- Audio CD (April 19, 2005)
- Imported ed. edition
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Import
- Label: MSI:RAVEN
- ASIN: B0008FHP46
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,358 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Complete Go Sessions
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In the 1970's, Famed Japanese Percussionist/Composer Stomu Yamashta Recorded a Series of Legendary (And Long Out-of-print) Albums with his Go Ensemble that have Been a Holy Grail Among Aficionados of Jazz Fusion/Space Rock. Raven Has Combined all Three Go Albums for "The Complete Go Sessions": Featuring Three Complete Albums: "go" (1976), the Double LP "go: Live from Paris" (1976) and "go Too" (1977) on a Double CD Set, Over 145 Minutes of Music with Superb Audio Quality. Yamashta Recorded These Albums with a Stellar Cast of English, European and American Musicians - a True East Meets West Collaboration of Tremendous Scope. Features Prominent Contributions from Master Musicians Steve Winwood, Al Dimeola, Michael Shrieve, Klaus Schulze, Paul Buckmaster, Pat Thrall, Soul Diva Linda Lewis.
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The funny thing is that I tried to look up these albums within the last few years and had no results in finding them (I had forgotten the artist's name). Well, somebody cared enough to make and re-release this very integral music of the 70's.
I'm loving it. If you like hard and soft musical adventures, then get this two-CD collection. Really, it's good!
Now to this cd set. It sounds crisp and clean in a cd sort of way (not the warmth of album) with the normal digital sound and although I agree that 'Live' is not the same sound quality of the other 2 albums included here, it sounds good. Like another reviewer stated, there is no remastering done and not alot of info regarding 'Go Too' or 'Live' but more concentrated on 'Go'. Although I love almost all the songs on these discs, there are times when I would like to hear one song more often. Unfortunately unlike my LP-R, the 'Go' and 'Go Live' only have track breaks at the beginning of where each of the album sides were to start and not tracked for individual songs. Yes, with these albums it is tough to do as each song blends into the next, but they managed on the LP-R and although it does not sound perfect all the time, it is there. On 'Go Too' each song is its own track. I bought this set for a cd quality sound of 'Go' and 'Go Live'.
As far as the style of music that Stomu Yamashta falls into, like others say, it is tough. It is a mixture of Jazz, Progressive, Fusion, Space and Rock. Now of course each person has their own definition of each Genre but with this artist, he falls into many.
If you like synthesizers, you will probaly like this. The most comparable I can think of is a little of Alan Parsons-Kraftwerk and Pink Floyd rolled into one. Now, I am loosley comparing for those who wonder what kind of sound to expect. With Michael Shrieve, Steve Winwood and Al Dimeola, it is quite a mix of awesome music that you turn up, sit between your speakers like we used to do in the 70's and just 'space out'.