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Total Eclipse


Download links and information about Total Eclipse by Billy Cobham. This album was released in 1974 and it belongs to Jazz, Dancefloor, Dance Pop genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 44:11 minutes.

Artist: Billy Cobham
Release date: 1974
Genre: Jazz, Dancefloor, Dance Pop
Tracks: 8
Duration: 44:11
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No. Title Length
1. Solarization: Solarization / Second Phase / Crescent Sun / Voyage / Solarization-Recapitulation 11:09
2. Lunarputians 2:33
3. Total Eclipse 5:58
4. Bandits 2:32
5. Moon Germs 4:57
6. The Moon Ain't Made of Green Cheese 0:58
7. Sea of Tranquility 10:43
8. Last Frontier 5:21



This is Billy Cobham's third solo recording under his own name and is a fine follow-up to Crosswinds. The mini-suite "Solarization" not only showcases the band's technical abilities, but also Cobham's strong compositional skills. It also features a schizophrenic piano solo ("Second Phase") from the underrated pianist Milcho Leviev, who sounds like a mutation of Cecil Taylor and Bill Evans. The funky "Moon Germs," on which John Abercrombie is pushed to inspiring new heights, became a Cobham classic. "The Moon Ain't Made of Green Cheese" is a beautiful flugelhorn solo by Randy Brecker backed by Cobham's debut on piano. The band stretches out on the lengthy "Sea of Tranquility," while "Last Frontier" is a gratuitous drum solo. This recording is highly recommended as Cobham still sounds inspired.