More slickly produced than Tania's earlier albums of bossa jazz from Europe – but a very nice record of mellow fusiony grooves, with some excellent work on the keys from Tania, and her usual bright vocals firmly in place. Jon Lucien guest stars on the track "The Rainbow Of Your Love", which is sort of a snoozer – but there's lots of other nice moments like "Deep Cove View", "Bela Be Bela", "Pour Toi", and the classic "Funky Tamborim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
Tania Maria —
Taurus ... LP Concord/Picante, 1982. Near Mint- ...
One of Tania Maria's sweet early LPs for Concord, with a nice modern Brazilian groove that differs from her earlier bossa LPs from the 70's, but which still has a beautiful melodic fusion feel to it. Tania plays piano and keyboards, and she's joined by a smooth Bay Area ensemble that includes Eddie Duran on guitar. With the tracks "2 A.M", "Tranquility", "Eruption", and "Que Vengan Los Toros". LP, Vinyl record album
A fab set of James Bond tunes – performed by Brit easy maestro Roland Shaw, in a style that's arguably groovier than the original soundtracks themselves! There's some nice instrumental touches on a few of these that push the mood of the set in a good way – and Shaw's also chosen a lot of less-familiar numbers that have a more dramatic feel to them, getting past the obvious cliches of other albums of this type. Titles include "Kingston Calypso", "Thunderball", "Death Of Goldfinger", "Miami", "Spectre Island", "Underneath The Mango Tree", "Tania Meets Klebb", and "Arrival Of The Bomb & Countdown". LP, Vinyl record album
One of John Barry's earliest scores for Bond – when his style was nice and raw, and when the Bond theme couldn't be heard enough throughout the course of the movie! Matt Munro sings the lyrics to the forgotten title hit – and other tracks include "James Bond Theme", "Tania Meets Klebb", "Guitar Lament", "Spectre Island", "Stalking", "Death Of Kerin", and "007 Takes The Lektor". LP, Vinyl record album