Friday, June 8, 2007

AL DI MEOLA - Land oOf The Midnight Sun

One of the guitar heroes of fusion, Al di Meola was just 22-years-old at the time of his debut as a leader but already a veteran of Chick Corea's Return to Forever. The complex pieces (which include the three-part "Suite-Golden Dawn," an acoustic duet with Corea on "Short Tales of the Black Forest," and a brief Bach violin sonata show di Meola's range even at this early stage. With assistance from such top players as bassists Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke, keyboardist Barry Miles, and drummers Lenny White and Steve Gadd, this was a very impressive beginning to di Meola's solo career.

1 The Wizard 6:46
2 Land of the Midnight Sun 9:10
3 Sarabande from Violin Sonata in B Minor 1:20
4 Love Theme from "Pictures of the Sea" 2:25
5 Suite-Golden Dawn: Morning Fire/Calmer of the Tempests/From Ocean ... 9:49
6 Short Tales of the Black Forest 5:41


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Gordon said...

An amazing album from Di Meola. In my opinion this guy is technically the best guitarist out there. Theres nobody else who combines speed and feeling like him imho. Mind you, hes not my favourite guitarist, but you have to admire his talent.
Not quite as good as Elegant gypsy but that is one of my all time favourites so...