PD-1-6205 One of a Kind
Produced by Bill Bruford
Released on 1979
(no chart position)
Find it at GEMM
PD-1-6205 cover  

O ne of a Kind proves that Bruford didn't need Brand X's help to sound like them. The quartet matches up nicely with that band's early lineup: a lively drummer (Bruford), a great guitarist (Holdsworth), a keyboardist to create moods and melodies (Stewart) and a fretless bassist (Berlin). The record includes some upbeat fusion that recalls Yellowjackets and Jean-Luc Ponty as well as more sinister, sinewy pieces ("Fainting in Coils"). The presence of Bruford and Holdsworth alone will make this attractive to some folks, although the truth is that both have done better work elsewhere. Frankly, all of Bruford's first three studio albums have their share of good tracks. Here, it's "Fainting in Coils," "Five G" (with a great solo from Holdsworth), "Hell's Bells" and the two-part "The Sahara of Snow" that stand out. Fusion fans will enjoy One of a Kind as much as any of Bruford's early releases. Read the review at All Music Guide.

PD-1-6205 back cover
PD-1-6205 back cover

TRACK LISTING

  1. HELL'S BELLS    (Dave Stewart/Gowen)    3:32
  2. ONE OF A KIND - PART ONE    (Bill Bruford)    2:20
  3. ONE OF A KIND - PART TWO    (Bill Bruford/Dave Stewart)    4:00
  4. TRAVELS WITH MYSELF - AND SOMEONE ELSE    (Bill Bruford)    6:10
  5. FAINTING IN COILS    (Bill Bruford)    6:33
  6. FIVE G    (Jeff Berlin/Dave Stewart/Bill Bruford)    4:41
  7. THE ABINGDON CHASP    (Allan Holdsworth)    4:50
  8. FOREVER UNTIL SUNDAY    (Bill Bruford)    5:46
  9. THE SAHARA OF SNOW - PART ONE    (Bill Bruford)    5:18
  10. THE SAHARA OF SNOW - PART TWO    (Bill Bruford/Eddie Jobson)    3:23

CREDITS

BILL BRUFORD -- drums
JEFF BERLIN -- bass
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH -- guitar
DAVE STEWART -- keyboards

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US 1979 Polydor LP/CS/8T PD/CT/8T-1-6205 picture sleeve
UK 1979 Polydor LP POLD-5020  
GER/NET 1979? Polydor LP 2302 091  
  1992 Editions EG CD EGCD-40  
US   Caroline CD 1525  

 

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