship and beautiful melodies."
"Staggering musicianship and beautiful melodies. I loved Bekki's first CD Elysian Fields. Didn't think she could top it to be honest - but then I heard Shadow of the Wind. Unbelievable melodies, she really has a gift where tunes are concerned. I can't recommend it enough".
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