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Album Review

If Seawind's self-titled debut album is its most essential release, the band's excellent follow-up, Window of a Child, runs a close second. It would have been easy for the Hawaiian combo to compromise its creativity — instead of being so eclectic and unpredictable, it could have focused on one style of music exclusively. But thankfully, Seawind sticks to its guns on this LP, embracing everything from funk and soul to instrumental jazz fusion. Singer Pauline Wilson has many inspired moments; she is as convincing on funk gems ("Angel of Mercy," "Do Listen To") as she is on more jazz-minded tracks like the title song and "Wings of Love," which wouldn't have been out of place on a Return to Forever album — Larry Williams' keyboard solo certainly shows an awareness of Chick Corea. Wilson doesn't sing on all the tracks; "Campanas de Invierno" is a calm, peaceful jazz fusion instrumental that gives the horn players (including saxman Kim Hutchcroft and trumpeter/flugelhornist Jerry Hey) a chance to stretch out. Like 1976's Seawind, this album fared well on quiet storm formats, although it didn't contain any major R&B or pop hits. But regardless of how it performed commercially, Window of a Child is a consistently rewarding sophomore album.

Customer Reviews

Great trip to a fantastic place😊

I love Seawind and the message they so beautifully send, we need more of this today.

At last

Only 3 stars because technically this isn't my thing, but "Window of a Child" played over and over again on the smooth jazz station that was always on in my childhood home, and I've been looking and looking for a digital single of it to obviously no avail. After years of asking iTunes to find a way to get the Seawind catalog, lo and behold! It's here. Now I have another piece of my childhood in my iStuff.

Window of a Child

AALLLRRIIGGGHHTTTTT!! I was stoked to find SEAWIND on iTunes all of sudden. Pauline's vocals is outstanding on this album and on The Devil is a Liar!! It brings me back to the front row of the Cinerama Reef hotel hearing Pauline and that awesome horn section SCREAMING in my face!! YEEAH!!


Formed: 1976 in Hawaii

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

This influential late-'70s pop/jazz outfit boasted in-the-pocket grooves, clever horn charts, and Pauline Wilson's signature vocals set to lyrics that (more often than not) clearly communicated a Christian world view. In their peak, Seawind produced only three albums, but Pauline and husband/drummer Bob released an album in the early '80s, and...
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