Land Of The Midnight Sun
"Land Of The Midnight Sun", Al DiMeola's first solo record after Return To Forever, features his super-fast picking on six instrumental fusion compositions. Recorded when he was just 22 years old, the CD showcases DiMeola's incredible musical range, his equally strong ability on electric or acoustic guitar, and his compositional strengths -- complex, winding pieces which set this guitarist apart from his contemporaries. "Land Of The Midnight Sun" also has some powerhouse guest musicians, such as Return To Forever bandmates Stanley Clarke and Chick Corea, as well as Jaco Pastorius, Anthony Jackson and Steve Gadd. Awesome debut, and a great kick-off to a long recording career.
|09:10||Land Of The Midnight Sun||Instrumental|
|01:20||Sarabande From Violin Sonata In B Minor||Instrumental|
|02:25||Love Theme From 'Pictures Of The Sea'||Vocal|
|05:41||Short Tales Of The Black Forest||Instrumental|
|Al DiMeola||Six and 12 String Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizers, Chimes. Gong, Production, Arrangements|
|Mingo Lewis||Percussion, Keyboards|
|Anthony Jackson||Bass Guitar|
|Barry Miles||Electric Piano, Mini-Moog|
|Stanley Clarke||Bass Guitar, Vocals|
|Jaco Pastorius||Bass Guitar|
|Chick Corea||Acoustic Piano, Marimba|
|Dave Palmer||Engineering, Remixing|
|Frank D'Augusta||Engineering Assistance|
|Paula Scher||Cover Design|
|Recorded at Electric Lady Recording Studios in New York.
Additional recording at Different Fur Trading Co. in San Francisco.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.