Mr. Gone (album)

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Mr. Gone
Studio album by Weather Report
Released September 1978
Recorded May 1978 Devonshire Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California
Genre Jazz fusion, disco
Length 37:15
Label ARC/Columbia
Producer Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius
Weather Report chronology
Heavy Weather
Mr. Gone
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Mr. Gone is the ninth album by Weather Report. Recorded and released in 1978, it is perhaps best known for receiving a "one-star" rating by Down Beat magazine.

According to Down Beat magazine, "Zawinul, Shorter, et al. have made the controversial music a commercial product; unfortunately ... Weather Report has over-orchestrated its sound." The album was quickly certified Gold, being the follow-up to the widely successful Heavy Weather and topped out at #52 on the Billboard music charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat" (Zawinul) 5:03
  2. "River People" (Pastorius) 4:50
  3. "Young and Fine" (Zawinul) 6:55
  4. "The Elders" (Shorter, arranged by Zawinul) 4:21
  5. "Mr. Gone" (Zawinul) 5:26
  6. "Punk Jazz" (Pastorius) 5:09
  7. "Pinocchio" (Shorter) 2:26
  8. "And Then" (musiс - Zawinul, lyrics - Sam Guest) 3:22


Weather Report:




  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Mr. Gone - Weather Report | AllMusic". Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: CG: weather report". Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  3. ^ 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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