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.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Spyro Gyra - Got The Magic (1999)


One of the group's stronger, more consistent efforts from the 1990's.  Full of good smooth jazz/pop tunes enhanced by some clean production.  Production duties on this album were split between Chuck Loeb and SG leader Jay Beckenstein.  It's a good mix - Loeb updates the band sound while Beckenstein takes the band back to their original Latin-based roots.

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

Tracks: Top tracks here are Silk And Satin, Havana Moonlight, and Sierra. Track 4, Springtime Laughter, would have been just fine without the vocals from Basia, but we get 'em anyway. Come to think of it, there are also a lot of background vocals on this disc (why not focus on these talented instrumentalists?!), but this is a small complaint.  Overall, a very listenable, radio-friendly album.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

Previously revisited for the blog:
Good To Go-Go (2007)Stories Without Words (1987)
Wrapped In A Dream (2006)Breakout (1986)
Original Cinema (2003)Access All Areas (1984)
In Modern Times (2001) Incognito (1982)
Road Scholars (1998)Freetime (1981)
20/20 (1997)Carnaval (1980)
Love & Other Obsessions (1995)Catching The Sun (1980)
Dreams Beyond Control (1993)Morning Dance (1979)
Fast Forward (1990)Spyro Gyra (1978)
Point Of View (1989)


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