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Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975) Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 248 | Time: 00:43:13

Recorded in early 1975, Tale Spinnin', Weather Report's fifth studio album is filled with sunny textures of Latin and African flavors. During the '60s and early '70s Weather Report began to move towards a more cosmopolitan groove, and a melding of song with jazz in new and refreshing ways. The recording stands with anything recorded during the so-called "jazz-rock fusion" era, if only on the basis of the range of fresh, intriguing originals by the band's co-founders and principle composers, the keyboardist Joe Zawinul and the saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Zawinul's pioneering interest in what we now call world music is more in evidence with the exotic percussion, wordless vocals, and sandy sound effects of "Badia," and his synthesizer sophistication is growing along with the available technology. Wayne Shorter's work on soprano sax is more animated than on their previous albums and Alphonso Johnson puts his melodic bass more to the fore.
The Exo-Weather Report: Exploring Diverse Atmospheric Phenomena Around the Universe (repost)

David S. Stevenson, "The Exo-Weather Report: Exploring Diverse Atmospheric Phenomena Around the Universe"
English | ISBN: 3319256777 | 2016 | 468 pages | PDF | 12 MB
The Exo-Weather Report: Exploring Diverse Atmospheric Phenomena Around the Universe (repost)

David S. Stevenson, "The Exo-Weather Report: Exploring Diverse Atmospheric Phenomena Around the Universe"
English | ISBN: 3319256777 | 2016 | 468 pages | PDF | 12 MB
Weather Report - Live In Offenbach 1978 (2011) {2CD+DVD9 NTSC RockPalast}

Weather Report - Live In Offenbach 1978 (2011) {2CD+DVD9 NTSC RockPalast}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 778 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 306 Mb
DVD9 -> 7.61 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | LPCM, 2 ch | ~ 138 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 205 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 2011 Art of Groove / Rockpalast / WDR | MIG 80092 2CD DVD
Jazz / Fusion

Weather Report must have been one of the most important Jazz-Rock groups from the 1970s, founded by his two major instrumentalists Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter 40 years ago. Late 1970s Weather Report was at the very height of its success and featured, except Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter, guitar legend Jaco Pastorius and drummer Peter Erskine. In September - October 1978 they toured along Europe and were scheduled for a dozen concerts; the live concert at the Stadthalle in Offenbach was recorded and is now available on a 2cd album and a DVD, which offers this complete concert. A must-have for all Weather Report fans. Keep Swinging loves to point you to this kind of historical concerts.
The Exo-Weather Report: Exploring Diverse Atmospheric Phenomena Around the Universe

David S. Stevenson, "The Exo-Weather Report: Exploring Diverse Atmospheric Phenomena Around the Universe"
English | ISBN: 3319256777 | 2016 | 468 pages | PDF | 12 MB

Weather Report - Original Album Classics [5CD Box Set] (2007)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Sept. 30, 2016
Weather Report - Original Album Classics [5CD Box Set] (2007)

Weather Report - Original Album Classics [5CD Box Set] (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.4 GB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Rock | Label: Columbia | Catalog Number: 88697145472

2007 five CD set, a great installment in Sony/BMG's Original Album Classics series that brings together rare and out of print titles with some best sellers from the Sony/BMG Jazz catalog. Many of these albums have been unavailable on CD for some time and are sought after by collectors. Each set is presented in a high quality, rigid cardboard slipcase containing five 'vinyl replica' mini LP sleeves. This collection from the Jazz fusion greats features the albums I Sing the Body Electric, Sweetnighter, Mysterious Traveller, Black Market and Night Passage.
Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs] {Columbia} [Re-Up]

Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs] {Columbia}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 935MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 304MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Live and Unreleased is a compilation of live recordings of Weather Report. The tracks are taken from live performances that took place from November 25, 1975 to June 3, 1983. Since its skill at live improvisation made up a large part of the band's appeal, its perhaps surprising that this is only their third official live recording (the previous two were 1972's Live in Tokyo and 1979's 8:30).
Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981 (2015) {4CD Columbia-Legacy 88875141272}

Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981 (2015) {4CD Columbia-Legacy 88875141272}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.57 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 583 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 258 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88875141272
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Electric Jazz

These four discs offer completely unreleased performances by the Weather Report lineup of keyboardist Joe Zawinul, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Jaco Pastorius, drummer Peter Erskine, and a bit later, percussionist Bobby Thomas, Jr. It was compiled for release by Erskine (whose historical essay and annotated track notes are fantastic) and Tony Zawinul, Joe's son. These are mostly soundboard cassettes made by WR's longtime live sound engineer Brian Risner, with choice audience tapes and commercial mobile rig selections mixed in. While it (mostly) sounds like an excellent bootleg, the sound here is remarkable given the root sources. Similar to 2002's Live and Unreleased, the material is not arranged chronologically.
Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1984) {Jazzdoor} (DVD5 NTSC) [Re-Up]

Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1984) {Jazzdoor} [DVD5 NTSC]
DVD5 | DVD Decrypter | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | ISO+MDS+MD5 | MPEG-2 | AC3, 2ch, 192kB/s
Full Scans 300dpi | 3.28GB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

If you like Weather Report you'll probably like this music, though purists may say that it's late, missing Pastorius, and perhaps a bit mechanical by this stage (and certainly the medley of their most famous tracks does seem a bit like "they're expecting these so we have to deliver"). The energy and atmosphere are still there, and this a valuable - though very short - document of a unique moment in the history of music.
Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1972) [2CD] {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1972) [2CD] {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 525 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 212 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 263 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4229~30
Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A Japanese-only album from Weather Report – recorded early in the group's career, and with some of the same sort of freedoms that Miles Davis was getting on his own double-length dates from Japan! The tracks here are quite stretched out, and often adventurous – showing a marked ability to jam heavily at one moment, get contemplative the next, and continually explore sounds on the frontiers of fusion in the 70s. The group's the "second chapter" Weather Report – with Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Miroslav Vitous on bass, Eric Gravatt on drums, and Dom Um Romao on percussion – and titles include "Orange Lady", "Vertical Invader/Seventh Arrow/TH", "Surucucu/Lost/Early Minor/Direction", and "Tears/Umbrellas".