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Tracklist

Expansions6:04
Desert Nights6:45
Summer Days5:53
Voodoo Woman4:13
Peace4:13
Shadows6:20
My Love5:40

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    Cover of Expansions, 1975, VinylExpansions
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    Flying Dutchman – BDL1-0934US1975US1975
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    Cover of Expansions, 1975, VinylExpansions
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    RCA Victor – SF8434, RCA Victor – SF 8434, RCA Victor – BDL1 0934
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    UK1975UK1975
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    Cover of Expansions, 1975, VinylExpansions
    LP
    RCA Victor – NL80934Germany1975Germany1975
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    Cover of Expansions, 1975, 8-Track CartridgeExpansions
    8-Track Cartridge, Album
    Flying Dutchman – BDS1-0934US1975US1975
    New Submission
    Cover of Expansions, 1975, VinylExpansions
    LP, Album, Gatefold
    Flying Dutchman – BDL1-0934Canada1975Canada1975
    New Submission
    Cover of Expansions, 1975, VinylExpansions
    LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
    RCA Victor – BDL1-0934South Africa1975South Africa1975
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    Cover of Expansions, 1975, VinylExpansions
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    RCA – BDL1-0934France1975France1975
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    Cover of Expansions, 1975, VinylExpansions
    LP, Album
    RCA Victor – SF8434, RCA Victor – SF 8434, RCA Victor – BDL1 0934
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    UK1975UK1975
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    Cover of Expansions, 1975, VinylExpansions
    LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold, Hollywood Pressing
    Flying Dutchman – BDL1-0934US1975US1975
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    Cover of Expansions ‎, 1976, VinylExpansions ‎
    LP, Album
    RCA Victor – BDL1-0934Spain1976Spain1976
    Cover of Expansions, 1976, VinylExpansions
    LP, Album, Promo, Gatefold
    Flying Dutchman – RVP-6040, Flying Dutchman – BDL1-0934Japan1976Japan1976
    New Submission
    Cover of Expansions, 1976, VinylExpansions
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    Flying Dutchman – RVP-6040, Flying Dutchman – BDL1-0934Japan1976Japan1976
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    Cover of Expansions, 1993-07-21, CDExpansions
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    Flying Dutchman – BVCJ-1019Japan1993Japan1993
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    Cover of Expansions, 1993, VinylExpansions
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    Flying Dutchman – BDL1-0934, BMG Victor Inc. – BVJJ-2826Japan1993Japan1993
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    Cover of Expansions, 1993, CDExpansions
    CD, Album, Reissue
    RCA – 07863 66612-2Europe1993Europe1993
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    Cover of Expansions, 2001, CDExpansions
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Digipak
    RCA Victor – 74321851552, BMG France – 74321851552Europe2001Europe2001
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    Cover of Expansions, 2005-12-21, CDExpansions
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    Flying Dutchman – BVCJ-37496, BMG – BVCJ-37496, Flying Dutchman – 82876-76496-2, BMG – 82876-76496-2
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    Japan2005Japan2005
    New Submission
    Cover of Expansions, 2013-04-29, CDExpansions
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    BGP Records – CDBGPM 263Europe2013Europe2013
    New Submission
    Cover of Expansions, 2016, VinylExpansions
    LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
    Original Sound Track Recordings – OST 014LPUK2016UK2016
    New Submission
    Cover of Expansions, 2017-10-25, CDExpansions
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
    Solid Records (6) – CDSOL-45719Japan2017Japan2017
    New Submission
    Cover of Expansions, 2020, VinylExpansions
    LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
    Flying Dutchman – HIQLP067, BGP Records – HIQLP067UK2020UK2020
    New Submission
    Cover of Expansions, 2020-12-09, CDExpansions
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
    Solid Records (6) – UVJZ-20097Japan2020Japan2020
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    Cover of Expansions, 2023, VinylExpansions
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Gatefold, Yellow Transparent
    Flying Dutchman – HIQLP067, BGP Records – HIQLP067UK2023UK2023
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    Cover of Expansions, , CDExpansions
    CD, Album, Reissue
    RCA – 07863 66612-2USUS
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    Cover of Expansions, , CDExpansions
    CD, Album, Reissue
    RCA – ND 80934EuropeEurope
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    Cover of Expansions, , VinylExpansions
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    Flying Dutchman – BDL1-0934USUS
    Cover of Expansions, , VinylExpansions
    LP, Album
    Not On Label – DLU-75
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    Cover of Expansions, , CDExpansions
    CD, Album, Reissue
    RCA – 07863 66612-2, Flying Dutchman – 07863 66612-2USUS
    New Submission
    Cover of Expansions, , VinylExpansions
    LP, Album, Reissue
    RCA – NL 80934EuropeEurope
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    Cover of Expansions, , 8-Track CartridgeExpansions
    8-Track Cartridge, Album
    Top Hits Inc. – noneUSUS
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    Expansions
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    Flying Dutchman – BDL1-0934-GAustraliaAustralia
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    Cover of Expansions, , CDExpansions
    CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
    RCA – ND 80934EuropeEurope
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    Cover of Expansions, , CassetteExpansions
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    RCA – NK 80934GermanyGermany
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    Expansions
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    RCA – 07863 66612-2, Flying Dutchman – 07863 66612-2USUS
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    • mweintraub's avatar
      mweintraub
      All of the reviews below address the quality of the performance, and I agree with all of them; this is definitely a standard-setter for funky, trippy jazz.
      But he sound of this pressing is equally impressive. One of the widest soundstages of any album in my collection, and every instrument stands out clearly in it's space. My VG+ copy is even pretty quiet (for a 50-year old artifact). I'm thrilled with this purchase. I guess everything Bob Thiele put his hand to was top-notch quality.
      • khinng's avatar
        khinng
        A classic and what a brilliant sounding reissue & pressing. Makes it a real treat to listen to again! Vocals, Keyboards & percussion sound sharp while beats & bass sound full & fat. Beautifully done.
        • jon_dkl's avatar
          jon_dkl
          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's avatar
            TPDindustries
            Edited one year ago
            A fine serviceable copy, just don't expect to be blown away. For $15 it's tough to expect much more.
            • Charlie_Freak's avatar
              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's avatar
                Edited 2 years ago
                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's avatar
                  Aiberdeen_Al
                  Great audio on this reissue, nice analogue sound, low noise crystal clarity, no warps no flaws, sleeve could be better however.
                  • Alain_Patrick's avatar
                    Alain_Patrick
                    Edited 2 years ago
                    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's avatar
                      REENO
                      I wish the rest of the LP were more like "Expansions"....
                      • GalaxyExplorer's avatar
                        Excellent pressing of this classic album. The jacket is great too.

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