Recording information: Canyonstereo, Laurel Canyon, CA.
Rolling Stone (p.85) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "GENTLE SPIRIT is a set of gorgeously detailed folk-rock ambles, most over six minutes long."
Uncut (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] strung-out folksiness dominates, even when Wilson's muse spins away from the canyons and into more ethereal realms on 'Natural Rhapsody'..."
Uncut (p.35) - Ranked #16 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[A] baked, beatific, old-fashioned record..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.95) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Every crackle, hiss and hum isn't some post-production artifice -- it's for real....By being so dedicated to the past, Wilson has shaped a delicious future."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.103) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sensationally epic collection of songs that bring to mind David Crosby's IF I COULD ONLY REMEMBER MY NAME."