Weather Report – Mr. Gone (Full Album)

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Mr. Gone is the ninth studio album by jazz fusion band Weather Report. Released in 1978 the album rose to 52 & 47 on the Billboard 200 and UK Albums charts respectively.

Track listing:
“The Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat” (Zawinul) 5:03
“River People” (Pastorius) 4:50
“Young and Fine” (Zawinul) 6:55
“The Elders” (Shorter, arranged by Zawinul) 4:21
“Mr. Gone” (Zawinul) 5:26
“Punk Jazz” (Pastorius) 5:09
“Pinocchio” (Shorter) 2:26
“And Then” (music – Zawinul, lyrics – Sam Guest) 3:22

Personnel:
Weather Report
– Joe Zawinul – modified Rhodes 88 electric piano, acoustic piano, two ARP 2600 synthesizers, Oberheim polyphonic synthesizer, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 synthesizer, Mu-Tron Bi-Phase and Mu-Tron Volume Wah effects, kalimba, thumbeki drums, sleigh bells, melodica, high hat, voice (tracks 1 and 5)
– Wayne Shorter – Tenor, alto and soprano saxophone, voice (track 1)
– Jaco Pastorius – Bass, drums (tracks 1 and 2), timpani (track 2), voice (tracks 1, 2 and 6)
– Peter Erskine – Drums (tracks 1 and 7), high hat (track 3), voice (track 1)

Additional musicians
Tony Williams – Drums (tracks 5 and 6)
Steve Gadd – Drums (tracks 3 and 8)
Manolo Badrena – Voice Solo (track 1)
Jon Lucien – Voice (track 1)
Deniece Williams – Voice (track 8)
Maurice White – Vocal (track 8)

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Released: September 1978
Recorded: May 1978
Studio Devonshire Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California
Length: 37:15
Label: ARC/Columbia
Producer: Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius

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