Ostara is the title of the second album by The Wishing Tree, a project by Marillion's guitarist Steve Rothery and singer Hannah Stobart. The album was produced and engineered by Rothery and mixed by Michael Hunter, who also produced the two most recent Marillion albums. Hunter also contributed additional keyboards and percussion. The artwork is by Spanish artist Antonio Seijas, who had created the artwork for Marillion's Happiness is the Road (2008)
THE WISHING TREE Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download). THE WISHING TREE Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc). Not only it is rarely borrowed, I myself didn't much enjoy it. WISHING TREE is a side project of Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery teaming up with singer Hannah Stobart. Her voice is okay - though I wouldn't quite compare her to Heather Findlay of Mostly Autumn - but the problem is, everything about this album is just okay, nothing more. I listened to it for a couple of times but there was absolutely nothing to get excited about. If I heard a track on the car radio I probably wouldn't pay much attention.
Although The Wishing Tree has been deemed an acoustic duo, Ostara 's textured sound is reliant on much more than the vocal-guitar combination. The tempo never rises above a certain level, which is why one might easily describe The Wishing Tree as broaching the New Age genre. Beginning with the melodically memorable title track, the album kicks off and ends with an extremely ethereal feel. Although it was Rothery's brainchild from the get-go, The Wishing Tree's heart and soul does lie in the cherubic voice of Stobart. The Loreena McKennitt comparison does pop up, but I would dare say that Stobart's delivery is even more immaculate.
Ostara is the title of the second album by The Wishing Tree, a project by Marillion's guitarist Steve Rothery and singer Hannah Stobart. The artwork is by Spanish artist Antonio Seijas, who had created the artwork for Marillion's Happiness is the Road (2008). A tree data structure can be defined recursively (locally) as a collection of nodes (starting at a root node), where each node is a data structure consisting of a value, together with a list of references to nodes (the "children"), with the constraints that no reference is duplicated, and none points to the root.
|INTACT CD15||The Wishing Tree||Ostara (CD, Album)||Intact Records||INTACT CD15||UK||2009|
|0198062ERE||The Wishing Tree||Ostara (CD, Enh, Dig)||Ear Music||0198062ERE||Germany||2009|
|0198062ERE||The Wishing Tree||Ostara (CD, Album)||Ear Music||0198062ERE||Russia||2009|
|0198062ERE||The Wishing Tree||Ostara (CD, Enh, Unofficial)||Ear Music||0198062ERE||Russia||2009|
|ER201692||The Wishing Tree||Ostara (CD, Album)||Ear Music, Eagle Records||ER201692||US||2009|