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Deodato - Also Sprach Zarathustra  
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

I'm not really a big fusion fan, but Eumir Deodato's retooling of Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra is a totally funky, hot tune (1972/73 on the album "Prelude"). With Stanley Clarke AND Ron Carter on bass (electric/acoustic, respectively) and Billy Cobham on Drums, this is a joy to listen to. Also very well used in the film adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski's "Being There," as Chance makes his way into the streets of D.C. for the first time in his life. Anyone else like this (besides Superfly, who probably plays this every time he "grows a beard"  Wink/being sarcastic)? If you haven't heard it, check it out!

Logan

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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Logan22L:
I've had this album for years and I never get tired of hearing it.

Get this, I have a rare 'quadraphonic' reel to reel tape of this album as well as the quadraphonic 8track tape and quadraphonic LP.
You haven't heard Deodato until you've heard it in quadrophonic sound.  Smokin cool
My favorite two tracks from this album is 'Spirit Of Summer' and 'Carly & Carole'.
I like that funk/muzak sound.  Smokin cool


Also, Deodato 2 is mindblowing!
He does a killer version of 'Rhapsody In Blue'.
I am not sure if it's the version featured in the old TWA commercial or not.



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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5617 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Count me in.

Big shock.



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

Superfly: That quad recording must be great. My favorite bit in the tune is during the opening statement of the theme, right after the horns play their first phrase (not the big crash, but the tension builder just before that) and Deodato pounds out these stacked diminished chords just before the horns come back in. Bitchin'

Logan


User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

I'll bet many people do not realize that Eumir Deodato was the producer for the R&B group Kool & The Gang from 1979 until 1982....he produced some of their biggest hits....Ladies Night, Too Hot, Celebration.


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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

I'll bet many people do not realize that Eumir Deodato was the producer for the R&B group Kool & The Gang from 1979 until 1982....he produced some of their biggest hits....Ladies Night, Too Hot, Celebration.

No, I didn't realize that, and I wish I still didn't.

Logan


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

ElectraBob:
I knew that. I have every Kool & the Gang album from the first (1971) to Emergency (1984).


Deodato continued to put out some amzing stuff throughout the 1970s.
Deodato 2 has 'Nights & White Satin', 'Rhapsody In Blue' and 'Super Strut'
Whirlwinds has 'Moonlight Serenade' and 'Do It Again'.
Another one of my Deodato favorites is his version of Led Zeppelin's 'Black Dog', Duke Ellington's 'Caravan' and my favorite from this album; 'Crabwalk'.
Love Island is OK but the following album 'Knights Of Fantasy is an improvement with it's disco versions of Bach's 'Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring, Love is Blue and Whistle Bump.
He calls it; Bachmania.






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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8198 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Yeah, this is a MONSTER. I don't know how, but I never heard it til 2000, when I saw Coldplay and they used it as their intro tape, it's cool that the first time I ever heard it was through a huge soundsystem, really loud.

There is a guy called Lalo Schifrin who I bet Superfly is really into - he (Lalo, not 'Fly) did the soundtrack to Bullitt, among many others. He also made two studio albums in the mid / late 70s. Black Widow, the first one, was a massive success so along came the follow-up: Towering Toccata. It wasn't nearly as successful but in my opinion it's by far the superior of the pair. The title track, which starts the album, is a funk version of Bach's Toccata And Fugue In Dmin, same idea as the Deodata track (but not as good). The rest of the album is the best example I know of that "muzak / funk" feel mentioned above. It includes the theme from the late 70s version of King King, where the gorilla stands with one foot on each tower of the World Trade Centre (hence the album title - and the cover is a picture of the towers); and the theme from Rollercoaster, a minor classic of the suspense / disaster genre. Superfly (and everyone else) should get it: Towering Toccata by Lalo Schifrin (be willing to try some different spellings of the surname on Amazon et al). It's just been reissued and it's a nice item.



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

Hey Cedarjet: I have no idea either about Thus Spake...as I don't think I heard that until I bought Being There about two years ago! Seems crazy to me, since I listened to the radio a lot in the 70s. Maybe I blocked it out 'cause it was just so damn good, it hurt. Musta been cool for you to hear it REALLY LOUD at Coldplay. Thanks for the recommendation regarding Lalo Schifrin; I'll check it out. I'm sure Superfly has a limited edition bronze pressing of this in octaphonic sound.  Wink/being sarcastic

Logan


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Jesus!!!..."a guy called Lalo Schifrin"  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!

This guy from Argentina is one of the great composers of the second half of 20th century, he even wrote the arrangements for the three tenors, and his jazz meets classic projects and, of course, his soundtracks...and yes, he did Mission Impossible, too, and Enter the Dragon, he's absolutely great!!!!


And of course yes, I 've got that Deodato, too, did anyone really doubt that??

And another great piece of classic music gone funky: Mussorgsky's Night on bald mountain, from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, David Shire, I believe, did this masterpiece: Originally around 15 minutes long, here it is done in 6 minutes, and it grooves, IT GROOVES!!!! In the end, when the sun is rising, the witches on their way back to their hellholes, with the chimes...those guys on drums, bass and that groovy wah-wah guitar really let the sun go up...PHANTASTIC!!!!!!!



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

Thanks, Andreas. There's another one for me to check out. BTW, not really funky, but hip and still one of my favorite of ELP's is Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." Live from 1969 or 1970, I believe.

Greg Lake was a remarkably good bass player for a brief period in his life, then something happened. He uses the wah bass on portions of Pictures..., sounding like a guitar to great effect. Also check out King Crimsons "Court of the Crimson King," I mean the bass playing on 21st Century Schizoid Man is right up there. Keep the recommendations coming everyone.

Logan

[Edited 2005-01-12 21:40:35]

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