Scarce Actual 1979 Japanese First Pressing! Vinyl & Heavy Grade Gatefold Cover Still In Top Condition. Includes Insert. Featuring The Amazing Jaco Pastorius On Bass, ‘8:30’ Is Mostly Weather Report Captured Live In 1978 (Side 4 Is 1979 Studio Recordings).
Jaco Pastorius played a notable solo on “Slang”, which started with a rendition of “Dolores” by Wayne Shorter, then melded a multi-part bass solo using a rack-mounted MXR digital delay, leading into references to “Third Stone from the Sun” by Jimi Hendrix, “Portrait of Tracy” from his solo work, then “The Sound of Music”. He finished playing his bass with its own strap.
Condition – Vinyl: EXCELLENT!
Condition – Cover: EXCELLENT!
Japanese vinyl pressings are highly sought after by audiophiles and collectors, due to their premium sound quality and beautifully presented packaging. The sonic quality of Japanese records is regarded as the best in the world. No wonder all the original Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab records were pressed in Japan! The covers are printed on better quality heavy stock paper too. Top condition original Japanese pressings are becoming scarcer ~ and therefore more collectable and valuable every year.
Joe Zawinul – Keyboards
Wayne Shorter – Saxophones
Jaco Pastorius – Bass
Peter Erskine – Drums
A Remark You Made
Slang (Bass Solo)
In A Silent Way
Thanks For The Memory (Tenor Sax Solo)
Badia / Boogie Woogie Waltz Medley