Albums

64521, S 64521 Weather Report - Weather Report album art Weather Report Weather Report (Album) Columbia 64521, S 64521 UK 1971 Sell This Version
SOPJ 12~13-XR Weather Report - Weather Report Live In Tokyo album art Weather Report Weather Report Live In Tokyo (Album) CBS/Sony SOPJ 12~13-XR Japan 1972 Sell This Version
SOPL 37, SOPL-37 Weather Report - I Sing The Body Electric album art Weather Report I Sing The Body Electric (Album) Columbia SOPL 37, SOPL-37 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
KC 32210 Weather Report - Sweetnighter album art Weather Report Sweetnighter (Album) Columbia KC 32210 US 1973 Sell This Version
PC 32494 Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller album art Weather Report Mysterious Traveller (Album) Columbia PC 32494 US 1974 Sell This Version
PC 33417 Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' album art Weather Report Tale Spinnin' (Album) Columbia PC 33417 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
PC 34099 Weather Report - Black Market album art Weather Report Black Market (Album) Columbia PC 34099 US 1976 Sell This Version
PC 34418, 34418 Weather Report - Heavy Weather album art Weather Report Heavy Weather (Album) Columbia, Columbia PC 34418, 34418 US 1977 Sell This Version
ASF 2261 Weather Report - Mr. Gone album art Weather Report Mr. Gone (Album) ARC (3), Columbia ASF 2261 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
225044/45 Weather Report - 8:30 album art Weather Report 8:30 (Album) ARC (3), Columbia 225044/45 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
JCT 36793 Weather Report - Night Passage album art Weather Report Night Passage (Album) ARC (3), Columbia JCT 36793 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SBP 237 679 Weather Report - Weather Report album art Weather Report Weather Report (Album) ARC (3), Columbia SBP 237 679 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
FC 38427 Weather Report - Procession album art Weather Report Procession (Album) Columbia FC 38427 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
25839 Weather Report - Domino Theory album art Weather Report Domino Theory (Album) Columbia 25839 Israel 1984 Sell This Version
40-26367 Weather Report - Sportin' Life album art Weather Report Sportin' Life (Album) Columbia 40-26367 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
32DP 470 Weather Report - This Is This album art Weather Report This Is This (Album) Columbia 32DP 470 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
none Weather Report - Live At The Wetlands NYC 12-26-98 album art KVHW + Weather Report KVHW + Weather Report - Live At The Wetlands NYC 12-26-98(2xCDr, Album) Not On Label (KVHW) none US 1999 Sell This Version
2-508058 Weather Report - Live & Unreleased album art Weather Report Live & Unreleased (Album) Columbia 2-508058 Argentina 2002 Sell This Version
MIG 80020 CD Promo Weather Report - Live In Berlin 1975 album art Weather Report Live In Berlin 1975 (Album) Art Of Groove MIG 80020 CD Promo Germany 2011 Sell This Version
MIG 80052 CD Weather Report - Live In Cologne 1983 album art Weather Report Live In Cologne 1983 (Album) Art Of Groove, MIG MIG 80052 CD Germany 2011 Sell This Version
88875141272 Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981 album art Weather Report The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981 (Album) Legacy, Columbia 88875141272 US 2015 Sell This Version
EQ2CD6004 Weather Report - Tokyo 1978 album art Weather Report Tokyo 1978(2xCD, Album) Equinox (10) EQ2CD6004 2019 Sell This Version
SJPCD622 Weather Report - Live in London album art Weather Report Live in London(CD) Angel Air SJPCD622 UK 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CBS S 1698 Weather Report - Boogie Woogie Waltz (Edited Version) album art Weather Report Boogie Woogie Waltz (Edited Version) (Single) Columbia CBS S 1698 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
4-45964 Weather Report - 125th Street Congress / Will album art Weather Report 125th Street Congress / Will(7", Promo) Columbia 4-45964 US 1973 Sell This Version

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RezRocks

RezRocks

December 6, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
If you want some very well researched background on Weather Report, including a blow-by-blow account of each album, I recommend checking out the site www.weatherreportdiscography.org. (It's not my site, by the way; just a very excellent resource and eye-opening account of the band and each recording session.) It culls from interviews, articles and liner notes to provide one of the most comprehensive histories of any band that I've ever found on the web.

I would have to disagree with the original writer who said that nothing good came after 1976, and that Jaco being hired for Black Market resulted in the band's "creative high point." Recall that Jaco only played on two songs on that album ("Cannon Ball" and "Barbary Coast"), and contributed only one original composition ("Barbary Coast"). Yes, his influence was felt in those two songs, but one doesn't get the full force of Jaco's influence until Heavy Weather and the three subsequent albums. A re-listen to both the second Weather Report and Night Passage reveals some extremely creative stuff, even better than some of Heavy Weather.

Also, I agree with one commenter's statement that Weather Report was not a "supergroup," as the original writer suggested. Ever-changing styles and direction forced the natural turnover of band members. But Weather Report appears to be a supergroup solely on the fact that nearly all of its former members went on to achieve greatness in their own right - Vitous, Johnson, Mouzon, Acuna, Erskine, Hakim, Bailey, Alias, Walden - are all household names in the jazz world, but most did not attain their star status until after their stint with Weather Report.

In contrast, Weather Report is more of a lesson in how to be successful by changing with the times and adapting one's artistry to appeal to a broader audience without compromising the art, thereby lengthening the life of the group. For example, nearly all of Weather Report's "fusion" contemporaries at the time fizzled out after just a few years because they didn't change direction either quickly enough or drastically enough, or perhaps too drastically, to remain relevant. Groups like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Eleventh House and Return To Forever, although on-par with WR in technical prowess and creativity, stayed stuck in a particular style and watched the fusion world pass them by, with WP at the forefront. Zawinul may have been an egomaniac, but he was astute enough to not let his vision completely dominate the creative process - otherwise, Weather Report would have fizzled and been relegated to a lightning flash in the history of fusion like the rest.

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