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World Gone Strange Import

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  • Audio CD (27 Aug. 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Bmg Music
  • ASIN: B0000000KG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 530,370 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. World Gone Strange
  2. Ruffled Feathers
  3. Bacchante
  4. Song For M
  5. Rhythm Spirits
  6. Somewhere In The West
  7. But She
  8. The Blues Prior To Richard
  9. Oudu Kanjaria
  10. Dream Trains

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Format: Audio CD
Written entirely by AS, produced by Mike Mainieri (who has a slightly strange ear on the world), this is a brilliantly atmospheric rock and blues venture, just tinged with a hint of jazz and virtually no vocals to pollute the set, thank God. Chad Wackerman, Tony Levin (what a bass player!) and Mitchel Forman support on drums, bass and keys respectively ~ one helluva band. Additional musicians include Eliane Elias (piano & vocals), Victor Bailey (bass), Nana Vasconcelois (percussion on Oudu Kanjaira), Mino Cinelu (percussion), Mike Mainieri (marimba) and Bendik (sax on Oudu Kanjaira).

Recorded at Centrefield Studios in NYC by Garry Rindfuss and mastered by the softspoken maestro Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk (before he moved on to set up Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine).

The follow up, Synasthaesia, was produced (resoundingly cocked up, actually) by David Hentschel, who also produced a number of Mr Summers' weird and not at all wonderful 80's efforts. They should be studiously avoided. Having heard his acoustic guitar collaboration with John Etheridge, I'm not overwhelmed by that either, though it's okay. You have to be selective with this guy, but when he's on form he really delivers (see The last Dance of Mr X).

As for World Gone Strange, I still just love it, and more so with the passage of time. Fave tracks include Song For M, Rhythm Spirits and the weirdly titled but manic Oudu Kanjaira.
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars 8 reviews
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unsung Guitar Hero 28 April 2014
By Charles Vincent Clarke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Andy Summers is a texturalist. Meaning you can actually feel what you hear when he plays. His melodies are sweet and I think his compositional abilities are outstanding. He is just a superb player and artist. I was turned on to Andy's solo work and was so stunned by it that I went back to re-listen to the entire Police catalogue with a more analytical ear. And I found him incredibly busy and at the same time subtle filling up the songs with little sounds
and echos and atmosphereics......blah blah blah Andy is the Goods!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My 'Personal Favorite' Album of 1991 25 Feb. 2006
By JOSEPH G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
When I bought this album (on cassette) in Sept. 1991 - I thought what a great album, with great texture and class. I've always been a fan of 'jazz-fusion' with Metheny-eqse harmonies - this album just blew me out of 'Cape Suzette'!! Almost 15 years later, this album is still one of my 'personal favorite' records EVER MADE. I popped the cassette again in my car player going home last night following an evening having fun at Disneyland. I played this album quite a bit on KSBR college radio station (I was in college and hosted a weekly show on our station in 1991) My personal favorite was "Song For M", "Bacchante" and the title track. I felt the magic Summers was conveying then, and still does today. This album is a testiment to his incredible musicianship - and it's a shame the CD is not readily available at your record store. A masterpiece from one year of my youth, made the sweeter by having this album blasting from my car back then (and now) Peace - JG SoCalSpinner.com
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 8 Mar. 2015
By ernesto j. cuellar jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
great product at a great price with super fast delivery! Thanks!!!!
3.0 out of 5 stars Some nice parts but mostly run of the mill New Age Jazz 18 Mar. 2017
By kireviewer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
MANY OF THE TRACKS SOUND LIKE THEY WERE TAKEN FROM JEFF BECK'S BLOW BY BLOW AND PLAYED IN A NEW AGE STYLE.

Released in 1991, this is Andy Summers fifth new age jazz album. It 48 minutes long. The sound quality is pretty good, especially for a CD from 1991, but it does have that annoying digital sparkle on the high end common to Jazz albums from this time period.

This is mostly new age jazz with some fusion on some of the tracks. It has is partly what I call Digital Jazz or CD jazz that was popular during the early days of CDs. Many jazz artists took advantage of digital recording and CD technology to make music that had a very crisp, sharp sound. The high end is unnaturally bright and bass has a punch to it. Billy Cobham even titled a CD "WARNING" with a warning that the music could blow out your speakers. This all resulted in a very unnatural sound. This CD has some of that.

There are two tracks that I like. The opening track is very nice and includes some interesting vocals. The really good track is Oudu Kanjaira. It is more fusion based and features some great playing from Tony Levin.

Out and away from the Police, Summers comes off as a very good guitarist able to drive music on his own. He has some very good moments on this CD. In many places in plays in a style similar to Jeff Beck. I just don't like most of the compositions.

What I really like is when Summers plays music from the greats, like Monk and Mingus. My favorite album from him is Peggy's Blue Skylight that feature the music of Charles Mingus. It made me go out and buy albums by Mingus (probably the most famous person from Nogales, Arizona).
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Andy's stellar solo fusion work! 7 May 2015
By Jim LHP - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Absolutely love Andy's stellar solo fusion work! His fluid melodic playing will appeal to fans of Holdsworth, Beck, Connors, etc.., and his choice of sidemen from album to album is spectacular. Levin, Wackerman, Colaiuta, et al, are phenomenal whether burning or kicking back and playing atmospheric, moody, jazz/rock fusion. I liked the Police. This is NOTHING like the Police. This is Andy getting to stretch out and show his chops and I love it. If you like this by all means pick up The Golden Wire, Charming Snakes, The Last Dance Of Mr. X, Earth and Sky, and his other releases while they are in print and cheap. If you like instrumental fusion you will not be disappointed.
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