Billy Cobham Total Eclipse 180g Import LP

Billy Cobham

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High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Vinyl LP!
Pressed at Pallas in Germany!

Ever since his time with John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra (1971-1973), drummer Billy Cobham is one of electric fusion jazz's greatest heroes. Total Eclipse was the third album he made as a leader within just a few months, and here again he composed all the numbers himself. In the opening 'suite' entitled "Solarization" (eleven minutes long) he already shows his broad and certainly refined stylistic spectrum. Cobham's music leaps from high-energy jazz-rock with wild guitar and thundering volleys on the drums to highly original improvisations on the piano and winds. Smooth electric Latin grooves and gripping funky numbers are not missing either. Cobham's handpicked band is bursting with virtuosos. A look at the names of the three-man wind section proves the point: Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, and Glenn Ferris are highlights in themselves. And the then 30-year-old band leader himself was the non plus ultra when it came to jazz-rock drumming technique - his amazingly rapid drum volleys are just as sensational today as they were then. With this album this exceptional drummer will thrill all fans of first-class fusion sound similar to Weather Report or Return To Forever.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.


  • 180g High Quality Vinyl
  • Pure Analogue
  • Made from the Original, Analogue Master Tapes
  • Recorded by Ken Scott in 1974 at Atlantic Recording Studios & Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY
  • Produced by Billy Cobham & Ken Scott
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany
  • Import


John Abercrombie electric & Ovation guitars
Mike Brecker flute, soprano & tenor saxes
Randy Brecker trumpet, flugelhorn
Glenn Ferris tenor & bass trombones
Milcho Leviev keyboards
Alex Blake electric bass
Billy Cobham traps, tympany, acoustic piano on "The Moon Ain't Made Of Green Cheese" & "Last Frontier"
David Earle Johnson congas on "Solarization" & "Moon Germs"
Sue Evans marimba on "Solarization"
Cornell Dupree first guitar solo on "Moon Germs"


Side One:

  1. Solarization: a) Solarization b) Second Phase c) Crescent Sun d) Voyage e) Solarization-Recapitulation
  2. Lunarputians
  3. Total Eclipse
  4. Bandits

Side Two:

  1. Moon Germs
  2. The Moon Ain't Made Of Green Cheese
  3. Sea Of Tranquility
  4. Last Frontier

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