"Weather Report started out as a jazz equivalent of what the rock world in 1970 was calling a "supergroup." But unlike most of the rock supergroups, this one not only kept going for a good 15 years, it more than lived up to its billing, practically defining the state of the jazz-rock art throughout almost all of its run.Like the weather itself, this band would assume a new shape with virtually every release and this album, half recorded in the studio and half live in Tokyo, set the pattern of change. Exit Airto Moreira and Alphonse Mouzon; enter percussionist Dom Um Romao, drummer Eric Gravatt, and a slew of cameo guests like guitarist Ralph Towner, flutist Hubert Laws, and others. The studio tracks are more biting, more ethnically diverse in influence, and more laden with electronic effects and grandiose structural complexities than before. The live material (heard in full on the import Live in Tokyo) is even fiercer and showcases for the first time some of the tremendous drive WR was capable of, though it doesn't give you much of an idea of its stream of consciousness nature." - AMG.
This LP is a Hot Stamper with the following Matrix info:
Side 1 - P AL-31352-3A
Side 2 - P BL-31352-4A
The record is Exc+.
The jacket is Good+.
The LP plays Mint+.
Super Energy - Super Detail & Imaging. Instruments are incredibly life-like and sound real. The soundstage is very wide (extends beyond the speakers) and deep. Dynamics are very fast and strong. Instruments have "air" and presence surrounding them. This LP is tremendous sonically - almost 3D sounding.
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