Weather Report’s ‘Heavy Weather’

Weather Report’s ‘Heavy Weather’ is their eighth (and most commercially successful) album released in March 1977 y Columbia.

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Track Listing : 1.Birdland (Joe Zawinul) – 05:57 . 2.A Remark You Made (Joe Zawinul) – 06:51 . 3.Teen Town (Jaco Pastorius) – 02:51 . 4.Harlequin (Wayne Shorter) – 03:59 . 5.Rumba Mamá (Manolo Badrena, Alex Acuña) – 02:11 . 6.Palladíum (Wayne Shorter) – 04:46 . 7.The Juggler (Joe Zawinul) – 05:03 . 8.Havona (Jaco Pastorius) – 06:01

Musicians : Joe Zawinul – 2 Arp 2600 Except (5), Rhodes Electric Piano Except (1 – 5 – 8), Yamaha Grand Piano On (1 – 4 – 7 – 8), Oberheim Polyphonic Synthesizer Except (5 – 6 – 7), Vocal On (1), Melodica On (1 – 3)and Guitar And Tabla On (7). . Wayne Shorter – Soprano Saxophone Except (2 – 5)and Tenor Saxophone On (1 – 2 – 6) . Jaco Pastorius – Electric Bass Except (5), Mandocello On (1 – 7), Vocals On (1), Drums On (3), Steel Drums On (6) . Alex Acuña – Drum Set Except (3 – 5), Congas And Tom-Toms On (5)and Handclaps On (7) . Manolo Badrena – Tambourine On (1), Congas On (3 – 5 – 6), Vocal On (4 – 5), Timbales On (5)and Percussion On (6 – 7)

Production : Produced By Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter . Ron Malo – Engineer . Jerry Hudgins – Assistant Engineer . Brian Risner – Assistant Engineer

Package : Nancy Donald – Design . Lou Beach – Illustration . Keith Williamson – Photography

Recorded Late 1976 – Early 1977 At The Devonshire Sound Studios In North Hollywood, California.

Released In March 1977 By Columbia.

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Sputnikmusic.com
Overall: I was for the most part, not unhappy to listen to this CD, but I expected much more, especially from the hype I’ve heard about it. Good CD, but it lacked the energy needed to make me want to keep it in my CD player. […]

Blogcritics
It’s too bad that few, including Weather Report themselves, were able to equal Heavy Weather in the ensuing years. This is a record that is a serious contender for best fusion album of the 1970’s. […]

Ultimate-Guitar.com
So, what to mark it down on? Well, my initial issue with it is that it is far too short. Just under forty minutes, I have to play it over again. It’s the sort of thing you can listen to anywhere at anytime but totalling something like 37 minutes isn’t what I think of an album as! […]

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