Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vital Information - 1984 [2005] "Orion"

Again, a noticeable departure from his work as the timekeeper in Journey, Steve Smith's Vital Information project is straight-ahead, no-frills fusion from the '80s. Orion pretty much stays within the formula that made Vital Information's debut album so catchy and accessible: slick production and smooth musicianship atop a sheer layer of gloss for sonic measure. Smith holds it down in the background while the band plays through melodies that wouldn't be out of place on records à la their contemporaries. Not the band's strongest effort, but definitely not their weakest either. 

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Future Primitive ( 6:57 )
2. Thank You Mr. Edison ( 4:58 )
3. The Strut ( 5:51 )
4. Orion ( 3:51 )
5. Blade ( 5:14 )
6. The Adventures Of Hector & Jose ( 7:31 )
7. Shadows Past ( 5:45 )
8. Blues To Bappe II ( 5:50 )

Total Time : 45:57

Line-up / Musicians

Dean Brown / electric & acoustic guitars, synthesizer guitar, piano on Orion
Eef Albers / guitar on Orion, guitar solos on Future Primitive & Thank You Mr Edison
Steve Smith / drums, piano, percussion
Dave Wilczewski / tenor, alto & soprano saxophones
Tim Landers / bass, tenor bass Taurus bass pedals

CD Wounded Bird WOU 9375 (2005)

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