Weather Report at the height of their 70s fame – captured live in a double-length set, very much the practice for jazz superstars
of the time! The format is familiar – but the liveness gives the album a slightly different feel than their studio sets – a sound that echoes out strongly along with thunderous applause from the crowds, who are themselves clearly situated in some very large arenas. And while the studio Weather Report albums are easily documents of the group's power themselves, it's something extra to hear the crowd going nuts for them here – cheering on Jaco Pastorius during a frenetic bass solo, roaring with approval at a Joe Zawinul keyboard bit, or clapping with enthusiasm after Wayne Shorter finishes a snakey solo. Tracks are all
longish, and titles include "Scarlet Woman", "Black Market", "Birdland
", "Thanks For The Memory", "8:30", "Brown Street", "In A Silent Way", and "Slang".
(2001 Master Sound pressing, includes obi.)