Total Eclipse (Billy Cobham album)

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Total Eclipse
Studio album by Billy Cobham
Released 1974
Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios and at Electric Lady Studios, New York City,
re-mixed at Scorpio & Trident Studios, London, England.
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 44:11
Label Atlantic
Producer William E. Cobham, Jr. and Ken Scott
Billy Cobham chronology
Crosswinds
(1974)
Total Eclipse
(1974)
Shabazz
(1975)

Total Eclipse is the third album of fusion drummer Billy Cobham. The album was released in 1974. It comprises eight songs, all composed by Billy Cobham. The album peaked number 6 in the Billboard Jazz album charts, number 12 in the R&B album charts and number 36 in the Billboard 200 charts.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All selections written by Billy Cobham.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Solarization"" – 11:09
    • a. "Solarization" – 3:00
    • b. "Second Phase" – 1:43
    • c. "Crescent Sun" – 2:40
    • d. "Voyage" – 2:56
    • e. "Solarization-Recapitulation" – 0:50
  2. "Lunarputians – 2:32
  3. "Total Eclipse" – 5:59
  4. "Bandits" – 2:30

Side two[edit]

  1. "Moon Germs" – 4:55
  2. "The Moon Ain't Made Of Green Cheese" – 0:56
  3. "Sea Of Tranquility" – 10:44
  4. "Last Frontier" – 5:22

Personnel[edit]

The personnel on all sections is:

Additional musicians
  • David Earle Johnson – congas on "Solarization" & "Moon Germs"
  • Sue Evan – marimba on "Solarization"
  • Cornell Dupree – first guitar solo on "Moon Germs"

Credits[edit]

  • Ken Scott – recording and re-mixing engineer
  • Bob Warner – tape operator & assistant
  • Gilbert Stone – cover illustration
  • Bob Defrin – art direction

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1974 Billboard 200 36[1]
1974 Billboard R&B Albums 12[1]
1974 Billboard Jazz Albums 6[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Total Eclipse - Billy Cobham | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Robert. "Total Eclipse - Billy Cobham | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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