David Matthews* ‎– Dune

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Douglas Payne , who runs an extensive website about all the CTI and KUDU releases, and wrote cover notes for many of the anniversary release/re-masters explains exactly why the album "Dune" was actually deleted from the CTI catalogue in 1977. Payne's website includes an article, by Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Brazil’s leading jazz producer and CTI historian, in where he says:

"David Matthews did a second and last album as a leader for CTI, Dune, an artistically successful project who turned out to be a commercial fiasco thanks to the imprudence of CTI’s legal management. Since CTI had not secured writer Frank Herbert’s authorization to use his novel Dune as the thematic center piece for the album, Herbert filed a law suit against CTI and won, forcing the label to delete it from catalog. For this reason, that magnificent album was never reissued in the USA, although a CD reissue came out in Japan by King Records in 1994."

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Tracklist

Dune
Part I: Arrakis 6:03
Part II: Sandworms 5:03
Part III: Song Of The Bene Gesserit 2:50
Part IV: Muad'Dib 6:36
Space Oddity 6:05
Silent Running 3:16
Princess Leia's Theme (From Star Wars) 2:55
Main Theme From Star Wars 3:22

Versions (23)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CTI 7-5005, CTI 7 5005 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records, CTI Records CTI 7-5005, CTI 7 5005 US 1977 Sell This Version
CT8 7-5005 David Matthews* Dune(8-Trk, Album) CTI Records CT8 7-5005 US 1977 Sell This Version
CTI 7-5005, CTI 7 5005 David Matthews* Dune(Cass, Album) CTI Records, CTI Records CTI 7-5005, CTI 7 5005 Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
CTC 7-5005 David Matthews* Dune(Cass, Album) CTI Records CTC 7-5005 US 1977 Sell This Version
CTC 7-5005 David Matthews* Dune(Cass, Album, Club, CRC) CTI Records CTC 7-5005 US 1977 Sell This Version
CTI 7-5005, CTI 7 5005 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records, CTI Records CTI 7-5005, CTI 7 5005 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
CTI 5005 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records CTI 5005 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
CTI 7-5005 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records CTI 7-5005 France 1977 Sell This Version
3-42-404-019 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records 3-42-404-019 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
SUPER CTI 5005 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records SUPER CTI 5005 UK 1977 Sell This Version
CTI 7-5005, CTI 7 5005 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records, CTI Records CTI 7-5005, CTI 7 5005 US 1977 Sell This Version
CTI 7 5005, CTI 7-5005 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records, CTI Records CTI 7 5005, CTI 7-5005 US 1977 Sell This Version
CTI 5005 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records CTI 5005 UK 1977 Sell This Version
CTI 7-5005, 5.005 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records, CTI Records CTI 7-5005, 5.005 Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
CTI 7-5005 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records CTI 7-5005 1977 Sell This Version
0063.025 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records 0063.025 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
GP 3131, GP-3131 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records, CTI Records GP 3131, GP-3131 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
CTI 7-5005, CTI 7 5005 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album, Promo) CTI Records, CTI Records CTI 7-5005, CTI 7 5005 US 1977 Sell This Version
LAX 3272 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album, Ltd) CTI Records LAX 3272 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
K20P-6844 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album, RE) CTI Records K20P-6844 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
KICJ 8065 David Matthews* Dune(CD, RE, RM) CTI Records KICJ 8065 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
KICJ 2506 David Matthews* Dune(CD, Album, RE, RM, Blu) CTI Records KICJ 2506 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
CTI 7 5005, CTI 7-5005 David Matthews* Dune(LP, Album) CTI Records, CTI Records CTI 7 5005, CTI 7-5005 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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ElectroSteak

ElectroSteak

January 22, 2021
referencing Dune, LP, Album, Ltd, LAX 3272

A bit uneven, this. Side A comprises "Dune" while side B comprises a mish-mish/compilation of misc. "Sci Fi" interpretations (half of which involve Star Wars. 1977. Go figure...). The Dune tracks are basically Jazz Fusion "CTI Lite", but with a little too much orchestration for my tastes. I still enjoy it, overall, probably as much for the kitsch factor than anything else. Ditto, even more so, for the second side.