Never Before on VINYL!!!
180g Vinyl Double LP Pressed in Germany with Deluxe Packaging!
10x Grammy Award winner delivers 16 tracks including the Chick Corea composition "Windows". Corea joins McFerrin for this performance.
"...Beyond Words has a wide and fun emotional range that swings in saintly depth. The arrangements, vocalizations, and compositions, as well as the performances of the musicians, have a refreshing sense of cultural innocence and curiosity in their tales. With the exception of “Windows,” a Chick Corea composition, reinterpreted here in historical fashion by McFerrin, the rest of the oeuvre was penned by him. Having Corea playing in this recording was a prudent decision as he has an authentic and imaginative record of accomplishment in various musical worlds. The same is true of most of the rest of the crew that gave rise to the beautiful blessing that is Beyond Words..." - allaboutjazz.com
Recorded on 180g heavy-weight vinyl to ensure quality sound, packaged in gatefold cover, and covered by premium protective vinyl outer sleeve.
The “Play 33 1/3 LP Series” features masterpiece albums released in the '90s converted for the first time world-wide to analog Long Playing record. The album cover and package created after months of graphic work and processes by hand enhanced its excellence and to ensure the record’s superb sound quality, the German MMP, who undertook the record production of EMI Germany and Universal, utilized a heavy weight 180g vinyl LP to contain the sound. Khiov who was in charge of the planning and production of many LP miniature series took charge of the album cover production spending 6 months to create a masterpiece.
This project was highly scrutinized passing rigid testing at the factory in Germany. Even the performers themselves had not been able to put their hands on the LP version of their own albums as their home country had not produced them. The LPs produced by this project certainly have become must-have items by LP lovers all around the world.
In the age where faster and more convenient is thought to be better, the increase in demand for the retro vinyl LP worldwide is clearly attributed to the satisfaction from the sound offered by analog products impossible to be replicated by CD and digital products and the delight of touching, feeling, and possessing this masterpiece-like large artwork. Furthermore, LP records have both rarity and history that increase their value over time and serve as an attractive factor for collectors.
• Play 33 1/3 Series
• 180g heavyweight Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Original artwork
• Lacquer cutting at SST (Schallplatten Schneid Technik) Bruggemann GmbH in Germany
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Bobby McFerrin, vocals, Roland XP-80
Chick Corea, piano, Fender Rhodes
Omar Hakim, drums
Cyro Baptista, percussion
Gil Goldstein, Yamaha DX-7, accordion, Fender Rhodes
Keith Underwood, wooden flutes, contrabass flute
Richard Bona, bass, guitar, percussion
Taylor McFerrin, vocal percussion
LP 1 - Side A:
2. Kalimba Suite
3. A Silken Road
LP 1 - Side B:
1. Fertile Field
LP 2 - Side C:
LP 2 - Side D:
1. Pat and Joe
2. Taylor Made
3. A Piece, A Chord
4. Monks / The Shepherd