Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* ‎– Expansions

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Expansions 6:04
Desert Nights 6:45
Summer Days 5:53
Voodoo Woman 4:13
Peace 4:13
Shadows 6:20
My Love 5:40

Versions (33)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BDL1-0934 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album, Gat) Flying Dutchman BDL1-0934 US 1975 Sell This Version
BDS1-0934 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(8-Trk, Album) Flying Dutchman BDS1-0934 US 1975 Sell This Version
NL80934 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes Expansions(LP) RCA Victor NL80934 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
SF8434, SF 8434, BDL1 0934 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes Expansions(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor SF8434, SF 8434, BDL1 0934 UK 1975 Sell This Version
SF8434, SF 8434, BDL1 0934 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor SF8434, SF 8434, BDL1 0934 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BDL1-0934 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album, Gat) RCA BDL1-0934 France 1975 Sell This Version
BDL1-0934 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album, Gat) RCA Victor BDL1-0934 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
BDL1-0934 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album, Gat) Flying Dutchman BDL1-0934 US 1975 Sell This Version
BDL1-0934 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes Expansions(LP, Album, Gat) Flying Dutchman BDL1-0934 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
BDL1-0934 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor BDL1-0934 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
RVP-6040, BDL1-0934 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album, Gat) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman RVP-6040, BDL1-0934 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
RVP-6040, BDL1-0934 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman RVP-6040, BDL1-0934 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
07863 66612-2 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes Expansions(CD, Album, RE) RCA 07863 66612-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
BVCJ-1019 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes Expansions(CD, Album, RE) Flying Dutchman BVCJ-1019 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
BDL1-0934, BVJJ-2826 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Flying Dutchman, BMG Victor Inc. BDL1-0934, BVJJ-2826 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
07863 66612-2 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes Expansions(CD, Album, RE) RCA 07863 66612-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
74321851552 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes Expansions(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) RCA Victor, BMG France 74321851552 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
BVCJ-37496, 82876-76496-2 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes Expansions(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman BVCJ-37496, 82876-76496-2 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
CDBGPM 263 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(CD, Album, RE, RM) BGP Records CDBGPM 263 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
OST 014LP Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Original Sound Track Recordings OST 014LP UK 2016 Sell This Version
CDSOL-45719 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes Expansions(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Solid Records (6) CDSOL-45719 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
UVJZ-20097 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Solid Records (6) UVJZ-20097 Japan 2020 Sell This Version
HIQLP067 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Flying Dutchman HIQLP067 UK 2020 Sell This Version
none Lonnie Smith & Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(8-Trk, Album) Top Hits Inc. none US Unknown Sell This Version
07863 66612-2 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(CD, Album, RE) RCA, Flying Dutchman 07863 66612-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
07863 66612-2 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(CD, Album, RE) RCA, Flying Dutchman 07863 66612-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
ND 80934 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes Expansions(CD, Album, RE) RCA ND 80934 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ND 80934 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes Expansions(CD, Album, RE, RP) RCA ND 80934 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
NK 80934 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(Cass, Album, RE, Mis) RCA NK 80934 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
DLU-75 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album) Not On Label DLU-75 Unknown Sell This Version
BDL1-0934-G Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album, Gat) Flying Dutchman BDL1-0934-G Australia Unknown Sell This Version
NL 80934 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album, RE) RCA NL 80934 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
BDL1-0934 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* Expansions(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Flying Dutchman BDL1-0934 US Unknown Sell This Version

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jon_dkl

jon_dkl

June 5, 2021
referencing Expansions, LP, Album, Gat, BDL1-0934

Les français sont des incorrigibles spéculateurs. Messieurs les disquaires et/ou collectionneurs français, desservez la profession. 55€ ? vraiment ? Faut-il se faire livrer depuis l'autre bout du monde ? ... Il va vraiment falloir que cela cesse un jour.
TPDindustries

TPDindustries

March 10, 2021
edited 6 months ago
referencing Expansions, LP, Album, RE, Gat, BDL1-0934
A fine serviceable copy, just don't expect to be blown away. For $15 it's tough to expect much more.
Charlie_Freak

Charlie_Freak

November 4, 2020
referencing Expansions, LP, Album, RE, Gat, BDL1-0934
On my system this Scorpio reissue(?) sounds reasonably good. I don't have another to compare but there's decent low-end and detail and it at least sounds analogue with some decent dynamics. I've heard a lot, lot worse.
dimas.soemitro

dimas.soemitro

May 25, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Expansions, LP, Album, RE, Gat, BDL1-0934

The volume is too low, and the low-end is all over the place. Definitely not the best reissue of this album out there. I don't recommend this one unless like me, you really, really love this album and is trying to get all of the pressings while still figuring out which one is the best for your system. This could be your piece, but it is not mine
Aiberdeen_Al

Aiberdeen_Al

May 2, 2020
referencing Expansions, LP, Album, RE, Gat, HIQLP067

Great audio on this reissue, nice analogue sound, low noise crystal clarity, no warps no flaws, sleeve could be better however.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

February 12, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Expansions, LP, Album, Gat, BDL1-0934
Lonnie Liston Smith, during an interview for Electronic Standards, starts to write the lyrics of the LP theme and prepare his explanations:

”Expand your mind! To understand! We all must leave… In Peace today! Extend your hand! To help the plan! Of Love to all… Mankind on Earth!”

— “That’s the whole message in all the sounds! Man, you can turn your TV on today and watch a war just happening! Right before your eyes! Things are really moving fast! This is … I don’t know what we are going to do… Too much lack of understanding… it’s unbelievable!”
‘Expansions’ tune was the title theme of the 3rd album with the Cosmic Echoes project. “I had never written lyrics before, it was the first opportunity, so I wanted to write lyrics with meaning, and at the same time I wanted to be Jazz, improvised, and contemporary lyrics. All of the musicians were Jazz musicians, to keep that improvised, creative Spirit. I was really happy with the result, because I wanted people to hear all that music and lyrics and at the same time dance to if they wanted. I wanted it all in the music, and it worked!”

Shadows (1975) came out on the same LP. Lonnie tries to explain its unique mood: “I used an echoplex that made the notes repeat themselves, like echoes, or shadows of them in the Space! It’s like when you’re floating in Space, you know… it gave me that feeling! I wanted it to sound at the same time futuristic, organic and human.”
REENO

REENO

October 16, 2018
referencing Expansions, LP, Album, Gat, BDL1-0934
I wish the rest of the LP were more like "Expansions"....
GalaxyExplorer

GalaxyExplorer

February 3, 2018
referencing Expansions, LP, Album, Gat, RVP-6040, BDL1-0934

Excellent pressing of this classic album. The jacket is great too.
izipho_Zam

izipho_Zam

December 21, 2016
referencing Expansions, LP, Album, Gat, BDL1-0934

Spacey, spiritual, funky ... one of the classic "fusion" records before that became a dirty word.
Amancay

Amancay

January 1, 2016
referencing Expansions, LP, Album, Gat, BDL1-0934
Killer space ethnic jazz funk. One of the best of the 70s. And soooooooooooooooooooooo smoooooooth! :-) Really quiet beautiful music.