Stardrive ‎– Stardrive

Columbia ‎– KC 33047
Vinyl, LP


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WOU 3047, A 752968 Stardrive Stardrive(CD, Album) Wounded Bird Records, Sony Music Custom Marketing Group WOU 3047, A 752968 US 2009 Sell This Version
SBP 474281 Stardrive Stardrive(LP) CBS SBP 474281 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
SBP 234608 Stardrive Stardrive(LP) CBS SBP 234608 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
SRCS 9463, A 752968 Stardrive Stardrive(CD, Album) SME Records, Sony Music Custom Marketing Group SRCS 9463, A 752968 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
KC 33047 Stardrive Stardrive(LP, Promo) Columbia KC 33047 US 1974 Sell This Version



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December 4, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
If you like Intergalactic Trot, you need this album. As mentioned in my review of that album, Stardrive is actually the name of a custom made synthesizer designed by Robert Mason. I don't need to go any further, as the description of that synth can be found in my review of Intergalactic Trot. By this point, Robert Mason was briefly a member of Blood, Sweat & Tears for the album Mirror Image, and it was likely his BS&T association for the reason he switched to Columbia Records.

This time he takes on many of the same musicians as before, although Steve Gadd and Michael Brecker are absent, but he succeeds, once again. The album is all original and really doesn't sound much different, except the saxophone is absent. The prog/electronic/fusion and funk elements are present as ever. Those "Ballad" pieces found are simply calmer pieces, like to calm you down ofter the more intense songs in between.

There's not a whole lot more to say. It's simple to say if you like Intergalactic Trot, you need this album.