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Tracklist

Angela (Theme From "Taxi")5:42
Touchdown5:42
I Want To Thank You (Very Much)7:09
Sun Runner6:16
Caribbean Nights9:22

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Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album, Repress, Stereo
Santa Maria Press, Gatefold
Tappan Zee Records – JC 35594, Columbia – JC 35594US1978US1978
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
Gatefold
CBS – CBS 83175, CBS – 83175, Tappan Zee Records – JC 35594
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Europe1978Europe1978
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
CBS – ASF 2241South Africa1978South Africa1978
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Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
Gatefold
CBS – SBP 237279New Zealand1978New Zealand1978
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album, Promo
Tappan Zee Records – JC 35594, Columbia – 35594US1978US1978
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Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
Master Sound, Gatefold
Tappan Zee Records – 25AP 1184Japan1978Japan1978
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
CBS – SBP 237279, Tappan Zee Records – JC 35594Australia1978Australia1978
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album, Stereo
Santa Maria Pressing, Gatefold
Tappan Zee Records – JC 35594, Columbia – JC 35594, Tappan Zee Records – 35594, Columbia – 35594
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US1978US1978
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Cover of Touchdown, 1978, CassetteTouchdown
Cassette, Album, Stereo
Dolby System, CrO2
Columbia – WPCT 35594Canada1978Canada1978
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album, Repress
Tappan Zee Records – JC 35594, Columbia – WFC35594US1978US1978
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
Terre Haute Press, Gatefold
Tappan Zee Records – JC 35594, Columbia – JC 35594US1978US1978
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Cover of Touchdown, 1978, CassetteTouchdown
Cassette, Album, Stereo
Columbia – JCT 35594US1978US1978
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
Gatefold
CBS – CLS-5639Mexico1978Mexico1978
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
Gatefold
CBS – CBS 83175, CBS – 83175, Tappan Zee Records – CBS 83175, Tappan Zee Records – 83175
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Europe1978Europe1978
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album, Repress
Gatefold
Tappan Zee Records – JC 35594, Columbia – JC 35594US1978US1978
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album, Reissue
Gatefold
Tappan Zee Records – PC 35594, Columbia – 35594US1978US1978
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album, Stereo
CBS – CBS 83175, Tappan Zee Records – JC 35594UK1978UK1978
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
Master Sound, Gatefold
Tappan Zee Records – 25AP 1184Japan1978Japan1978
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album, Stereo
Pitman Press, Gatefold
Tappan Zee Records – JC 35594, Columbia – JC 35594US1978US1978
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Cover of Touchdown, 1978, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
Santa Maria Press, Gatefold
Tappan Zee Records – JC 35594, Columbia – JC 35594US1978US1978
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Cover of Touchdown, 1979-01-00, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
Gatefold
Tappan Zee Records – PC 35594, Columbia – PC 35594Canada1979Canada1979
Cover of Touchdown, 1979-01-00, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
CBS – S CBS 83175, Tappan Zee Records – S CBS 83175UK1979UK1979
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Cover of Touchdown, 1979, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
CBS – S 83175Spain1979Spain1979
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 1979, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album, Reissue
Gatefold
Tappan Zee Records – PC 35594, Columbia – 35594US1979US1979
Touchdown
LP, Album, Reissue
CBS – STR 20028South Africa1980South Africa1980
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 1981, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album, Repress
Gatefold, Carrollton Pressing
Tappan Zee Records – PC 35594, Columbia – PC 35594, Tappan Zee Records – JC 35594, Columbia – JC 35594
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US1981US1981
Cover of Touchdown, 1981, CassetteTouchdown
Cassette, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo
Extended Range, CrO2
Tappan Zee Records – HCT-45594, Columbia – HCT-45594US1981US1981
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 1982, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
Half-Speed Mastered
Tappan Zee Records – HC 45594, Columbia – HC 45594US1982US1982
Cover of Touchdown, 1985, CassetteTouchdown
Cassette, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Columbia – PCT 35594US1985US1985
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 1986, CDTouchdown
CD, Album, Reissue
CBS – CDCBS 83175Europe1986Europe1986
New Submission
Touchdown
CD, Album, Reissue
Tappan Zee Records – 32DP 440, CBS/Sony – 32DP 440Japan1986Japan1986
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Cover of Touchdown, 1986, CDTouchdown
CD, Album, Reissue
CBS – 32DP 440Japan1986Japan1986
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Cover of Touchdown, 1991, VinylTouchdown
LP, Album
Columbia – CPL-1197 (CK 35594)South Korea1991South Korea1991
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown +1, 1993-07-25, CDTouchdown +1
CD, Album, Reissue
Tappan Zee Records – VACM-2007Japan1993Japan1993
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 1995-10-24, CDTouchdown
CD, Album, Reissue
Tappan Zee Records – 9 45969-2, Warner Bros. Records – 9 45969-2US1995US1995
New Submission
Touchdown
CD, Album, Reissue
Warner Bros. Records – 9 45969-2, Tappan Zee Records – 9 45969-2US1995US1995
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 1996, CDTouchdown
CD, Album, Reissue
Essential – ESM CD 431, Castle Communications – GAS 0000431 ESMUK1996UK1996
Cover of Touchdown, 2004-07-07, CDTouchdown
CD, Album, Reissue
Tappan Zee Records – VICJ-61198Japan2004Japan2004
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 2005-08-23, CDTouchdown
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
KOCH Entertainment – KOC-CD-9931US2005US2005
New Submission
Cover of Touchdown, 2005-08-23, CDTouchdown
CD, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Remastered
KOCH Entertainment – KOC-CD-9931US2005US2005
New Submission

Reviews

A7npen88's avatar
A7npen88
I have an M- quality disc and it Sounds Great! I could only comparer to digital since I don't have other versions, but sounds great on my system.
I had no issues with noise or distortion it is very quite and the instruments sound natural and pleasing. I also think it sounds as good as any blue note classic series reissue and as good as original BJ4 pressing if you have those albums to compare. Great Music!

Fluence Reference Turntable
Audio-Technica Headshell/Cart.(VM540ML/H)
SCHIIT MANI+LOKI
Spicoli66's avatar
Spicoli66
This is THE pressing to get. It’s just such a good pressing. Get it NM - it’s so cheap considering how good it sounds
Spicoli66's avatar
Spicoli66
I don’t think anyone would be disappointed with the HSM version - I have it and think it is very good - but the Japanese Mastersound pressing on the Tappen Zee label (blue and yellow) is true audiophile quality. Crispy clear with a full sound stage. Just bloody wonderful.
Spicoli66's avatar
Spicoli66
Oops. Should have also said the Rhodes keyboards are also wunderbar...
Spicoli66's avatar
Spicoli66
Just scored the half speed master - it sounds bloody fantastic. The music is super cruisy and funky and the pressing is very good. As good as some of my Analogue Productions 45rpm (not quite up with Time Out, Getz and Gilberto etc but as good as some others).

Somebody on here said the pressing was bad. I have a Japanese master pressing coming for A vs B but I doubt this will show the HSM to be poor - it sounds clear and detailed with really good channel separation and soundstage.

The taxi theme tune is a winner but the flute playing on other tracks is bloody magic!
pdmcdonnell's avatar
pdmcdonnell
Get this album for carribean nights alone, absolute brilliant piece of laid back jazz/funk. The rest of album is decent as well especially angela the theme from the tv series taxi.
albertocaeiro's avatar
Consensus is that many of the CBS Half Speed Mastered issues were mastered incorrectly (EQ not adjusted for half speed mastering) and thus sound 'wrong'. To be avoided! Is Touchdown one of them, or is it one of the few that were done later on, correctly? Avoid or Seek?
BureOne's avatar
BureOne
This dollar bin record chud is worth just for Caribbean Nights alone! Heard the Omsk duo Acos CoolKas incorporate it in a set of theirs.. really nice! Omsk by the way, is the largest City of Southern Siberia, 2500 Kilometers from Moscow and is situated at the crossing of the Trans-Siberian Magistral & the Irtysh River. Unless you're a Geography expert, it's pretty hard to imagine where it is, but there are people living in this corner of the world producing Electronic music like Acos CoolKAs!
savaden's avatar
savaden
Identical release labeled as PC 35594.
Runout (etched) side 1: <B*AO> AL 35594 G1B G1P
Runout (etched) side 2: (H*AP) P BL-35594-G2G
US pressing. Label and cover otherwise identical.
GalaxyExplorer's avatar
Edited 12 years ago
It may be commercial, but Touchdown is an outstanding example of the late-70s/early-80s fusion sound. The album gathers together a veritable who's who of top-notch session musicians of the time, including well-known players like Ron Carter; Steve Gadd; Gary King; Eric Gale; Hiram Bullock; Mongo Santamaria; Ralph MacDonald; Jon Faddis; Randy Brecker; David Sanborn; Hubert Laws; Idris Muhammad. There're even photos of each of them inside the gatefold cover, a feature pretty much unheard of in this tightly-produced and packaged genre.

Each track has a strong hook; they build upon engaging instrumentation and flawless production that rewards headphone listening. Bob James may have composed all the tracks, but they succeed thru the supremely talented cast of artists assembled. Like everything else, they just don't make em like they used to. Highly recommended.