- Released: September 10, 2001
- Label: Winter & Winter
Mojo (Publisher) - 12/01, p.126
"...Funk-rock-hip-hop-jazz mystical fusion..."
- 1.Fire Revisited
- 2.Fat Lay Back
- 3.I'm Going Home
- 4.It Is Time
- 5.More Perfect Union, (In Order to Form) A
- 6.Little One I'll Miss You
- 8.Metaphysical Phunktion
- 9.Nine to Five
- 10.Profile Man
- 11.Stone Bone (Can't Go Wrong)
- 12.Almost There
- 13.Change the Guard
The Winter & Winter reissue of ON THE EDGE OF TOMORROW contains all the original artwork from the LP release and is packaged in a CD-Smart-Pac (a hard-backed slipcase).
Steve Coleman & 5 Elements: Steve Coleman (vocals, alto saxophone); Cassandra Wilson (vocals); Graham Haynes (trumpet); Geri Allen (synthesizer); Kelvyn Bell (guitar);; Kevin Bruce Harris (bass, background vocals); Marvin "Smitty" Smith (percussion, drums, background vocals), Mark Johnson (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, New York in January 1986.
Digitally remastered by Adrian Von Ripka (Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany).
Personnel: Steve Coleman (alto saxophone); Kelvyn Bell (vocals, electric guitar); Cassandra Wilson (vocals, background vocals); Graham Haynes (trumpet); Geri Allen (synthesizer); Kevin Bruce Harris (electric bass, background vocals); Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Recording information: 01/1986/02/1986.
Steve Coleman's second recording as a leader introduces his M-Base music in its prime. Essentially creative and avant-garde funk, the performances feature dense but coherent ensembles and crowded grooves. The altoist is teamed up with trumpeter Graham Haynes, Geri Allen (on synthesizer), guitarist Kelvyn Bell, electric bassist Kevin Bruce Harris, both Marvin "Smitty" Smith and Mark Johnson on drums and percussion, and the up and coming singer Cassandra Wilson. Not for everyone's taste, this frequently exciting set hints at a future that has not yet come. ~ Scott Yanow