The Bruford Tapes

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paul Collins
A live N.Y.C. radio broadcast by Bill Bruford and his band in July 1979, The Bruford Tapes features material from his Feels Good to Me and One of a Kind albums. Although the mix is shaky, the playing is not. Bruford rules the roost with his inimitable "pong" rim-shot sound and droll stage patter, and Dave Stewart's keyboards especially benefit from a heavier, slightly overdriven stage sound. Stewart gets "Hell's Bells" off to a rousing start, and his piano and Hammond sounds nicely embellish "Fainting in Coils"; not to be outdone, Jeff Berlin blazes across "Five G" with some wonderfully frenetic bass playing. This is one of the best Bruford albums of this period; those who...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paul Collins
A live N.Y.C. radio broadcast by Bill Bruford and his band in July 1979, The Bruford Tapes features material from his Feels Good to Me and One of a Kind albums. Although the mix is shaky, the playing is not. Bruford rules the roost with his inimitable "pong" rim-shot sound and droll stage patter, and Dave Stewart's keyboards especially benefit from a heavier, slightly overdriven stage sound. Stewart gets "Hell's Bells" off to a rousing start, and his piano and Hammond sounds nicely embellish "Fainting in Coils"; not to be outdone, Jeff Berlin blazes across "Five G" with some wonderfully frenetic bass playing. This is one of the best Bruford albums of this period; those who found the studio releases of these songs to be too cold will be won over by the improvisational intensity of this live show.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/30/1990
  • Label: Editions Eg Records
  • UPC: 017046152822
  • Catalog Number: 6

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hell's Bells - Bill Bruford (4:35)
  2. 2 Sample and Hold - Bill Bruford (6:35)
  3. 3 Fainting in Coils - Bill Bruford (7:25)
  4. 4 Travels with Myself -- and Someone Else - Bill Bruford (4:38)
  5. 5 Beelzebub - Bill Bruford (3:52)
  6. 6 The Sahara of Snow, Pt. 1 - Bill Bruford (5:05)
  7. 7 The Sahara of Snow, Pt. 2 - Bill Bruford (3:32)
  8. 8 One of a Kind, Pt. 2 - Bill Bruford (8:45)
  9. 9 Five G - Bill Bruford (2:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bruford Primary Artist
Bill Bruford Indexed Contributor, Percussion, Drums
Jeff Berlin Bass, Electric Bass
Dave Stewart Keyboards
John Clark Guitar, Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Jeff Kracke Engineer
Jean Kelly Artwork, Cover Art
Denis McNamara Concert Coordinator
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