I Sing the Body Electric (album)

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I Sing the Body Electric
Studio album by Weather Report
Released May 26, 1972
Recorded November 1971 (A1-A2)
January 1972 (A3-A4)
January 13, 1972 (B1-B3)
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 46:28
Label Columbia
Producer Robert Devere
Weather Report chronology
Weather Report
I Sing the Body Electric
Live in Tokyo
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[3]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[5]

I Sing the Body Electric is the second album released by Weather Report from 1972. The album includes two new members of the band: percussionist Dom Um Romão and drummer Eric Gravatt. The last three tracks were recorded live in concert in Tokyo, Japan on January 13, 1972. These tracks have been edited for this album and can be heard in their entirety on Weather Report's 1972 import album Live in Tokyo.

The album takes its title from an 1855 poem by Walt Whitman, also a 1969 short story by Ray Bradbury.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Unknown Soldier" (Zawinul) – 8:00
  2. "The Moors" (Shorter) – 4:45
  3. "Crystal" (Vitouš) – 7:25
  4. "Second Sunday In August" (Zawinul)– 4:13
  5. "Medley: Vertical Invader" (Zawinul) /"T.H." (Vitouš) /"Dr. Honoris Causa" (Zawinul)– 10:40
  6. "Surucucú" (Shorter) – 7:42
  7. "Directions" (Zawinul) – 4:36


Weather Report[edit]

Special Guests[edit]


  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "I Sing the Body Electric - Weather Report | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: weather report". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Palmer, Bob. "Weather Report: I Sing The Body Electric : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Campbell, Hernan M. (10 July 2012). "Review: Weather Report - I Sing The Body Electric | Sputnikmusic". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 204. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 

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