Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Electric Rendezvous – Al Di Meola on AllMusic – – Al di Meola’s fifth of seven fusion . Electric Rendezvous is a music studio album recording by AL DI MEOLA (Jazz Rock/Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Actually the early 80’s seemed to be a continuation of a very successful creative, critically and commercially successful run for Al DiMeola. His first album of the.
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And if you ever had a doubt about Al’s Latin side, well its all there on display with “Ritmo de la Noche”.
As other reviewers have noted, these are the highlights, and they also constitute the A side. It’s right up there with di Meola’s best, and di Meola plays a bit heavier than I’m used to being in the 80s helped with this aspect I assume.
AL DI MEOLA Electric Rendezvous review by dreadpirateroberts
All the instruments are very well played, and even if this is guitar dominated music it has a full band sound and feeling much like his early albums. The song turns complex and it finally returns to the intro part.
The song itself is rich in styles and tempo changes. Fantastic album due the ensemble, for me this is the best band that Al DiMeola ever worked with. The second side is certainly a letdown compared to what came before.
The solemn acoustic gem “Somalia” is no slouch, a deeply sad and melancholic guitar tour de force, serves a perfect segue to the previous jewel. It is for sure Di Meola is in search on his future direction here. In fact album sounds more as collection of few different styles. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Lewis on congas and Gadd on drums really bring back the Elegant Gypsy magic they once created God-Bird-Change – Mingo Lewis composition – fiery guitar Not all is of one mood though, and I am glad for that.
Even Anthony Jackson plays the game with style and velocity. Peace on earth and mercy mild – GW. You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.
It’s really an excellent music! But I think this is last strong Al Di Meola album from his earlier period. It reminds me to the “Song of The Midnight Sun” from the debut album.
AL DI MEOLA Electric Rendezvous reviews
You can find some heavy electric fusion pieces there, but some acoustic guitar songs as well. Smooth and fast, like a torrential rainstorm of talent. This is my all-time favorite DiMeola composition, loved it to death for decades.
The rest of the song contains great combination of acoustic guitar and keyboard. You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing use forum credentials.
And some acoustic Latin melodies with pop elements. Some of them are perfect, some just average. After his ambitious double album, Splendido Hoteland live album Friday Night in San Francisco the fusion wizard strips back his cast, song length and compositional scope for the more straight forward Electric Rendezvous.
Speaking of which, “Jewel Inside a Dream” puts this majestic performance to bed, a soothing lullaby that showcases DiMeola’s clear sense of sonic wizardry Oh yeah, love that cover art, suits the music inside to a Tee renrezvous gatos negros id social review comments Review Permalink Posted Tuesday, October 23, Review this album Report Review Things get even slightly dissonant for a while, swerving back into yet another mood once again, the guitar getting heavy and fiery.
Side One – 5 Stars 1. But only in part. The organ solo during interlude is really stunning.
This concluding track begins with an acoustic guitar work combined beautifully with keyboard in an ambient opening. He will go for acoustic pop-world music later, and will return in form after some years only. Electric Rendezvous compares favorably to many of his other albums, and also to some fusion giants Jeff Beck, most notably.
My reason is simple: Al Dimeola; Electric Rendezvous on lp. And he did no wrong at all as this song is composed wonderfully with high energy and upbeat tempo. This has always been one of my favorite Al Di Meola albums.
Throw in the obligatory di Meola tango Ritmo de le Noche and acoustic pieces Somalia and Jewel Inside a Dreamand you have a lot of very listenable songs that nonetheless take few chances and certainly would be difficult to classify as progressive. If you prefer his more mellow later work, this might be too heavy.