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  Наименование CD :
   The Other Side Of Abbey Road. Give Me The Night

Год издания : 1969

Компания звукозаписи : A&M, Warner, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop

Время звучания : 1:14:31

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Guitar)      

2 LP on 1 CD

## 1 - 5 - The Other Side of Abbey Road (4.5*) A&M (1969)

Just three weeks after the U.S. release of the Beatles' swan song Abbey Road, Creed Taylor ushered Benson into the studio to begin a remarkably successful pop/jazz translation of the record (complete with a parody of the famous cover, showing George with guitar crossing an Eastern urban street). It is a lyrical album, with a hint of the mystery and a lot of the cohesive concept of the Beatles' original despite the scrambled order of the tunes. Benson is given some room to stretch out on guitar, sometimes in a bluesy groove, and there are more samples of his honeyed vocals than ever before (oddly, his voice would not be heard again by record-buyers until he signed with Warner Bros.). Don Sebesky's arrangements roam freely from baroque strings to a full-throated big band, and Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Fortune and Hubert Laws get some worthy solo space. Yet for all its diversity, the record fits together as a whole more tightly than any other George Benson project, thanks to his versatile talents and the miraculous overarching unity of the Beatles' songs. One wonders if the Fab Four liked it, too.

- Richard S. Ginell

All Music Guide

## 6 - 15 - Give Me the Night (4.5*) Warner (1980)

This is the peak of Benson's courtship of the mass market - a superbly crafted and performed pop album with a large supporting cast - and wouldn't you know that Quincy Jones, the master catalyst, is the producer. Q's regular team, including the prolific songwriter Rod Temperton and the brilliant engineer Bruce Swedien, is in control, and Benson's voice, caught beautifully in the rich, floating sound, had never before been put to such versatile use. On "Moody's Mood," Benson really exercises his vocalese chops and proves that he is technically as fluid as just about any jazz vocalist, and he become a credible rival to Al Jarreau on the joyous title track. Benson's guitar now plays a subsidiary role - only two of the ten tracks are instrumentals - but Q has him play terrific fills behind the vocals and in the gaps, and the engineering gives his tone a variety of striking, new, full-sounding timbres. The instrumentals themselves are marvelous: "Off Broadway" is a kick driving, danceable and Ivan Lins' "Dinorah, Dinorah" grows increasively seductive with each play. Benson should have worked with Quincy Jones from this point on, but this would be their only album together.

- Richard S. Ginell

All Music Guide

  Соисполнители :

Andy Gonzales (Percussion)
Bernie Glow (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Bob James (Organ, Piano, Harpsichord)
Clare Fischer (Piano, Keyboards)
David Foster (Synthesizer, Keyboards)
Diva Gray (Vocals)
Ernie Hayes (Organ, Piano, Harpsichord)
Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
George Duke (Keyboards)
Herbie Hancock (Organ, Piano, Harpsichord)
Jocelyn Allen (Vocals)
Lee Ritenour (Guitar)
Marvin Stamm (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Mel Davis (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Michael Boddicker (Synthesizer)
Quincy Jones (Arranger, Producer)
Ray Barretto (Percussion, Drums)
Tom Bahler (Vocals)
Wayne Andre (Trombone)

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Наименование трека



   1 Golden Slumbers     T       0:04:48 You Never Give Me Your... - Lennon / MCartney / McCarthy
   2 Because     T       0:07:26 Come Together - Lennon / MCartney / McCarthy
   3 Oh! Darling     T       0:04:02 Lennon / MCartney / McCarthy
   4 Here Comes The Sun     T       0:09:01 I Want You - She's So... - Harrison / Lennon / MCartney / McCarthy
   5 Something     T       0:06:25 Octopus's Garden / The End - Harrison / Lennon / MCartney / McCarthy / Starky / Starr
   6 Love X Love         0:04:46 Temperton
   7 Off Broadway         0:05:26 -"-
   8 Moody's Mood         0:03:28 Moody
   9 Give Me The Night         0:05:03 Temperton
   10 What's On Your Mind         0:04:05 Ballard / Chater
   11 Dinorah, Dinorah         0:03:42 Lins / Martins
   12 Love Dance         0:03:19 Lins / Martins / Williams
   13 Star Of A Story         0:04:43 Temperton
   14 Midnight Love Affair         0:03:35 Wolinski
   15 Turn Out The Lamplight         0:04:45 Temperton


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