|Order||Get the album|
|About the album||Winds of Change|
|About the artist||Work of Art|
|Critical Acclaim||Quotes from reviews|
|The Sessions||A "behind the scenes" look at the recording sessions|
|Session Photos||See photos from the recording sessions|
Art Halperin and his band Work of Art return for a new album with Soundkeeper Recordings. Art's masterful guitar work (both acoustic and electric) soars with his captivating melodies, while the band drives the tunes with creative instrumental support and their rich vocal harmonies.
Recorded in a 19th century church, Winds of Change features Work of Art at its best, performing their infectious songs with a joy that can be felt in the listening.
Art Halperin: lead vocal, guitar, ukelele
Al Maddy: harmony vocal, guitar, ukelele
Jon Rosenblatt: harmony vocal, guitar, mandolin, pedal steel
Sue Williams: harmony vocal, bass, percussion
Patrick Conlon: drums, percussion
Jared Weintraub: harmony vocal, guitar
Barry Diament: guitar
"Winds of Change is a refreshing bath of acoustic pop, and the 13 tracks it contains flow effortlessly, making your feet stomp uncontrollably and your spirit fly high."
"...this is one of the finest recordings of acoustic pop I've ever come across."
"...there’s a sense of realism that pervades the tracks, as if the band was playing right in front of you."
- From Lucio Cadeddu's review at TNT-Audio
CNET's Audiophiliac, Steve Guttenberg loved the recording, the band, and the songs.
- Read his comments in The best sounding music of 2015
"Winds Of Change is fresh and engaging. The core musical sensibility that Work Of Art comprises is palpable in HD. All of the guitars (acoustic, electric, pedal steel and mandolin) emit an inherent glow, like 180-gram vinyl. This is bona fide audiophile recording."
- Robbie Gerson gave the album a full four stars! Read his review at Audiophile Audition
"Halperin, (who was the last artist signed by the great John Hammond), is a treasure to behold: his gift for grabbing a pop curve is infinite and his best songs will remain in your head long after their last refrain."
"Winds of Change was recorded by Diament at a church in Sparkill, New York and the retrieval of every ambient clue of this marvelous space is on display on this stellar recording. This is an audiophile gem that truly is a masterpiece of recording and production skill. There is no one like Diament and his ability to light up a musical performance to joyful, transfixing results."
- From Nelson Brill's Soundkeeper Recordings: Wonderment in the Music at Boston Concert Reviews
"There is an intangible feel about this recording; a strong sense the musicians were having a fun "playful" time making this album. The players are undoubtedly sharing a connectedness that rings throughout their performances. To these ears it epitomizes the Soundkeeper philosophy of capturing that special energy generated between musicians..."
"Few record companies rival the audio purity of Barry Diament's Soundkeeper Recordings."
"If you haven't had the experience of aural teleportation, it's an occurrence that only superbly mastered and produced recordings can render; in essence the unveiling of a third dimension of an image. Barry Diament's skills, his experience and craftsmanship during the production, recording and mastering of Soundkeeper Recordings albums lets all the dynamic energy and emotion and instrumental textures come through. Winds of Change is another sonic treasure from Soundkeeper Recordings."
- Read the review at Epilog - Blog - Notes and Updates to Ron’s Audio-Files
A "behind the scenes" look at the sessions
A peek at a rehearsal, then recording "Wind of Change"
Between takes for the trilogy
Jonny snaps Sue and Al
Art tunes before "Tomorrow We Will Never Know"
Johnny, Patrick and Art
Some of the many beautiful guitars
Jared warms up
Jonny and Sue
Al checks the guitar
Between takes of "I'm Not Sure"
Patrick, Sue and Art
Sue watches Jonny run down the next tune
Al covers the 12-string
Outside the church after recording
It's a wrap!