Future Games/Spirit Of '84

Future Games/Spirit Of '84

by Spirit
     
 

This two-disc reissue from BGO combines two of Spirit's more self-indulgent and quirky releases: 1977's Future Games and 1984's aptly titled The Spirit of '84. With Future Games, Randy California let his imagination run wild on this 22-song cycle, with erratic results. While the sound effects and production are a nice touchSee more details below

Overview

This two-disc reissue from BGO combines two of Spirit's more self-indulgent and quirky releases: 1977's Future Games and 1984's aptly titled The Spirit of '84. With Future Games, Randy California let his imagination run wild on this 22-song cycle, with erratic results. While the sound effects and production are a nice touch, the songs meander from one to another without a sense of full development. On top of that, the combination of science fiction, Hawaii, and numerous Star Trek references meshes about as well as carpenter's nails and frogs on a slice of pizza. Translation: it just doesn't. On the flip side, The Spirit of '84 does much better at redeeming California, but this is one of the more misleading releases in the catalog. Essentially a reunion album with Spirit's founding members, over half the songs are re-recordings of their back catalog's finest moments. And while the performances are noteworthy, the updated synth sounds and production values make them inferior to the originals. It's not the best work in the Spirit catalog, but far from the worst, either.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2005
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261206572
catalogNumber:
657
Rank:
41671

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. CB Talk  -  Spirit
  2. Stars Are Love  -  Spirit
  3. Kahauna Dream  -  Spirit
  4. Buried in My Brain  -  Spirit
  5. Bionic Unit  -  Spirit
  6. So Happy Now  -  Spirit
  7. All Along the Watchtower  -  Spirit
  8. Would You Believe  -  Spirit
  9. Jack Bond Speaks  -  Spirit
  10. Star Trek Dreaming  -  Spirit
  11. Interlude XM  -  Spirit
  12. China Doll  -  Spirit
  13. Hawaiian Times  -  Spirit
  14. Gorn Attack  -  Spirit
  15. Interlude 2001  -  Spirit
  16. Detroit City  -  Spirit
  17. Freakout Frog  -  Spirit
  18. The Romulan Experience  -  Spirit
  19. Monkey See Monkey Do  -  Spirit
  20. Mt. Olympus  -  Spirit
  21. The Journey of Nomad  -  Spirit
  22. Ending  -  Spirit

Disc 2

  1. Black Satin Nights  -  Spirit
  2. Mr. Skin  -  Spirit
  3. Mechanical World  -  Spirit
  4. Pick It Up  -  Spirit
  5. All Over the World  -  Spirit
  6. 1984  -  Spirit
  7. Uncle Jack  -  Spirit
  8. Nature's Way  -  Spirit
  9. Fresh Garbage  -  Spirit
  10. I Got a Line on You  -  Spirit

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Spirit   Primary Artist
Bob Welch   Guitar,Vocals
Randy California   Guitar,Vocals
Jay Ferguson   Guitar,Vocals
Terry Anderson   Background Vocals
Mark Andes   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Matt Andes   Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Baxter   Guitar
Ed Cassidy   Percussion,Drums
Neal Doughty   Keyboards
Bruce Gary   Percussion,Vocals
Alan Gratzer   Percussion,Vocals
Jerry Jumonville   Saxophone
Joe Lala   Percussion
Bobby LaKind   Percussion
John Locke   Keyboards
Curly Smith   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Howard Lesse   Guitar
Gary Myrik   Guitar
Keith Knudson   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Randy California   Composer,Engineer
Jay Ferguson   Composer
Kim Fowley   Composer
Mark Andes   Composer
Ed Cassidy   Composer
David DeVore   Producer,Engineer
Alan Robinson   Liner Notes
Allen Sides   Engineer
Andrew Thompson   Remastering
Wally Traugott   Mastering
Blair Mooney   Composer,Engineer
Jim Schubert   Art Direction
Patti Heid   Art Direction,Original Illustration
Joe Kotleba   Art Direction
Carla Savage   Composer
Burt Shonberg   Composer
Thomas L. Chavey   Executive Producer
Doctor Sardonicus   Producer,Author
Gary W. Gratzer   Executive Producer

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