RELEASE
October 29, 2007
LABEL
Epic

Album Review

What this import collection does, quite simply, is package Stanley Clarke's arguably best-known and best-selling studio records for Epic/Columbia, beginning with his debut for the label in 1974. The other records here -- all of which have very solid tracks on them but also have some real filler -- are Journey to Love (1975), School Days (1976), Modern Man (1978) and the first Clarke/Duke Project album with George Duke (1981). The decision to leave off the live record, which was a best seller, or even the minor hit "I Wanna Play for You" from 1976, is a curious one, simply because the context remains more fusion than funk/disco. Given the mastering and pressings, these are solid sounding sets -- others in the series include offerings by Mahavishnu Orchestra and Duke Ellington, to name just two -- and the price tag is quite modest as well. Still, unless one is a real fan (who would presumably have these titles already anyway) it is curious as to who on these shores would even consider them.
Thom Jurek, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Vulcan Princesshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Yesterday Princesshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Lopsy Luhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Powerhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Spanish Phases for Strings & Basshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Life Suite, Pts. 1-4http://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Silly Puttyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Journey to Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Hello Jeffhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Song to John, Pt. 1http://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Song to John, Pt. 2http://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Concerto for Jazz-Rock Orchestra, Pts. 1-4http://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. School Dayshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Quiet Afternoonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. The Dancerhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Desert Songhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Hot Funhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Life Is Just a Gamehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Opening Statementhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. He Lives Onhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. More Hot Funhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Slow Dancehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Interlude: A Serious Occasionhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Got to Find My Own Placehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Dayridehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Interlude: It's What She Didn't Sayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. Modern Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Interlude: A Relaxed Occasionhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. Rock & Roll Jellyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Closing Statementhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Wild Doghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Louie Louiehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. Sweet Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. I Just Want to Love Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. Never Judge a Cover by Its Bookhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. Let's Get Startedhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. Winnershttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  38. Touch and Gohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  39. Finding My Wayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stanley-clarke-original-album/id324745625?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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