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Poll Question: Which do you think is the better album?
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    Posted: December 10 2011 at 15:43

Fusion giants Weather Report, it is usually agreed, peaked around '76/'77.

Black Market seems to be more artistically respected (on this site anyway).

Heavy Weather is, of course, their best-selling album and one of jazz's most popular.

Which is your favourite, and why?



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ricochet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2011 at 15:47
I don't like any of those in particular. I'm a fan of their first phase, so those two don't count as WR peaks for me, either.
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Originally posted by Ricochet

I don't like any of those in particular. I'm a fan of their first phase, so those two don't count as WR peaks for me, either.

You must prefer one over the other?



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ricochet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2011 at 15:58
Oh com'on. If it makes any difference, I do agree it is usually agreed those two would be the band's peak.

Except I don't agree with those two being the band's peak. Tongue
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Don't worry, I changed the poll title accordingly.

I just wanted you to vote...... please vote............. I will go insane.



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Black Market
And why : think its just a personal thing, the times i had listning to it.
The people it reminds me of, stuff like that. And the title track, is wonderfull. One of my favorite J/F tracks.
Only got 8.30 on vinyl, so dont have the possibility to listen to that one much, (my turnable is not on, unless i dig it out) but that is a great album too.
Heavy Weather/ Mr. Gone shares 3 spot i guess.


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Black Market, because while Heavy Weather has Jaco, it also has (mostly) unexciting music (a few tracks are exceptions, aka Birdland, Teentown and Havona). 
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I agree with Rico...for me WR peak  was the beginning of the band. For me, the first four are wonderful. Tale Spinnin' is hit or miss and then...well it's very hit or miss. Though I only have one past Heavy Weather.
 
All that said, I"ll vote for Black Market.
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Originally posted by Man With Hat

I agree with Rico...for me WR peak  was the beginning of the band. For me, the first four are wonderful. 

Agreed. Heavy Weather doesn't do much for me besides the tracks Jon mentioned above. Black Market is good though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote akaBona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2011 at 17:41
Black Market for me. I still listen to it and think that it's their best album, followed by I Sing The Body Electric. Heavy Weather hasn't moved my soul a bit ...

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Debut is their peak
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"Sweetnighter" was their peak & best.  But from the poll, "Black Market".
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2011 at 18:23
Heavy Weather was my first encounter and introduced many people to JRF.  I didn't hear Black Market for many years after it came out.  So I absolve it for its commercial success and inspiring a Manhattan Transfer cover and give it my vote.


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I'll give it to the more popular one, Heavy Weather, it's less adventurous than Black Market, but has such killer compositions.

And I prefer the mid-period of Mysterious Traveller, Sweetnighter and Tale Spinnin.
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Originally posted by The Quiet One

I'll give it to the more popular one, Heavy Weather, it's less adventurous than Black Market, but has such killer compositions.

And I prefer the mid-period of Mysterious Traveller, Sweetnighter and Tale Spinnin.

I don't have Tale Spinnin or have heard it.  My favorite of the lesser regarded ones is Mr. Gone.
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Originally posted by Slartibartfast

Originally posted by The Quiet One

I'll give it to the more popular one, Heavy Weather, it's less adventurous than Black Market, but has such killer compositions.

And I prefer the mid-period of Mysterious Traveller, Sweetnighter and Tale Spinnin.

I don't have Tale Spinnin or have heard it.  My favorite of the lesser regarded ones is Mr. Gone.

Mr. Gone is not bad at all, it has 'And Then' which is excellent in my opinion, it reminds a lot of Duke-era Genesis.
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Originally posted by SaltyJon

Black Market, because while Heavy Weather has Jaco, it also has (mostly) unexciting music (a few tracks are exceptions, aka Birdland, Teentown and Havona). 

This.
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Black Market is one i enjoy so that's my pick.Like many others i like the early stuff better though.
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