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THE COMPLETE GO SESSIONS

Stomu Yamash'ta

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc One:
1. Solitude / Nature / Air Over / Crossing The Line / Man Of Leo / Stellar / Space Theme (21:18)
2. Space Requiem / Space Song / Carnival
Ghost Machine / Surfspin / Time Is Here / Winner/Loser (20:16)
3. Space Song / Carnival / Windspin / Ghost Machine (Live) (15:52)
4. Surfspin / Time Is Here / Winner/Loser (Live) (14:37)

Total Time: 71:57

Disc Two:
1. Solitude / Nature / Air Voice / Crossing The Line (Live) (14:15)
2. Man Of Leo / Stellar / Space Requiem (Live) (18:58)
3. Prelude (3:02)
4. Seen You Before (6:15)
5. Madness (5:59)
6. Mysteries Of Love (6:42)
7. Wheels Of Fortune (5:35)
8. Beauty (5:09)
9. You & Me (6:59)
10. Ecliptic (2:26)

Total Time: 75:24

Compilation of all three Go LPs (vinyl) on CD. Two studio albums and one live album. The original albums were released in 1976 and 1977.

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Line-up / Musicians

Go:
- Stomu Yamashta / string synthesizer, tympani, Mini Moog synthesizer, Mini Korg synthesizer, percussion, Instruments Sonores, des Freres Baschet
- Steve Winwood / acoustic piano, vocal, electric piano, organ, guitar, string synthesizer
- Michael Shrieve / drum kit
- Klaus Schultze / synthesizers (large Moog, ARP 2600, ARP Odyssey, EMS Synthi A, Farfisa Synthorchester)
- Rosko Gee / bass
- Chris West / rhythm guitar
- Pat Thrall / solo and rhythm guitar
- Julian Marvin / rhythm guitar
- Thunderthighs / backing vocals
- Al Di Meola / solo guitar
- Hisako Yamashta / violin, Voice
- Bernie Holland / guitar
- Lennox Langton / congas
- Brother James / congas
- Paul Buckmaster / arrangements for: woodwind sections oboe and piccolo; brass section 1 tuba, 2 trumpets, 2 French horns; string section 12 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos

Go - Live From Paris:
- Stomu Yamashta / percussion, piano, synthesizers
- Steve Winwood / vocals, keyboards
- Michael Shrieve / drum kit
- Klaus Schultze / synthesizers
- Al Di Meola / solo guitar
- Jerome Rimson / bass
- Pat Thrall / guitar
- Brother James / congas
- Karen Friedman / vocals

Go Too:
- Stomu Yamashta / percussion, Korg Ssynthesizers, acoustic piano
- Al Di Meola / solo guitar
- Doni Harvey / guitar, vocal
- Paul Jackson / bass
- Brother James / congas
- Linda Lewis / lead vocals
- Peter Robinson / keyboards, ARP synthesizers
- Jess Roden / lead vocals
- Klaus Schultze / Moog synthesizers
- Michael Shrieve / drum kit
- Liza Strike / backing vocals
- Doreen Chanter / backing vocals
- Ruby James / backing vocals
- The Martin Ford Orchestra

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2CD Raven RVCD-182 (2005)

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4 stars Holy crap that was a pain in the ass to add. I had to manually type in all the musician information and manually add the time info. I'd been bitching about getting this artist added for a while, so what the heck. The Go sessions are a wonderful mixture of musicians from the various genres of progressive music. Whoever added this artist must of had a really hard time picking a sub-genre to put Yamashta in. I'd say he's more progressive electronic. The CD booklet says "There ae echoes of soul, jazz-rock, and bozza nova here." "The theme of Go is change and polarity - fantasy and reality, death and re-birth, things changing to opposites".

This was a prog supergroup. Steve Winwood, Al DiMeola, Klause Schultze Michael Shrieve, all united by a Japanese artist, say no more. Also of note, Pat Thrall on guitar. He was in a band called Automatic Man with Shrieve around the same time as Go, that should be listed on this for the first album. I haven't heard the second one in a long time, but as I recall it was a dud.

The first two LPs (it was actually three vinyls altogether) far outshine the last one called Go Too. As I was entering the information, I was really impressed by the synthesizer credits. Really state of the art gear for the mid '70's.

Each for the first two, each LP side consisted of a several songs played as a continuous piece.

Go is a studio album and has more musicians some classical musicians.

Go - Live From Paris has a more streamlined group of musicians, but all the big names are there. There's some new parts and some of the parts from Go weren't included.

Go Too, still has all the big names, but suffers from a case of popitis, not unlike what was afflicting many a good progressive artist in the late '70's/early '80's.

Whoever added this artist must of had a really hard time picking a sub-genre

Go Too drags down the rating a little but not too much since the first two are essential.

If you're a fan of any of the big names and you haven't heard Go and particularly if you're a keyboard/synthesizer nut like myself, you'll probably like this one a lot. If you already know Go and were wondering when they'd get around to releasing the dang thing on CD, "the time is here".

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4 stars This compilation is where you should look for your dose of 'Go.' Including both studio albums ('Go,' 'Go Too') and the 'Live from Paris' release, it's comprehensive and comes at a great price, generally imported from Raven Records in Australia, or second hand online. The best thing about the co ... (read more)

Report this review (#498880) | Posted by dreadpirateroberts | Saturday, August 06, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars When I caught wind of the Go Live.. In Paris, 1976, I was enamored with the quality of sound being represented at this concert. I only became aware of the re-issue on CD not too long ago, so I cannot attest to the validity concerning sound quality, but I will say that Stomu Yamashta assembled a f ... (read more)

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