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Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

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Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176,4 kHz | Time - 37:50 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Heavy Weather" is the landmark recording by Weather Report. It is their bestselling album of all time and was voted by Downbeat magazine as the “Jazz Album of the Year.” In 2011, the album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. This seminal classic includes the remarkable hits “Birdland,” “Teen Town” and “A Remark You Made.” It remains one of Columbia’s bestselling jazz albums.

Weather Report's biggest-selling album is that ideal thing, a popular and artistic success – and for the same reasons. For one thing, Joe Zawinul revealed an unexpectedly potent commercial streak for the first time since his Cannonball Adderley days, contributing what has become a perennial hit, "Birdland." Indeed, "Birdland" is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band. The other factor is the full emergence of Jaco Pastorius as a co-leader; his dancing, staccato bass lifting itself out of the bass range as a third melodic voice, completely dominating his own ingenious "Teen Town" (where he also plays drums!). By now, Zawinul has become WR's de facto commander in the studio; his colorful synthesizers dictate the textures, his conceptions are carefully planned, with little of the freewheeling improvisation of only five years before. Wayne Shorter's saxophones are now reticent, if always eloquent, beams of light in Zawinul's general scheme while Alex Acuña shifts ably over to the drums and Manolo Badrena handles the percussion. Released just as the jazz-rock movement began to run out of steam, this landmark album proved that there was plenty of creative life left in the idiom.

Tracklist:

01 - Birdland
02 - A Remark You Made
03 - Teen Town
04 - Harlequin
05 - Rumba Mama
06 - Palladium
07 - The Juggler
08 - Havona

Analyzed: Weather Report / Heavy Weather
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -0.45 dB -19.60 dB 5:59 01-Birdland
DR12 -3.46 dB -19.30 dB 6:52 02-A Remark You Made
DR15 -0.29 dB -19.73 dB 2:52 03-Teen Town
DR13 -3.77 dB -21.23 dB 4:00 04-Harlequin
DR14 0.00 dB -20.34 dB 2:11 05-Rumba Mama
DR10 -1.77 dB -18.48 dB 4:49 06-Palladium
DR12 -1.74 dB -19.77 dB 5:05 07-The Juggler
DR14 0.00 dB -18.02 dB 6:01 08-Havona
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Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 6165 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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