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.
|04:58||Thank You Mr. Edison||Instrumental|
|07:31||The Adventures Of Hector And Jose||Instrumental|
|05:50||Blues To Bappe II||Instrumental|
|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|
|Wally Buck||Mixing Assistance|
|Jim Welch||Design, Art Direction|
|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.