Billy Cobham – Total Eclipse

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Total Eclipse is the third album of fusion drummer Billy Cobham. The album was released in 1974. It comprises eight songs, all written by Billy Cobham. The album peaked number 6 in the Billboard Jazz album chart.

“This recording is highly recommended, as Cobham still sounds inspired.” – Robert Taylor/AllMusic.

Track listing:
All selections written by Billy Cobham.

Side one
“Solarization”” – 11:09
a. “Solarization” – 3:00
b. “Second Phase” – 1:43
c. “Crescent Sun” – 2:40
d. “Voyage” – 2:56
e. “Solarization-Recapitulation” – 0:50
“Lunarputians – 2:32
“Total Eclipse” – 5:59
“Bandits” – 2:30

Side two
“Moon Germs” – 4:55
“The Moon Ain’t Made of Green Cheese” – 0:56
“Sea of Tranquility” – 10:44
“Last Frontier” – 5:22

John Abercrombie – electric & ovation guitars
Michael Brecker – flute, soprano & tenor saxes
Randy Brecker – trumpet, flugelhorn
Glenn Ferris – tenor & bass trombones
Billy Cobham – traps, timpani, acoustic piano on “The Moon Ain’t Made Of Green Cheese” & “Last Frontier”
Milcho Leviev – keyboards
Alex Blake – electric bass

Additional musicians:
David Earle Johnson – congas on “Solarization” & “Moon Germs”
Sue Evans – marimba on “Solarization”
Cornell Dupree – first guitar solo on “Moon Germs”


Released: 1974
Studio: Atlantic Recording Studios and at Electric Lady Studios, New York City,
re-mixed at Scorpio & Trident Studios, London, England.
Length: 44:15
Label: Atlantic
Producer: William E. Cobham, Jr., Ken Scott