Original Album Classics

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Original Album Classics is a curious compilation of five original Weather Report LPs reissued on one CD; true fans of the band might scratch their heads a bit at this one. Included are the definitive albums I Sing the Body Electric, Sweetnighter and Mysterious Traveller. The less essential Black Market and their final official release, Night Passage, made the cut. Sorely missing: their first eponymously titled recording, the definitive Live in Tokyo, as well as Tale Spinnin' and Heavy Weather. Some completists might want this, but most devotees already have this material, and have pruned the chaff from the wheat.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Original Album Classics is a curious compilation of five original Weather Report LPs reissued on one CD; true fans of the band might scratch their heads a bit at this one. Included are the definitive albums I Sing the Body Electric, Sweetnighter and Mysterious Traveller. The less essential Black Market and their final official release, Night Passage, made the cut. Sorely missing: their first eponymously titled recording, the definitive Live in Tokyo, as well as Tale Spinnin' and Heavy Weather. Some completists might want this, but most devotees already have this material, and have pruned the chaff from the wheat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/12/2007
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy Euro
  • UPC: 886971454727
  • Catalog Number: 714547
  • Sales rank: 25,277

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Unknown Soldier (8:00)
  2. 2 The Moors (4:43)
  3. 3 Crystal (7:19)
  4. 4 Second Sunday in August (4:12)
  5. 5 Medley: Vertical Invader/T.H./Dr. Honoris Causa (10:39)
  6. 6 Surucucú (7:41)
  7. 7 Directions (4:34)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Boogie Woogie Waltz (13:06)
  2. 2 Manolete (5:58)
  3. 3 Adios (3:01)
  4. 4 125th Street Congress (12:15)
  5. 5 Will (6:22)
  6. 6 Non-Stop Home (3:50)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Nubian Sundance (10:40)
  2. 2 American Tango (3:40)
  3. 3 Cucumber Slumber (8:22)
  4. 4 Mysterious Traveller (7:21)
  5. 5 Blackthorn Rose (5:02)
  6. 6 Scarlet Woman (5:45)
  7. 7 Jungle Book (7:22)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Black Market (6:30)
  2. 2 Cannon Ball (4:40)
  3. 3 Gibraltar (7:49)
  4. 4 Elegant People (5:03)
  5. 5 Three Clowns (3:27)
  6. 6 Barbary Coast (3:10)
  7. 7 Herandu (6:38)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Night Passage (6:30)
  2. 2 Dream Clock (6:26)
  3. 3 Port of Entry (5:09)
  4. 4 Forlorn (3:55)
  5. 5 Rockin' in Rhythm (3:02)
  6. 6 Fast City (6:17)
  7. 7 Three Views of a Secret (5:50)
  8. 8 Madagascar (10:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Weather Report Primary Artist
Wayne Shorter Reeds, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Towner 12-string Guitar
Miroslav Vitous Bass, Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Andrew White English Horn
Joe Zawinul Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Yolande Bavan Vocals
Herschell Dwellingham Drums
Dom Um Romão Percussion, Castanets, Cymbals, Gong, Tambourine, Wood Flute, Bells, Caxixi, Pandeiro, Cuica, cowbell, Wood Block, Cachichi, Chinese Tom Tom, Chucalho
Chapman Roberts Vocals
Wilmer Wise Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet
Joshie Armstrong Vocals
Eric Kamau Grávátt Drums
Technical Credits
Jaco Pastorius Producer
Wayne Shorter Composer, Producer
Miroslav Vitous Composer
Joe Zawinul Composer, Producer
Robert Devere Executive Producer
Tim Geelan Engineer
Robert Hurwitz Liner Notes
Ed Lee Cover Design
Ron Malo Engineer
Wayne Tarnowski Engineer
John Berg Cover Design
Susumu Satoh Engineer
Fred Swanson Cover Art
Helmut K. Wimmer Cover Art
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