The Columbia Albums 1976-1982

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The Columbia Albums 1976-1982 anthologizes the Jaco Pastorius era of Weather Report. Black Market 1976, Heavy Weather 1977, Mr. Gone 1978, the mostly live 8:30 1979, Night Passage 1980, and Weather Report 1982 are packaged in LP replica sleeves that are sturdy but not as high quality as a standard Japanese reissue. Each disc features reproduced front and back artwork. As detailed by liner notes author Richard Seidel, the box contains 12 bonus tracks, including all the cuts from the 2002 compilation Live and Unreleased that feature Pastorius, as well as material from the 1979 Havana Jam. The 19-page booklet also features full track-by-track credits and session data. While ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The Columbia Albums 1976-1982 anthologizes the Jaco Pastorius era of Weather Report. Black Market 1976, Heavy Weather 1977, Mr. Gone 1978, the mostly live 8:30 1979, Night Passage 1980, and Weather Report 1982 are packaged in LP replica sleeves that are sturdy but not as high quality as a standard Japanese reissue. Each disc features reproduced front and back artwork. As detailed by liner notes author Richard Seidel, the box contains 12 bonus tracks, including all the cuts from the 2002 compilation Live and Unreleased that feature Pastorius, as well as material from the 1979 Havana Jam. The 19-page booklet also features full track-by-track credits and session data. While it might seem like quite a plunge for newcomers, the set -- when it was released in 2012 -- originally sold for roughly the price of three full-price CDs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2012
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886979394025
  • Catalog Number: 793940
  • Sales rank: 144,298

Tracks

Disc 1
  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)
  8. 8 Portrait of Tracy (5:59)
  9. 9 Elegant People (4:30)
  10. 10 Black Market (9:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Birdland (5:59)
  2. 2 A Remark You Made (6:53)
  3. 3 Teen Town (2:52)
  4. 4 Harlequin (4:01)
  5. 5 Rumba Mama (2:11)
  6. 6 Palladium (4:47)
  7. 7 The Juggler (5:03)
  8. 8 Havona (6:03)
  9. 9 Black Market (9:29)
  10. 10 Teen Town (6:33)
  11. 11 Birdland (6:36)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Pursuit of the Woman With the Feathered Hat (5:04)
  2. 2 River People (4:50)
  3. 3 Young and Fine (6:55)
  4. 4 The Elders (4:23)
  5. 5 Mr. Gone (5:25)
  6. 6 Punk Jazz (5:08)
  7. 7 Pinocchio (2:26)
  8. 8 And Then (3:22)
  9. 9 River People (7:00)
  10. 10 In a Silent Way/Waterfall (5:45)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Black Market (9:30)
  2. 2 Scarlet Woman (8:23)
  3. 3 Teen Town (5:52)
  4. 4 A Remark You Made (7:46)
  5. 5 Slang (4:45)
  6. 6 In a Silent Way (2:44)
  7. 7 Birdland (6:53)
  8. 8 Thanks For the Memory (3:24)
  9. 9 Badia/Boodie Woogie Waltz (9:30)
  10. 10 8:30 (2:36)
  11. 11 Brown Street (8:34)
  12. 12 The Orphan (3:16)
  13. 13 Sightseeing (5:35)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Night Passage (6:33)
  2. 2 Dream Clock (6:28)
  3. 3 Port of Entry (5:10)
  4. 4 Forlorn (3:53)
  5. 5 Rockin' In Rhythm (3:02)
  6. 6 Fast City (6:20)
  7. 7 Three Views of a Secret (5:55)
  8. 8 Madagascar (10:58)
  9. 9 Teen Town (7:04)
  10. 10 Port of Entry (8:05)
  11. 11 Fast City (6:52)
  12. 12 Night Passage (5:54)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Volcano For Hire (5:25)
  2. 2 Current Affairs (5:53)
  3. 3 N.Y.C.: 41st Parallel/the Dance/Crazy About Jazz (10:08)
  4. 4 Dara Factor One (5:25)
  5. 5 When It Was Now (4:46)
  6. 6 Speechless (5:57)
  7. 7 Dara Factor Two (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Weather Report Primary Artist
Deniece Williams Vocals
Maurice White Vocals
Peter Erskine Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Claves, Hi Hat
Jon Lucien Vocals
Jaco Pastorius Bass, Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Steel Drums, Timpani, Mandocello
Wayne Shorter Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Tony Williams Drums
Chester Thompson Percussion, Drums
Don Alias Percussion, Conga
Alex Acuña Percussion, Conga, Drums, Tom-Tom, Hand Clapping
Joe Zawinul Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Tabla, Vocals, Melodica, Kalimba, Vocoder, fender rhodes, oberheim, sleigh bells, Hi Hat, Piano (Grand), Arp 2600, Quadra
Manolo Badrena Percussion, Conga, Tambourine, Timbales, Vocals
Steve Gadd Drums
Alphonso Johnson Electric Bass
Narada Michael Walden Drums
Robert Thomas Jr. Tambourine, Hand Drums
Erich Zawinul Percussion
Charles La Boe Electric Bass
Technical Credits
Bob Belden Reissue Producer
Peter Erskine Composer
Jaco Pastorius Composer, Producer
Wayne Shorter Composer, Producer
Irving Mills Composer
Alex Acuña Composer
Joe Zawinul Arranger, Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Manolo Badrena Composer
Harry Carney Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Jerry Hudgins Engineer
Alphonso Johnson Composer
Alex Kazanegras Engineer
Ron Malo Engineer
George Massenburg Engineer
Russ Payne Engineer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Richard Seidel Producer, Liner Notes
Ray Thompson Engineer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Bert de Coteaux Producer
Robert Thomas Jr. Composer
Brian Risner Engineer
Edward O'Dowd Art Direction
Mike Kull Tape Research
Mike Panico Archival Assistant
Tom Tierney Archival Assistant
Maria Triana Mastering
Mike Berniker Producer
Che Williams Archival Assistant
Milton Puma Retouching
Stan Tonkel Engineer
Sam Guest Composer
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