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  1. The Inside Story Day 3: Frank & Mandy
  2. The Inside Story Day 3: Olive Branch
  3. Frank And Mandy
  4. Olive Branch

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Instrumentation & Players


Rhythm Section

  • Piano, Fretless Bass: Max Highstein
  • Dumbek: Mark Clark
  • High hat & Cymbols*
  • Calabash*
  • Shaker*
  • Sleigh Bells*
  • Toy Rattle*

Lead Instruments

  • Concert Flute: Jesse Tatum
  • Oboe & English Horn: John Gustafson
  • Cello: Ed Willett
  • Synth pads*

Odd Bits

  • Music Box*
  • Bells*
  • Synth Mallet Blocks*



Rhythm Section

  • Piano, Fretless Bass: Max Highstein
  • Drum kit brushes: Mark Clark
  • Cellos*

Lead Instruments

  • Concert Flute: Jesse Tatum
  • Oboe: John Gustafson
  • Harp*

*Performed by Max Highstein via midi keyboard with synthesizer and sampler software.

Guided Meditation For Day 3

  1. Gateway To Peace

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Touch The Sky & Stars: Special Bundle Pricing!

Touch The Sky

  1. Full Circle
  2. Wedding Dance
  3. Ice Melting
  4. Ferris Wheel
  5. Mars In Scorpio
  6. Touch The Sky
  7. Meanwhile Back At The Castle
  8. Initiation
  9. Burst Of Love
  10. Full Circle Waltz


A brilliant palate of great melodies and interweaving textures, and an enchanting listening experience. Kenny Loggins alum Jon Clarke on soprano sax and flute; virtuoso Ed Willett cello, and Max Highstein piano. If you’re a fan of Abraham/Hicks, then you’ve probably heard the song, Full Circle, which they play at every gathering and on their videos. “One of the finest CDs I’ve ever listened to. Touch the Sky will lift the spirit and not let up until you are soaring. Pure joy and bliss!”  — Mega New Age Directory.



  1. Stars
  2. Leaving Without My Hat
  3. Bittersweet Reflection
  4. After The Rain
  5. Spring Song
  6. Window
  7. The Elephant’s Dream
  8. The Healer’s Touch Part One
  9. The Healer’s Touch Part Two
  10. Quartet
  11. Lullaby


Flute, oboe, English horn, cello, and clarinet join in a joyous dance with composer/performer Max Highstein’s shimmering piano and synthesizers. Stars offers exquisite orchestrations, joyful melodies and a rich healing touch combine to create an album that nurtures the heart, inspires the soul! “Graceful and pacific, soothing and tranquil, lilting and gently serendipitous.” — Salt Lake Deseret News.


Get both albums at a special low price!

Just $12.98 for both MP3 albums!

Just $22.98 for both CDs! Free shipping in the US.



“Why is this necessary?” Max Highstein Answers:

There are two main reasons supporting a music artist is a big deal. 

  1. Making a great recording can be very expensive! Take the album, Flying Not Falling, for example. I believe in hiring great musicians, and paying them fairly. So I went out on a limb to pay about $2500 to the great players who contributed to this project. Making an initial run of CDs (necessary for radio and other promotions) cost about $1500. It cost another $1500 or to send CDs to radio programmers, who then decided whether or not to give the music airtime. This was a very modest budget! I am fortunate to have my own studio, or recording costs for this album would have easily doubled my expenses. Adding a promotional agent would have cost several thousand dollars more, which I did not have. I also devoted months of my time to making this album. That all adds up to quite a bit! (Some of it was paid for by a few very generous Kickstarter backers, and if you were one of them, thanks again and again!)
  2. It’s nearly impossible to recoup expenses! In the olden days, fans purchased vinyl records, cassettes, or CDs. Today most listeners do not! Most of the royalties artists may collect come either from download sales, or streaming royalties. But even download sales have diminished greatly. That leaves streaming, and streaming royalties are miniscule! For example, when someone streams one of my songs on Spotify or Pandora, a typical payment might be $0.00047684. That’s not a typo! It’s less than a tenth of a penny. This is not just a problem for me — it’s a real issue for most every music artist except for the very, very few major acts.

So, if you love the music you hear on my website, and you can afford to support it, please do! Buy some CDs or downloads for your friends and give them as gifts. Or delve into my catalog and buy your favorites. Or, if you care to, just make a gift. It would be greatly appreciated! 

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