On November 20, 2015.

Weather Report

On November 20, 2015, “Legacy Recordings” label released “The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981”, a four Disc Box of previously unreleased live material by Weather Report. Recorded during Weather Report’s concert from 1978-1981,”The Legendary Live Tapes” showcases the group’s classic line-up of Joe Zawinul (keyboards), Wayne Shorter (saxophone), Jaco Pastorius (electric bass), Peter Erskine (drums) and Robert Thomas, Jr. (hand drums). This collection of previously unreleased performances has been assembled, curated and produced by Peter Erskine and Tony Zawinul (son of the late Joe Zawinul).   Tony Zawinul is a co-founder of “The Weather Report Legacy Project” and director of “This is this,” a Weather Report documentary movie. “The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981” have been sourced from never-before-heard soundboard tapes recorded by Weather Report’s longtime mixing engineer Brian Risner, and bootleg recordings from the audience. The 4 disc collection includes extensive notes and songs descriptions of the performances penned by Peter Erskine.

Track listing:

Disc 1

  1. 8:30
  2. Sightseeing
  3. Brown Street
  4. The Orphan
  5. Forlorn
  6. Three Views of A Secret
  7. Badia/Boogie Waltz
  8. Wayne Solo
  9. Jaco Solo (Osaka 1980)

Disc 2

  1. Joe and Wayne Duet (Tokyo 1978)
  2. Birdland
  3. Peter’s Solo
  4. A Remark You Made
  5. Continuum/River People
  6. Gibraltar

Disc 3

  1. Fast City
  2. Madagascar
  3. Night Passage
  4. Dream Clock
  5. Rockin’ In Rhythm
  6. Port of Entry

Disc 4

  1. Elegant People
  2. Scarlet Women
  3. Black Market
  4. Jaco Solo (Osaka 1978)
  5. Teen Town
  6. Peter’s Solo (Osaka 1978)
  7. Directions

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