Captain Beyond

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All Music Guide - Michael Ofjord
Captain Beyond is a one-of-a-kind progressive album with rock, heavy metal, and jazz influences with a "space rock" lyrical bend. Formed by former members of Deep Purple Rod Evans, vocals, Iron Butterfly Rhino, lead guitar, and Lee Dorman, bass, and Johnny Winter Bobby Caldwell, drums Captain Beyond is an album that flows from riff to riff, drumbeat to drumbeat, often with various time signatures within the same song. Taking a tip from the Moody Blues, songs flow directly into each other without benefit of any lag time between selections. Taken as a whole, the album is kind of a rush, as quick, riff-laden guitar lines predominate for a few songs before slowing down ...
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All Music Guide - Michael Ofjord
Captain Beyond is a one-of-a-kind progressive album with rock, heavy metal, and jazz influences with a "space rock" lyrical bend. Formed by former members of Deep Purple Rod Evans, vocals, Iron Butterfly Rhino, lead guitar, and Lee Dorman, bass, and Johnny Winter Bobby Caldwell, drums Captain Beyond is an album that flows from riff to riff, drumbeat to drumbeat, often with various time signatures within the same song. Taking a tip from the Moody Blues, songs flow directly into each other without benefit of any lag time between selections. Taken as a whole, the album is kind of a rush, as quick, riff-laden guitar lines predominate for a few songs before slowing down temporarily into a lull until the next takeoff. Lyrically, the album differentiates itself by exploring themes of the outer world and meanings of existence, often with references to the moon, sea, sun, and so on. Listeners may get the feeling of taking a journey to space in a rocket ship headed for destination unknown. Musically, the album is superior in all aspects. Rod Evans has a strong rock voice, Rhino plays an enormous amount of hook-laden guitar lines, and Lee Dorman plays complex basslines for example, at the end of "As the Moon Speaks-Return" that lead to typically rhythmic, nimble Bobby Caldwell drumming. The tightness between musicians is enormous, never lets up for long, and leaves the listener feeling like the ride should continue for the indefinite future.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/1997
  • Label: Fontana Island
  • UPC: 731453610729
  • Catalog Number: 536107
  • Sales rank: 3,809

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Captain Beyond Primary Artist
Lee Dorman Bass, Piano, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Rod Evans Vocals, Background Vocals
Guille Garcia Percussion, Conga
Paul Hornsby Organ
Larry "Rhino" Rheinhart Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Reese Wynans Piano, Electric Piano
Bobby Caldwell Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Bells, Vibes
Martin Rodriguez Drums, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Captain Beyond Arranger, Producer
Kalifornia Kurt Kinzel Contributor
Ovie Sparks Contributor
Mike "Clay" Stone Contributor
John Stronach Contributor
Joe Garnett Illustrations
Wayne Dailey Engineer
Wayne Dailey Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Buy this now!

    If you like serious jamming by incredible musicians, this album will not disappoint. Tight arrangements, scorching guitar work, tempo and meter changes that suddenly take off in a new direction. I'm mentally spent after listening to this. It's in my top ten!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Captain Beyond.........Beyond Rock ! ! !

    Guitar Riffs and haunting melodies abound. Captain Beyond is a collectors masterpiece.Songs flow together as if wovened.The musicians are blended together from successful 70's bands....The album will not disappoint.

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