Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Spyro Gyra - Wrapped In A Dream (2006)


Even though I'm a longtime fan, I confess to losing interest in this smooth jazz group twice over their long career (this was their 28th release).  The first album that turned me off was 1990's Fast Forward, the second time was 2003's Original Cinema. I thought after Original Cinema I was done with the group for good, but when I saw this 2006 release in a used bin, I couldn't resist. I'm glad I picked it up.  Good stuff and the beginning of a return to form that would be fully realized on their next release, Good To Go-Go.  All is forgiven, guys.

This was also released as a Hybrid Multichannel Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD).  SACD was a relatively short-lived format that, fortunately, I never bought into. I understand that many of today's Blu-Ray players will play SACDs, though.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart:  Did not chart

Tracks: Spyro Time is a fun lead track. Also good are The Voodooyoodoo, After The Storm, The Lowdown, and Woogitybop.  I'm not a fan of either  Impressions Of Madrid or its companion piece, Impressions Of Toledo.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

Previously revisited for the blog:
Good To Go-Go (2007)Stories Without Words (1987)
Original Cinema (2003)Breakout (1986)
In Modern Times (2001)Access All Areas (1984)
Road Scholars (1998) Incognito (1982)
20/20 (1997)Freetime (1981)
Love & Other Obsessions (1995)Carnaval (1980)
Dreams Beyond Control (1993)Catching The Sun (1980)
Fast Forward (1990)Morning Dance (1979)
Point Of View (1989)Spyro Gyra (1978)


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