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  • Audio CD (25 Oct. 1994)
  • Format: Double CD, Import
  • Label: Bmg/Ecm
  • ASIN: B00000321I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,025,724 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Hotel Overture
2. This Is Here...
3. Like Animals
4. Escalator Over The Hill
5. Stay Awake
6. Ginger And David
7. Song To Anything That Moves
8. EOTH Theme
9. Businessmen
10. Ginger And David Theme
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. End Of Head
2. Over Her Head
3. Little Pony Soldier
4. Oh Say Can You Do?
5. Holiday In Risk
6. Holiday In Risk Theme
7. A.I.R. (All India Radio)
8. Rawalpindi Blues
9. End Of Rawalpindi
10. End Of Animals
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Mr. K. A. Bell on 26 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Not for the fainthearted. If you enjoy a challenge, this is the album for you. There is more imagination in five minutes of this album than in the entire catalogues of some revered artists.
The album begins with thirteen minutes of warped big band jazz and eventually covers everything from jazz rock, to avant garde, to caberet and traditional Asian music.
It features a stellar who's who of jazz and seventies rock musicians.
Highlights include Jacks Travelling Band: Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin, Carla Bley et al, rampaging through DETECTIVE WRITER DAUGHTER and RAWLPINDI BLUES and a beautiful vocal performance from Linda Ronstadt on WHY.
McLaughlin's contributions are very much pared down and bluesy compared to his Mahavishnu histrionics and Bruce's contributions excell throughout.
Other cameos include Traffic's Chris Wood and a surprise appearance from Manfred Mann's Paul Jones.
You don't have to like jazz to appreciate the wealth of ideas and magnificent musicianship - just an open mind and a willingness to listen a few times before passing judgement. Quick fix music this definitely is not but the Escalator is well worth the ride!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Martin Williams on 5 Mar. 2012
Format: Audio CD
This is now quite a historic work, but the depth of imagination and musicianship displayed is easily as good as anything around today. It's a very ambitious project, combining poetry, widely differing styles etc. Stand out performances from Linda Rondstadt, Jack Bruce and John McLaughlin. 'Rawalpindi Blues' is surely one of the best guitar solos of all time! If you enjoy that then check out the 'Things we Like' album with Jack Bruce and John McLaughlin again, but with the over-the -top Jon Hiseman on drums instead of the quieter, more disciplined Paul Motian on this album.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mushroom on 23 Dec. 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is a monumental work of art and must be recognised as extremely significant in the history of music. If you are fond of jazz from the perspective of Miles Davis' electronic work or Jazz Fusion you should definitely consider buying this due to the sheer density and scope that the music is presented. In true musical, rock opera (Jazz Opera) tradition the opus starts with an overture, it has its fair amount of squealing and free soloing. The scene is then set for a type of musical theatrical concept LP with parts played by significant voices of the time, the songs are a lot more accessible than you might think being a jazz work, surreal dream like excursions in a Burroughsesque 'Interzone' that initially takes place in 'Cecil Clark's Old Hotel' and moves out into the desert with different bands for different locations. You could see it as an unfolding, re contextualizing of the history of Jazz through big band, bop, eastern modal fusion and minimalism taking place in a surreal dreamscape that is no place, with an abstract libretto by Paul Haines, Brion Gysin like cut-ups reporting sensations of the time, dealing with relationships, thoughts and expressions. What makes this significant for me is the two main points where the work becomes electronic with the amplified guitar work of Mahavishnu John McLaughlin. The most significant of these is the whole suite of A.I.R (All India Radio), Rawalpindi Blues and End of Rawalpindi. There is nothing I have heard that sounds like this and if you buy this work for one reason this should be it. It is a kind of duet between McLaughlin and Trumpeter Don Cherry, although both were not recorded together and unfortunately never got to work with one another.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Big Ears on 31 Oct. 2012
Format: Audio CD
First heard this around 1980 and I thought that it sounded like it was recorded 30 years into the future - I'd heard nothing like it previously and i'd listened to loads of weird stuff. Listening to it again in 2012 and it still sounds like 30 years into the future. Absolute genius full stop.
You won't like much of it at first, but persevere, and a strange thing happens - all of the other music you have previously liked starts to sound vacuous and lame, false, without real emotion or daring, safe boring and rubbish. You will find yourself humming or singing snatches of strange melody and lyric and if you do this in public people will think you are touched. If I were cast away on a desert island and could have only one record, this would have to be it. I'm not pretending i know what it's all about because I haven't got a clue and I really don't think it matters at all.
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This should be on, and near the top of, all those (admittedly ridiculous) lists of 100 great albums you have to listen to before you die/go shopping/feed the cat/get a life. It's a magnificent recording of a great experimental composition, a piece of late-1960s aural music-theatre which puts most of its rock-opera contemporaries (including the Bernstein Mass) to shame. Musical styles range from cabaret through country via hard rock, and Indian-influenced world jazz, with Carla Bley's keynote, a cynical Kurt Weill sensibility, in much of the ensemble music. The performances are outstanding - key instrumental soloists such as saxophonist Gato Barbieri, quitarist John Mclaughlin, trumpeter Don Cherry, and trombonist Roswell Rudd each blow their hearts out, while vocalists like Linda Ronstadt and Jack Bruce match them in intensity. The CD master is great, and the booklet reproduces all the information (and photos) used in the original vinyl (which is awesome, by the way - get hold of a copy of you can).
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