Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Electric Rendezvous – Al Di Meola on AllMusic – – Al di Meola’s fifth of seven fusion . Electric Rendezvous is a music studio album recording by AL DI MEOLA (Jazz Rock/Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Actually the early 80’s seemed to be a continuation of a very successful creative, critically and commercially successful run for Al DiMeola. His first album of the.

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An album where all the music is the same becomes boring quickly, no matter how good But I think this is last strong Al Di Meola album from his earlier period. To end the side, we are treated to another di Meola and de Lucia duet, which they have absolutely mastered: After his ambitious double album, Splendido Hoteland live album Friday Night in San Francisco the fusion wizard strips back his cast, song length and compositional scope for the more straight forward Electric Rendezvous.

Fantastic album due the ensemble, for me this is the best band that Al DiMeola ever worked with.


My reason is simple: Not all is of one mood though, and I am glad for that. God-Bird-Change – Mingo Lewis composition – fiery guitar You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not. This concluding track begins with an acoustic guitar work combined beautifully with keyboard in an ambient opening. It feels like his heart is once again in it.

AL DI MEOLA — Electric Rendezvous (review)

And if you ever had a doubt about Al’s Latin side, well its all there on display with “Ritmo de la Noche”. Cruisin’ is a simple rocker, and Black Cat Shuffle is exactly as it sounds: The second side is certainly a letdown compared to what came before.


The album kicks-off with a hard driving rhythm section, mainly dominated by percussion work, “God-Bird-Change” 3: The title track is even sprightlier, all kinds of frayed nerve endings in the fingers, if you see what I mean. After some excellent electric fusion albums and one not very successful “Splendido Hotel” trying to change things, Al Di Meola returned back to his roots.

The title track is also quite memorable–once the guys move rendezvou the central groove of the song, they are absolutely unstoppable, and it’s awesome to behold, with a few cool time signature and tempo changes to boot. Electric Rendezvous compares favorably to many of his other albums, and also slectric some fusion giants Jeff Beck, most notably.

He will go for acoustic pop-world music later, and will return in form after some years only. It’s right up there with di Meola’s best, and di Meola plays a bit heavier than I’m used to being in the 80s helped with this aspect I assume. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved.

AL DI MEOLA Electric Rendezvous review by dreadpirateroberts

Electfic organ solo during interlude is really stunning. If you prefer his more mellow later work, this might be too heavy. This time, the duet is between Al and Paco on their acoustic guitar and their sounds were recorded at different channels of your stereo set.

By he’d been playing with mo This song is like a break as the composition seems very straightforward and accessible to different ears, I think.

All songs are not too much connected between each other.

The music produced is so relaxing with relatively simple arrangement. It’s a wonderful duet of two guitar heroes in a great composition. Do on earth and mercy mild – GW.

Passion, Grace And Fire 5: Speaking of rendezvus, “Jewel Inside a Dream” puts this majestic performance to bed, a soothing lullaby that showcases DiMeola’s clear sense of sonic wizardry Oh yeah, love that cover art, suits the music inside to a Tee 5 gatos negros electricos social review comments Review Permalink Posted Tuesday, October 23, Review this album Report Review And he did no wrong at all as this song is composed wonderfully with high energy and upbeat tempo.


Ritmo De La Noche 4: If you like di Meola’s earlier, hard-driving fusion work, you’ll love the first three songs. Jewel Inside A Dream 4: As other reviewers have noted, these are the highlights, and they also constitute the A side. The interlude part with percussion work is really interesting. I am pretty sure when Carlos Santana first heard this, his knee-jerk reaction mmeola have been to call a lawyer, suggesting plagiarism but within seconds, yielding to the beauty of the melody and the tremendous playing by all involved.

The rest of the song contains great combination of acoustic guitar and keyboard. It is for sure Di Renxezvous is in search on his future direction here. A faint serenity begins to grow in stature, very much like classic Ponty, rwndezvous into a series of detours, veers and contrasts.

AL DI MEOLA Electric Rendezvous reviews

This is my all-time favorite DiMeola composition, loved it to death for decades. The song turns complex and it finally returns to the intro part. It shouldn’t really be named after him as the songwriting is separated between three musicians and the musicians in the band are all incredible. Electric Rendezvous – Al goes hard rock!!!

It’s really an excellent music!

I see this as a masterpiece just from the sheer luc