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Crusaders - Royal Jam

Crusaders - Royal Jam

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Mca MCA2 8017 made in US in gatefold cover.

Vinyl NM. Cover EX.

Around this time in their heyday, the Crusaders were experimenting with orchestral/jazz fusions in concert -- and MCA thought enough of them to capture the music in London's Royal Festival Hall one fine summer. Crusader pianist/sparkplug Joe Sample evidently arranged and orchestrated all of the Royal Philharmonic's parts himself, not necessarily with the expertise of a full-time practitioner of the craft. Too often, the orchestrations are piled on with a shovel; the orchestral "Overture" is a particularly mawkish piece of work.


1. Overture - I'm So Glad I'm Standing Here Today
2. One Day I'll Fly Away
3. Fly With The Wings Of Love
4. Burnin' Up The Carnival
5. Last Call
6. The Thrill Is Gone
7. Better Not Look Down
8. Hold On
9. Street Life
10. I Just Can't Leave You Alone
11. Never Make A Move Too Soon

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