Genre: Jazz
Label: WEA
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Flight of The Cosmic Hippo 180g LP

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

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180g Vinyl Pressed at RTI!

Flight of the Cosmic Hippo is the second album by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, released in 1991. It reached number 1 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. The album title came from an audience member who suggested "Flight of the Codeine Hippo" as a name for the title track. The band changed "codeine" to "cosmic" to avoid the drug association.

"The Flecktones owe more to bebop than bluegrass, and here the group finally names their style "blu-bop." That's why Flight of the Cosmic Hippo topped the jazz, not the country, chart. The Flecktones continue to make it look easy, adding banjo power chords to "Turtle Rock" and reworking Lennon/McCartney's "Michelle."" -Brian Mansfield,

• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at RTI
• Mastered from the original 1991 Sony 3402 ¼” digital tape flat masters
• Mastered by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters (original mastering house)
• Lacquer created at Capitol Mastering
• Jacket printed at Stoughton Printing
• First time released in US on vinyl (previously released in Germany only)
• Includes limited time digital download

Bela Fleck, banjo, synth
Howard Levy, piano, synthesizer, diatonic harmonica, Hammond B-3 organ
Future Man, synth-axe drumitar
Victor Wooten, electric bass

Side One:

1. Blu-Bop
2. Flying Saucer Dudes
3. Turtle Rock
4. Flight Of the Cosmic Hippo
5. The Star Spangled Banner
Side Two:
1. Star of The County Down
2. Jekyll and Hyde (and Ted and Alice)
3. Michelle
4. Hole In the Wall
5. Flight Of the Cosmic Hippo (Reprise)

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