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 Reports fine arsenal of recordings would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1972 fusion live masterpiece Live In Tokyo 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 collaboration Umbrellas and Joe Zawinul favorite Orange Lady.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Live In Tokyo 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 Tokyo 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.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
Pressed at RTI
1. Medley: Vertical Invader / Seventh Arrow / T.H. / Doctor Honoris Causa
1. Medley: Surucucu / Lost / Early Minor / Direction
1. Orange Lady
1. Medley: Eurydice / The Moors
2. Medley: Tears / Umbrellas