Train (6) ‎– Coo-Coo Out!

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JA Tonaufnahmestudio ‎– 7002
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Vinyl, LP, Album
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Tracklist

A1 Solution
A2 There's A Dream
A3 Sputnik
A4 Permutation
B1 Laughter At Midnight
B2 Coo-Coo Out!
B3 Third Generation
B4 Arabesque

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Notes

Recorded and mixed at Tonstudio Josef Alterbaum.

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  • Rights Society: GEMA

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progfan97402

progfan97402

August 27, 2016
edited 9 months ago
I was really surprised with this album. Just when you think you've heard every fusion album that comes down the pike, you know right ahead many take after Weather Report, post-Bitches Brew Miles Davis, Chick Corea's Return to Forever, or Mahavishnu Orchestra. While Train (not to be confused with the 1990s American band) shows its influence, everything from Passport and Weather Report, to acoustic explorations of John McLaughlin, to Soft Machine, the band isn't a clone. One thing that bothers me of so many fusion albums is they stick to the same template throughout which can get a bit monotonous, but not Train, they seem to be all over the fusion map, and do it rather well. They tend to the mellower end of fusion, so this isn't in-your-face Mahavishnu Orchestra, but on the other hand they never tread into Fuzak territory. Passport comparisons come to the fact the music in parts have sax (but done less cheesy than what Klaus Doldinger frequently delivers), there are some funky parts, some dreamy, almost Canterbury-like passages, nice acoustic passages that sound like something John McLaughlin would do on acoustic guitars. This album seems to alternate between mid '70s and early '70s fusion styles, even though this dates from 1977, at a time when major acts like Mahavishnu Orchestra was already history (McLaughlin busy with the ethno-fusion of Shakti), Return to Forever was in their final days (MusicMagic wasn't exactly a winner with the fans), even Passport had seen their last great album with Infinity Machine the previous year, only Weather Report continuing on into the 1980s. So it's nice to see Train hearken back to the glory days of fusion. Unfortunately the album has never been reissued, so the original LP is the only way to hear it on solid format. This album really blew me away. One of the best obscure fusion albums I've heard, even more amazing given the 1977 date, the fact fusion, like prog, was facing a rough ride around this time. Highly recommended
jazzomaat

jazzomaat

April 2, 2016
a jewel of early jazzrock in germany, groovy interesting themes, ccoo coo out is a danceable jazzfunk track. all the musicians handle their instruments on a high level.