George Benson - The Other Side of Abbey Road (1970)
Just three weeks after the U.S. release of the Beatles' swan song, Abbey Road, Creed Taylor ushered George Benson into the studio to begin a remarkably successful pop-jazz translation of the record (complete with a parody of the famous cover, showing Benson with guitar crossing an Eastern urban street). It is a lyrical album, with a hint of the mystery and a lot of the cohesive concept of the Beatles' original despite the scrambled order of the tunes. Benson is given some room to stretch out on guitar, sometimes in a bluesy groove, and there are more samples of his honeyed vocals than ever before (oddly, his voice would not be heard again by record-buyers until he signed with Warner Bros.). Don Sebesky's arrangements roam freely from baroque strings to a full-throated big band, and Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Fortune, and Hubert Laws get some worthy solo space. Yet for all its diversity, the record fits together as a whole more tightly than any other George Benson project, thanks to his versatile talents and the miraculous overarching unity of the Beatles' songs. One wonders if the Fab Four liked it, too.
~ by Richard S. Ginell (AMG)
Исполнитель: George Benson Название альбома: The Other Side of Abbey Road Год записи: 1970 Год выпуска диска: 1988 Лейбл: A&M Records Catalog # 82839 3028 2 Genre: Jazz Styles: Smooth Jazz Аудио кодек: FLAC Битрейт аудио: Lossless Продолжительность: 31:39 Размер архива: 192 Mb Скачать с: MegaUpload
01 - Golden Slumbers / You Never Give Me Your Money (Lennon, McCartney) (4:46) 02 - Because / Come Together (Lennon, McCartney) (7:24) 03 - Oh! Darling (Lennon, McCartney) (3:59) 04 - Here Comes The Sun / I Want You (She's So Heavy) (Harrison, Lennon, McCarthy) (8:59) 05 - Something / Octopus's Garden / The End (Harrison, Lennon, McCarthy, Starr) (6:20)
Bass - Jerry Jemmott , Ron Carter Cello - George Ricci Clarinet - Jerome Richardson Clarinet [Bass] - Don Ashworth Drums - Ed Shaughnessy , Idris Muhammad Engineer - Rudy Van Gelder Flute - Hubert Laws , Jerome Richardson Flute [Also Oboe] - Phil Bodner Guitar - George Benson Percussion - Andy Gonzalez , Ray Barretto Piano, Organ, Harpsichord - Bob James , Ernie Hayes , Herbie Hancock Producer - Creed Taylor Producer [Digital] - John Snyder Saxophone [Alto] - Sonny Fortune Saxophone [Bari] - Don Ashworth Saxophone [Tenor] - Jerome Richardson Trombone, Euphonium - Wayne Andre Trumpet - Freddie Hubbard Trumpet, Flugelhorn - Bernie Glow , Marvin Stamm , Mel Davis Viola - Emanuel Vardi Violin - Max Pollikoff , Raoul Poliakin
Written By - John Lennon / Paul McCartney
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios. Recorded October 22 - November 5, 1969