Alec Wilder wrote many intriguing melodies, of which "It's So Peaceful In the Country" and "I'll Be Around" are easily the best known. Roland Hanna performs 11 of Wilder's songs (including those two) in unaccompanied solos and backs singer/producer Helen Merrill on "Sounds Around the House." Wilder's tunes tended to be a bit quirky (either in the melodies or the chord structures), but Hanna easily brings out the beauty in each piece. This LP has unfortunately been out of print for some time.
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