Prelude (Deodato album)

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Eumir Deodato - 2001.jpg
Cover of the 1977 reissue, titled 2001
Studio album by Deodato
Released January 1973 (January 1973)[1]
Recorded September 12-14, 1972 at Van Gelder Studios[2]
Genre Jazz, jazz-funk
Length 31:42
Label CTI
Producer Creed Taylor
Deodato chronology
Deodato 2
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Prelude is the eighth studio album by Brazilian keyboardist Eumir Deodato, released in 1973.[1][5] With the signature track "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)" (an arrangement of the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey), Prelude would be the biggest hit Deodato and CTI Records ever had. The album features guitarist John Tropea on three tracks, bassists Ron Carter and Stanley Clarke, and Billy Cobham on drums. The funk-influenced version of the "Introduction" from Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra, entitled "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)", won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance[1][5] and went to number two in the pop charts in the US, number three in Canada, and number seven in the UK.[1] In 1977, the album was re-released as 2001.

Track listing[edit]


Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)" Richard Strauss 9:00
2. "Spirit of Summer" Eumir Deodato 4:04
3. "Carly & Carole" Deodato 3:38
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" Robert Wright, George Forrest 5:20
2. "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" Claude Debussy 5:13
3. "September 13" Deodato, Billy Cobham 5:24




  • Steve Futterman, Prelude sleeve text


  1. ^ a b c d DESOUTEIRO, Arnaldo. 40 Years of Eumir Deodato's iconic "Prelude". Publicado em Jazz Station – Arnaldo DeSouteiro’s Blog (jazz, bossa e Beyond), Los Angeles – Based Jazz Historian, Educator and Record Producer. Voting member of Naras-Grammy, Jazz Journalists Association and Los Angeles Jazz Society. Founder & Ceo of Jazz Station Records (JSR), a division of Jazz Station Marketing & Consulting – Los Angeles, Califórnia – 30 de setembro de 2013. Página visitada em 1º de março de 2014.
  2. ^ "Deodato* - Prelude (Vinyl, LP, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ginell, Richard S. Prelude at AllMusic. Retrieved February 9, 2013 (2013-02-09).
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 60. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  5. ^ a b DEODATO, Eumir. About/Introduction/History (link). Publicado no site official de Eumir Deodato. Página visitada em 3 de maio de 2015.
  6. ^ "Images for Deodato - Prelude". Discogs. Retrieved February 9, 2013.