Peaceful World

Peaceful World

by The Rascals
     
 

Peaceful World is a wonderful blend of soul, jazz, and funk that never found an audience. Perhaps it was because the positive sentiments expressed in the lyrics were unfortunately becoming passé; perhaps it was the diversity of the two-record set itself. Despite its lack of commercial success, this was an artistic triumph for Felix Cavaliere. With a supporting…  See more details below

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Peaceful World is a wonderful blend of soul, jazz, and funk that never found an audience. Perhaps it was because the positive sentiments expressed in the lyrics were unfortunately becoming passé; perhaps it was the diversity of the two-record set itself. Despite its lack of commercial success, this was an artistic triumph for Felix Cavaliere. With a supporting cast including jazz luminaries Joe Farrell, Hubert Laws, Alice Coltrane, and Ron Carter, Cavaliere creates a musical vision of the Peaceful World conjured up by the album's title. The single, "Love Me," which barely cracked the Hot 100, is a piece of funk in a Sly Stone vein. Guitarist Buzz Feiten's "In and Out of Love" is one of those shoulda-been-a-hit-single songs. Many of the tracks, including the side-long (21:25) title track, are mellow jazz excursions. This ambitious album took the Rascals to the place Cavaliere had been headed over the course of the last couple of albums -- but, sadly, the fans didn't follow.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/1999
Label:
Sundazed Music Inc.
UPC:
0090771613127
catalogNumber:
6131

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rascals   Primary Artist
Pepper Adams   Bass (Vocal),Baritone Saxophone
Ron Carter   Bass
Hubert Laws   Flute
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion,Conga,Bells,Shaker,talking drum,Soloist
Garnett Brown   Trombone,Horn
Bruce Buono   Vocals,Background Vocals
Buddy Buono   Vocals,Background Vocals
Felix Cavaliere   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Marimbas,Electric Piano,Vocals,Soloist
Link Chamberlain   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Alice Coltrane   Harp
Dino Danelli   Drums
Joe Farrell   Flute,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Howard "Buzz" Feiten   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer,Soloist
Molly Holt   Vocals,Soloist
Gerald Jemmott   Bass
William Salter   Bass
Jon Smith   Saxophone
Annie Sutton   Vocals
Cynthia Webb   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ernie Wilking   Saxophone,Soloist
R. MacDonald   Percussion
Jo Smith   Saxophone
Robert "Pops" Popwell   Bass

Technical Credits

Felix Cavaliere   Composer,Producer,Original Album Producer
Link Chamberlain   Horn Arrangements
James Greene   Engineer
Jerry Lee Smith   Engineer
Ron Coro   Cover Design
Paul Gauguin   Cover Art
Hazrat Inayat Khan   Author

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