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 album kicks-off with a hard driving rhythm section, mainly dominated by percussion work, “God-Bird-Change” 3: The song itself is rich in styles and elwctric changes.
Participated musicians are still all stars incl. Peace on earth and mercy mild – GW. Jewel Inside A Dream 4: The second side is certainly a letdown compared to what came before.
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The rhythm section is so tight, it will make one cringe with delighted respect. This is my all-time favorite DiMeola composition, loved it to death for decades. Forum user Forum password.
But I think this is last strong Al Di Meola a, from his earlier period. I think Al wanted the percussion dominated song at the intro of his album to give another texture of Al’s music.
Electric Rendezvous compares favorably to many of his other albums, and also to some fusion giants Jeff Beck, most notably. Black Cat Shuffle 3: I see this as a masterpiece just from the sheer luc God-Bird-Change – Mingo Lewis composition – fiery guitar Sudden blasts of brass synth consecrates Hammer’s complete genius in my mind, but when he dishes out a duel with Al, it’s just bloody merciless.
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, yielding to the beauty of the melody and the tremendous playing by all involved. As other reviewers have noted, these are the highlights, and they also constitute the A side. An album where all the music is the same becomes boring quickly, no matter how good But only in part.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. The title track is even sprightlier, all kinds of frayed nerve endings in the fingers, if you see what I mean. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. A faint serenity begins to grow in stature, very much like classic Ponty, evolving into a series of detours, veers and contrasts. The solemn acoustic gem “Somalia” is no slouch, a deeply sad and melancholic guitar tour de force, serves a perfect segue to the previous jewel.
All the instruments are very well played, and even if this is guitar dominated music it has a full band sound and feeling much like his early albums. Electric Rendezvous – Al goes hard rock!!! It shouldn’t really be named after him as the songwriting is separated between three musicians and the musicians in the band are all incredible.
To end the side, we are treated to another di Meola and de Lucia duet, which they have absolutely mastered: 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 Al di Meola – Electric Rendezvous: If you like di Meola’s earlier, hard-driving fusion work, you’ll love the first three songs.
Things get even slightly dissonant for a while, swerving back into yet another mood once again, the guitar getting heavy and fiery.
Side One – 5 Stars 1. The rest of the song contains great combination of acoustic guitar and keyboard. This has always been one of my favorite Al Di Meola albums. The song turns complex and it finally returns to the intro part. The opener is rendezvoua a tremendous rocker by any fusion standards, and it has that unmistakable feel of a Mingo Lewis tune. Fantastic album due the ensemble, for me this is the best band that Al DiMeola ever worked with.
I certainly enjoy both, but probably lean more toward his earlier period.
AL DI MEOLA Electric Rendezvous review by dreadpirateroberts
This album is real transition one. Other sites in the MAC network: Cruisin’ is a simple rocker, and Black Cat Shuffle is exactly as it sounds: It is for sure Di Meola is in search on his future direction here. My reason is simple: And some acoustic Latin melodies with pop elements.
Mingo Lewis is the only musician that stayed the same from the debut album. This time, the duet is between Al and Paco on their acoustic guitar and their sounds were recorded rendezvvous different channels of your stereo set.
Ritmo De La Noche 4: The interlude part with percussion work is really interesting.
You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not. Not all is of one mood though, and I am glad for that. Latest members reviews Di Meola returns to a smaller format. This concluding track begins with an acoustic guitar work combined beautifully with keyboard in an ambient opening. It reminds me to the “Song of The Midnight Sun” from the debut album. If you prefer his more mellow later work, this might be too heavy.
The organ solo during interlude is really stunning.