The Weather Report Heavy Weather 180g LP
180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday
Music's Joe Reagoso! Pressed at RTI!
The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early
seventies with their hypnotic blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock
and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and
the late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and electronic
instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with Miles Davis
on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like
Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove
to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Report’s fine
arsenal of recordings would take the band to the top of all the popular music
charts. The 1977 fusion classic Heavy Weather would go on to yield one of the
biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus
major showings in the pop and R&B charts thanks to the top charting hit single
No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with smashes like Joe
Zawinul’s brilliant ballad A Remark You Made, the powerful Palladíum by Wayne
Shorter and of course the funk assault of Jaco Pastorius on Teen Town all
which made this a top charting album in 1977.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Heavy
Weather also features the all-star lineup of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco
Pastorius (bass), Manolo Badrena (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion). All in
all, Heavy Weather took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title
superstars to the Weather Report franchise.
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time here on audiophile
vinyl Heavy Weather by Weather Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at
Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl
domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you
remember from years ago.
To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time
audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered in a first
time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design by
Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their masterpiece
Heavy Weather...an audiophile first time 180 gram vinyl Friday Music release.
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
• Pressed at RTI
• Gatefold Jacket
Joe Zawinul, keyboards
Wayne Shorter, saxophone
Jaco Pastorius, bass
Manolo Badrena, drums
Alex Acuna, percussion
2. A Remark You Made
3. Teen Town
1. Rumba Mama
3. The Juggler