Complete Go Sessions

The Complete Go Sessions

by Stomu Yamashta's Go
     
 

As the name intimates, The Complete Go Sessions (1985) is a thorough overview of the Go concept album in the truest sense of the term, fusing pop
ock with tinges of jazz and elements of classical, all linked by a central motif of space travel. Stomu Yamashta, Steve Winwood, and …  See more details below

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As the name intimates, The Complete Go Sessions (1985) is a thorough overview of the Go concept album in the truest sense of the term, fusing pop
ock with tinges of jazz and elements of classical, all linked by a central motif of space travel. Stomu Yamashta, Steve Winwood, and Michael Shrieve lead an impressive ensemble through soundscapes unveiled in a variety of perspectives. Perhaps it is the international cast of performers that allows for such an unfettered consortium of ideas, bringing together former Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, and Blind Faith member Steve Winwood along with Santana co-founder Michael Shrieve and mid-'70s era Santana percussionist Yamashta -- the latter of whom were key benefactors to the criminally underrated Santana long-player Borboletta (1974). Ably assisting the festivities are Return to Forever's Al di Meola (guitar), Klaus Schulze (synthesizer) -- whose contributions to Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel remain unequaled -- and Winwood's one-time Traffic accomplice Rosko Gee (bass), who also had a fruitful run with Can. Each side of the original LP contains a complete suite of interconnected and continuous music. The haunting and brooding "Crossing the Line" is reminiscent of prog rockers Alan Parsons Project or pretentious Pink Floyd [read: anything past Meddle (1971)]. Winwood's echo-laden vocals give him an almost palpably awkward quality, perfectly suited for the austere setting that is light years away from the likes of "Sea of Joy" or "Gimme Some Lovin'," yet is remarkably akin to "No Time to Live" circa Traffic's self-titled platter. Exceedingly soulful is the propellant "Ghost Machine," with di Meola's fiery fretwork at its best. The funky "Time Is Here" offers Winwood a perfect outlet for his R&B roots, while "Winner/Loser" -- boasting the project's only lyrics penned by Winwood -- concludes with what is arguably the most accessible pop excursion. If your non-musical interests include Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, and other brainiac-related activities, the two song cycles that comprise Go will definitely be right up your alley. It scored considerably well with audiences in 1976, reaching number 60 on the pop album chart. In 2004, Hip-O Select compiled both Go and the companion concert Go Live from Paris (1977) onto a limited edition (2,500 copies) two-CD package with audio remastered by Gavin Lurssen of the illustrious Mastering Lab.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2010
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657018224
catalogNumber:
182
Rank:
37890

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Solitude/Nature/Air Over/Crossing the Line/Man of Leo/Stellar/Space The
  2. Space Requiem/Space Song/Carnival/Ghost Machine/Surfspin/Time Is Here/W
  3. Space Song/Carnival/Windspin/Ghost Machine
  4. Surfspin/Time Is Here/Winner/Loser

Disc 2

  1. Solitude/Nature/Air Voice/Crossing the Line
  2. Man of Leo/Stellar/Space Requiem
  3. Prelude  -  Martin Ford Orchestra
  4. Seen You Before  -  Martin Ford Orchestra
  5. Madness  -  Martin Ford Orchestra
  6. Mysteries of Love  -  Martin Ford Orchestra
  7. Wheeles of Fortune  -  Martin Ford Orchestra
  8. Beauty  -  Martin Ford Orchestra
  9. You and Me  -  Martin Ford Orchestra
  10. Ecliptic  -  Martin Ford Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stomu Yamashta's Go   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Korg,Mini Moog,Synthesizer Strings
Stomu Yamashta   Indexed Contributor
Klaus Schulze   Synthesizer,Moog Synthesizer,Arp 2600,Arp Odyssey
Steve Winwood   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Synthesizer Strings
Linda Lewis   Vocals
Jess Roden   Vocals
Brother James   Conga,Latin Percussion
Doreen Chanter   Background Vocals
di Meola   Guitar,Soloist
Karen Friedman   Vocals
Rosko Gee   Bass
Doni Harvey   Guitar,Vocals
Bernie Holland   Guitar
Paul Jackson   Bass
Ruby James   Background Vocals
Julian Marvin   Rhythm Guitar
Jerome Rimson   Bass
Peter Robinson   Keyboards,ARP
Liza Strike   Background Vocals
Pat Thrall   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Thunderthighs   Background Vocals
Hisako Yamashta   Violin,Vocals
Chris West   Rhythm Guitar
Lennox Langton   Conga

Technical Credits

Klaus Schulze   Arranger,Composer
Steve Winwood   Arranger,Composer
Paul Buckmaster   Arranger,Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
Michael Quartermain   Composer
Warren Barnett   Mastering
Ian McFarlane   Liner Notes,Concept,Annotation
Robin Denselow   Liner Notes
Stomu Yamashta's Go   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Dennis McKay   Producer

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