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In Flight

16 Oct 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Mar 2001
  • Release Date: 1 Mar 2001
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 1976 Warner Bros. Records, a Warner Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 36:12
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  • ASIN: B001F16J08
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,623 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By tim-russell@genie.co.uk on 30 Mar 2002
Format: Audio CD
Benson's 1976 album 'Breezin'' saw him put his jazz guitar into a pop context to enormous success. 1977s' 'In Flight' continues what 'Breezin'' started (including using the same band and producer) and is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of his crossover career (before he became too pop).
The overall feeling is one of mellow jazz-funk (a term which nowadays evokes one of two responses in most people: either laughing loudly or vomiting profusely) but remember that this is before jazz-funk became the fairlight synthesiser and chorused guitar led pap of the 80s or the overtly derivative funk-pop of 90s groups like Incognito.
The opener, Nat 'King' Cole's 'Nature Boy' is taken into entirely new territory sporting a wonderful vocal, seductive clavinet-based groove and a brilliant rhodes solo.
'The Wind and I' and 'Valdez in the Country' are both instrumentals (the latter being, in my opinion, a big improvement over the Hathaway original).
WAR's 'The World is a Ghetto' is the centrepiece of the album at nearly ten minutes long and features some incredible playing from all concerned (Harvey Mason on drums must get a mention here).
It would not be stretching the ear-magination too far to describe 'Gonna Love You More' as a 'Breezin'' with lyrics and the final track is a laid-back ballad a la 'This Masquerade' except with fairly meaningless lyrics. It has a pleasant enough tune and ends the album well, if somewhat schmaltzily.
Anyone into soul or sophisticated, instrumental-based pop should definitely check this album out, not least because Benson's singing is absolutely superb (think Donny Hathaway without the melancholy) with plenty of his characteristic scatting (which has never been better) but the musicianship throughout is exemplary, especially considering the constraints of the style intended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Oct 2005
Format: Audio CD
Bought it on Vinyl and it was cool in '77. Nearly 30 years later on CD and I still know the words. Life is a Getto is a timless track and nothing, nothing compares with the Nature Boy track pure class. Benson is a class act and priceless...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin Barrington on 5 Sep 2011
Format: Audio CD
Just to point out that this USA Release is remastered and contains 2 extra bonus tracks.

Sounds superb.....

Apparently further remastered George Benson CDs will follow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Elderton on 21 July 2011
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This is without question Mr Benson's finest work.
Every track is just simply mindblowing. This has to be one of the best music album's ever made
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I had forgotten that the first time I ever heard George Benson this was the album that introduced his music to me - in 1977. I heard it on YouTube recently and it hurt to listen to the whole of it and think of the years that had passed and the young hopeful memories his album evoked. Benson is the finest artist in his category ever. Whether it's long instrumental tracks like the long version of "Love for Sale" - "White Rabbit" - which are not actually on this album - or any of the many albums he produced in the 80s and 90s - no other artist can touch him. Others here clearly know more about music than I ever will, but to anyone who is just dipping a foot in Benson's musical history - In Flight is one of the best to start with. My own personal favourite (though with him it's difficult as I love so much) is "You can do it baby" which featured on NuYorkan Soul and then on one of his albums.
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