CAT # FCD-24749-25
1. You Said 3:17 2. Magical Moments 4:27 3. I Give My Heart To You 6:35 4. Angels Have Wings 2:50 5. The Dragon 2:43 6. The Prince 3:12 7. Can't You Stand It 3:40 8. Ciao 3:48 9. Zulu Queen 5:16 10. Caravan 1:22 11. Gigu 5:48 12. Till We Meet Again 4:57 13. Caught In The Act 6:05 14. Ivory Expedition 5:47 15. Monkey See, Monkey Do 1:51 16. I Give You My Love 5:31 17. Sacrifice At Dawn 6:27 18. Journey's End 3:43
For six key years (1972-1978), Tom Coster had a big hand in the influential sound and success of the group Santana, where he served as keyboardist, co-producer, and writer or co-writer of much of that group's material (notably the hits "Europa" and "Dance Sister Dance"). When Coster finally stepped out to record his first solo albums -- T.C. (1981) and Ivory Expedition (1983), paired on this CD reissue -- he brought to the task a gift for composing beautiful, evocative melodies; a unique jazz/rock sensibility (honed in bands led by Gabor Szabo and Billy Cobham, as well as Santana); and an innovative, musical approach to synthesizer technology. "The styles, the structures, and especially the smart playing by Coster and his band," writes annotator Larry Kelp, "define a time and musical development that remains contemporary."
with Joaquin Lievano, Randy Jackson, Steve Smith, Walter Afanasieff
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