Header

ORANGE AND BLUE

Al Di Meola

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Al Di Meola Orange And Blue  album cover
3.19 | 24 ratings | 5 reviews | 8% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy AL DI MEOLA Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Paradisio (7:18)
2. Chilean Pipe Peace (4:51)
3. Ta'alina Chant (1:55)
4. Orange and Blue (7:31)
5. This Way Before (4:38)
6. Summer Country Song (5:29)
7. If We Meet Again, Pt. 1 (1:29)
8. If We Meet Again, Pt. 2 (5:03)
9. Cyprus `74 (3:50)
10. Theme of the Mother Ship (5:24)
11. Precious Little You (4:24)
12. Casmir (4:07)
13. On My Own (3:21)

Total Time: 59:25

Lyrics

Search AL DI MEOLA Orange And Blue lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search AL DI MEOLA Orange And Blue tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Al DiMeola / synthesizer, guitars, percussion, piano, shakuhachi, composer, cymbals, drums, koto, producer, finger snaps, cover design, crowd noise, kotolin
- Simon Shaheen / violin
- Peter Erskine / drums
- Marc Johnson / bass
- George Dalaras / vocals
- Andres Boiarsky / saxophone
- Conrad Herwig / trombone
- Steve Gadd & Manu Katche / drums
- Noa / vocals
- Gumbi Ortiz / percussion, bongos, conga
- Pino Palladino / bass, Fretless bass
- Mario Parmisano / organ, synthesizer, bass, piano, strings, keyboards, associate producer
- Mike Pinera / trumpet
- Hernan Romero / synthesizer, guitar, piano, vocals, multi instruments, bells

Releases information

CD Bluemoon 79197
CD Verve 523724 (1995)
CD Wounded Bird 9197 (2005)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

AL DI MEOLA MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy AL DI MEOLA Orange And Blue Music


All Your Life (A Tribute to the Beatles)All Your Life (A Tribute to the Beatles)
inakustik Label Group 2013
Audio CD$12.00
$10.99 (used)
Elegant GypsyElegant Gypsy
Sbme Special Mkts. 1984
Audio CD$2.08
$2.08 (used)
Land of the Midnight SunLand of the Midnight Sun
Sbme Special Mkts. 2008
Audio CD$2.74
$1.00 (used)
Consequence of ChaosConsequence of Chaos
Telarc 2006
Audio CD$2.99
$2.27 (used)
Pursuit of Radical RhapsodyPursuit of Radical Rhapsody
Telarc 2011
Audio CD$5.84
$4.21 (used)
Original Album ClassicsOriginal Album Classics
Box set · Import
Sony UK 2010
Audio CD$14.55
$13.55 (used)
Diabolic Inventions and Seduction for Solo Guitar, Vol. 1: Music of Astor PiazzollaDiabolic Inventions and Seduction for Solo Guitar, Vol. 1: Music of Astor Piazzolla
inakustik Label Group 2007
Audio CD$11.43
$7.98 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
AL DI MEOLA: Sequencer / Dub 12 (custom cover, promo stamp oc, sl cw, sm toc) J US $15.00 Buy It Now 1h 39m
Vocal Rendezvous by AL DI MEOLA (CD, 2006, SPV) NEW! US $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 12m
US import AL DI MEOLA PROJECT Tirami Su LP 1987 Manhattan MLT-46995 US $29.99 Buy It Now 2h 21m
Al Di Meola Splendido Hotel Vinyl LP - EX US $26.57 Buy It Now 2h 31m
Elegant Gypsy by Al di Meola (CD, Jul-1987, Columbia (USA)) US $3.00 [0 bids]
2h 41m
Splendido Hotel by Al di Meola (CD, Columbia (USA)) US $3.00 [0 bids]
2h 43m
Heart of the Immigrants by Al di Meola's World Sinfonia (CD, Apr-1993, Mesa/Blue US $0.99 [0 bids]
3h 18m
Splendido Hotel by Al di Meola (CD, Jul-1990, Columbia (USA)) US $0.99 [0 bids]
3h 28m
AL DI MEOLA: Cruisin' / Black Cat Shuffle (soul vinyl 12) US $10.00 Buy It Now 3h 36m
AL DI MEOLA Scenario VINYL LP Columbia 1983 ~e US $8.46 Buy It Now 4h 4m
AL DI MEOLA Electric Rendezvous 1981 Japan Mini LP CD w/OBI Limited Edition 1997 US $68.00 Buy It Now 5h 48m
CD: Casino - Al Di Meola - Sealed US $10.45 Buy It Now 5h 50m
AL DI MEOLA : ELEGANT GYPSY (34461) - RARITIES US $5.99 [0 bids]
6h 2m
AL DI MEOLA : CASINO (35277) - RARITIES US $5.99 [0 bids]
6h 2m
AL DI MEOLA : LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN (34074) - RARITIES US $5.99 [0 bids]
6h 4m
AL DI MEOLA casino LP 6 track with insert (cbs32071) uk cbs 1978 US $9.97 Buy It Now 6h 38m
AL DI MEOLA - SPLENDIDO HOTEL!! (REMASTERED) US $8.99 Buy It Now 7h 12m
AL DI MEOLA nr mint vinyl lp ELECTRIC RENDEVOUS US $2.99 Buy It Now 9h 24m
JAZZ MUSIC LOT (5 GREAT CDs) BIRELI LAGRENE SPYRO GYRA SPECIAL EFX AL DI MEOLA US $2.75 [0 bids]
US $6.00 Buy It Now
10h 49m
AL Di MEOLA - ELETRIC RENDEZVOUS - COLUMBIA RECORDS LP US $6.50 Buy It Now 10h 55m
AL DI MEOLA Land of the Midnight Sun Vinyl Record LP 1987 PC-34074 NM/VG+ US $29.99 Buy It Now 11h 9m
Al Di Meola Electric Rendezvous 1997 JAPAN Mini LP CD With Obi SRCS-9182 OOP HTF US $59.80 Buy It Now 15h 54m
Guitar Trio: Paco de Lucia/John McLaughlin/Al Di Meola (Audio CD) US $3.99 [0 bids]
19h 40m
AL DI MEOLA LIVE AT MONTREUX 1986/93 DVD US $23.25 Buy It Now 20h 46m
1980 Al Di Meola Roller Jubilee / Same 7" 45 rpm PROMO Columbia 1-11303 NM Vinyl US $3.85 Buy It Now 22h 5m
AL DI MEOLA LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN 1976 UK VINYL ALBUM *NEAR MINT THROUGHOUT US $14.87 Buy It Now 1 day
Al Di Meola "Splendid Hotel" Double LP Set From 1980 ( Very Rare ) US $79.99 Buy It Now 1 day
AL DI MEOLA-CASINO 1978 COLUMBIA RECORDS LP JC 35277 EXC. VG+ STEVE GADD US $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Al Di Meola ?- Elegant Gypsy/ Columbia ?- PC 34461 US $7.00 [0 bids]
US $10.00 Buy It Now
1 day
Al Di Meola vinyl lp lot of 2 Passion Grace + Soaring Through a Dream Ex record US $12.99 [0 bids]
1 day
AL DI MEOLA Elegant Gypsy EURO / JAPAN 1st press CD album issue dimeola US $14.40 Buy It Now 1 day
AL DI MEOLA Land Of The Midnight Sun EURO / JAPAN 1st press CD issue dimeola US $14.40 Buy It Now 1 day
Al Di Meola vinyl lp lot of 2 Electric Rendezvous + Elegant Gypsy VG+ record (s US $11.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Al Di Meola - Friday Night In San Francisco on Columbia Records FC 37152 SHRINK US $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Al Di Meola - Friday Night In San Francisco on Columbia Records FC 37152 SHRINK US $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Passion, Grace & Fire by Al di Meola/John McLaughlin/Paco de Lucˇa (CD,... US $4.50 [0 bids]
US $6.50 Buy It Now
1 day
THE AL DI MEOLA PROJECT Live at The Palladium PILJ-11170 OBI LD V1835 US $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Nylon & Steel by Manuel Barrueco 2001 cd Steve Morse Andy Summer Al Di Meola US $0.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Al Di Meola "Consequence Of Chaos" with Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Barry Miles and US $3.33 [0 bids]
1 day
AL DI MEOLA-SCENARIO-VINYL-NM-PHIL COLLINS-BILL BRUFORD-TONY LEVIN-SEQUENCER US $5.99 [0 bids]
US $9.99 Buy It Now
1 day
Al Di Meola - Casino Japan CD - original, unopened - Very rare, Out of print US $28.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Al DI MEOLA JOHN MCLAUGHLIN PACO DE LUCIA FRIDAY NIGHT IN ...K2HD MASTERING CD US $30.99 Buy It Now 1 day
AL DI MEOLA - G.H. NEW CD US $15.04 Buy It Now 1 day
Al Di Meola - Cielo e Terra 1985 Cassette Jazz Guitar US $3.00 Buy It Now 1 day
GEORGE DALARAS Al Di Meola LATIN CD Greece Folk US $24.90 Buy It Now 1 day
Guitar Trio: Paco de Lucia/John McLaughlin/Al Di Meola by John McLaughlin/Al... US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Al Di Meola - Winter Nights (CD, 1999, Telarc) US $4.00 [0 bids]
US $6.00 Buy It Now
2 days
Guitar Trio: Paco de Lucia/John McLaughlin/Al Di Meola by John McLaughlin/Al... US $4.50 [0 bids]
US $6.50 Buy It Now
2 days
STOMU YAMASHTA STEVE WINWOOD KLAUS SCHULZE MICHAEL SHRIEVE AL DI MEOLA 12" PS US $12.95 Buy It Now 2 days
Guitar Trio: Paco de Lucia/John McLaughlin/Al Di Meola by John McLaughlin/Al... US $3.00 [0 bids]
2 days
AL DI MEOLA, SCENARIO, FC 38944, STEREO LP; NEAR MINT/VERY GOOD+ US $1.99 [0 bids]
2 days
AL DI MEOLA "PROMO / NM WAX" Splendido Hotel 40AP1891 OBI 2LP AC6852 US $7.99 [0 bids]
2 days
AL DI MEOLA & JOHN MCLAUGHLIN - FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO (LTD) NEW VINYL US $90.82 Buy It Now 2 days
AL DI MEOLA TOUR DE FORCE LIVE ULTRA RARE CASSETTE TAPE! US $26.08 Buy It Now 2 days
Elegant Gypsy by Al di Meola (CD, Feb-2008, Columbia (USA)) US $2.99 [0 bids]
US $3.99 Buy It Now
2 days
AL DI MEOLA Casino 25AP990 LP Ae3180 US $4.99 [0 bids]
2 days
AL Di MEOLA Land Of The Midnight Sun 1976 JAZZ FUSION LP US $13.00 Buy It Now 2 days
SUPER GUITAR TRIO & FRIENDS JAPAN LD OBI 5665yen AL DI MEOLA LARRY CORYELL US $49.99 Buy It Now 2 days
AL DI MEOLA Elegant Gypsy COLUMBIA 34461 Canada EX US $5.50 [0 bids]
2 days
AL DI MEOLA - CASINO NEW CD US $10.46 Buy It Now 2 days
AL DI MEOLA - LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN NEW CD US $10.46 Buy It Now 2 days
Al Di Meola "Splendido Hotel" mini LP CD Japan US $19.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Al Di Meola "Land of the Midnight Sun" mini LP CD Japan US $18.00 [0 bids]
2 days
Al Di Meola "Casino" mini LP CD Japan US $19.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Al Di Meola "Elegant Gypsy" mini LP CD Japan US $19.99 [0 bids]
2 days
V/A-Ethnic 2.000 WORLD Deep Forest Kitaro Al Di Meola US $12.85 Buy It Now 2 days
Al Di Meola The Grande Passion (CD, Oct-2000, Telarc Distribution) Hard To Find US $12.99 [0 bids]
2 days
AL DI MEOLA LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN cbs 76 A2B1 UK Lp nr MINT VINYL US $14.94 Buy It Now 3 days
Al Di Meola -- Elegant Gypsy LP US $1.49 [0 bids]
3 days
AL DI MEOLA**ELEGANT GYPSY (180G)**VINYL US $26.95 Buy It Now 3 days
Al Di Meola- Casino CBS LP US $15.00 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA - ONE NIGHT IN MONTREAL (IMPORT) NEW CD US $18.46 Buy It Now 3 days
Al Di Meola John McLaughlin Paco De Lucia Friday Night in San Francisco LP VG+! US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $29.99 Buy It Now
3 days
Al Di Meola 1976 Land Of The Midnight Sun LP Columbia PC 34074 Ex Debut! US $4.99 [0 bids]
US $9.99 Buy It Now
3 days
Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy 12" vinyl LP Columbia 34461 rock US $6.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Al Di Meola Land of the Midnight Sun 12" vinyl LP Columbia rock US $6.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Al Di Meola Electric Rendezvous PROMO 12" vinyl LP rock jazz fusion US $6.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Al Di Meola Casino 12" vinyl LP rock jazz fusion US $6.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Al Di Meola Tour De Force Live 12" vinyl LP rock jazz fusion US $3.99 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA**LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN (180 GRAM)**VINYL US $29.95 Buy It Now 3 days
Al Di Meola Project SOARING THROUGH A DREAM ST-53011 US $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Al Di Meola Live Concert Royal Festival Hall 18 Oct 1993 poster print A5 size US $24.91 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA - WINTER NIGHTS [AL DI MEOLA] - NEW CD US $9.69 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA Electric Rendezvous JAPAN GOLD FACE CD! 35DP30 W/Box Obi US $209.00 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA - ELECTRIC RENDEZVOUS TURKISH RARE US $60.00 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA - ELECTRIC ANTHOLOGY - NEW CD US $40.26 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA - ONE NIGHT IN MONTREAL - NEW CD US $12.47 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA land of the midnight sun 81220 dutch cbs 1976 LP PS VG/VG+ sos sol US $15.12 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA - 12" LP VINYL ALBUM - CASINO US $4.99 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA - 12" lp album - SCENARIO US $4.99 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA - 12" lp album - LAND OF THE NIDNIGHT SUN US $4.99 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA Japan 1982 NM LP ELEKTRIC RENDEZVOUS US $16.99 Buy It Now 3 days
The Infinite Desire by Al di Meola (CD, Aug-1998, Telarc Distribution) US $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA cielo e terra JAPAN LP OBI MHS-81708 kR4 US $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Al Di Meola - CASINO - LP Original Vinyl Issue US $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA WORLD SINFONIA HEART OF THE IMMIGRANTS JAPAN CD 1993 JIMCO NO OBI US $20.00 Buy It Now 3 days
ELECTRIC ANTHOLOGY BY AL DI MEOLA ONE WAY CD US $22.00 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA - ELEGANT GYPSY 2008 US CD * NEW * US $11.62 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DI MEOLA - Elegant Gypsy - CBS PROMO US $3.90 [0 bids]
3 days
AL Di MEOLA DIMEOLA Elegant Gypsy LP Midnight Tango Flight Over Rio Steve Gadd US $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days

More places to buy AL DI MEOLA music online Buy AL DI MEOLA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for AL DI MEOLA DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

AL DI MEOLA Orange And Blue ratings distribution


3.19
(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
8%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
42%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (17%)
17%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

AL DI MEOLA Orange And Blue reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by ClemofNazareth
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk Researcher
4 stars What a difference a few years makes! Al Di Meolo is back with a vengeance on this 1994 studio release featuring his best world-music fusion since 1990’s ‘World Sinfonia’. Guest musicians include the multi- talented Greek George Dalaras, Peter Erskine, bassist Pino Palladino, and Israelis Achinoam Nin (Noa) with her luscious vocals and string player Simon Shaheen among others. And a first (for me at least) with Hernan Romero sporting a double-neck charango. If I count right that’s 20 (count ‘em) acoustic strings being picked by one man. Cool stuff!

The tracks here were all composed by Di Meolo himself with the exception of “Theme of the Mother Ship” which was primarily written by Chick Corea with help from Di Meolo on the finishing touches. This is a much more vibrant recording than most of rest of his eighties and early nineties work, and the ethnic touches are more prominent than anything he’d done in a decade with the exception of the ‘World Sinfonia’ album.

There’s not much actual lyrical singing here, but Shaheen and Noa provide plenty of tasteful chanting and wordless accompaniment on most of the tracks. Di Meola focuses his efforts on acoustic guitars (with plenty of overdubbed tracks on most of the songs) as well as some Latin percussion. Mario Parmisano employs a Steinway upright to great effect throughout, and especially on “Chilean Pipe Song”, “Summer Country Song” and the two-part “If We Meet Again”. The most Latin-flavored track is probably the soft acoustic guitar-focused “Precious Little You” with its light and ambient percussive treatments and soft bass. Unlike the earlier ‘Kiss my Axe’ or ‘Scenario’ though, Di Meolo manages to evoke real emotion in this and the rest of the compositions on the album.

The lineup is superb, the variety closer to what we’ve come to expect from the master of world jazz/ fusion, and the engagement of Di Meolo himself in the mood and vibrancy of each track is consistent and apparent.

This isn’t a masterpiece by any means, and Di Meolo hasn’t really had one of those in many years. But it is an extremely well-constructed and engaging body of work that merits a listen by fans of the genre as well as those who are looking for a taste of what Al Di Meolo has to offer. If you’ve never heard the man start with ‘Elegant Gypsy’, but after that this wouldn’t be a bad follow-up to add to your collection. Maybe a bit high at four stars, but not unduly so.

peace

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to ClemofNazareth (BETA) | Report this review (#161415) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, February 09, 2008

Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JazzRock/Fusion Teams
2 stars This is almost a good album.

For the most part, this album is very light fusion. The performances are fine, one can never fault Al Di Meola's playing, but the songs are nearly all very close to elevator music. Here and there a touch of excitement finds it's way into the arrangements. The opening track, "Paradisio" has a very good break section, but then tempers down when it gets back to the main theme. "Chilean Pipe Song", an unimaginitively named song, features Di Meola playing a synth with a patch that sounds like Chilean pipes, an overused synth patch in 80's and 90's uninspired light jazz and new age.

There are some high points, however. "Theme of the Mother Ship", co written with Chick Corea, and "Casmir" are both very good fusion songs that almost make this one worth the price of admission.

2.5 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Evolver (BETA) | Report this review (#228777) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Review by snobb
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Al Di Meola plays world fusion. His guitar work is as good as usual, but has no big possibility to realise it's potential on such musical material. Great drumming as well. Some Mediterranean motives sounds nice, but are too faceless to be remembered after listening.

All music sounds very competent, but whenever it is light mix of world melodies and some lounge jazz ,very polished and prepared for pleasant relaxed listening, don't expect to find here even a touch of experimental sound. Just quality music for relaxed listening.

Around 2,5.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to snobb (BETA) | Report this review (#260892) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, January 15, 2010

Latest members reviews

3 stars Yet another album containing great guitar playing from Al Di Meola. Unfortunately, that fact isn't coupled with the most interesting song writing. Orange and Blue feels very much in the same vein as Di Meola Plays Piazzolla, but a portion of the material is a bit weaker. The album is fairly uneven ... (read more)

Report this review (#157162) | Posted by ClassicRocker | Sunday, December 30, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Come on people! This is a great album by an excellent guitar player and composer. I can't believe that no one has given a review of this album. But I am glad to have the honor of being the first. I have to say that I'm more surprised that so little people have reviewed Elegant Gypsy, his best ... (read more)

Report this review (#86511) | Posted by azemodeus | Thursday, August 10, 2006 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of AL DI MEOLA "Orange And Blue "

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.50 seconds