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5.0 out of 5 stars
A remarkable album that all true music lovers should own., 6 Nov. 2000
This must rank as one of Corea's truly outstanding creations. I have been listening to this album for 20 years and never tire of it. Why ? Because whilst this album is a lot more accessible than some of Chicks (more abstract) current offerings, there lies beneath a complexity that warrants repeated listening - and rewards those who open their minds and ears to some of the most beautiful multi-layered keyboard/synth renderings you could wish for. Many composers would be happy with the melody alone - but corea compliments them with subtle counter-melodies equally endearing. The album finishes with the outstanding 'Spanish Fantasy'. Twenty minutes of incredible creativity. The verve version is definately worth getting over the Polydor CD release as it has all of the tracks from the original double album ( 'the sky' was left out due to lack of space). As George Michael said, listen without predjudice. Enjoy.