The Elfin Collection is a sampler of albums by Mike Rowland. His gentle piano melodies with light, though lush, synthesized string accompaniment are delicately romantic. The title track from Rowland's original 1989 classic, The Fairy Ring, begins the set; its on-the-spot inspiration recording shows weaknesses in the original recording quality, but the other tracks fair much better. All tracks have been remastered in 20-bit. Other albums sampled include Solace, Silver Wings, Tatania, The Brighter Side, and And So to Dream. A melody from Titania on track five is especially moving.
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AllMusic Review by Carol Wright