Civilized Evil

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Civilized Evil
Civilized Evil.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 19, 1980
RecordedJune–July 1980
StudioVillage Recorders, Los Angeles, California
GenreJazz fusion
Length39:40
LabelAtlantic
ProducerJean-Luc Ponty
Jean-Luc Ponty chronology
A Taste for Passion
(1979)
Civilized Evil
(1980)
Mystical Adventures
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Civilized Evil is an album by French jazz fusion artist Jean-Luc Ponty that was released in 1980. It was reissued by Atlantic on CD in 1992.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jean-Luc Ponty.

  1. "Demagomania" – 6:25
  2. "In Case We Survive" – 4:06
  3. "Forms of Life" – 4:48
  4. "Peace Crusaders" – 5:38
  5. "Happy Robots" – 4:14
  6. "Shape Up Your Mind" – 5:15
  7. "Good Guys, Bad Guys" – 4:41
  8. "Once a Blue Planet" – 4:02

Personnel[edit]

Production

  • Gary Starr – engineer
  • Karen Siegel – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Mark Hanauer – photography
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Claudia Ponty – cover art concept

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Jazz Albums 3
Billboard Pop Albums 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Civilized Evil - Jean-Luc Ponty | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. US: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 163. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.