Complete Arista Albums Collection [Box Set]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
In 2001, the Brecker Brothers' Arista releases were reissued on CD by the One Way label, but the discs quickly went out of print. French and Japanese reissues surfaced toward the end of the decade, but this box set from Sony's Legacy division makes them easy to obtain in the U.S. -- that is, if you're willing to shell out for an eight-disc box, priced around $60 at the time of its September 2012 release. The discs are in durable LP replica sleeves, though they are not as high quality as a standard Japanese reissue. All-original artwork, front sleeve and back sleeve, is reproduced, and there's a booklet as well. The set contains not only each one of the Breckers' 1975-1980 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
In 2001, the Brecker Brothers' Arista releases were reissued on CD by the One Way label, but the discs quickly went out of print. French and Japanese reissues surfaced toward the end of the decade, but this box set from Sony's Legacy division makes them easy to obtain in the U.S. -- that is, if you're willing to shell out for an eight-disc box, priced around $60 at the time of its September 2012 release. The discs are in durable LP replica sleeves, though they are not as high quality as a standard Japanese reissue. All-original artwork, front sleeve and back sleeve, is reproduced, and there's a booklet as well. The set contains not only each one of the Breckers' 1975-1980 Arista releases (The Brecker Bros., Back to Back, Don't Stop the Music, Heavy Metal Be-Bop, D├ętente, and Straphangin') but the two Blue Montreux releases from 1979 as well. At the time of release, each one of the Brecker titles here (neither Blue Montreux nor Blue Montreux II) was available separately as a digital download.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2012
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886979796225
  • Catalog Number: 797962
  • Sales rank: 78,767

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Some Skunk Funk (5:53)
  2. 2 Sponge (4:07)
  3. 3 A Creature of Many Faces (7:44)
  4. 4 Twilight (5:46)
  5. 5 Sneakin' Up Behind You (4:56)
  6. 6 Rocks (4:40)
  7. 7 Levitate (4:34)
  8. 8 Oh My Stars (3:16)
  9. 9 D.B.B. (4:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Keep It Steady (Brecker Bump) (6:29)
  2. 2 If You Wanna Boogie...Forget It (4:01)
  3. 3 Lovely Lady (6:21)
  4. 4 Night Flight (6:18)
  5. 5 Slick Stuff (4:50)
  6. 6 Dig a Little Deeper (4:04)
  7. 7 Grease Piece (5:49)
  8. 8 What Can a Miracle Do (4:17)
  9. 9 I Love Wastin' Time with You (6:32)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Finger Lickin' Good (4:02)
  2. 2 Funky Sea, Funky Dew (6:13)
  3. 3 As Long as I've Got Your Love (4:16)
  4. 4 Squids (7:46)
  5. 5 Don't Stop the Music (6:34)
  6. 6 Petals (4:23)
  7. 7 Tabula Rasa (8:19)
Disc 4
  1. 1 East River (3:37)
  2. 2 Inside Out (9:29)
  3. 3 Some Skunk Funk (6:59)
  4. 4 Sponge (6:23)
  5. 5 Funky Sea, Funky Dew (8:02)
  6. 6 Squids (7:53)
Disc 5
  1. 1 You Ga (Ta Give It) (4:32)
  2. 2 Not Tonight (3:56)
  3. 3 Don't Get Funny with My Money (4:34)
  4. 4 Tee'd Off (3:43)
  5. 5 You Left Something Behind (4:06)
  6. 6 Squish (5:51)
  7. 7 Dream Theme (5:40)
  8. 8 Baffled (5:23)
  9. 9 I Don't Know Either (5:48)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Straphangin' (8:07)
  2. 2 Threesome (6:28)
  3. 3 Bathsheba (7:01)
  4. 4 Jacknife (6:19)
  5. 5 Why Can't I Be There (5:04)
  6. 6 Not Ethiopia (5:45)
  7. 7 Spreadeagle (5:58)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Blue Montreux - Mike Mainieri (8:50)
  2. 2 Rocks - Mike Mainieri (7:56)
  3. 3 I'm Sorry - Mike Mainieri (8:41)
  4. 4 Magic Carpet - Mike Mainieri (5:37)
  5. 5 Buds - Mike Mainieri (5:02)
  6. 6 Floating - Mike Mainieri (7:56)
  7. 7 The Virgin and the Gypsy - Mike Mainieri (8:25)
Disc 8
  1. 1 A Funky Waltz - Mike Mainieri (6:02)
  2. 2 Candles - Mike Mainieri (6:07)
  3. 3 Uptown Ed - Mike Mainieri (6:39)
  4. 4 Love Play - Mike Mainieri (10:54)
  5. 5 Cloud Motion - Mike Mainieri (9:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Brecker Brothers Primary Artist
Patti Austin Background Vocals
Luther Vandross Background Vocals
Warren Bernhardt Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, fender rhodes, Mini Moog
Michael Brecker Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Hand Clapping
Hiram Bullock Guitar
Larry Coryell Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guest Appearance
George Duke Synthesizer, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Prophet Synthesizer, Prophet 5
Eddie Gomez Bass, Guest Appearance
Don Grolnick Keyboards, fender rhodes
Steve Khan Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Lenny White Drums
Irene Cara Background Vocals
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Robin Clark Background Vocals
D.J. Rogers Vocals, Vocal Ad-Libs
Doug Riley Keyboards
Don Alias Percussion
Sanford Allen Violin
Lamar Alsop Viola
Manolo Badrena Percussion
Terry Bozzio Drums, Background Vocals
Randy Brecker Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Keyboards, Vocals, Hand Clapping, Electric Trumpet, Prophet 5
Ariana Bronne Violin
Alfred Brown Viola
Carl Carlwell Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Bob Clearmountain Hand Clapping
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Rafael Cruz Percussion
Peter Dimitriades Violin
Sammy Figueroa Percussion, Conga
Barry Finnerty Guitar, Background Vocals
Jerry Friedman Guitar, Electric Piano
Steve Gadd Drums
Paul Gershman Violin
Roy Herring Background Vocals
Neil Jason Bass, Vocals
Harold Kohon Violin
Will Lee Electric Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tony Levin Bass, Electric Bass, Stick Bass, Electric Stick
Jesse Levy Cello
Richard Locker Cello
Guy Lumia Violin
Paulette McWilliams Background Vocals
Mike Mainieri Percussion, Vibes, oberheim, Synthesizer Vibes, Electric Vibraphone
Bob Mann Guitar
Lou Marini Alto Saxophone
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Richard Maximoff Viola
Ullanda McCullough Background Vocals
Marcus Miller Bass
Jeff Mironov Guitar
Kash Monet Percussion, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Richie Morales Drums
Matthew Raimondi Violin
Barry Rogers Trombone
Aaron Rosand Violin
Alan Rubin Trumpet
Allan Schwartzberg Drums
David Spinozza Guitar
Fonzi Thornton Background Vocals
Sandy Torano Guitar
Allee Willis Background Vocals
Erik Zobler Hand Clapping
Beverly Billard Background Vocals
Doug Billard Background Vocals
Diane Sumler Background Vocals
Lew Del Gatto Baritone Saxophone
Christopher Parker Drums
Paul Schaeffer fender rhodes
Dave Friedman Marimbas
Bill Reichenbach Hand Clapping
Steve Jordan Drums
Airto Percussion
Josh Brown Background Vocals
Mark Gray Keyboards, Electric Piano, fender rhodes
David Taylor Bass Trombone
Jeff Schoen Background Vocals
Christine Faith Background Vocals
Harry Lokofsky Violin
Sue Ann Carlwell Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Luther Vandross Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Warren Bernhardt Composer
The Brecker Brothers Arranger, Producer
Michael Brecker Arranger, Composer, Producer
George Duke Producer
Don Grolnick Composer
Steve Khan Composer
David Lasley Composer
Alphonse Mouzon Composer
David Sanborn Composer
Doug Riley Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Steve Backer Executive Producer
Don Berman Engineer
Gerald Block Engineer
Randy Brecker Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Bob Clearmountain Engineer
Charlotte Crossley Composer
Jimmy Douglass Engineer
Frank Filipetti Engineer
Jerry Friedman Composer
Neil Jason Arranger, Composer, Producer
Will Lee Composer
Mike Mainieri Composer, Producer
Kash Monet Arranger, Composer, Producer
Gene Paul Engineer
Martin Pearson Engineer
Dave Richards Engineer
Jack Richardson Producer
Richard Seidel Producer
Tommy Vicari Engineer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Allee Willis Composer
Beverly Billard Composer
Doug Billard Composer
Bob Heimall Art Direction
Donn Davenport Art Direction
Nancy Greenberg Art Direction
Ron Kellum Art Direction
Edward O'Dowd Art Direction
Mike Kull Tape Research
Mike Panico Archival Assistant
Tom Tierney Archival Assistant
Maria Triana Mastering
Debra Barsha Composer
Fred Heller Management
Brett Mazur Composer
Che Williams Archival Assistant
Anthony Barone Personal Manager
Ticky Brecker Composer
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