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Mark Isham - Vapor Drawings Album

Mark Isham - Vapor Drawings Album
Performer: Mark Isham
Genre: Electro
Title: Vapor Drawings
MP3 album size: 1956 mb
FLAC album size: 2038 mb
Style: Ambient
Country: US
Catalog number: WD-1027
Label: Windham Hill Records


1Raffles In Rio4:38
2On The Threshold Of Liberty7:27
3Many Chinas4:05
4Men Before The Mirror6:07
5Mr. Moto's Penguin (Who'd Be An Eskimo's Wife?)3:18
6When Things Dream2:43
7In The Blue Distance4:06
8Something Nice For My Dog2:49
9Sympathy And Acknowledgement8:17


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WH-1027Mark Isham Vapor Drawings ‎(LP, Album)Windham Hill RecordsWH-1027US1983
TA-C-1027Mark Isham Vapor Drawings ‎(LP, Album)Windham Hill RecordsTA-C-1027Germany1983
C28Y5013Mark Isham Vapor Drawings ‎(LP, Album)Windham Hill RecordsC28Y5013Japan1983
WHP-28014Mark Isham Vapor Drawings ‎(LP, Album)Windham Hill RecordsWHP-28014Japan1983
01934 11027 2Mark Isham Vapor Drawings ‎(CD, Album, RE)Windham Hill Records01934 11027 2GermanyUnknown


  • Artwork [Concept By], Photography By [Liner Photo]Tiare Ferrari
  • Composed By, Synthesizer, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piano, Soprano Saxophone, Other [Steiner Evi], Percussion [Electronic]Mark Isham
  • CoverLarry Bell
  • EngineerSteven Miller
  • Graphic DesignAnne Ackerman Robinson
  • Management [Representation]Paul Charles
  • ProducerSteven Miller
  • Snare, Percussion [Electronic]Peter Van Hooke
  • Technician [Digital Consultant]Roger Pryor
  • Technician [Digital Transfer And Assembly]Jim Wolvington


Recorded at Eastcote Productions, London, April-May 1983
Digital transfer and assembly at Soundstream, Los Angeles
Mixed at Tapestry Studios, London, May, 1983

All selections Windham Hill Music (BMI) except "Many Chinas" GEMA (Germany)

Manufactured by Windham Hill Records
Windham Hill Productions Inc.
© ℗ Windham Hill Records 1983.

CD booklet listing of WH releases on either LP or CD (only 8 titles!) has WH/WD-1030 (Alex De Grassi) as latest. This might indicate that CD versions were already on the market as early as 1983. Various re-pressings are in existance. Matrix codes seem to indicate month of pressing (05/90 and 11/93). Booklets were not updated.

Made in U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.


  • Barcode: 0 1934-11027-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Top - version one): 05/90 1DA5X
  • Matrix / Runout (Top - version two): 11/93 1DB1
  • Matrix / Runout (Bottom (either version)): WD1027


  • Distributed By – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Windham Hill Records
  • Manufactured By – Windham Hill Productions Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Windham Hill Records
  • Copyright (c) – Windham Hill Records
  • Published By – Windham Hill Music
  • Recorded At – Eastcote Studios
  • Mixed At – Tapestry Studios


Vapor Drawings 1983 is the debut solo album by the American trumpetersynthesist Mark Isham. It was the first album released on the Windham Hill label to belong to the electronic music genre. This album focuses more on Ishams talents as an electronic composer than future releases. Something Nice for My Dog is purely electronic and Men Before the Mirror only features a brief segment of trumpet at the beginning. Vapor Drawings is Mark Isham's debut. He is a multi-instrumentalist and incorporates brass, reeds, percussion, acoustic piano, and synths into his sound design. The mix is the key to the success of this listening experience. Isham gives each instrument proper respect as they intertwine to create exotic atmospheres and simple soundscapes. There are ambient moments, but this album is firmly new age and contemporary instrumental. It is a pleasant experience that will appeal to fans of John Flomer, Jon Jenkins, Stephen Bacchus, and Jim Oliver. Track Listing. Vapour Drawings. Mark Isham - Vapour Drawings 1983. To favorites 2 Download album. Listen album. New Age. Mark Isham. Songs in album Mark Isham - Vapour Drawings 1983. Mark Isham - Many Chinas. Mark Isham - Sympathy And Acknowledgement. Mark Isham - On The Threshold Of Liberty. Mark Isham - When Things Dream. Mark Isham - Raffles In Rio. Mark Isham - Something Nice For My Dog. Mark Isham - Men Before The Mirror. Mark Isham - Mr. Moto's Penguin Who'd Be An. Vapor Drawings is a post-fusion contemporary music album recording by MARK ISHAM released in 1983 on CD, LPVinyl andor cassette. MARK ISHAM - Vapor Drawings. Jazz music community with review and forums. Album 1983. Filed under Post-Fusion Contemporary By MARK ISHAM. Listen free to Mark Isham Vapor Drawings Many Chinas, Sympathy And Acknowledgement and more. 9 tracks 43:30. Vapor Drawings is ranked 29,385th in the overall chart, 3,910th in the 1980s, and 369th in the year 1983. This album is rated in the top 18 of all albums on . Vapor Drawings Mark Isham Windham Hill Vinyl Record Album Condition: Used. Time left: 18h 17m 54s Ships to: Worldwide. MARK ISHAM LP - VAPOR DRAWINGS Windham Hill Condition: Used. Time left: 3d 10h 39m 25s Ships to: Worldwide. This item:Vapor Drawings by Mark Isham Audio CD . Only 3 left in stock - order soon. Ships from and sold by Music MOVIES Memorabilia and MORE. Mark Isham's enduring 1983 solo debut captures his graduation from gifted trumpeter with groups like Rubisa Patrol, Group 87, and, most visibly, Van Morrison, to composer with a more versatile and ambitious body of work. On Vapor Drawings, Isham's trumpet and flugelhorn are augmented by synthesizers, piano, soprano sax, and electronic percussion in a series of layered, atmospheric tone poems that nod to Philip Glass and Steve Reich, as well as to European classicism and Eastern modalities. Vapor Drawings 1983. Album by Mark Isham. Many Chinas. was sampled in. from Vapor Drawings1983 Windham Hill Records


Just found a copy at an antique store with a Matrix / Runout reading 10/87 1B52, so there appears to have been a 1987 pressing as well
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