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Weather Report - This Is This (1986) {1st US press} [Re-Up]

Weather Report - This Is This (1986)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 281MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

This Is This is the last album of Weather Report. The photo of Zawinul and Wayne Shorter shaking hands on the back cover of the LP is definitely a farewell gesture, for Shorter turns up on only three of the eight cuts (having left the band while this record was being made), and the record's world-music slant gives it a closer kinship with Zawinul's subsequent albums than with WR's earlier output. Already on the delicate "I'll Never Forget You," Zawinul's synthesizer is replacing Wayne as a simulated solo wind voice. Minu Cinelu is on percussion on vocals, Victor Bailey on bass, and co-producer Peter Erskine returns for one final fling on drums (Omar Hakim handles the sticks on "Consequently").

Weather Report - This Is This (1986) {CK 40280}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 26, 2010
Weather Report - This Is This (1986) {CK 40280}

Weather Report - This Is This (1986) {CK 40280}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u+MD5 | Scans 600dpi | 279MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Or shall we say, that is that, the final album by a group called Weather Report, now captained and guided by Josef Zawinul. The photo of Zawinul and Wayne Shorter shaking hands on the back cover of the LP is definitely a farewell gesture, for Shorter turns up on only three of the eight cuts (having left the band while this record was being made), and the record's world-music slant gives it a closer kinship with Zawinul's subsequent albums than with WR's earlier output. Already on the delicate "I'll Never Forget You," Zawinul's synthesizer is replacing Wayne as a simulated solo wind voice. Minu Cinelu is on percussion on vocals, Victor Bailey on bass, and co-producer Peter Erskine returns for one final fling on drums (Omar Hakim handles the sticks on "Consequently"). The best thing on the album is the joyous title track, which swaggers along with the help of guest guitarist Carlos Santana's flashy rock obligatos.
Weather Report - This Is This (1986) {CK 40280}

Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975/2016) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 23, 2017
Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975/2016) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975/2016)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 688MB + 5% Recovery
FLAC 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 851MB + 5% Recovery

Weather Report's ever-changing lineup shifts again, with the somewhat heavier funk-oriented Leon "Ndugu" Chancler dropping into the drummer's chair and Alyrio Lima taking over the percussion table. As a result, Tale Spinnin' has a weightier feel than Mysterious Traveller, while continuing the latter's explorations in Latin-spiced electric jazz/funk. Zawinul's pioneering interest in what we now call world music is more in evidence with the African 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 the previous two albums and Alphonso Johnson puts his melodic bass more to the fore. While not quite as inventive as its two predecessors, this remains an absorbing extension of WR's mid-'70s direction.
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.

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 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 - Tale Spinnin' (1975) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 5, 2016
Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975) {Columbia}

Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975) {Columbia}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 282MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Weather Report's ever-changing lineup shifts again, with the somewhat heavier funk-oriented Leon "Ndugu" Chancler dropping into the drummer's chair and Alyrio Lima taking over the percussion table. As a result, Tale Spinnin' has a weightier feel than Mysterious Traveller, while continuing the latter's explorations in Latin-spiced electric jazz/funk. Zawinul's pioneering interest in what we now call world music is more in evidence with the African 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 the previous two albums and Alphonso Johnson puts his melodic bass more to the fore. While not quite as inventive as its two predecessors, this remains an absorbing extension of WR's mid-'70s direction.
Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 247:24 minutes | 5,56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Weather Report's The Legendary Live Tapes features four discs of sensational unreleased performances all "completely, totally, unapologetically and insanely live" recorded by the legendary jazz group from 1978 to 1981. This package uniquely showcases Weather Report's extensive prowess as a band, opting not to replicate the ebb and flow of a standard Weather Report set at the time, instead offering a uniquely curated experience that captures the dazzling directions the group took at the arguable height of their powers.
Weather Report - Live In Berlin 1975 (2011) {Art Of Groove}

Weather Report - Live In Berlin 1975 (2011) {Art Of Groove}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 272 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 67 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Art Of Groove | MIG 80020
Jazz / Fusion

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Weather Report, the Zawinul estate is proud to release this live document of the supergroup's appearance at the 1975 Jazztage Berlin, one of the oldest and most prestigious jazz festivals in Europe. This is the first time that this historic performance has been made available commercially. From the opening strains of Wayne Shorter's propulsive "Freezing Fire" to Joe Zawinul's exotic "Badia" (a template for the world music movement that would come over a decade later), Live in Berlin, 1975 crackles with an audacious spirit of discovery and daring, underscored by an uncanny sense of group-thinking that allowed the band to be truly in the moment from tune to tune, from bar to bar.

Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 24, 2015
Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 (2015)

Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 247:08 min | 576 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Label: Legacy

Weather Report's The Legendary Live Tapes features four discs of sensational unreleased performances all "completely, totally, unapologetically and insanely live" recorded by the legendary jazz group from 1978 to 1981.