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    Posted: February 13 2006 at 22:49
I'm a new fan of Al Di Meola. I downloaded a bunch of his songs on Lime Wire and my friend sent me Romatic Warrior on MSN and I absolutely love Al Di Meola's style. I just ordered Elegant Gypsy and Land of the Midnight Sun yesterday. Next week I plan on ordering Romantic Warrior, maybe Friday Night in San Fransisco, and another one of his studio albums. I'm not sure which other studio album to get because I'm not familiar with his catalogue. I've been thinking of getting Kiss My Axe, Splendido Hotel, or maybe Infinite Desire. But my friend told me Orange and Blue is really good and recommended it to me. But I don't know. Any recommandations?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2006 at 23:17
Casino is also a fantastic album, it features one of his most well-known pieces Egyptian Danza.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2006 at 23:35
Going to see him in concert this summer
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2006 at 01:37
Originally posted by meurglysIII

Going to see him in concert this summer


He's touring?

What are the tour dates? His site doesn't work for me, for some reason.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2006 at 01:49
Originally posted by Rising Force

Originally posted by meurglysIII

Going to see him in concert this summer


He's touring?

What are the tour dates? His site doesn't work for me, for some reason.
 


I'm not sure if it's a full fledged tour, I just know that he's on the bill to play one night at a summer music festival in my hometown (Chattanooga, TN.).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2006 at 08:29

Splendido Hotel - slightly sprauling double vinyl release, but several gems of tracks - Les Paul guests on one!


Scenario  creeps in as my favourite. Once called 'the last jazz rock album' (but as it was released in 1978ish, makes such statements premature), has a variety of stars making guest appearances, including Bill Bruford and Phil Collins - Jan Hammer's very distinctive (mini-Moog) keyboards  on many tracks and makes this special to me.

 

Also look out for the one off: Al DiMeola/Steve Vai: Race With The Devil On Turkish Highway

on  Infinite Desire



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2006 at 23:53
As I have said before (though concerning Winwood perhaps), you must get at least one Go album. Live in Paris is really good and I think they just rereleased the other two studio albums (Go and Go Too)...Dimeola allll over it, but also Winwood, Schultz (Tangerine Dream) and others.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2006 at 08:21
  1. Elegant Gipsy
  2. Land Of The Midnight Sun
  3. Casino
  4. Splendido Hotel
  5. Scenario
  6. Electric Rendez-Vous
  7. Rite Of Strings (with Stanley Clarke and Jean-Luc Ponty)
  8. Friday Night In San Francisco (with John McLaughlin and Paco De Lucia)
  9. Passion, Grace & Fire (with John McLaughlin and Paco De Lucia)
  10. Infinite Desire
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2006 at 08:30
I bought Casino the other day and it's a sexy album.... I'd go as far as to say I like it more than Land of the Midnight Sun. Now I have his first three. Luckily I discovered that the Tower Records store around here has a lot of Al Di Meola (before I didn't even bother to check the top floor for some reason)... So next I'm probably gonna get Splendido Hotel and/or Infinite Desire. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2006 at 12:39
Ah, to be (back) in a city with a Tower records...I remember those salad days back in San Diego...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2006 at 12:43

Originally posted by kenmeyerjr

As I have said before (though concerning Winwood perhaps), you must get at least one Go album. Live in Paris is really good and I think they just rereleased the other two studio albums (Go and Go Too)...Dimeola allll over it, but also Winwood, Schultz (Tangerine Dream) and others.

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0008FHP46/qid=1141 839650/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_10_1/026-9226558-7204446

 

Remember the Go projects were released as Stomu Yamashta albums with guests

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2006 at 20:37
Manuel Barrueco  Nylon & steel
3 songs with Al Dimeola
some with Steve morse
some with Andy Summers
2 solos
incredible guitar duets
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2006 at 21:38
i've only heard Elegant Gypsy : some high quality fusion!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2008 at 11:22
What Cignus X-2 said:  Casino.  I saw that show in '78 and it was somethng out of this world....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2008 at 14:48
I've only heard Casino, and it's a heck of an album. Certain tracks still leave me baffled, but the first couple of numbers are absolutely ace.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2008 at 02:49
Land of The Midnight sun!!!!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2008 at 02:58
 ^ ah his first.. very funky Cool

I agree with Scenario, but my favorite period is late 80s/90s;  Cielo e Terra, Tirami Su and all three World Sinfonia albums: World Sinfonia, Heart of the Immigrants and The Grande Passion


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2008 at 14:34
These 4 albums are IMO his best ones, but he usually makes quality music. But get these first

Land of the Midnight Sun
Elegant Gypsy
Casino
Scenario Live

You should also pick up the Return to Forever albums he's on (and get the rest while you're at it Wink)

Romantic Warrior
Where Have I Known You Before
No Mystery
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2008 at 16:31
I started with Elegant Gypsy and it was a great discovery, a masterpiece IMO.
 
Jazz, Flamenco, Rock, heavy stuff. A very diverse album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2008 at 03:58
1.Land of the Midnight Sun
2.Casino
3.Where Have I Known You Before
4.Romantic Warrior
5.Elegant Gypsy
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