This is an Original German ECM pressing in beautiful condition. Rypdal is a legendary Norweigan guitar player and a total shredder -- his style is all his own. This isn't your typical dreamy ECM release -- check the distorted guitar and rock-oriented drums on the incredible opening track "Silver Bird Is Heading For The Sun" to go along with the Mellotron and French horn. If you enjoy the heavy fusion of '70s Miles Davis, you'll probably be very into this as well. I'm a big fan of the album and generally prefer the sound on these German pressings to the domestic versions. The album is a beast and this copy is more than capable of bringing it to life. Unless you're already a Rypdal fan, you probably don't have a record like this in your collection!
Play notes: Light background noise at the very start, plays quiet after