Vital Information "Orion"

Vital Information "Orion"

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Vital Information
The Story
On CD for the first time ever, and newly remastered, "Orion" is the second Vital Information album put together by drummer Steve Smith, and features Dean Brown and Eef Albers playing guitar together like nobody's business. Add in Tim Landers on bass and Dave Wilczewski on a variety of saxes and you have mid-'80s fusion at its finest. "Orion" was recorded on one of Smith's breaks from the band Journey, and displayed the drummer's vast wealth of ability to cook with just about any group of musicians. A fusion masterpiece.
The Music
06:57 Future Primitive Instrumental
04:58 Thank You Mr. Edison Instrumental
05:51 The Strut Instrumental
03:51 Orion Instrumental
05:14 Blade Instrumental
07:31 The Adventures Of Hector And Jose Instrumental
05:45 Shadows Past Instrumental
05:50 Blues To Bappe II Instrumental
The Artists
Dean Brown Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Synthesizer Guitar, Piano From Space on Track 4, Production
Eef Albers Electric Guitar on Track 4, Solos on Tracks 1 and 2
Steve Smith Drums, Piano, Percussion
Tim Landers Bass, Tenor Bass, Taurus Pedals
Dave Wilczewski Tenor, Alto and Soprano Saxophones
Vic Anesini Reissue Mastering
Phil Greene Engineering, Mixing
Joe Moody Engineering Assistance, Mixing Assistance
Kevin Elson Mixing
Wally Buck Mixing Assistance
George Horn Mastering
Jim Welch Design, Art Direction
Simon Zadovsky Illustration
Joe Osever Photography
Recorded direct to 24 track at Normandy Sound, Warren, RI in January, 1984.

Mixed at Fantasy Studio A (Berkeley, CA) and Normandy Sound (Warren, RI).

Mastered at Fantasy Studios.

Remastered at Sony Music Studios, NY.