Wind Beneath My Wings [Laserlight #1]

Wind Beneath My Wings [Laserlight #1]

by Judy Collins



Now here's a curiosity. The LaserLight imprint of Delta Music, Inc., has licensed Judy Collins' recordings for the Gold Castle Records label, originally released in the U.S. on the albums Trust Your Heart (1987) and Sanity and Grace (1989), and issued them on two identically titled albums, both called Wind Beneath My Wings, with some overlapping tracks. The has been forced to employ the subtitles "Laserlight #1" and "Laserlight #2" to distinguish them. Wind Beneath My Wings [Laserlight #2] is actually nothing more than a re-sequenced version of Sanity and Grace, a nine-track live album recorded in Tarrytown, NY, on June 10, 1988. Wind Beneath My Wings [Laserlight #1, on the other hand, contains four of those same tracks: the title song; a cover of Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle"; a re-recording of the traditional song "Pretty Polly," first heard on Collins' 1968 album Who Knows Where the Time Goes; and a cover of Julie Gold's "From a Distance." (Of course, since 1988, both "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "From a Distance" have gone on to become hits and signature songs for Bette Midler.) The other five songs on Laserlight #1 were on Trust Your Heart, which was, itself, a compilation album, with seven of its ten songs drawn from a U.K.-only 1985 album of inspirational material called Amazing Grace. The tracks here from that disc are the Walt Disney children's song "When You Wish Upon a Star"; "Day by Day" from the musical Godspell; a cover of Amanda McBroom's "The Rose" (oddly enough, yet another song associated with Bette Midler); and a re-recording of Collins' early-'70s hit "Amazing Grace." Finally, there is the title song from Trust Your Heart, a life-affirming original composition. Leaving aside the marketing peculiarities, Wind Beneath My Wings [Laserlight #1] is a well-performed set of Collins' mid-'80s recordings that also functions as a sort of "Judy Sings Bette" album.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/1992
Label: Delta
UPC: 0018111945141
catalogNumber: 79451


  1. When You Wish upon a Star
  2. Day by Day
  3. From a Distance
  4. Cat's in the Cradle
  5. The Wind Beneath My Wings
  6. Pretty Polly
  7. Trust Your Heart
  8. The Rose
  9. Amazing Grace

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judy Collins   Primary Artist,Vocals
Sue Evans   Percussion
Shelton Becton   Piano,Keyboards
Zev Katz   Bass
Robbie Kondor   Synthesizer Overdubs
Lou Volpe   Guitar
Warren Odze   Drums
Jeff Klitz   Keyboards
Zdenek Prouza   Cello

Technical Credits

Judy Collins   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Keith Grant   Engineer
John Newton   Composer
Michael Sahl   Arranger
Alan Silverman   Remixing
Adam Backhausen   Artwork
John Michael Tebelack   Composer
Louis Nelson   Producer

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