The Best of Meco

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The Best of Meco is an exhaustive and carefully assembled collection of the producer/keyboardist's disco-fied renditions of popular movie themes; opening with his biggest hit, "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band," the disc also includes singular performances of the "Theme from Close Encounters, " "Themes From The Wizard of Oz" and "Love Theme From Superman (Can You Read My Mind?)" While certainly a one-of-a-kind document of the cultural forces at work during the late 1970s, at over 74 minutes in length, it's nevertheless guaranteed to tax the endurance of all but the most devoted fans -- those, however, will find the collection a veritable ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The Best of Meco is an exhaustive and carefully assembled collection of the producer/keyboardist's disco-fied renditions of popular movie themes; opening with his biggest hit, "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band," the disc also includes singular performances of the "Theme from Close Encounters, " "Themes From The Wizard of Oz" and "Love Theme From Superman (Can You Read My Mind?)" While certainly a one-of-a-kind document of the cultural forces at work during the late 1970s, at over 74 minutes in length, it's nevertheless guaranteed to tax the endurance of all but the most devoted fans -- those, however, will find the collection a veritable treasure trove.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/1997
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731455325546
  • Catalog Number: 553255

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Meco Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
John Tropea Guitar
Danny Gatton Guitar
Eddie Bert Trombone
Phil Bodner Reeds
Jon Faddis Trumpet
Mike Lawrence Trumpet
Tom "Bones" Malone Trombone
Lew Soloff Trumpet
George Young Reeds
John Purcell Percussion
Dave Carey Percussion
John Clark French Horn
David Nadien Violin
Centella Bass
Gordon Grody Vocals
Gloria Agostini Autoharp
Sanford Allen Violin
Lamar Alsop Violin, Viola
Wayne Andre Trombone
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Ariana Bronne Violin
James Buffington French Horn
Bob Cadway Guitar
Danny Cahn Trumpet
Carol Coleman Bass
Richard Crooks Drums
Eddie Daniels Reeds
Paul Faulise Trombone
Louis Gabowitz Violin
Steve Gadd Drums
Jean Paul Gaspar Percussion
John Gatchell Trumpet
Gerald Tarack Violin
Paul Gershman Violin
Diva Gray Vocals
Fred Griffin French Horn
Lani Groves Vocals
Harry Lookofsky Violin
Dick Hixson Trombone
Yogi Horton Drums
Theodore Israel Viola
Anthony Jackson Bass
Neil Jason Bass
Harold Kohon Violin
Robbie Kondor Synthesizer, Keyboards
Barry Lazarowitz Drums
Will Lee Bass
Jesse Levy Cello
Charles Libove Violin
Richard Locker Cello
Steve Love Guitar
Guy Lumia Violin
Bob Mann Guitar
George Marge Reeds
Richard Maximoff Viola
Marcus Miller Bass
Jeff Mironov Guitar
Meco Monardo Trombone, Keyboards
Marvin Morgenstern Violin
Cliff Morris Guitar
Keith O'Quinn Trombone
Gene Orloff Violin
Romeo Penque Reeds
Peter Phillips Keyboards
John Pintavalle Violin
Tony Posk Violin
Lance Quinn Guitar
Allen Ralph Trombone
Pat Rebillot Keyboards
Barry Rodgers Trombone
Aaron Rosand Violin
Eric Rosenfeld Guitar
Sonny Russo Trombone
David Sackson Violin
Allan Schwartzberg Drums
Alan Shulman Viola
Irving Spice Violin
David Spinozza Guitar
Tony Studd Trombone
David Tofani Reeds
Richard Trifan Synthesizer
Ed Walsh Synthesizer
Harold Wheeler Keyboards
Marilyn Wright Violin
Jimmy Young Drums
Julius Brand Violin
Lou Eley Violin
Michael Spivakowsky Violin
Joe Shepley Trumpet
Lew Del Gatto Reeds
Gary N. Mayo Vocals
Retsim Adoy Violin
Paul Brand Viola
Kermie Ceedu Violin
Emong Divad-Nhoj Violin
Royam Dowe Viola
Mij Euqnic Violin
Brab Ferrag Violin
Voh Kehc Violin
Ynned Lessick Autoharp
Vincent Lilly Percussion
Dickie Max Viola
Lamer Murnhab Violin
Ibonek Nawibo Violin
Sec Nurf Viola
Nomeg Oirepim Violin
Kirk Parson Percussion
Egroeg Sacuf Cello
Naje Spua Violin
Yhtac Traux Cello
Abob Ttef Violin
Senob Yocum Violin
Jack Zimmerson Violin
Peter Gordon French Horn
Dave Davis Violin
Anaid Chacen Violin
Aruhu Ulus Viola
Atten Anmodro Violin
Atten Lessik Guitar, Violin, Autoharp
Nad Dnalloh Autoharp
Nam Elohass Violin
Obb Stretlaw Violin
Yrrah Htoob Violin
Odnal Violin
Oted Otra Violin
La Yruoc Violin
Yug Aimul Viola
Rairy Leicher Viola
Het Mogen Viola
Mijmy Nernie Viola
Neddor Yrreb Cello
Paul Winter Violin
Gene Bianca Autoharp
Simm Amorni Violin
Bill Brown French Horn
Thomas Simons Percussion
Elliot Rosoff Violin
Technical Credits
Suzanne Ciani Sound Effects
Gordon Grody Vocal Arrangements
Gloria Agostini Contributor
Billy Beck Producer
Don Berman Engineer
Tony Bongiovi Sound Effects, Producer, Engineer
Lincoln Clapp Engineer
Bob Clearmountain Engineer
Jason Corsaro Contributor
Neil Dorfsman Engineer
Michael Farrow Engineer
Harvey Goldberg Engineer
Harvey Hoffman Engineer
Mark Hood Engineer
Bill Levenson Executive Producer
Scott Litt Engineer
Paul Mandl Engineer
Bob Millikan Contributor
Meco Monardo Arranger, Producer, Contributor, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Lance Quinn Arranger, Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Harold Wheeler Arranger, Producer
Maury Yeston Contributor
Bill Sheniman Engineer
Clay Hutchinson Engineer
Terri Tierney Contributor
Charles Koppelam Executive Producer
William Motzing Arranger
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