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Faces In Reflection

by George Duke


mastertape order number: HH01.00.26
sales price incl. VAT: 398,00 EUR
sales price excl. VAT: 331,67 EUR
2 RTM SM468 Tapes on 10.5" Metal Reels
38cm/15IPS-CCIR-1/4inch-2 Track-510nWb

master tape order number: HH02.00.26
sales price incl. VAT: 198,00 EUR
sales price excl. VAT: 165,00 EUR
RTM LPR90 on 7" Plastic Reel
19cm/7.5IPS-NAB-1/4inch-2 Track-320nWb

vinyl box "The Era Will Prevail" (7 vinyl records)
order number: HH16.00.35
sales price incl. VAT: 180,00 EUR
sales price excl. VAT: 150,00 EUR

That 1974's Faces In Reflection is one of fusion and jazz-funk's true delicacies from the period is beyond dispute. Another unique aspect, however, is the story behind this recording. Here it is told by George Duke himself: "Frank Zappa is responsible for my introduction to synthesizers. He told me one day, that I should play synthesizers. It was as simple as that! He bought an ARP 2600 and put it next to my Rhodes. It had all these knobs and looked totally intimidating. I took it home a few times with the manual, but got nowhere. I thought I was back in College studying some abstract foreign language. I finally settled on something simpler. It was an ARP Odyssey".

The recordings are now available in unprecedented sound quality. The original analogue recordings from 1974 form the basis of Christoph Stickel's unobtrusive "refurbishing" which aims to avoid any artistic intervention. You, the valued listener, will be transported back into the sound engineer's chair at the time of recording.

Track Listing:

1.     The Opening 3:19
2.     Capricorn 5:06
3.     Piano Solo No.1 1:15
4.     Piano Solo No.2 1:06
5.     Psychocomatic Dung 5:03
6.     Faces In Reflection No.1 3:42
7.     Maria Tres Filhos 5:09
8.     North Beach 6:19
9.     Da Somba 6:18
10.   Faces In Reflection No.2 2:24

 

Artist:

Leon "Ndugu" Chancler: Drums, Percussion
George Duke: Composer, Keyboards, Liner Notes, Primary Artist, Vocals
John Heard: Bass
Rick Holmes: Composer
Milton Nascimento: Composer
Fernando Brandt: Composer

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