Unreleased Weather Report

MIG8002021 February 2011

The 40th anniversary of the founding of Weather Report in 1971 brings several treats for the band's fans. Joe Zawinul's estate is to issue three previously unreleased live recordings by the group through 2011.

The first, on 28 March, presents a 41-minute broadcast performance from the Berlin Philharmonie in November 1975 featuring Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Alphonso Johnson, Chester Thompson and Alex Acuña. Live in Berlin, 1975 (Art of Groove MIG80020) is a two-disc CD and DVD set. The same audio is also available in a special vinyl edition (MIG80021).
Next up, on the 30 May, is a complete live concert from Cologne in 1983 featuring Zawinul, Shorter, Victor Bailey, Omar Hakim and José Rossy. Titled Live At Rockpalast, Cologne 1983, it will be available in two separate versions – 2CD (MIG80052) and DVD (MIG80057).
The last release, for the latter part of 2011, is a complete live concert from Offenbach in 1978 by the band with Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine. Live At Rockpalast, Offenbach 1978 is also in two versions – 2CD (MIG80092) and DVD (MIG80097). The video has been issued before, as part of the Forecast Tomorrow box set, but this the first discrete issue of the audio.

The recordings will be distributed in the UK by Proper Note.


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