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Hotel Vast Horizon Media


As Heiko “Hesh” Schramm recalls, “The whole HVH record is played live at Helicopter Tonstudio in Dresden together at the same time. Incl. Cris’s vocals. Nothing added, no overdubs and no pre-recordings. In a way its a live album. On Insurrection M* (Matthias Macht) played a cymbal ON his snare – how hurried Chris was, anxious to get back to NYC. Thus, most of the songs were FIRST takes, no time to experiment or fool around with different versions. It’s so incredible how laid back, perfectly timed and breathing these songs sound, which in my eyes is a testimony for the excellence of each of the three as individuals and of course as a band smoothly and organically interlinking. WOW. Pure magic.”


Chris Whitley:  Cultural Asylum (The Brooklyn Rail)

A Category All His Own (NOLA Times-Picayune)

Someday, Someway (Seattle Weekly)

Chris Whitley:  Anything but traditional

The Vast Horizons of Chris Whitley

Chris Whitley’s New Horizons (Harp June/July 2003)

Chris Whitley:  Troubadour Nosferatu (Boston Phoenix)

Expanding Horizons (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Musical Wanderlust (The Buffalo News)

Chris Whitley:  Unsettled and unbowed (The Oklahoman)

HVH review (Waxed)

HVH review (All about Jazz)

HVH Review (Hartford Courant)

HVH Review (Brisbane)

HVH review (Boston Phoenix)

HVH review (A/V Club)

HVH review (Rolling Stone)

HVH review (WaPo)

HVH Review (No Depression)

HVH reviews from Messenger Records website

HVH Review (Houston Press)

HVH Review (Delusions of Adequacy)

Review of Jammin’ Java concert (Feb. 2004)

Review of Borderline concert (Sept. 18, 2003)

Review of Prince of Wales concert (Aug. 26, 2003)

Review of Prince of Wales concert (from Dig Internet Radio Australia)

Fantastic Damage – Review of Martyrs’ concert (May 2003)

Review of Great Northern Hotel and The Healer concerts (Australia, Aug. 30/31, 2003)


400 Bar (Minneapolis, MN 2003-05-13)

Fargo Label Night (Tourcoing, FR 2003-09-30)

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Radio Shows

CD 102.5 Big Room 2003-05-20  No clue where I got this and not sure if the date (2003-05-20) is correct (can’t find on Metter’s tour guide), but it’s a great sounding show in which Chris plays spot-on LWTL and To Joy solo and then HVH with band.  Decent interview segments as well.


Acoustic Cafe (2003-05-23)



Hotel Vast Horizon on RTL2 in Paris: 

Hotel Vast Horizon at Hugh’s Room in Toronto: 

Breaking Your Fall at Musiques en Stock (Cluses, FR) 2002:

New Lost World at Musiques en Stock (Cluses, FR) 2002:



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4 thoughts on “Hotel Vast Horizon Media

  1. Can’t seem to view a lot of these articles — it takes to box app page that says unavailable. thoughts?

    Posted by Nathan | July 26, 2020, 11:48 am

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