Al Di Meola Cielo e Terra / Soaring Through a Dream / Tirami Su (2-CD)
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: March 26, 2012
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Traces of a Tear
- 2.Vertigo Shadow
- 3.Cielo e Terra
- 4.Enigma of Desire
- 5.Atavism of Twilight
- 7.When You're Gone
- 11.Traces (Of a Tear)
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 3.Soaring Through a Dream
- 4.Beijing Demons
- 6.Smile from a Stranger
- 7.Rhapsody of Fire
- 8.Song to the Pharoah Kings
- 11.Song with a View
Lyricist: Airto Moreira.
Personnel: Al Di Meola (guitar, guitars, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, Synclavier); Airto Moreira (vocals, percussion); Jose Renato, Jos‚ Renato (vocals); Phil Markowitz (piano, synthesizer); Kei Akagi, Anthony Jackson (keyboards); Chip Jackson (acoustic bass, electric bass); Harvie Swartz (acoustic bass); Tommy Brechtlein, Danny Gottlieb, Tom Brechtlein (drums); Carlos DaSilva "Beluba" Pinto, Elizeu Felix, Roberto Pinheiro, Mino Cinelu (percussion); Dan Mockensturm (programming).
Programmer: Dan Mockensturm.
Audio Remasterers: Andrew Thompson ; Bob Ludwig.
Liner Note Author: Alyn Shipton.
Recording information: Atlantic Studios (04/1987); Power Station (04/1987); Right Track Recording, New York, NY (04/1987).
Photographers: Peter Zander; Beverly Parker.
Arrangers: Kei Akagi; Al Di Meola.
The U.K.'s BGO Records reissues three Al di Meola mid-'80s albums on a pair of CDs. First is the nearly smooth jazz Soaring Through a Dream released originally on EMI's Manhattan imprint in 1985 -- this album was an attempt by the great guitarist to score a hit single or two on the then-newly formed smooth jazz radio format. Next is the lightweight acoustic set Cielo e Terra, released during the same year, that is easily the best in this bunch, as it .contains a couple of fine tines such as the title track and "Atavism of Twilight." Finally, the 1987 offering, Tirami Su, was a half-hearted attempt by the guitarist to return to fusion -- the very thing that had established his reputation in the first place. A motley collection to be sure. ~ Thom Jurek
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