Columbia publish ‘Splendido Hotel,’ a double album by Al Di Meola (1980)

Al Di Meola’s ‘Splendido Hotel’ is a double album released on May 10, 1980 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Alien Chase On Arabian Desert (Al Di Meola) – 08:58 . 2.Silent Story In Her Eyes (Al Di Meola) – 07:35 . 3.Roller Jubilee (Philippe Saisse) – 04:44 . 4.Two To Tango (Al Di Meola) – 04:13 . 5.Al Di’S Dream Theme (Al Di Meola) – 06:50 . 6.Dinner Music Of The Gods (Al Di Meola) – 08:33 . 7.Splendido Sundance (Al Di Meola) – 04:51 . 8.I Can Tell (Al Di Meola, Philippe Saisse) – 04:01 . 9.Spanish Eyes (Bert Kaempfert, Charlie Singleton, Eddie Snyder) – 05:11 . 10.Isfahan (Chick Corea) – 11:35 . 11.Bianca’S Midnight Lullaby (Al Di Meola) – 01:54

Musicians : Al Di Meola – Guitars, Mandocello, Percussion, Keyboards, Drums, Vocals . Les Paul – Guitar On (9) . Anthony Jackson – Bass Guitar On (2 – 3 – 5 – 9) . Tim Landers – Bass Guitar On (1 – 5 – 6) . Chick Corea – Acoustic Piano On (2 – 4 – 10) . Philippe Saisse – Keyboards, Marimba, Vocals On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 8) . Peter Cannarozzi – Synthesizer . Jan Hammer – Moog Solo On (5) . Robbie Gonzalez – Drums On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6) . Steve Gadd – Drums On (3 – 9) . Mingo Lewis – Percussion On (2 – 3 – 5) . Eddie Colon – Percussion On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6) . David Campbell – Violin . Carol Shive – Viola . Dennis Karmzyn – Cello . Raymond Kelley – Cello . The Columbus Boychoir – Choir

Production : Produced By Al Di Meola

Package : Bill Milkowski – Liner Notes

Recorded 1979 – 1980.

Released On May 10, 1980 By Columbia.

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The Christopher Currie
While a mere description of the song’s structure cannot clearly convey the merit of this track, it is easily the best number here — befitting of the jazz-fusion tradition at its best while partaking in completely different forms as well. […]

Classic Rock Review
So this album manages to be a clever combination between melodic jazz-funk/fusion and early world fusion sounds. In a way it bridges the sounds of jazz fusion from one decade to another and therefore has a strong influence on what other musicians in the genre would do for the coming decade. […]

GeorgeX
There is no reason this album should be 4 sides/11 songs/68 minutes. A judicious producer would have reigned in that madness. First on the chopping block would be the embarrassing vocal piece, I Can Tell. Also needing to go is, side D in it’s entirety. […]

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