Weather Report’s ‘I Sing the Body Electric’ is their second album (with two new members : percussionist Dom Um Romão and drummer Eric Gravatt) recorded during November 1971 and January 1972 and released on May 26, 1972 By Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Unknown Soldier (Josef Zawinul) – 08:00 . 2.The Moors (Wayne Shorter) – 04:45 . 3.Crystal (Miroslav Vitouš) – 07:25 . 4.Second Sunday In August (Josef Zawinul) – 04:13 . 5.Medley: Vertical Invader (Josef Zawinul) / T.H. (Miroslav Vitouš) / Dr. Honoris Causa (Josef Zawinul) – 10:40 . 6.Surucucú (Wayne Shorter) – 07:42 . 7.Directions (Josef Zawinul) – 04:36
Musicians : Weather Report – Band . Josef Zawinul – Electric And Acoustic Piano, Arp 2600 Synthesizer . Wayne Shorter – Saxophones . Miroslav Vitouš – Bass . Eric Gravatt – Drums . Dom Um Romão – Percussion . Andrew White – English Horn On (1) . Hubert Laws, Jr. – Flute On (1) . Wilmer Wise – D And Piccolo Trumpets On (1) . Yolande Bavan – Voice On (1) . Joshie Armstrong – Voice On (1) . Chapman Roberts – Voice On (1) . Ralph Towner – 12-String Guitar On (2) . Roger Powell – Synthesizer Programming
Production : Produced By Robert Devere . Wayne Tarnowski – Engineer . Susumu Satoh – Engineer
Package : Fred Swanson – Art Direction . Ed Lee – Design . Lee Jeske – Liner Notes
Recorded During November 1971 And January 1972.
Released On May 26, 1972 By Columbia.
This is a very experimental album and one that requires a commitment from the listener to understand its plot. My advice is to open all of your senses to the piece at hand. Try and experience all it has to offer, meditate on every soundand the music itself will reveal its meaning. […]
dalisllamas @ Rate Your Music
Got this out of the library and tried to listen to this.Perhaps it needs more effort but life’s to short as far as I’m concerned.There was nothing here that I could relate to. Oh what technically gifted musos they are! […]
Joe Zawinul’s banshee keys and Wayne Shorter’s poignant soprano sax deliver the old magic together, but it’s the live half of the album (recorded in Japan in January 1972) that captures the sense of a group… […]