Fourth World - Encounters of The Fourth World

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Encounters of The Fourth World (BW045)

Fourth World are an exhilarating celebration of life and this album, recorded at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam on 19 February 1995, is the first to capture the band in full flow, live and direct.

The Meaning of Life
It was the first day of Spring '95 in Amsterdam and people were out on the streets enjoying the sunshine. Fourth World had just finished a four week stint at Ronnie Scott's in London as well as an extensive tour through Austria and Switzerland. This was the last night of their European tour and, without their knowledge, Peter de Ruig and I had organised a live recording with the Van man, Jan de Groot. The band had already recorded three nights at Ronnie's but I really wanted to catch them unaware at the end of the tour when the group was at the height of creativity. The great ambience and aura of Amsterdam plus the fabulous venue contributed to the excitement that was building up during the afternoon's rehearsal and sound check. Although it is only a small venue, the Bimhuis is beautiful, located in among the canals, and what you hear on this album reflects just some of the magic of the night. If you want to get the rest then you have to catch Fourth World live to find the meaning of LIFE = ENERGY.
Robert Trunz

 

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1.
BURNING MONE
2. WHAT YOU SEE
3. CANJA NA CAVACA
4. PANDEIRO SOLO/SEVEN SEEDS
5. YARA/FIREWALK
6. SCORPIO RISING
7. FINAL CELEBRATION 

Personnel:
Airto Moreira Drums & percussion
Flora Purim Vocals
José Neto Guitar
Gary Brown Bass
Jovino Santos Keyboards & flute
Special Guests:
Giovanni Hidalgo Congas & percussion
Diana P. Moreira Vocals & special sounds
Chil Factor Vocals & special sounds