Recommended New Age albums

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Explanation of the Listings and Ratings
Check also Eric Alan "KKUP 91.5" Meece's favorite new age albums
Thanks to Rocco Stilo for revising the discographical data (vinyl-only editions are marked in italic)
Artist Title Label, Year Rating
William Ackerman In Search Of The Turtle's Navel Windham Hill, 1976; id., 1998 ****
William Ackerman It Takes A Year Windham Hill, 1977; id., 1986 ****
Marcus Allen Petals Rising Sun, 1981; Narada, 1984 ****
Marcus Allen Solo Flight Rising Sun, 1985; Narada, 1987 ****
Ancient Future Natural Rhythms Philo, 1981; id., 1994 ****
Aphrodite's Child 666 Vertigo, 1970; id., 1998 ****
James Asher The Great Wheel Music West, 1990; Silver Wave, 1995 ****
James Asher Globalarium Silver Wave, 1993 ****
William Aura Lovely Day (later included in Lovely Day/Timeless) Higher Octave, 1981; id., 1998 ****
Robbie Basho Song Of The Stallion Takoma, 1971 ****
Teja Bell Summer Suite Rising Sun, 1983; Narada, 1987 ****
Jay Scott Berry Symphony Of Light Celestial Sorcery, 1990 ****
Richard Bone Eternal Now Quirkworks, 1996 ****
Kevin Braheny Perelandra (reissued as: The Way Home) Hearts Of Space, 1984; id., 1988 ****
Kevin Braheny Galaxies Hearts Of Space, 1988 ****
Thom Brennan Mountains Rubicon, 1993; Polygram, 1998 ****
Harold Budd Pavilion Of Dreams Obscure, 1978; Virgin, 1997 *****
Harold Budd Serpent/ Children Of The Hills (later included in: The Serpent (in Quicksilver)/Abandoned Cities Cantil, 1981; All Saints, 1992 ****
Wendy Carlos Sonic Seasonings Columbia, 1972; East Side, 1998 ****
Suzanne Ciani Seven Waves Japan, 1982; Atlantic/Finnadar, 1984; Seventh Wave, 1995 ****
Suzanne Ciani Dream Suite Seventh Wave, 1994 ****
Tim Clement Waterstation Chacra Alternative, 1990; id., 1995 ****
Cluster Cluster (reissued in 1980 as: Cluster 71) Philips, 1971; Sky, 1980; id., 1995 ****
Cluster Cluster II Brain, 1972; Spalax, 1994 *****
Holger Czukay Canaxis V Spoon, 1969; id., 1998 ****
Mychael Danna Sirens Hearts Of Space, 1991 ****
David Darling Eight String Religion Hearts Of Space, 1993 ****
David Darling Dark Wood ECM, 1995 ****
Deca Simbionte 2002 ****
Constance Demby Sacred Space Music Sound Currents, 1982; Hearts of Space, 1989 ****
Constance Demby Novus Magnificat Hearts of Space, 1986 *****
Georg Deuter Silence Is The Answer Kuckuck, 1981; id., 1992 ****
Bill Douglas Circle of Moons Hearts Of Space, 1995 ****
Steve Douglas Rainbow Suite Bel Tree, 1981 ****
Enya Watermark WEA, 1988; Geffen, 1990; Import, 1999 ****
Brian Eno Music For Airports Ambient, 1978; Point, 1998 ****
Eternal Wind I Flying Fish, 1984 ****
John Fahey Fare Forward Voyagers Takoma, 1971; Sonet, 1972
Shanachie, 1992
*****
John Fahey America Takoma, 1973; Fantasy, 1998 ****
Forrest Fang The Wolf At The Ruins Ominous Thud, 1989 ****
Forrest Fang Blind Messenger Cuneiform, 1997 ****
Larry Fast Metropolitan Suite Audion, 1987; Polygram, 1998 ****
Flesh & Bone Skeleton Woman Silver Wave, 1993 ****
Peter Frohmader Through Time and Mystery GEMA, 1988 ****
Peter Gabriel Passion Real World, 1989 ****
Diamanda Galas Litanies Of Satan/Wild Women YRecords, 1982; Fine Line, 1995  ****
Diamanda Galas Diamanda Galas Metalanguage, 1984 ****
Gandalf Journey To An Imaginary Land WEA, 1980; id., 1989 ****
Michael Gettel San Juan Suite Miramar, 1986; Narada, 1998 ****
Wayne Gratz Reminescence Narada, 1989 ****
Peter Michael Hamel Colours Of Time Kuckuck, 1980; id., 1981; id., 1991 ****
Peter Michael Hamel Transition Kuckuck, 1983; id., 1992 ****
Don Harriss Abacus Moon Sonic Atmospheres, 1989 ****
Mickey Hart Yamantaka Rolling Thunder, 1982; Celestial Harmonies, 1991 ****
Jon Hassell Vernal Equinox Lovely, 1977; id., 1993 *****
Jon Hassell Dream Theory In Malaya Editions EG, 1981; id., 1990 *****
Jon Hassell Aka Darbari Java (Magic Realism) Editions EG, 1983; id., 1991 ****
Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries Windham Hill, 1984; id., 1992 ****
Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland Warner Brothers, 1978; Kuckuck, 1991 ****
Paul Horn Sketches Lost Lake Arts, 1986; Windham Hill, 1990 ****
Garry Hughes Ancient Evenings Audion, 1988 ****
Lucia Hwong House of Sleeping Beauties Private, 1985 ****
In The Nursery Koda Wax Trax, 1988; EFA, 1998 ****
Mark Isham Vapor Drawings Windham Hill, 1983; id., 1987 ****
Jean-Michel Jarre Equinoxe Disques Dreyfus, 1978; Mobile Fidelity, 1995 ****
Michael Jones Michael's Music (reissued as: Pianoscapes) Sona Gaia, 1981; Narada, 1985 ****
Michael Jones Amber Narada, 1987 ****
Michael Jones After The Rain Narada, 1988 *****
Michael Jones Air Born Narada, 1994 ****
Peter Kater & Carlos Nakai Natives Silver Wave, 1990 ****
Peter Kater & Carlos Nakai Migration Silver Wave, 1992 ****
Georgia Kelly The Sound Of Spirit Heru, 1981 ****
Steve Kindler Dolphin Smiles Global Pacific, 1987; id, 1990 ****
Bernd Kistenmacher Wake Up In The Sun Musique Intemporelle, 1987; Green Tree, 1997 ****
Bernd Kistenmacher Outlines Musique Intemporelle, 1990; Green Tree, 1997 ****
Kitaro Oasis Canyon, 1979; Domo, 1998 ****
Kitaro Silk Road Kuckuck, 1980; Domo, 1996 *****
Kraftwerk Autobahn Philips, 1974; EMI, 1995 ****
David Lanz Heartsounds Narada, 1983 ****
David Lanz Nightfall Narada, 1985 *****
David Lanz Cristofori's Dream Narada, 1988 ****
Ottmar Liebert Nouveau Flamenco Higher Octave, 1989; Virgin, 1998 ****
Joaquin Lievano Ecologie Miramar, 1996 ****
Lightwave Tycho Brahe Crystal Lake, 1993; Hearts Of Space, 1994 ****
Lightwave Mundus Subterraneus Hearts Of Space, 1995 ****
Liquid Mind Ambience Minimus Chuck Wild, 1994 ****
Ray Lynch No Blue Thing Music West, 1989; Windham Hill, 1992 ****
Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire II American Gramaphone, 1977; id., 1987 ****
Ingram Marshall Fog Tropes/Gradual Requiem (reissued as: Fog Tropes/Gradual Requiem/Gambuh I New Albion, 1983; id., 1988 ****
Jasun Martz The Pillory All Ears, 1978; Neoteric, 1981; APM, 1994 ****
Loreena McKennitt The Mask And Mirror WEA, 1994 ****
Wim Mertens Maximizing The Audience Crepuscule, 1985; Materiali Sonori, 1992 *****
Wim Mertens A Man Of No Fortune Crepuscule, 1986; id., 1988 ****
Wim Mertens Close Cover Windham Hill, 1986; id., 1991 ****
Stephan Micus Implosions Japo, 1977; ECM, 1991 ****
Stephan Micus Ocean Japo, 1986; Polygram, 1990 ****
Mo Boma Myths Of The Near Future (1) Extreme, 1994 ****
Meredith Monk Key Lovely, 1977; id., 1995 ****
Meredith Monk Songs From The Hills/Tablet Wergo, 1979; id., 1989 *****
Meredith Monk Dolmen Music/Education Of The Grandchild (reissued as: Dolmen Music) ECM, 1981; Polygram, 1990 *****
Meredith Monk Turtle Dreams ECM, 1983; Polygram, 1990 ****
Montreux Sign Language Windham Hill, 1987 ****
Montreux Let Them Say Windham Hill, 1989 ****
Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece (reissued as: C.O. 1970-73) Earthquake, 1973; Cuneiform, 1999 ****
Kenneth Newby Ecology Of Souls Hearts Of Space, 1994 *****
Nightcrawlers I (later included in: Traveling Backwards) Synkronos, 1984; Manikin, 1997 ****
Patrick O'Hearn Ancient Dreams Private, 1985; Atlantic, 1986 ****
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Virgin, 1973; MD&G, 1996; 
EMI, 1998
*****
Mike Oldfield Hergest Ridge Virgin, 1974; Atlantic, 1990 ****
Orb U.F.Orb Big Life, 1992; Island, 1994 ****
Oregon Distant Hills Vanguard, 1973; id., 1992 ****
Penguin Cafe Orchestra Music From The Penguin Cafe Obscure, 1976; Editions EG, 1990 ****
Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home Editions EG, 1984; id., 1990 *****
Popol Vuh In Den Garten Pharaos Pilz, 1971; Spalax, 1994; Ohr, 1999 ****
Popol Vuh Hosianna Mantra Pilz, 1972; High Tide, 1994 *****
Elian Radigue Trilogie De La Mort XI, 1998 ****
Raphael Angels Of The Deep Hearts Of Space, 1995 ****
Robert Rich Rainforest Hearts Of Space, 1989 ****
Robert Rich Seven Veils Hearts Of Space, 1997 ****
Vicki Richards Parting the Waters Third Stream, 1989 - Coconut Grove, 1998 ****
Steve Roach Dreamtime Return Fortuna, 1988; Timeroom, 2001 *****
Steve Roach Strata (with Robert Rich) Hearts Of Space, 1990 ****
Steve Roach World's Edge Fortuna, 1992 ****
Steve Roach The Magnificent Void Hearts Of Space, 1996 ****
Steve Roach Dream Circle 1994 ****
Steve Roach Australia Fortuna, 1991 ****
Klaus Schonning Symphodysse` I Fonix, 1989; Access Denmark, 1991 ****
Klaus Schonning Symphodysse` III Fonix, 1991; Access Denmark, 1991 ****
Klaus Schulze Irrlicht Ohr, 1972; Spalax, 1995 *****
Klaus Schulze Cyborg Kosmische Musik, 1973; Spalax, 1995 ****
Klaus Schulze X Brain, 1978; Thunderbolt, 1996 ****
Paul Schutze New Maps Of Hell Extreme, 1992; Big Cat, 1997 ****
John Serrie Ixlandia Miramar, 1995 ****
Shadowfax Shadowdance Windham Hill, 1983; id., 1987 ****
Michael Shrieve Big Picture Fortuna, 1989 ****
Kim Skovbye Scandinavia (with Klaus Schonning) Fonix, 1990 ****
Paul Speer Collection 1983: Spectral Voyages Catero, 1984; Paul Speer, 1998 ****
Michael Stearns Chronos Sonic Atmosphere, 1985; Sonic Atmosphere, 1991 ****
Liz Story Speechless Novus, 1988 ****
Tim Story Beguiled Hearts Of Space, 1991 ****
Tim Story Beguiled Hearts Of Space, 1991 ****
Suspended Memories Forgotten Gods Hearts Of Space, 1993 ****
Tangerine Dream Alpha Centauri Ohr, 1971; Castle Comm., 2000 ****
Tangerine Dream Zeit Ohr, 1972; Castle Comm., 2000 ****
Tangerine Dream Atem Ohr, 1973; Castle Comm., 2000 *****
Third Ear Band Third Ear Band Harvest, 1970; BGO, 1990 ****
Tonto's Expanding Head Band Zero Time (later included in: Tonto Rides Again) Embryo, 1971; Viceroy, 1997 ****
Ralph Towner Diary ECM, 1974; id., 1996 ****
Trance Mission Trance Mission City Of Tribes, 1993 ****
Turtle Island String Quartet Turtle Island String Quartet Windham Hill, 1988 ****
Vangelis L'Apocalypse Des Animaux Polydor, 1973; Polygram, 1987 ****
Vangelis Heaven And Hell RCA, 1975; Windham Hill, 1997 ****
Vidna Obmana Spiritual Bonding Extreme, 1994; id., 1996 ****
George Winston Autumn Windham Hill, 1980; id., 1990 ****
Paul Winter Common Ground A&M, 1978; id., 1989 ****
David Borden The Continuing Story of the Counterpoint 1987-90 ****