Weather Report (1971 album)

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Weather Report
Weather Report album-cover.jpg
Studio album by Weather Report
Released May 12, 1971
Recorded February 16-21, 1971
March 17, 1971 (A2)
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 40:05
Label Original and 1992 Reissue: Columbia
2001 Remaster: Sony
Producer Reissue: John Snyder
Weather Report chronology
Weather Report
I Sing the Body Electric
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Originally released in May 1971, Weather Report was the debut album by the group of the same name. The album was reissued by Columbia Records in 1992. The album was digitally remastered by Vic Anesini in November 1991 at Sony Music Studios in New York City, and then released again under the Sony International label.

Writing on the back sleeve of the album, Clive Davis, the then president of Columbia Records opines: "There have always been two kinds of musicians-those who create and those who imitate. Weather Report creates. It is that rare thing in music, an original […] Together these gifted young musicians have created Weather Report, a soundtrack for the mind, the imagination, for opening up heads and hearts."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Milky Way" (Shorter, Zawinul) – 2:33
  2. "Umbrellas" (Shorter, Vitous, Zawinul) – 3:27
  3. "Seventh Arrow" (Vitous) – 5:23
  4. "Orange Lady" (Zawinul) – 8:44
  5. "Morning Lake" (Vitous) – 4:26
  6. "Waterfall" (Zawinul) – 6:20
  7. "Tears" (Shorter) – 3:25
  8. "Eurydice" (Shorter) – 5:45


Other musicians[edit]

  • Barbara Burton – Percussion (uncredited)
  • Don Alias – Percussion (uncredited)


  • "Jazz Album of the Year", Down Beat Readers Poll.
  • Swing Journal magazine Grand Prix Award (a gold record given for winning the Journal's Readers' and Critics' polls).


  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Weather Report [1971] - Weather Report | AllMusic". Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: weather report". Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Campbell, Hernan M. (July 5, 2012). "Review: Weather Report - Weather Report | Sputnikmusic". Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ 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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