Dick Hyman ‎– The Age Of Electronicus

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Tracklist

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 2:42
Give It Up Or Turn It Loose 3:09
Blackbird 3:09
Aquarius 2:45
Green Onions 7:48
Kolumbo 7:34
Time Is Tight 3:07
Alfie 3:38
Both Sides Now 2:58

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COM 946-S Dick Hyman The Age Of Electronicus(LP, Gat) Command COM 946-S US 1969 Sell This Version
GU 191 148S Dick Hyman La Edad De Electronicus(LP) Command GU 191 148S Mexico 1969 Sell This Version
SOSL 10067 Dick Hyman The Age Of Electronicus(LP, Album) Command SOSL 10067 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
RS-946 SD Dick Hyman The Age Of Electronicus(LP, Album) Command, Palacio RS-946 SD Venezuela 1969 Sell This Version
RS 946 Dick Hyman The Age Of Electronicus(LP, Gat) Grand Award Records RS 946 Uruguay 1969 Sell This Version
946-S Dick Hyman The Age Of Electronicus(LP, Gat) FTA 946-S Peru 1969 Sell This Version
SMAS-93025 Dick Hyman The Age Of Electronicus(LP, Promo, Gat) Command SMAS-93025 US 1969 Sell This Version
X 946 Dick Hyman The Age Of Electronicus(Reel, 4tr Stereo) Command X 946 US Unknown Sell This Version

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jazzliscious

jazzliscious

July 16, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
referencing The Age Of Electronicus, LP, Gat, COM 946-S

I feel this album by Dick Hyman is a little up and down for me. The fact that it was electronic reworkings of the big hits of the day (1969) render that feeling. With what - one original? Which was Kolumbo. This is the definitive track on this album. There's all of the elements of techno involved - Robot drumbeat made by a machine, repetitive bassline (ostinato or riff or pattern), and two soloist synthesizer voices with lots of free-time tweekage. That's techno right? Whereas Dick and programmer Walter Sear used an elementary mechanical drum machine and the Moog provided the "other parts", they just as well could have been a TR-909 or 808, an SH-101, and two TB-303s. For that reason alone, check out Kolumbo. The other tracks that stand out in particular on this album are (above all else) Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (two thumbs way way way up), Obla-di Obla-da (excellent synth programming and fantastic drumming by a human), Blackbird (hey, I just like the song and the all-Paul McCartney melody), and Time Is Tight (same as Obla-di Obla-da). The rest are the "down" feeling of this album, they just don't shine as brightly. Definitely worth buying though, if you love all music electronic.