Prime Music

Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$8.75 + $3.99 shipping

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Captain Beyond [Import]

Captain BeyondAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.

Amazon's Captain Beyond Store

Visit Amazon's Captain Beyond Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Captain Beyond + Sufficiently Breathless + Argus
Buy the selected items together
  • Sufficiently Breathless $5.98
  • Argus $7.22

Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 12, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Msi/Pgd
  • ASIN: B000005RXE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #992,779 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air)
2. Armworth
3. Myopic Void
4. Aa The Moon Speaks (To The Waves Of The Sea)
5. Astral Lady
6. As The Moon Speaks (Return)
7. I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 2)
8. Mesmerization Eclipse
9. Raging River Of Fear
10. Thoussnd Days Of Yesterdays (Intro)
11. Frozen Over
12. Thousand Days Of Yesterdays (Time Since Come And Gone)
13. I Can't Feel Nothin' (PART 1)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
255 of 259 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There I was ... September 24, 2003
Format:Audio CD
... in the summer of 1972, standing in the record store, holding this album. Hmmm, Lee Dorman and Rhino. (I was an Iron Butterfly fanatic.) Hmmm, Rod Evans. (I was a Deep Purple fanatic.) And, who the heck was Bobby Caldwell? Johnny Winter had a drummer by that name. Was it the same one? I didn't buy the album that day, but about a week later, I did. I took it straight to a friend's house, and we had a listen. Needless to say, it just about took our faces off.
The album still has its effect. What an amazing display of power and finesse! Never before--and never again to my knowledge--has an array of diverse time signatures danced with such remarkable ease. Bobby Caldwell's highly aggressive but astoundingly tasteful drumming will stupefy you. I thought about mentioning a couple of specific spots on the album where he overwhelms me, but that's impossible because the guy never really stops overwhelming me! With today's preoccupation with trying to mimic a drum-machine (an ongoing trend for almost 20 years), I wonder if anybody knows how to play drums like this anymore. Guitarist Larry Reinhardt (Rhino) is as tasteful a player as one could ask for. We got a dose of his alluring style on Iron Butterfly's METAMORPHOSIS (a much overlooked gem, by the way). His playing is firm, to the point, and power-ridden. But, it also contains cosmic elements, overtones of otherworldliness, that I find irresistible. Lee Dorman is much underrated on bass. The power aspect of this music does not afford him the freedom to embellish with the endless variety he gave us with Iron Butterfly, but he does give us plenty of motion, along with maintaining the solid bottom needed for these driving rhythms. I've always loved the work of vocalist Rod Evans when he was with Deep Purple.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
162 of 167 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums ever made! November 19, 2003
Format:Audio CD
And to think, when I bought this on a whim back in '72 at the age of 16, I, for many years, thought I was the only one who'd ever heard of this great band (even though it was made up of members of Iron Butterfly and Deep Purple!) So great to read all the other glowing reviews here - so I must add my two cents. What exactly is "Captain Beyond"?? An album still very much ahead of its time - hard rock, but not metal - spacey but not too "druggy" - acoustic before there was the term "unplugged" - jazzy without being jazz (this due to drummer Caldwell's unique and offbeat time signatures) - conceptual without being a "concept album", with each song flowing on into the next. And certainly one of the greatest guitar albums I've ever heard, due to the highly underrated Strat-master with the single-moniker name of Rhino (as a guitarist myself, I STILL can't figure out most of these riffs!) So what exactly does all this yin & yang add up to? One of the greatest "unknown supergroup" albums ever recorded. Still eminently listenable after 31 years (due in no small part to its excellent production values - it sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday!!) How many albums, even the better known "classics", can really say that? Of the thousands of albums I've ever owned, this is still in my Top Ten! Yeah, that good!
Was this review helpful to you?
37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Album You Never Heard November 9, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I used to be the webmaster for the official Captain Beyond website.

Like Murray, and most of the others who have written a review of this astounding record, I was intoduced to Captain Beyond at a rather wild party in 1974.

I won't apologise for being old and cantankerous.

First, some interesting facts, Rhino (aka Larry Reinhardt) revealed to me the true secret of the "outstanding production.."(which even Eddie Van Halen asked Rhino about)..the album was accidentally recorded out of phase.

This was due to a technical flaw in the studio engineering (physical wiring).The original album release featured a holographic 3 dimensional album cover, and the small 2D CD reproduction really doesn't do the record justice.

The person responsible for signing the band was Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers were signed to Capricorn at the time Captain Beyond were working on demo versions of the record at Rhino's L.A. home.)

Allman heard the demo version and was knocked out and he was instrumental in signing the band.The guitar signature riff in "Layla" was not Clapton's idea, but Allmans.So Duane Allman was a catalyst for great music besides his own stellar work in the Allman Brothers.

This album is not a collection of songs, but a "song cycle" in which themes in one song are revisited later in others.The record is meant to be listened to as a whole, not as individual songs.

As a drummer, I can't say enough about the amazing talent of Bobby Caldwell.

Even Buddy Rich, (perhaps THE greatest drummer of all time), gave Bobby kudos for his abilities.No drum machine in the world can match the colors and textures, the power, the agression and ferocity of BC's drumming.As it should be.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly The Greatest Rock Album Of All Time February 5, 2004
By Josh H.
Format:Audio CD
God, where do I start? I borrowed this album (on cassette) from a friend of mine about two years ago, and it just grabbed me by the balls and refused to let go. Why nobody knows about this album is a mystery that I'll never understand. For those of you who don't know, Captain Beyond was a super group that consisted of singer Rod Evans (formerly Deep Purple), guitarist "Rhino" (formerly played with Duane Allman and Dickey Betts), bassist Lee Dorman (formerly of Iron Butterfly) and drummer Bobby Caldwell (formerly of Johnny Winter's band). All four of these guys are musical geniuses. Rod Evans is probably my favorite singer in the world (check out "Lalena" from Deep Purple's third album) and his voice can be both powerful and beautiful. "Rhino" cranks out guitar riffs that sound angry enough to kill, as well as some excellent solos. Lee Dorman's bass sounds like a monster awakening from the bowels of the Earth (listen to his playing on "Mesmerization Eclipse"). And Bobby Caldwell is one of the most gifted drummers that I've ever heard, and his massive, unique style only enhances this already stunning band.
There really is no way to categorize their style. There's no other band to compare these guys to because they're so unique. If I had to describe their style, I would probably say "psychedelic melodic jazz metal". They do a fascinating job of mixing psychedelia, heavy metal and even some jazzy stuff, and the mellow stuff is the icing on the cake. And I should mention the fluidity of the songs, they flow into each other wonderfully. The music is calm and lovely one minute, only to turn blistering and loud the next.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Many Thanks, Captain
Best band you never heard in your life. I would rank Bobby Caldwall's drumming on this album about as high as any I have heard on a rock album, with the rest of the band right... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Matthew
5.0 out of 5 stars ... the first progressive rock albums that I fell in love with 40...
One of the first progressive rock albums that I fell in love with 40 years ago. I looked for this CD for years and one day I looked on Amazon and there it was. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Gary D Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars I always thought Rod Evans was a fantastic vocalist even when he was...
This is a real classic. Superb guitar work. I always thought Rod Evans was a fantastic vocalist even when he was with Deep Purple.
Published 13 days ago by Joel Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
Never heard of this band before I bought the CD. Only bought it because of the musicians in the band. Kind of a super group, so to speak. Great album! Love it! Read more
Published 14 days ago by Anna S. Northrip
4.0 out of 5 stars Captain Beyond
A supergroup before the term was coined. Former members of Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly and the Johnny WInter Band, got together and made a few albums and this one is the best. Read more
Published 27 days ago by E. Bernard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great cd
Published 1 month ago by Tom Dunham
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like classic hard rock
You can't go wrong if you buy the first two LPs by Captain Beyond. If you like classic hard rock, this band is great. I have 3 copies of the LP in 3 different
covers. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Adam Link
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Sufficiently Breathless great album! they pay tribute to Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers bad.
Published 1 month ago by Peter M. Couzynse
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Gotta be in the mood to listen to this bizarre CD.
Published 1 month ago by dtstrmar
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellence
Originally heard this on vinyl back in the 70's. It still sounds as good.
Published 2 months ago by Reverend Eddie
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for Similar Items by Category