Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Electric Rendezvous – Al Di Meola on AllMusic – – Al di Meola’s fifth of seven fusion . Electric Rendezvous is a music studio album recording by AL DI MEOLA (Jazz Rock/Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Actually the early 80’s seemed to be a continuation of a very successful creative, critically and commercially successful run for Al DiMeola. His first album of the.
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The solemn acoustic gem “Somalia” is no slouch, a deeply sad and melancholic guitar tour de force, serves a perfect segue to the previous meoka.
After some excellent electric fusion albums and one not very successful “Splendido Hotel” trying to change things, Al Di Meola returned back to his roots. If you prefer his more mellow later work, this might be too heavy. Passion, Grace And Fire 5: The organ solo during interlude is really stunning. This album is real transition one.
The second side is certainly a letdown compared to what came before.
You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not. By he’d been playing with mo Rendezvohs on earth and mercy mild – GW. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Al di Meola – Electric Rendezvous: To end the side, we are treated to another di Meola and de Meolq duet, which they have absolutely mastered: God-Bird-Change – Mingo Lewis composition – fiery guitar Different styles all packed into one seamless parcel.
Results cached 12h Items ordered by ending time Showing all 61 items. I think Al wanted the percussion dominated song at the intro of his album to give another texture of Al’s music. After his ambitious double album, Splendido Hoteland live album Friday Night in San Francisco the ri wizard strips back his cast, song length and compositional scope for the more straight forward Electric Rendezvous.
He will go for acoustic pop-world music later, and will return in form after some years only. The rhythm section is so tight, it will make one cringe with delighted respect. Al Dimeola; Electric Rendezvous on lp. Not all is of one mood though, and I am glad for that. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. The opener is really a tremendous rocker by any fusion standards, and it has that unmistakable feel of a Mingo Lewis tune.
It shouldn’t really be named after him as the songwriting is separated between three musicians and the rendezvouw in the band are all rehdezvous.
But I think this is last strong Al Di Meola album from his earlier period. Co-highlight of the album 3. Lewis on congas and Gadd on drums really bring back the Elegant Gypsy magic they once created My reason is simple: Mingo Lewis is the only musician that stayed the same from the debut album.
Things get even slightly dissonant for a while, swerving back into yet another mood once again, the guitar getting heavy and fiery. As other reviewers have noted, these are the highlights, and they also constitute the A side.
Speaking of which, “Jewel Inside a Dream” puts this majestic performance to bed, a soothing lullaby that showcases DiMeola’s clear sense of sonic wizardry Oh yeah, love that cover art, suits the music inside to a Tee 5 gatos negros electricos social review comments Review Permalink Posted Tuesday, October 23, Review this album Report Review I am pretty sure when Carlos Santana first heard this, his knee-jerk reaction would have been to call a lawyer, suggesting plagiarism but within seconds, rehdezvous to the beauty ci the melody and the tremendous playing by all involved.
You can find some heavy electric fusion pieces there, but some acoustic guitar songs as well. Latest members reviews Di Meola returns to a smaller format.
It feels like his heart is once again in it.
This concluding track begins with an acoustic guitar work combined beautifully with keyboard in an ambient opening. It’s a wonderful duet of two guitar heroes in a great composition.
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The rest of the song contains great combination of acoustic guitar and keyboard. The song itself is rich in styles and tempo changes. This has always been one of my favorite Al Di Meola albums. I certainly enjoy both, but probably lean more toward his earlier period.