His first solo effort after being in Return To Forever.

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  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
Catalog # : MOVLP586 Format : 1 LP, 180 gram Releasedate : November 01 2012
Barcode : 8718469531233 Sleeve : 3mm Original Release : 1976 

Before Al DiMeola released his debut album Land Of The Midnight Sun in 1976, he played in the famous jazz band Return To Forever. With this band he recorded three albums making him a veteran at just 22 years old.

As a true guitar hero of fusion DiMeola knows how to capture the listener with complex pieces including a three-part "Suite-Golden Dawn", a brief Bach violin sonata show and an acoustic duet with his former bandleader Chick Corea. With assistance of top bass players Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke, keyboardist Barry Miles and drummers Lenny White and Steve Gadd, this is one of his best albums. Land Of The Midnight Sun is a very impressive beginning of DiMeola's solo career.

Side A

1. The Wizard
2. Land Of The Midnight Sun
3. Sarabande From Violin Sonata In B Minor
4. Love Theme From "Pictures Of The Sea"

Side B

1. Suite - Golden Dawn
a. Morning Fire
b. Calmer Of The Tempests
c. From Ocean To The Clouds 8
2. Short Tales Of The Black Forest