Shape of Things to Come (George Benson album)

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Shape of Things to Come
Studio album by George Benson
Released 1969
Recorded August 27 – October 22, 1968
Genre Jazz
Length 33:20
Label A&M
Producer Creed Taylor
George Benson chronology
Goodies
(1969)
Shape of Things to Come
(1969)
Tell It Like It Is
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Shape of Things to Come is a 1969 studio album by American guitarist George Benson, arranged by Don Sebesky.[2] It was his first album for A&M Records and his first album to be produced by Creed Taylor, who would remain his producer until 1976.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Footin' It" (George Benson, Don Sebesky) – 4:23
  2. "Face It Boy, It's Over" (Andy Badale, Frank Stanton) – 4:05
  3. "Shape of Things to Come" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) – 5:15
  4. "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 3:34
  5. "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream" (Aretha Franklin, Ted White) – 4:42
  6. "Shape of Things That Are and Were" (Benson) – 5:48
  7. "Last Train to Clarksville" (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart) – 5:32

Personnel[edit]

  • George Benson - Guitar, Vocals
  • Ron Carter - Bass
  • Richard Davis - Bass
  • Herbie Hancock - Piano
  • Hank Jones - Piano
  • Idris Muhammad (as Leo Morris) - Drums
  • Dave Mankovitz - Viola
  • George Marge - Flute, Cello
  • Romeo Penque - Flute, Cello
  • Alan Raph - Trombone, Sound Effects, Trombone (Valve), Tuba
  • George Ricci - Cello
  • Stanley Webb - Flute
  • Joe Shepley - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
  • Wayne Andre - Trombone, Sax (Baritone)
  • Burt Collins - Trumpet
  • Charles Covington - Organ
  • Don Sebesky - Arranger, Conductor
  • Bernard Eichen - Violin
  • Jack Jennings - Percussion, Vibraphone
  • Charles Libove - Violin
  • Buddy Lucas- Harmonica, Sax (Tenor), Saxophone, Harmonica (Amplified)
  • Johnny Pacheco - Percussion, Conga
  • Marvin Stamm - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo

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