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Weather Report

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2002

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Birdland (5:58)
2. Mysterious Traveller (7:21)
3. Boogie Woogie Waltz (13:04)
4. Elders (4:20)
5. Night Passage (6:32)
6. Freezing Fire (7:28)
7. Remark You Made (6:52)
8. Elegant People (5:05)
9. Man in the Green Shirt (6:28)
10. Blackthorn Rose (4:59)
11. Black Market (6:29)

Total Time: 74:36

Line-up / Musicians

- Narada Michael Walden / drums
- Dom Um Romao / percussion, tambor, chucalho, bells
- Ishmael Wilburn / drums
- Bobby Thomas, Jr. / percussion
- Chester Thompson / drums
- Don Alias / percussion
- Ndugu / drums, tympani (timpani)
- Muruga Clay / drums
- Alejandro "Alex" Acuņa / percussion, conga, drums
- Joe Zawinul / synthesizer, melodica, Fender Rhodes, piano (Grand), Mu-Tron, Prophet 5, Arp 2600, Oberheim, vocals, piano, keyboards
- Manolo Badrena / percussion, tambourine, conga
- Herschell Dwellingham / drums
- Eric Gravatt / drums
- Skip Hadden / drums
- Alphonso Johnson / bass (electric)
- Alyrio Lima / percussion
- Peter Erskine / drums
Jaco Pastorius / bass (electric), mandocello, vocals
- Wayne Shorter / piano, lyricon, shells, saxophone (Soprano), saxophone (Tenor)
- Miroslav Vitous / bass (electric)
- Andrew White / bass (electric)

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CD Sony Records

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WEATHER REPORT The Best of Weather Report ratings distribution

(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(57%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Gooner
4 stars A great introduction to Weather Report in their _slick_ years. Most of it sounds kind of Steely Dan-ish without the vocals. Nothing too challenging here, but it does contain most of the highlights and would've been a perfect compiltion had it included _Teen Town_ from the Heavy Weather LP. For more challening Weather Report material, try _I Sing The Body Electric_ and _Mysterious Traveller_.
Review by Kazuhiro
3 stars It might be very difficult including selection work to produce the history of WR as the best album. A lot of fans and listeners who praise their brilliant distinguished services exist. And, the creation of reformative music of WR gave width to people's opinions. It might be WR to succeed the creation that Miles Davis did in the 70's to some degree. And, when WR was pursued, people researched the charm of WR. The listener and the critics might have tried to find the meaning of the existence of WR as their charms were researched to some degree. Work to find the precedent to merits and demerits of WR might have been difficult. That is, distinguished services of WR were praised and there was only catching as one shape that only they were able to do. Because it is developed as well as the idea that Miles did, it is guessed to be one pursued shape to have demonstrated the attempt of electronic music satisfactorily. If Jazz and the element of Latin having taken it in no relations in the form of Fusion, too considered knowledge and the technology of the member who succeeded and was related to WR at the same time, it was an act of ultra nature. This album might be the pure, easy, attractive album to know their histories especially though exists a lot of tunes of their representative.

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