On October 25, 1976.


On October 25, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Land of the Midnight Sun”, the debut Al Di Meola album. The album was recorded from December 1975 till July 1976 and was produced by Al Di Meola.


  • Al Di Meola – vocals, guitars, synthesizer, percussion
  • Anthony Jackson: – bass
  • Stanley Clarke – vocals, bass
  • Jaco Pastorius – bass
  • Barry Miles – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Chick Corea – piano, marimba
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Lenny White – drums
  • Alphonse Mouzon – drums
  • James Mingo Lewis – percussion, keyboards
  • Patty Buyukas – vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Wizard – James Mingo Lewis
  2. Land of the Midnight Sun – Al Di Meola
  3. Sarabande from Violin Sonata in B Minor – Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. Love Theme from Pictures of the Sea – Al Di Meola
  5. Suite Golden Dawn – Al Di Meola
  6. Short Tales of the Black Forest – Chick Corea


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