Azymuth - Light As a Feather LPFar Out Recordings (UK)
Far Out Recordings present a reissue of Azymuth's Light As A Feather, originally released in in 1979. Azymuth's career-defining LP Light As A Feather returns. Home to their worldwide disco/fusion hit single "Jazz Carnival", the samba-doido staple "Partido Alto", and the proto-deep house masterpiece "Avenida Das Mangueiras", this album typifies the trio's tireless innovation in the fields of jazz, funk, samba, and cosmic music perhaps more so than any of their other ground-breaking records from its era. Their first release on Milestone Records in 1979, it quickly became one of the best-selling LPs of the year, staying in the UK Top 20 for eight straight weeks with more than half a million copies sold. An incredibly well thought out album both in pace, song selection, and musicality, Light As A Feather marked a maturing of the band as they began to rightfully utilize the studio as an instrument itself, embracing numerous mixing, and recording techniques not yet common for the time, as well as pioneering the use of the Big Muff and Dolby System to great effect. The result is an album that endures to this day as a samba/jazz-funk masterpiece. First reissued in 2012, the Far Out Recordings edition of this seminal recording was remixed and re-mastered from the original 16-track tapes, which were given to Joe Davis by Azymuth. This latest version is the first ever issue to be complete with a download card that that gives access to previously unreleased tracks, including the incredible full-length version of "Jazz Carnival", Credits: José Roberto Bertrami - keyboards including Fender Rhodes, Arp 2600, Hammond B3 Organ, Mini Moog, Arp Omni, Vocoder, Oberheim 8 voice, vocals, percussion; Alex Malheiros - bass, guitar, vocals; Ivan "Mamaõ" Conti - drums, ARP 2600; Aleuda - percussion. 180 gram vinyl; Includes download card which includes remixes from house stalwarts Theo Parrish, Ashley Beedle, and Mark E.