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Group 87
Group 87
Group 87
Genres: New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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This 1980 re-issue was the first release from the instrumental rock fusion group, featuring, Mark Isham, Patrick O'Hearn, Peter Maunu and Terry Bozzio. Standard jewel case. 2000 release.

      
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All Artists: Group 87
Title: Group 87
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: One Way Records Inc
Original Release Date: 11/21/2000
Release Date: 11/21/2000
Genres: New Age, Pop, Rock
Style: Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 079893233628

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This 1980 re-issue was the first release from the instrumental rock fusion group, featuring, Mark Isham, Patrick O'Hearn, Peter Maunu and Terry Bozzio. Standard jewel case. 2000 release.
 

CD Reviews

Very unique
michael safft | toronto, ontario Canada | 03/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Found this record in a dollar bin somewhere ca. 1982.Lucky me.Imagine you could play this to your weirder dreams.It would be magic.Did invest in the cd edition later,this way i can dream a little longer.Guess I should add something about the musicians here.Mark Isham(trumpet,synths)would later score countless soundtracks and make some new-age cds.Patrick Ohearn
(bass,synths)and Terry Bozzio(drums)former Frank Zappa players,
which accounts for brilliant musicianship and last but not leastPeter Maunus great guitar.One of a kind."
Picturesque Pop Instrumentals
JEMurcia | Bronx, New York | 01/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The debut album co-produced by cutting-edge artists Mark Isham and Patrick O'Hearn. Their unique blend of 80s Pop elements and ambient electro-acoustic orchestrations are uplifting as well as contemplative. It's a must for both New Wave AND New Age listeners, especially fans of Isham and O'Hearn."
The Future of Fusion
Chromefreak | 10/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When Group 87's eponymous debut album was released in 1980, virtually no one knew how to categorize it. Not exactly jazz, not exactly rock, not exactly new age or new wave, this talented trio (with help from ex-Zappa drummer Terry Bozzio) forged a dynamic fusion of all the above. The album's fastidious production belies its artful craftmanship and the clever arrangements, all of which are sculpted out of the icy sheen of richly textured keyboards, metallic-edged guitars, sinewy but pulsating bass and exploding percussion. Mark Isham's flawless synthesizer programming and minimal but tasteful brass charts form the bedrock upon which Peter Manu's fiery guitar leads and Patrick O'hearn's liquid bass lines spiral and soar like graceful birds in flight. It's as if one were to marry the passionate emotional intensity of jazz with the cold mechanical precision of electronic music; alternately, imagine the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Tangerine Dream fused into an organic whole. There's hardly a wasted track here, but among the numerous highlights are "Future of the City," "Magnificent Clockworks" and "Moving Sidewalks." Imagine it as one possible future of jazz that was never realized."