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Shadowfax was formed in Chicago in 1972 as a blues band by saxophonist Chuck Greenberg, guitarist G.E. Stinson and bassist Phil Maggini. The band took its name from Gandalf's white horse in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. During the 1970s they moved to a style heavily influenced by progressive rock mixed with elements of world music, folk, jazz and even classical chamber music. Their early music was characterized by very strong guitar work and a definite rock edge. Their only release in this style was their debut album, Watercourse Way, initially released by Passport Records in 1976. They subsequently changed to a more acoustic style suitable for the growing New Age market. The band continued working until 1995, when Greenberg died of a heart attack.
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Shadowfax — Live Shadowfax — Live
(Sonic Images SI 8505-2, 1995, CD)
Shadowfax — Magic Theater Shadowfax — Magic Theater
(EarthBeat 9 42548-2, 1994, CD)
Shadowfax — Esperanto Shadowfax — Esperanto
(EarthBeat 9 42523-2, 1992, CD)
Shadowfax — The Odd Get Even Shadowfax — The Odd Get Even
(Private Music D 133870, 1990, CD)
Shadowfax — Folksongs for a Nuclear Village Shadowfax — Folksongs for a Nuclear Village
(Capitol CDP 546924, 1988, CD)
Shadowfax — Too Far to Whisper Shadowfax — Too Far to Whisper
(Windham Hill WD-1051, 1986, CXD)
Shadowfax — The Dreams of Children Shadowfax — The Dreams of Children
(Windham Hill WD-1038, 1984/1989, CD)
Shadowfax — Shadowdance Shadowfax — Shadowdance
(Windham Hill WD-1029, 1983/2011, CD)
Shadowfax — Shadowfax Shadowfax — Shadowfax
(Windham Hill WD-1022, 1982/1989, CD)
Shadowfax — Watercourse Way Shadowfax — Watercourse Way
(Passport PPSD 98013, 1976, LP)

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