Odyssey (Terje Rypdal album)

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Odyssey
Studio album by Terje Rypdal
Released 1975
Recorded August 1975
Genre Jazz
Length 62:46
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Terje Rypdal chronology
Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away
(1974)
Odyssey
(1975)
After the Rain
(1976)

Odyssey is the fifth album by Norwegian jazz guitarist Terje Rypdal recorded in 1975 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Michael P. Dawson awarded the album 4½ stars calling it "A magnificant effort that combines crushingly powerful rock/jazz with long, brooding electric ruminations".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Terje Rypdal
  1. "Darkness Falls" - 3:33
  2. "Midnite" - 16:45
  3. "Adagio" - 13:16
  4. "Better Off Without You" - 7:37
  5. "Over Birkerot" - 4:48
  6. "Fare Well" - 11:25
  7. "Ballade" - 5:55
  8. "Rolling Stone" - 23:54
  • Recorded at the Arne Bendiksen Studio in Oslo, Norway in August 1975

The album's first appearance on CD was in a single-disc version with "Rolling Stone" omitted. In 2012 ECM released a three-disc box set with the complete original track listing, plus Unfinished Highballs, a previously unreleased live recording from 1976.

Unfinished Highballs track listing:
  1. "Unfinished Highballs" - 3:52
  2. "The Golden Eye" - 14:04
  3. "Scarlet Mistress" - 12:25
  4. "Dawn" - 12:29
  5. "Dine and Dance to the Music of the Waves" - 11:40
  6. "Talking Back" - 7:10
  7. "Bright Lights Big City" - 6:15

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 6, 2011
  2. ^ a b Dawson, M. P. Allmusic Review accessed September 6, 2011

External links[edit]