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George BensonBeyond The Blue Horizon

Label:CTI Records – CTI 6009
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country:US
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Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul
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Tracklist

A1So What?
Written-ByMiles Davis
9:05
A2The Gentle Rain
Written-ByLuiz Bonfá
9:05
B1All Clear
Written-ByGeorge Benson
5:15
B2Ode To A Kudu
Written-ByGeorge Benson
3:45
B3Somewhere In The East
Written-ByGeorge Benson
6:05
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Notes

Cover variation: large "B" at start of title.
Label variation: "Universal Stereo" at bottom left.

Recorded at Van Gelder Studios
Recorded February, 1971

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A runout etched, except "VAN GELDER" stamped): RVG∙87663∙A∙RE1-1 VAN GELDER
  • Matrix / Runout (B runout etched, except "VAN GELDER" stamped): RVG∙87663∙B∙RE 1 VAN GELDER

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Beyond The Blue Horizon (Cassette, Album)CTI RecordsCTC 6009US1971

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  • mikeSF_'s avatar
    mikeSF_
    Edited one year ago
    If you prefer your early '70s CTI records without the orchestral trimmings (oboe flute harp solos, etc.), THIS is for you; an ultra funky guitar quartet offering by maestro Benson, accompanied by Ron Carter, Clarence Palmer and Jack DeJohnette.

    The opener is a funky take on the modal Miles piece, "So What", breaking into swing and an extended bass solo by Carter. Are there highlights include a funky latin-esque take on "Gentle Rain".

    Benson's guitar tone is brighter than usual, but full, placed prominently in the mix. Engineered by RVG, you know what you are getting, a solid mix that complements the ensemble.

    Outstanding pressing. Detailed and punchy, just the way I like them.

    3.5 stars.
    • EthansWaxStacks's avatar
      I think of this album as an example of what people are talking about when they say that Davis' Kind of Blue LP was off-speed on the A-side until Sony corrected it in the 90s. Benson's version of "So What" and Grant Green's version from Sunday Mornin' both sound a bit too fast for someone who has really only ever heard the "corrected" Kind of Blue. I begin to think that Sony was earnest when they claimed to have discovered and fixed this error. That said, Benson kills it anyway, too fast or not.

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