Spyro Gyra (album)

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Spyro Gyra
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Studio album by
Released1977 (re-released in 1978)
Recorded1976 (re-recorded in 1977)
StudioMark Studios (Clarence, NY); Blue Rock Studio (New York, NY).
Genre Jazz fusion, smooth jazz
Length43:54
Label Crosseyed Bear
Producer Jay Beckenstein, Richard Calandra
Spyro Gyra chronology
Spyro Gyra
(1977)
Morning Dance
(1979)
Professional ratings
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Spyro Gyra is the self-titled debut album by the jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra, released in 1978. The album was self-released on the label Crosseyed Bear Productions before the band signed with Amherst Records and re-released it with a different cover.

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At Billboard magazine, the album reached No. 99 on the Top 200 Albums chart [2] and also No. 99 in Canada [3] . "Shaker Song" reached No. 16 on the Adult Contemporary singles chart, [4] No. 90 on the Hot 100 singles chart, and was covered by the Manhattan Transfer on the album Extensions . [5] In Canada, "Shaker Song" made No. 99 in the Top 100 chart [6] , and No. 26 in the AO chart [7] .

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Shaker Song" (Jay Beckenstein)4:49
2."Opus D' Opus" (Beckenstein)5:08
3."Mallet Ballet" (Jeremy Wall)5:11
4."Pygmy Funk" (Wall)5:34
5."Cascade" (Wall)3:12
6."Leticia" (Wall)6:10
7."Mead" (Beckenstein)4:00
8."Paula/Paw Prints" (Beckenstein)4:01
9."Galadriel" (Wall)4:55

Personnel

Band

Guests


Production

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References

  1. Spyro Gyra at AllMusic
  2. "Top 200 Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. "RPM Top 100 Albums - July 22, 1978" (PDF).
  4. "Adult Contemporary Music Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  5. "Extensions". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  6. "RPM Top 100 Singles - July 29, 1978" (PDF).
  7. "RPM Top 100 Singles - August 19, 1978" (PDF).