Record Collector (magazine) - p.834 stars out of 5
-- "Both albums showcased Di Meola's considerable abilities as a composer and arranger, as well as reaffirming his jaw-dropping technical mastery of his instrument."
Audio Remasterer: Andrew Thompson .
Liner Note Author: Alyn Shipton.
Recording information: Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY (1976).
Photographer: Bill King .
This two-fer from Beat Goes On features a pair of LPs by jazz guitarist Al di Meola, Elegant Gypsy and Casino, originally issued on Columbia in 1977 and 1978. Highlights among the 12 tracks include "Mediterranean Sundance," "Fantasia Suite for Two Guitars," and "Dark Eye Tango." Casual listeners will want both of these albums, while longtime fans will undoubtedly already own this material. ~ Al Campbell