Odyssey

Odyssey

by Odyssey
     
 
Odyssey is best remembered for its 1977 disco smash "Native New Yorker," an exuberant gem that brilliantly captures the love/hate feelings New Yorkers have for their city. But those who heard that single on the radio and acquired Odyssey's self-titled debut album in the hope of hearing a lot of similar songs received a major surprise --

Overview

Odyssey is best remembered for its 1977 disco smash "Native New Yorker," an exuberant gem that brilliantly captures the love/hate feelings New Yorkers have for their city. But those who heard that single on the radio and acquired Odyssey's self-titled debut album in the hope of hearing a lot of similar songs received a major surprise -- "Native New Yorker" isn't typical of the LP on the whole. For the most part, Odyssey favors laid-back, gentle soul-pop with a subtle Caribbean flavor and occasional hints of jazz. Naturally, some of the people who expected Odyssey to be one big disco party were disappointed, but those who could accept the album for what it was realized that album tracks like "Weekend Lover," "Golden Hands," and "Ever Lovin' Sam" had a lot of charm. And the New York trio deserves credit for being unorthodox; in 1977, not many R&B groups were incorporating Caribbean elements. One of Odyssey's more consistent albums, this 1977 debut isn't great for dancing (except for "Native New Yorker" of course), but is always great for listening.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/2010
Label:
Big Break
UPC:
5013929030527
catalogNumber:
5
Rank:
42925

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Odyssey   Primary Artist
John Tropea   Guitar
Michael Brecker   Reeds
David Lasley   Vocals
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
David Taylor   Bass Trombone
Eric Weissberg   Guitar
Dave Carey   Marimbas,Vibes
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Charles Calello   Keyboards
Charles Collins   Drums
Susan Collins   Vocals
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Gordon Edwards   Bass
Fred Griffin   French Horn
Will Lee   Bass
Sandy Linzer   Percussion
George Marge   Reeds
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Jeff Mironov   Guitar
Pat Rebillot   Keyboards
Terry Silverlight   Drums
Richard Tee   Keyboards
Arnold McCuller   Vocals
Ron Tierno   Drums
Jim Buffington   French Horn
Manny Greene   Concert Master

Technical Credits

Jim Bonneford   Engineer
Charles Calello   Composer
Charlie Conrad   Engineer
Jeffrey Kawalek   Engineer
Sandy Linzer   Composer
Ralph Kotkov   Composer
Ted Coconis   Cover Art
Christian John Wikane   Liner Notes

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