The Best of Spyro Gyra: The First Ten Years

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/1997
  • Label: Amherst Records
  • UPC: 051617550129
  • Catalog Number: 25501
  • Sales rank: 26,572

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shaker Song (4:50)
  2. 2 Morning Dance (3:57)
  3. 3 Catching the Sun (4:43)
  4. 4 Autumn of Our Love (5:12)
  5. 5 Cafe Amore (5:04)
  6. 6 Cashaca (4:18)
  7. 7 Freetime (6:08)
  8. 8 Summer Strut (5:09)
  9. 9 Old San Juan (6:42)
  10. 10 Incognito (5:58)
  11. 11 Conversations (5:35)
  12. 12 Shakedown (4:25)
  13. 13 Bob Goes to the Store (4:39)
  14. 14 Del Corazon (6:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Spyro Gyra Primary Artist
John Tropea Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Michael Brecker Flute, Horn
Hiram Bullock Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jorge Dalto Piano
Eddie Gomez Bass
Bob Malach Horn
Tom "Bones" Malone Horn
Rob Mounsey Synthesizer
Tom Scott Horn
Jeremy Wall Synthesizer, Electric Piano
Tom Schuman Synthesizer, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Jonathan Abramowitz Strings
Sanford Allen Strings
Lamar Alsop Strings
Manolo Badrena Percussion
Rubens Bassini Percussion, Conga
Jay Beckenstein Horn, Electric Piano, Saxophone
Errol Crusher Bennett Percussion
Randy Brecker Trumpet, Horn
Chet Catallo Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Peter Dimitriades Strings
Julio Fernandez Guitar
Steve Gadd Drums
Gary Grant Horn
Harry Lookofsky Concert Master
Jerry Hey Horn
Harold Kohon Strings
Eli Konikoff Drums
Kim Kurzdorfer Bass
Emile Latimer Percussion
Will Lee Bass
Jay Levy Strings
Steve Love Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Guy Lumia Strings
Marcus Miller Bass
Richie Morales Drums
Matthew Raimondi Strings
David Samuels Marimbas, Steel Drums
Richard Sortomme Strings
Kim Stone Bass
Roberto Vally Bass
Gerardo Velez Percussion
Tom Walsh Drums
Ted Reinhardt Drums
Larry Williams Horn
Technical Credits
Eddie Jobson Synclavier Programming
Jeremy Wall Arranger
Michael Barry Engineer
Charlie Conrad Engineer
Jack Malken Engineer
Larry Swist Engineer
Chuck Madden Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best of Spyro Gyra: The First Ten Years

    If you were young back in the early 80s, this music will bring back memories of the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and, hopefully, a margarita in your hand. Long before corporate America took over most radio stations and homogenized the hell out of them, this music was around. Somehow it was able to creep into the softer rock stations and catch the ear of many a listener. It had a freshness, a newness that was truly infectious. It eventually became so popular that it created a whole new genre for itself- smooth jazz. Today, since the smooth jazz stations sound like boring muzak, it is refreshing to hear a sound from the past, when this type of music was new. The first four "hits" you will recognize immediately- the shaker song, cafe amore, catching the sun, and morning dance. The other seven songs are just as strong and if you listen for a while, you might find that they become your favorites too. You can’t possibly listen to this CD with out moving your hips, your feet or some other part of your body. The sound quality of this CD is very good. For someone who listened to Spirogyra on a cassette tape while driving around in a car, I think it sounds fantastic. For those of you who had them on vinyl, you may not be as impressed. Overall, I give this album a four and star rating for quality, and an extra half for memories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best of Spyro Gyra: The First Ten Years

    If you were young back in the early 80s, this music will bring back memories of the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and, hopefully, a margarita in your hand. Long before corporate America took over most radio stations and homogenized them to death, this music was around. Somehow it was able to creep into the softer rock stations and catch the ear of many a listener. It had a freshness, a newness that was truly infectious. It eventually became so popular that it created a whole new genre for itself- smooth jazz. Today, since the smooth jazz stations sound like boring muzak, it is refreshing to hear a sound from the past, when this type of music was new. The first four "hits" you will recognize immediately- the shaker song, cafe amore, catching the sun, and morning dance. The other seven songs are just as strong and if you listen for a while, you might find that they become your favorites too. You can’t possibly listen to this CD with out moving your hips, your feet or some other part of your body. The sound quality of this CD is very good. For someone who listened to Spirogyra on a cassette tape while driving around in a car, I think it sounds fantastic. For those of you who had them on vinyl, you may not be as impressed. Overall, I give this album a four and star rating for quality, and an extra half for memories.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
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