Down The Wire
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the last album of Spyro I have is "Fast Forward" and I always missed that old sound (70s-80s).
Over the years, from time to time I was checking what was new with Spyro, but none those of the albums in the past 15 yrs. were big deal, at least for me...BUT!!!!
Something told me to check if Spyro has something new for release....and the minute I've heard samples from "Down the Wire" I pre-ordered the album. I don't know, it resonated just perfect and the feeling in those 30secs was so crystal clear.
Let me tell you, I was not wrong at all! In fact I'm still surprised it is SOOO GOOOD! It's GREAT! Jay and the guys returned to their roots. This cd sounds like it was written it the early 80s or late 70s, only the production is digital. It is still hard to believe after a lots of so-so albums that came up with something like this!
And there is even RHODES piano on the album! If I have to nag about something it would be about Tom not doing any Rhodes solo, but hey....
If you are a fan of the old Spyro sound you will not go wrog with this jewel!
Jazz & Funk & Spyro at their best!
Enjoy it for many years, I know I will!
One of those defining elements of this album is a strong live flavor. The opening title song and the closer "Make It Mine",the latter of which features a JB/Tower Of Power style rap styled vocal possess the flavor of in-the-groove funk with that collective,stagey quality with few production flourishes. In fact they are two of the funkiest numbers Spyro Gyra ever did. "Not For Nothin" is a bit more of a produced variety of modern funk groove,with plenty of echo everywhere. Aside from involved,elongated perussion and horn driven jazz fusion,with a heavy leaning to the jazz end of it on "A Flower For Anne Jeanette","What It Is" and "Ice Mountain" there are also two unique songs. "The Tippin' Point" is one of the more acoustic jazz oriented sound and honestly it's a very strong composition at that. On "La Zona Rosa" the salsa carinval flavor chimes in,only the marimba sound isn't as obvious so again the sound is different,from bassline to piano solo.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this as a gift for a family member, it was on their list of things they want. He really seemed to enjoy it so I guess it was worth it.Published 3 months ago by Rapscallion
Down the Wire is simply outstanding! This is one of their best CDs since the early 90's (Three Wishes & Dreams Beyond Control). Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by Thomas A. Mercer
I recently saw this group in person and bought the CD at the performance. However, when I discovered how great it was and how well it resounded in my car, I bought another copy... Read morePublished on June 14, 2010 by Rosalinda Psolka
I loved the new album. Memories came back of the 1st concert I attended decades ago!
Still a great band!
This is their best effort in years! The 70s-80s Spyro Gyra was the best, and this new disc recalls that era. Great playing/writing/production. Read morePublished on July 10, 2009 by Greg Giacona
Haven't bought a Spyrogyra CD in 15 years. This one is as good as it gets. I will check out more of their recent stuff.Published on July 7, 2009 by Richard S. Gargurevich
Spyro Gyra does it again with this newest release.
Many musical surprises to be had - damm, these guys are good!