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4.3 out of 5 stars
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In Flight
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on 15 March 2014
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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on 4 March 2012
I used to own this on vinyl back in the late seventies (but sold it) and then had a very long wait for it to be reissued on CD with the benefit of digital remastering (for the second time, having missed the first reissue).

Despite it being a bit ultra-smooth in all respects, presumably to make it as radio-friendly as possible, this is a great album and, upon hearing it again after many years, I seem to be playing it several times a week, like an old friend from that particular era.

George Benson was and still is a fine guitarist, whilst the musicians and technical crew (Tommy LiPuma producing, Al Schmitt engineering, digitally remastering by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music, Huntingdon Beach, CA)) are first class. Here, we find the great Harvey Mason (drums), Stanley Banks (bass), Jorge Dalto (clavinet & piano), Ronnie Foster (electric piano & mini-Moog), Phil Upchurch (rhythm guitar) and Ralph McDonald (percussion). If the relative lack of kick and dynamics aren't too important to you, then the fine songs and and playing will be all that matter.

Tacked on at the end are a couple of bonus tracks in the form of a disco mix of The World Is A Ghetto and a 45 RPM edit of Everything Must Change, neither of them particularly noteworthy, but they augment the otherwise fairly short running time of the album proper and do no harm. Definitely recommended.
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on 13 March 2016
The album arrived very quickly, no problems at all. I'm a great fan of George Benson and like this album as it has a couple of instrumentals. I thought it was a good buy
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on 9 February 2018
ive loved this album since my teens , and now to have it on cd is great as well as on my amaozn music double bonus !
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on 2 August 2017
CD scratches badly
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on 25 February 2017
Good product.
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on 18 October 2015
heavy !
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on 16 March 2015
Arrived promptly. Love this CD, happy memories. Recommended.
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on 25 January 2018
a good replacement for my damaged vinyl
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on 7 September 2015
great
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