WEATHER REPORT | LIVE IN TOKYO LP (RED VINYL / LIMITED EDITION)
THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER WITH A RELEASE DATE OF FEBRUARY 17, 2017.
The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire
back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend of progressive-fused jazz
with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful
musicianship of their superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various
electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of
keyboards and electronic instruments.
Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with
Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends
like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would
prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
Throughout the seventies and beyond, Weather Report’s fine
arsenal of recordings would take the band to the top of all the popular music
charts. The 1972 fusion live masterpiece Live In Toyko would go on to yield one
of the most important albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the
jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and r&b charts.
No stone is left unturned, as this masterwork is loaded with
stellar classics and long extensive live workouts on smashes like Wayne
Shorter's Eurydice and Tears, the Shorter/Zawinul collaroration Umbrellas and
Joe Zawinul favorite Orange Lady.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career
catalog, Live In Toyko in its original vinyl form took their fans by storm,
paying hundreds of dollars for the original Japanese import if they were lucky
to find one.
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time
on audiophile vinyl Live In Toyko by Weather Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe
Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the
audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly
resonates as you remember from years ago.
To enhance your limited anniversary edition album
experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short
time being offered on translucent red audiophile vinyl in a first time gatefold
cover presentation, featuring the rare original album cover design.
Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with
their amazing Live In Toyko ... an audiophile first time vinyl release, only
from your friends at Friday Music