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Spyro GyraSpyro Gyra

Label:Crosseyed Bear Records – CEB 2001
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Jazz-Rock, Fusion

Tracklist

A1Shaker Song4:54
A2Opus D'Opus5:07
A3Mallet Ballet5:10
A4Pygmy Funk5:41
B1Leticia6:06
B2Cascade3:13
B3Mead3:57
B4Paula / Paw Prints3:56
B5Galadriel4:53
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Notes

Initial self-release by the band, before the album was picked up by a label.
℗&© Crosseyed Bear Productions Inc. 1977.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A etched): MC-5524-CEB-2001-A RE JP2 689
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B etched): MC-5524-CEB-2001-B RE JP2 690

Other Versions (5 of 53)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Spyro Gyra (LP, Album)Infinity Records (2)VIJ-6316Japan1977
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Spyro Gyra (LP, Album)Infinity Records (2)INS 2008UK1977
New Submission
Spyro Gyra (LP, Album)MCA RecordsINF 9011Australia1977
New Submission
Spyro Gyra (LP, Album, Promo, Stereo)Amherst RecordsAMH 1014US1977
New Submission
Spyro Gyra (LP, Album, Promo, Stereo)Amherst RecordsAMH 1014US1977

Reviews

  • nopussyfooting's avatar
    I don't really think this is as bad or bland as some would make you believe. It's definitely got some slow and dull moments. But I see myself returning for "Pygmy Funk" if nothing else. When played loudly, much of this album isn't "background" music, the grooves are too solid to write it off as such. But even with that defense, I don't see myself giving this anything above 4.5 or 5/10. Yes, that makes it sound bad, but it just doesn't suit my tastes. I prefer a more intense and progressive fusion, that's all.
    • Expansive09's avatar
      Expansive09
      Great debut album. Melodic hook drenched funk and I band I believe creatively made their own niche sound. Never a wanna be Weather Report or straight out balls to the wall fusion band in the academic listeners ear. I dont understand why listeners want to compare all jazz from this era to Mahavishnu, Return to Forever or Weather Report!
      SG's early years had some great moments the debut with Shaker Song and Galadriel later Morning Dance up until Alternating Currents they fused some great talent together such as Dave Samuel's vibes along with Tom Schumans Moog synths and Beckenstein's emotive sax playing.
      Check out Incognito a later album from 1982 a very cinematic like track called Old San Juan a mix of latin rhythms and memorable melodies.
      Irregardless of the naysayers these guy knew how to make a soft or dynamic statement in their music you just have to dig deeper into the recordings and its worth the effort!

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