Chuck Mangione ‎– Chase The Clouds Away

A&M Records ‎– SP-4518
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Song Of The New Moon 6:36
A2 Can't We Do This All Night 5:27
A3 He Was A Friend Of Mine
Trombone – Bill Reichenbach, Jr.*
B1 Echano 8:33
B2 Chase The Clouds Away
Cello – Edgar Lustgarten (2)
B3 Soft 3:31



Mangione's composition "Chase the Clouds Away" was used at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec.

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June 25, 2012
There are 2 nice tracks on this album that I've always really liked - Song of the New Moon & He was a friend of mine.


September 30, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
I recently dug this one out after not hearing it for close to 20 years. My dad had a vinyl copy from before I was born, and I bought the CD long ago when I was first getting into jazz. It's not unlistenable, but I was struck by how very very white and square this music is. I suppose you could call it jazz, since that is such a broad, umbrella term. But then somebody attached the "easy listening" style to this discography entry. That's a lot more suitable of a label.

Mangione hasn't done anything since he joined A&M that wasn't designed to make money. I'm sure he made a killing. His recordings for Mercury before that are a lot more jazzy. But everything since then has been all commercial, all the time, and about 90% of it's unlistenable today. Even if Maynard Ferguson's records were far less "tasteful" (a term I use relatively), at least his music had some sonic power. Most of Chuck Mangione's stuff would put geriatrics to sleep.