Saturday, September 20, 2008

JOE VITALE / PLANTATION HARBOR

Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1981 on Asylum Records.
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 320kbps
ALBUM INFO:
Produced By: Bill Szymcyzk
TRACK LISTING:
Plantation Harbor
Never Gonna Leave You Alone
Laugh-Laugh
Man Gonna Love You
Theme From Cabin Weirdos
Lady On The Rock
Bamboo Jungle
Sailor Man
I'm Flyin'
THE BAND:
Joe Vitale - vocals, flute, electric piano, Clavinet, organ, synthesizer, vibraphone, drums, percussion
Joe Walsh - Guitar
Joe Lala - percussion
Paul Harris - piano, Clavinet
George "Chocolate" Perry - bass, background vocals
Bobby Mayo - Clavinet
Background Vocals - Graham Nash, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit & Don Felder
WEBSITE:
http://www.joevitaleondrums.com/
REVIEW:
A goal not quite achieved but still very good, December 8, 2003
By
Richard A. Tucker "Tucker at large" (Pembroke Pines, FL) - (Amazon Customer Review)
Plantation Harbor is a fun romp using the new sounds available to the studio mixes of the period. The strings have more clarity and the production was a very ambitious mix of classic Joe Vitale rhythm heavy rock funk like that used in the songs 'Plantation Key' and 'In the Jungle' as well 'Theme from the Cabin Weirdos'.However, 'Lady on the Rock' is a thrilling mix of classic popular arrangement married to basic guitar rhythms creating an inspiring mix that makes a powerful anthem about the Statue of Liberty. The tune 'Sailor Man' is swingin'!All in all, this is a very fine mix of differing styles stating Vitale's love for making music and not just guitar laden Rock& Roll. While the guitar and percussion are still strong the arrangements put them to task and the result is both ambitious, and, for me, very satisfying.The only downside is that this album recieved almost no attention from the music industry at the time and it suffers from being too ecclectic for the many Rock fans who sneer at almost anything this ambitious.

CONTACT:
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2 Comments:

Blogger Duncan said...

woooooohoooo!

Thx Tom - this is fantastic :-)))

ATB
DSP

Monday, September 22, 2008 at 10:31:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Tom Eckels said...

Glad to help bud, rock on! :-)


TC

Monday, September 22, 2008 at 6:05:00 PM EDT  

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