CD Chase/Ennea/Pure Music * [5017261208422] (CD 4335015),
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Chase/Ennea/Pure Music * [5017261208422]


  • 0. DISC 1: CHASE:
    1. Open Up Wide
    2. Livin' in Heat
    3. Hello Groceries
    4. Handbags and Gladrags
    5. Get It On
    6. Boys and Girls Together
    7. Invitation to a River: A. Two Minds Meet/B. Stay/C. Paint It Sad/D. Ref
    0. DISC 2: ENNEA/PURE MUSIC:
    1. Swanee River
    2. So Many People
    3. Night
    4. It Won't Be Long
    5. I Can Feel It
    6. Woman of the Dark
    7. Cronus
    8. Zeus
    9. Poseidon
    10. Aphrodite, Pt. 1
    11. Aphrodite, Pt. 2
    12. Hades
    13. Weird Song, Pt. 1
    14. Run Back to Mama
    15. Twinkles
    16. Bochawa
    17. Love Is on the Way
    18. Close Up Tight
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 842

  • Credits
    ProducerFrank Rand; Bob Destocki; Frank Rand; Frank Roland; Bob Destocki
    EngineerMurray Allen; Roy Segal; Murray Allen

    Personnel: Angel South (vocals, guitar); Jerry Van Blair, Ted Piercefield (vocals, trumpet); Dartanyan Brown, Dennis Johnson (vocals, bass guitar); G.G. Shinn, Jim Peterik, Terry Richards (vocals); John Emma (guitar); Joe Morrissey, Jim Oatts, Alan Ware, Bill Chase, Jay Sollenberger (trumpet); Phil Porter (organ, keyboards); Wally Yohn (keyboards); Gary Smith (drums); Tom Radtke, Jay Burrid (percussion); Kitty Haywood (background vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Roy Segal.
    Audio Remasterer: Andrew Thompson .
    Liner Note Author: John Tobler.
    Arranger: Bill Chase.
    This double-CD set is not only the best of Bill Chase's output but -- comprising all three of their albums -- virtually their complete finished studio work, before the plane crash that killed Chase and much of the group. The mastering on this Wounded Bird reissue is excellent, with a full solid bass sound topped by soaring highs on the brass and no compression to speak of. It's not as though this catalog has been overused, in terms of its master tape library -- apart from the hit "Get It On" -- but it's still good to know that the stuff has been well handled in terms of being digitalized. Additionally, the producers have reprinted Nat Hentoff's original essay about the group from their first album (and oh, for a time when college audiences could resonate to the writings of someone like Hentoff, who is now as much of a legend as a writer as the jazz people he wrote about are as musicians....); and they've also reproduced the beautifully designed back covers of each album, as well as their front cover art. It's a bargain in any language, and a fresh opportunity to hear this band's repertory beyond their one and only hit and the album it was attached to. Chase was much more than just a jazz-rock outfit looking for pop success, as those two subsequent albums reveal, in lush detail and rich textures (and bold, forceful nuances) on the second disc in this set. For not quite two hours of some of the better music to come from Columbia Records or that jazz-rock boom of the early '70s that wasn't made by Blood, Sweat & Tears or Chicago, grab it. ~ Bruce Eder

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