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Free Philip Glass MP3

American composer and minimalist pioneer Philip Glass.
American composer and minimalist pioneer Philip Glass. (Image credit: Seliger)

The official Philip Glass website is offering a free MP3 download of a live 'unplugged' version of the track Raising the Sail, courtesy of Glass's record label Orange Mountain Music. The original piece is from Glass's soundtrack to the Truman Show, but this live version was recorded in the late 1990s in Austria. The record label gives the following information:

"In the late 1990's the Philip Glass Ensemble had arranged a European tour in which there was not enough time for the group to transport its considerable gear from city to city. To compensate, they agreed to play 3 performances "unplugged" in which they played classic PGE repertoire accoustically. Until now, only those who attended those shows had ever heard this music performed in such a way. Orange Mountain Music is pleased to offer this free download of "Raising the Sail" from the Truman Show, performed by Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble in Gmuden Austria."

For daily news on Philip Glass and his music, check out the official blog, Glass Notes.