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Spectrum [Original recording remastered]

Billy Cobham Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (29 Jan 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Warner Music
  • ASIN: B000056O5M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,262 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Quadrant 4 4:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Searching For The Right Door 6:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Spectrum 5:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Anxiety 1:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Taurian Matador 3:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Stratus 9:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. To The Women In My Life0:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Le Lis 3:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Snoopy's Search 1:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Red Baron 6:360.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

CD Warner Jazz Masters Serie / Remastered Digipack

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4.4 out of 5 stars
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent - all around, jazz, rock, music! 14 July 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I last heard Spectrum on an old audio-cassette on an FM-Radio-mono- Cassette player when i was a student.
Not only was this a great trip down memory lane, the sound and production was excellent - and the energy came through brilliantly.
It is hard to believe that Tommy Bolin here is the same guitarist that played with Deep Purple before his untimely death. The whole band is tight and inventive, and it sounds great.
It has to be one of the "must own" albums of the last 40 years, without this your collection or eduction is simply incomplete.
"Red Baron" still does it for me :-)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars spectrum it's called, spectrum it is 9 May 2003
Format:Audio CD
From the opening, high-energy Quadrant right through to the totally laid back Red Baron, this is an album that must be listened to as a whole. It slowly changes from the one thing to the other, never failing to hit the right spot.
The openers to most of the tracks are right there too with some spine-tingling mood changes.
Let Spectrum lift you up into the clouds and bring you back with the gentleness of a feather.
Billy Cobham is simply brilliant, backing the whole thing up with his full range of abilities - drumming and composing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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During the early to mid 1970's ,an era when bands like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report and Return to Forever where the big news amongst muso's and those of us who considered themselves discerning listeners, Billy Cobham and his various combos were rated as being at least a match them. Be it in terms of dynamism, technique and bravado, and even more importantly perhaps, distinctiveness of musical approach and standard of composition, Billy had it all going on at this time in his career. 'Spectrum' stands as a great reminder of his ability as a player, writer and band leader.

So,this is one great fusion album - unusually constant in the tune writing department:melody and thoughtful arrangement,not to say quirky and very much of its time, use of electronic effects, give this set its unique appeal as much as soloing power of the superstar personnel involved. 'Stratus' with its nagging bass riff is just one example of the quality of work here. But its not all thrash and flash, there are plenty of moody and attractive little funky pieces that give the album a welcome change of pace and atmosphere.Witness the rhapsodic 'To the Women in Life' and 'Le Lis' as proof of what I mean.Of course the playing is first rate, but as Tommy Bolin shows in his many solo's on the album , jazz -rock can involve feeling as well super speedy dispatching of scale after scale.But If you insist on looking for fusion madness, listen out for 'Quadrant 4, were the band, especially the hyperventilating keyboardist, Jan Hammer does his best to sound like an electric guitarist with his fast runs and note bending,go more then a little off the path of musical sanity.

A high recommended release then- excellent remastering, stylish packaging and informative sleevenotes make this a must-have for any lover of fusion.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great jazz-rock-funk album 10 April 2001
Format:Audio CD
From abstract percussion to heavy funk, this album is great. Of course, Cobham is a technically amazing drummer, but the tunes and grooves are up there too. You probably even know one of them already: Massive Attack sampled a bass line for their own "Blue Lines" album.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate in cool 8 Feb 2011
By tony
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought it on Vinyl years back and it has a lasting presence and is astounding in its sharpness, musical genius etc. Buy it if you like can't really describe music...just have to trust your judgement, and trust the judgement of others, like myself!
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