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Group 87 - Group 87 flac

  • Performer: Group 87
  • Album: Group 87
  • Label: One Way Records , One Way Records
  • Catalog #: A 32336, 32336
  • FLAC: 1883 mb | MP3: 2277 mb
  • Released: 2000
  • Country: US
  • Style: Fusion, Jazz-Rock
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 082
  • Category: Jazz / Rock
Group 87 - Group 87 flac


1Future Of The City
Written-By – Peter Maunu
2Frontiers 1856
Written-By – Patrick O'Hearn
3While The City Sleeps
Written-By – Mark Isham
4Sublime Feline
Written-By – Mark Isham
5The Bedouin
Written-By – Peter Maunu
6Magnificent Clockworks
Written-By – Mark Isham
7One Night Away From Day
Written-By – Peter Maunu
8Hall Of Glass
Written-By – Peter Maunu
9Moving Sidewalks
Written-By – Patrick O'Hearn


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
JC 36338Group 87 Group 87 ‎(LP)ColumbiaJC 36338US1980
JC 36338Group 87 Group 87 ‎(LP, Album, Promo)ColumbiaJC 36338US1980
CBS 84397Group 87 Group 87 ‎(LP, Album)CBSCBS 84397Europe1980
25AP 1895Group 87 Group 87 ‎(LP, Album)CBS/Sony25AP 1895Japan1980
NJC 36338Group 87 Group 87 ‎(LP, Album)ColumbiaNJC 36338US1980


  • Bass, Double Bass [Dbl Bass]Patrick O'Hearn
  • Brass, Keyboards, ElectronicsMark Isham
  • DrumsTerry Bozzio
  • Engineer [Second Engineer]Brian Leshon, Phil Jost
  • Guitar, Keyboards, ViolinPeter Maunu
  • Liner NotesRobert Silverstein
  • PianoPeter Wolf
  • ProducerEd E. Thacker, Group 87
  • Recorded By, Mixed ByEd E. Thacker


Category A 32336 on disc, booklet and back cover; Category 32336 on spines.


  • Barcode (Text): 0 79893 23362 8
  • Barcode: 079893 233628
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): DIDP-102242 1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L323
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1T16
  • SPARS Code: AAD


  • Manufactured By – Sony Music Special Products
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Special Products
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – One Way Records
  • Pressed By – DADC – DIDP-102242


Group 87, the band and the album, introduced music fans to the talents of G87 founders Mark Isham, Peter Maunu and Patrick O’Hearn. A veritable supergroup that planted many musical seeds back then, Group 87 was a like-minded collaboration between three perceptive musical geniuses who, way back in ‘80, were really in the early stages their respective careers. Providing a fitting backdrop for the spectacular compositions by Isham, Maunu and O’Hearn are some near flawless performances by Terry Bozzio (drums) and Peter Wolf (piano) all topped off by the well planned audio engineering and co-production from Ed E. Thacker. While Group 87 stayed on course for two incredible albums, the 1980 Group 87 album and 1984’s In Search Of Dada Processing, each of the G87 members would soon become leaders in their chosen fields. Commenting on the Group 87 album at the time of it’s release, Mark Isham was quoted in the Columbia Records bio as saying, "We’re very much against the typical ‘fusion’ approach - showing how fast and in how many odd times you can play something. Our interest isn’t so much in impressing the listener with our individual virtuosity, but rather in playing beautifully-constructed, musical music." In that same 1980 Columbia Records bio, Group 87 guitarist Peter Maunu stated, "In every other group I’ve ever been in, there was a definite feeling of every man for himself. Our emphasis in Group 87, on the other hand, is on the totality. Also, we make a conscious effort to never use more than we need in expressing a particular musical idea. When I was with Ponty, for instance, I played a long solo in nearly every song. In Group 87, there are songs where I might not play at all. In other words, this group is inclined to regard minimalism as a viable musical philosophy, more than any of my previous groups". Following the mid ‘80s collapse of Group 87, trumpet master / keyboardist Mark Isham recorded several acclaimed albums on Windham Hill and in the ‘90s he’s distinguished himself numerous times in the world of movie soundtracks. In the mid 1980’s Patrick O’Hearn began his solo career with a series of acclaimed New Age CDs on Private Music. Possibly the most low key member, album wise, of Group 87, guitar ace Peter Maunu recorded one excellent early ‘90s solo album for Narada. Florida-based One Way Records goes the distance doing an impressive job with their 2000 reissue of Group 87. Revealing liner notes by mwe3’s own Robert Silverstein places the album classic into a timely musical perspective. It’s been said that the Group 87 album was way ahead of it’s time when it was first issued on Columbia Records back in early 1980. But as far as instrumental rock albums go, it still remains a pivotal moment from that crossroads point in 20th Century music history known as 1980. Appearing now for the first time on CD, it’s quite apparent, thanks to some fine digital remastering, that it sounds as great now as it did back then.
And, of course, Terry Bozzio and Patrick O’Hearn and Peter Wolf were also in Frank Zappa's band - and Terry and Patrick were eventually in Missing Persons (along with Warren Cuccurullo who was also with Zappa and Missing Persons at the same times). This was before Patrick O’Hearn and Marck Isham both went off and did chill New Age type music. I feel the Zappa and Missing persons connections are important when discussing Group 87.
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