Not All Who Wander Are Lost

October 9, 2001 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 9, 2001
  • Release Date: October 9, 2001
  • Label: Sugar Hill Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 Sugar Hill Records, A Welk Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 59:58
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  • ASIN: B001F3FZLA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,230 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Incredible talent, wonderful music!
Shirley Cook
Highly recommended for fans of bluegrass, newgrass, and just plain music lovers.
Andrea Frankel
I am an avid Nickel Creek fan and am on the prowl for more "newgrass" music.
David C. Weindorf

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

84 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on March 1, 2002
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I hadn't heard of Chris Thile when my college sophomore daughter asked me to get her a CD by Nickel Creek for her birthday. Upon investigating the band, I discovered it featured a now 21-year-old mandolin virtuoso. The title of this album was almost enough to make me go out and buy the CD, but when I saw it featured some of my favorite musicians (Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas) I decided to take a chance. Wow! Not since David Grisman's debut twenty-five years ago have I heard such a stunning album. After several listens, it's obvious that Thile was influenced by Grisman as well as Tony Rice and of course Bela Fleck, who co-wrote "Riddles in the Dark." The other 11 compositions are all Thile originals. Thile's music takes the listener on a journey that explores the possiblities of traditional bluegrass instruments in a non-traditional setting. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Chel Micheline TOP 100 REVIEWER on May 22, 2002
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I got this CD, desperate for any new music similar to Nickel Creek. It's beautiful. I don't know much at all about bluegrass, except to say I don't consider myself much of a fan, so I won't try and make comparisons to other artists or wax philosophical about the details of Chris Thile's playing. All I will say is that it's a remarkable CD, and people who enjoy Nickel Creek will really love it. It's basically a CD full of the type of instrumentals on Nickel Creek's debut. If you are a NC fan hesitant to buy this because you're not sure you will like it, don't hesitate. It will be a great addition to your music collection.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 9, 2001
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Well, let me be the first to critique Chris Thile's new cd "Not All Who Wander Are Lost".
Simply put, it is a musical explosion. In this album, Chris displays his mandolin playing talent to the full extent. He along with the other superb musicians, including Bryan Sutton, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas, and several others, come together to incorporate their talent and instrumentation on the all but one soley Thile written songs. The songs are unique and completely energy fused. Similar to the Nickel Creek sound, but truly unique. Bluegrass, Jazz, and Classical influences can be used to describe this album. If you are a hardcore bluegrass or country fan, this album will not please your appetite. Instead, it is much more an expression of a young man and his expression of music and sound. Another way to describe this cd is one BIG MUSICAL JAM. Some my favorites are: Song For A Young Queen, Raining at Sunset, Sinai to Canaan-part 1, Eureka, Big Sam Thompson, and Bridal Veil Falls.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Robert H. Woody on January 22, 2002
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In "Not All Who Wander Are Lost," Chris Thile leaves no doubt about his being master of his instrument. He plays in a precise and controlled manner, eliciting tonal variations that most mandolinists probably do not know exist. His ensemble colleagues are peerless, e.g., Edgar Meyer (string bass), Bela Fleck (banjo), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Jeff Coffin (woodwinds), Jerry Douglas (dobro), to name but a few. If the listener enjoys the work of Edgar Meyer--along with Yo-Yo Ma, Mark O'Connor, and cohorts--as evidenced in Meyer's "Appalachian Journey," then purchasing the Thile CD would be logical. If the listener, however, prefers: bluegrass mandolin, forget Thile's work and buy "Wires &Wood" by Johnny Staats; or an acoustic mandolin sound, purchase "Travellers" by Butch Baldassari, Robin Bullock, and John Reischman. Chris Thile is a remarkable talent, be it as a performer or composer (he composed all but one piece [and co-composed, with Bela Fleck. the only other piece]}. Thile's contribution to Nickel Creek is noteworthy, but his contribution to the development of mandolin music will surely be far greater.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Paul from Washington on April 28, 2002
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I have followed Newgrass for years and love players like Bela Fleck, Mark O'Connor and Jerry Douglas. I also love Jazz, classical and other forms of music. This has to be the best instrumental album I own.
Chris Thile is an absolute genius to me and his playing is as flawless as I could imagine on a mandolin. His accuracy and style make Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush and others sound like they were hacks. His writings have a rich complexity about them, transcend the genre, and are as good as his playing. He is even better in person and he compares well to early concerts I saw with Mark O'Connor.
Don't worry if you are typically not a bluegrass fan, this is an instrumentalists dream album. The more I listen to it, the more I like it. I would only like to see him break out and play with some more non-bluegrass types. He might revolutionize some jazz genre's like he is doing with newgrass instrumentalists. If I were other bluegrass mandolinists I would not buy this album because it might force me to throw away my instrument.
Of course it only helps that he is playing with some of the best players in the world on this album. I only wish Mark O'Connor was on this. A duo album with Mark would be one for all time.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mark J. Fowler VINE VOICE on November 22, 2005
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It's difficult to talk about Chris Thile and not think back to the Chicago Tribune concert review that called him "A force of nature with a flatpick; To say Thile is as staggering a talent as has ever come out of bluegrass would be too limiting--few have emerged from any genre that compare with Thile's brilliance." I couldn't agree more. There are scant geniuses walking the earth today who can even approach Chris Thile's combination of "gift" and work ethic. He could have stopped when he was 12 and still be thought of as the world's pre-eminent mandolinist for the remainder of his life. Lucky for us, he didn't stop.

For this project Chris gathered other musicians who are undisputed masters of their instruments: Bela Fleck on banjo. Jerry Douglas on Dobro. Bryan Sutton on guitar. Stuart Duncan on fiddle. Edgar Meyer on bass. At the moment I can't imagine a collection of string musicians with more virtuosity. They get turned loose on 12 of Chris' original compositions. The results are spectacular. All instrumentals - this collection covers a wide range of material. Some hot and spicy bluegrass breakdowns. Some slower pieces. All good.

Get it.
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