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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 7, 1988)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000002G9M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,456 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

I treasure that autographed album cover, but I play this CD every day.
Kathy
With music appropos to genres both pop and classical I found this to be a refreshing accomplishment of music.
B. Norris
Very tastefully done, as I am sure all you fellow Gino fans will agree.
Larry Gill

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Jun 16, 2004

The most ambitious Vannelli's work to date! A superb work with highly improved dinamics, flashy drum breaks, percussive ambients, accurate guitar leads and many complex line vocals are the estructure for an intense, sexual, moody and soft dimed musical atmosphere. An extrordinary work that shows efficently the higher levels of Love and responsability: Love of my Life, Omens of Love, To the War, Carnal Question...

"If I came back
Just a cripple from the war
Would you hold me close
Just like you did before?
And what in the world would you do
If I could not make love to you..."

As well as soft songs with existencial regrets and highly questioned thouths inside our minds:

" If God is good
then God be cruel,
Take back the world
You've granted the fools...
Where are the summers of my life?..."

Through this intense atmospheres, Gino Vannelli is supported again by his fellow brother Joe Vanelli on Keyboards, Graham Lear on Drums (Former member of Santana), Richard Baker on various Keyboards, John Mandel on percussion and Dido on Congas...

Here in Mexico on early 90's Gino Vannelli and his brother came to play live and on a T.V. show, and I remember that neather the host Veronica Castro nor anybody, never ask anything (in that disapointed interview) about the Gist Of Gemini album, and Gino didn't say anything as well. So it was obvious that nobody (and I mean nobody!) really knew who was Gino Vannelly the man, the musician and his Work!... ain't that a pitty!

THE GIST OF THE GEMINI (1976) is Vannelli's best work to date and an effort seldomly reached, a "One in a million" recording and a must for the vannelli's REAL FANS.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Reginald D. Garrard VINE VOICE on October 16, 2000
Format: Audio CD
One of the best albums of the 70's is Vannelli's "Gist of the Gemini." Soulful, passionate, and reflective, the artist weaves a musical work covering a variety of musical genres, from pop to R & B to classical. The man has it all.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By linda bishop on January 9, 2003
Format: Audio CD
After 25 years of listening to gino's work I still maintain that this is his best. A way-ahead-of-its time infusion of rock,dance,jazz and even classical! Genius stuff,here,folks! True musicians love this work and the variety of moods,vocals and instrumental styles make it at once serious,fun and insightful. Enjoy!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kathy on October 29, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I had the pleasure to finally meet Mr. Vannelli a few years ago when he played in Buffalo, New York. I took the LP "Gist of the Gemini" with me to the club so I could get his autograph after the show. He was so gracious! I treasure that autographed album cover, but I play this CD every day. The song "Omens of Love" is my personal favorite and I was extremely disappointed when Gino did not sing it at the club, despite my pleas from the audience. The whole album, for me is a spiritual experience and I think, at the time Gino made it, it was for him too. I have EVERYTHING he has recorded and I am proud of my collection. There is NOONE like him in the world.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By cfoster1@flash.net on January 16, 1999
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Gino's voice is unmatched in versatality. From his low end warmth to his smooth pleasing head voice, Gino doesn't miss a note in between. Backed by his own siblings in the music department, the quality of the instrumentation easily keeps pace with Gino's voice. Then, to top it off, the genius of the music itself is overwhelming.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John R. on April 6, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This, in my opinion, is Gino's best album. His brother, Joe Vannelli, really deserves credit for putting together all the overdubbed monophonic synthesizer tracks. A real masterpiece in my opinion. Every single track is excellent and the final track, "Summers of My Life," with its ocean wave crashes, is a beautiful, dreamy ballad, which I feel is Gino's masterpiece. His backup singers (which kind of sound like Gino with his voice sped up to sound female, and as is the case on his Pauper In Paradies album on the track "Valleys of Valhalla") truly are tight in their harmonies. (Is that you, Gino?) I classify "To The War Suite" as being tantamount with Gino's "Pauper In Paradise" orchestral work, that of a truly ingenious work by the most talented artist in the world in my eyes. Keep going strong, Gino! John Remy in Dallas, Texas
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By B. Norris on November 2, 2006
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This artist, for writing in the 70's, appears to be way ahead of his time. With music appropos to genres both pop and classical I found this to be a refreshing accomplishment of music.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Meier on June 16, 2005
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There's nothing quite like seeing the Master himself rise out of the concert hall floor amidst swirls of dry ice playing the piano and singing "Omens of Love"--I've never forgotten that song or concert in 30 years. Such a POWERFUL song. "Ugly Man" and "Fly Into This Night" are great songs with emotional impact as well. This is a more serious, introspective Gino, and the voice just emotes every lyric as heartfelt and personal. I love it.
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