℗ 1973 Atlantic Records
Duration 37m 20s
Record Label Rhino Atlantic
Release Date December 12, 2011
Genre Rock
 

Spectrum

Billy Cobham

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1.1
Quadrant 4
Billy Cobham
4:20
1.2
Searching for the Right Door / Spectrum
Billy Cobham
6:35
1.3
Anxiety / Taurian Matador
Billy Cobham
4:47
1.4
Stratus
Billy Cobham
9:50
1.5
To the Women in My Life / Le Lis
Billy Cobham
4:09
1.6
Snoopy's Search / Red Baron
Billy Cobham
7:39
Duration    37m 20s
Spectrum is the debut solo album by jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham. The album was heavily influenced by the music of Miles Davis, with whom Cobham had previously collaborated extensively, and Cobham's previous band Mahavishnu Orchestra. Ken Scott, engineer of Spectrum, recounted: "Bill Cobham's drums were treated in exactly the same way as I recorded every other drummer. I just used more mics: Neumann U67s on toms, D20s or RE20s (at Electric Lady) on the bass drums, Neumann KM54 or 56 on snare, and either STC 4038s or Beyer M160 ribbon mics for the overheads. One other thing: in order to dampen the snare, Bill just laid his wallet on the top head." Leland Sklar, bassist on four of the songs, remarked, "Spectrum is such a benchmark for so many people. There was a sort of fire in it. It was new ground and it wasn't very analytical. It was more flying by the seat of your pants. That's where great accidents happen, which seems impossible these days. We never did more than a couple of takes on any of it. It was more or less a two-day record. It went by so fast."
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Rhino Atlantic Studio Masters

Tracks 1-6 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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