Mr. Gone (album)

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Mr. Gone
Studio album by Weather Report
Released September 1978
Recorded May 1978 Devonshire Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California
Genre Jazz fusion, disco
Length 37:15
Label Columbia
Producer Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius
Weather Report chronology
Heavy Weather
(1977)
Mr. Gone
(1978)
8:30
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]

Mr. Gone is the ninth album by Weather Report's recorded and released in 1978, and is perhaps best known for receiving a "one-star" rating by Down Beat magazine.

According to Down Beat magazine, "Zawinul, Shorter, et al. have made the controversial music a commercial product; unfortunately ... Weather Report has over-orchestrated its sound." The album was quickly certified Gold, being the follow-up to the widely successful Heavy Weather and topped out at #52 on the Billboard music charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat" (Zawinul) 5:03
  2. "River People" (Pastorius) 4:50
  3. "Young and Fine" (Zawinul) 6:55
  4. "The Elders" (Shorter) 4:21
  5. "Mr. Gone" (Zawinul) 5:26
  6. "Punk Jazz" (Pastorius) 5:09
  7. "Pinocchio" (Shorter) 2:26
  8. "And Then" (Zawinul) 3:22

Personnel[edit]

Weather Report:

with

Guests:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Mr. Gone - Weather Report | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: CG: weather report". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 

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