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Funked up, in yer face ... and finally on CD !
on 20 December 2003
After years and years and years, Magical Shepherd has finally come out on CD and it sounds as funked-up and in-yer-face as when it was recorded a couple of decades ago.
Some might feel a comparison with Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, which was a little earlier, especially because of Herbie's presence on Magical Shepherd, but it's really Vitous's walkie-talkie (almost Sly Stone-ish) bass that gives it a feeling of its own. Not as considered as Vitous' later recordings with ECM but in a way much fresher.