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Black Widow (Bonus Track Version)

October 27, 2009 | Format: MP3

$9.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 23, 2009
  • Release Date: October 27, 2009
  • Label: Legacy/Epic Associated
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  • Total Length: 1:03:17
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  • ASIN: B002SXQ1MS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,471 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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A rare example of the nefarious "Creed Taylor effect" helping rather than ruining an artist. Here, Schifrin's flair for the cinematic riff meets disco for some thumpin' beats then heads for lounge classic territory. The results include rethinkings of "Quiet Village,"Tabu," & the "Theme from Picnic." There's a dance floor rendition of "Jaws" that honors both John Williams & Bill Murray, plus some Schifrin originals worthy of his soundtrack scores. The bonus cuts add value. Certainly belongs on your shelf next to "Dirty Harry" & "Mission Impossible." For true afficionados, also seek out & possess "The Cat," an 1964 LP with Jimmy Smith.

Bob Rixon, WFMU
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I bought the version of this CD on the Music on CD label. I like their jewel cases, which are more heavy duty than the standard jewel cases. The music itself is interesting in spots, but mostly nothing special to my ears -- mostly mid 70's commercial funky disco stuff that often sounds like it belongs in a commercial or on a TV/movie screen. Some of the keyboards sound cheesy and "dated" (I hate that word). But I kind of liked the upbeat, happy vibe of "Moonglow/Theme from Picnic" with its Motown cadence at the end of each 'A' section. The theme from "Jaws" is fun for a few minutes but goes on too long, although it is nicely arranged. "Dragonfly", apparently the final track on the original release, is a nice tune, too. For me though, the four bonus tracks are the most interesting, mostly because George Benson shows up on three of the four bonus tunes to lend a little of his energy to the proceedings. "Con Alma", with Benson's nifty fretwork, is probably my favorite tune on the CD. George Benson is not mentioned anywhere in the credits, but his sound is unmistakable.
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I love this era and this is top grade pre-Star Wars era boogie funk. I guess if you hate mid-70s disco you might not enjoy Black Widow, but why would you? Add to the fact that it ain't just any ordinary disco - it's the master himself performing it. Also it should be noted that less than half the tracks here actually swing toward full-blown disco whereas the majority really are much more in a smooth and smouldering jazz funk vein. I like both, but I guess if you don't like jazz funk fusion and forays into disco, which is funk's natural cousin, then it may not be for you. For me, it's one of the best Lalo soundtracks I have. In a word, exquisite.
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Lalo Schifrin composed some brilliantly innovative soundtrack music in the 60's and 70's ....eg Dirty Harry,Bullitt,Mission Impossible and Enter the Dragon to name just a few!
When CTI recently re-issued a batch of their greatest recordings I was optimistic that the combination of Lalo + that CTI sound would be a sure-fire winner. However, the disco vibe now makes much of this album sound a bit dated. All is not lost, however, because amongst the bonus tracks is a cool rendition of 'Tabu' which alone makes this CD worth buying!
[The best of this crop of CTI re-issues may well be Idris Muhammeds'Power of Soul'which includes the wonderful track 'Lorans Dance', which still sounds as fresh today as ever!]
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...those being the Jaws Theme - which over stays it's welcome at the 2 minute mark or less, and an absolutely HORRID and tuneless rendition of Quiet Village.

The real winner here is the album closer, Dragonfly. That track could go on forever.

All in all, a nice slice of a forgotten, funky summer. A Kojak watchin', Lincoln Continental drivin', crevat wearin', cigarette smokin', fur struttin' summer. Enjoy!
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Lalo Schifrin took time out of his hectic film scoring schedule to record this pop/jazz/disco classic. The high point is his reading of the "Theme from Jaws." After the obligitory "dum dum" of the main theme he launches into a frenetic barage of fuzz bass, wah-wah guitar, frantic flutes, and electric piano. It's more "Dirty Harry in the Water" than "Jaws." With expert remastering and repackaging this CD is worth your time. There's a whole Lalo Schifrin goin' on!
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