Jazz writer Walter Kolovsky has said that Friday Night In San Francisco "may be the most influential of all acoustic guitar albums." LPs of it have been a demonstration staple on turntables around the world for over 40 years.
To celebrate the lasting impact of this singular album and the legendary concert that it represents, Impex Records is proud to announce the long-awaited follow up: Saturday Night In San Francisco.
Working with hours of original 16-track live session tapes, Al Di Meola and his team have brilliantly curated this musical tour-de-force, bringing to life for the first time on LP, SACD-Hybrid and CD the explosively virtuosic final performance of Di Meola, John McLaughlin, and Paco de Lucia at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, December 6, 1980.
Impex worked carefully with Di Meola, mixing engineer Roy Hendrickson (SPIN Studio), and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman to recreate the magic of Friday Night In San Francisco so these never-before-released solos and trios burst out of your system with striking clarity, dynamics and technical brilliance.
Clear vinyl LP housed in a gatefold sleeve accompanied by an inlay showing a backstage picture and extensive liner notes.
1. Bill Graham Introduction 0:31
2. Splendido Sundance 7:04
3. One Word 5:42
4. Trilogy Suite 6:21
5. Monasterio De Sal 5:13
6. El Pañuelo 7:57
7. Meeting Of The Spirits 13:32
. Bonus Track
8. Soniquete 6:49
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