The First Seven Days

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All Music Guide - Robert Gabriel
Mahavishnu Orchestra keyboard ace Jan Hammer offers up quite a thorough study in synthesizer technology with his second solo release, titled The First Seven Days. With the liner notes declaring "for those concerned, that there is no guitar on this album," Hammer makes it a point to further blur the distinction between the genres of jazz, rock, and classical music. Wishing to portray the first seven "days" of earth's creation, Hammer states that "assuming that each of these days lasted anywhere from one day to 100 million years, the scientific and biblical views do meet in certain points. These points were the inspiration for this album." His incorporation of the piano, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert Gabriel
Mahavishnu Orchestra keyboard ace Jan Hammer offers up quite a thorough study in synthesizer technology with his second solo release, titled The First Seven Days. With the liner notes declaring "for those concerned, that there is no guitar on this album," Hammer makes it a point to further blur the distinction between the genres of jazz, rock, and classical music. Wishing to portray the first seven "days" of earth's creation, Hammer states that "assuming that each of these days lasted anywhere from one day to 100 million years, the scientific and biblical views do meet in certain points. These points were the inspiration for this album." His incorporation of the piano, electric piano, Moog synthesizer, Oberheim synthesizer, Freeman string synthesizer, and Mellotron vividly evokes images of bubbling cesspools and budding birthrights as his inspired version of the physical world sonically takes shape. While The First Seven Days is atmospheric in nature, with no proper pop sensibilities, its thematic construction yields nothing short of a classic narrative.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972478227
  • Catalog Number: 724782
  • Sales rank: 50,647

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jan Hammer Primary Artist, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Mellotron, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Strings
Steve Kindler Guitar, Violin, Vocals
David Earle Johnson Percussion, Conga
Technical Credits
Bob Belden Reissue Producer
Jan Hammer Producer, Engineer, Reissue Producer
Milton Glaser Cover Illustration
Mark Wilder Mastering
Arthur Levy Liner Notes
Paula Scher Art Direction
Randall Martin Reissue Design
Seth Foster Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    First rate electronic music

    This is not your usual Jan Hammer. Consider this if you enjoy learning how an artist evolves through his career. Very enjoyable to listen to. A completely unique experience as it is not "pop" or "rock" or "jazz" - just electronic music that somehow is "musical" and embracing. The songs build on each other and present the first seven days as a complete set much like a symphony builds up in strength.

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