Al DiMeola's "Scenario" was recorded and released in 1983, featured fusion stars such as Bill Bruford (drums), Phil Collins (drums), Tony Levin (bass) and Jan Hammer (keyboards), and was one of the first recordings to effectively feature the Fairlight CMI. Both Hammer and DiMeola make use of the system to embellish cuts such as "Mata Hari" and "Cachaca", Hammer, in particular, previewing the 'Miami Vice sound' he would later make famous (check out "Sequencer"). "Scenario" places more emphasis on DiMeola's compositons than on his impeccable technique - so for a trip back to the sounds of the early '80s 'DiMeola-style' revisit this CD.
|Al DiMeola||Electric Guitar, Roland Guitar Synthesizer, Mandocello, Yamaha Tom-Toms, Acoustic Six and Twelve String Guitars, Hawaiian Chordophone, Fairlight CMI Sax and Syn Flute Drums, Production|
|Jan Hammer||Electric Keyboards and Bass, Fairlight CMI, Linn Drum, Moog Bass, Roland Drum, Acoustic Piano, Fairlight CMI Organ|
|Bill Bruford||Simmons Electric Drums|
|Tony Levin||Electric Stick Bass|
|Dennis Mackay||Production, Engineering|
|Philip Roberge||Exective Production|
|Will Alexander||Fairlight CMI Programming|
|Jerry Mahler||Engineering Assistance|
|Rich Markowitz||Engineering Assistance|
|John Berg||Album Design|
|Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado.
Mastered at A&M Studios, L.A.