RUDIMENTS: THE BILLY COBHAM ANTHOLOGY

By Mike Drumm and Andy from the Bolin Board
2-CD Set Featuring Bonus Tommy Bolin Spectrum Track - “All 4 One”

Exciting news! At last, a long rumored outake from the Spectrum album has surfaced! There was more music from that session! It is contained on the album Rudiments: The Billy Cobham Anthology. The bonus track is called All 4 One. There is a descrition of it from the Bolin Board from “Andy” below.

The CD contains all of Tommy’s tracks from Spectrum, Quadrant 4, Stratus, Anxiety, Taurian Matador, Snoopy’s Search, and Red Baron all fully digitally re-mastered — they sound great — plus 19 other tracks of Billy’s from his seminal 1970’s releases! We have arranged to get a bunch of them, so we are taking orders!

A QUOTE ABOUT RUDIMENTS FROM THE BOLIN BOARD

By “Andy”

Spectrum has always been a favorite of mine. I’ve been asking around for 10 years about a remastering of it, but never a word from anyone. I did’t remember any comments from the Billy Cobham interview, about Spectrum being remastered, so this really came as a shock and a suprise. I’ll have to go and reread the interview.”

“The sound quality on this release is outstanding! The drums never sounded better. Tommy’s guitar is EQ’d a little more to his favor on this remastering job.”

Spectrum has Jan Hammer mixed just a little louder, on this release Tommy is just a touch louder/clearer in the mix. The outtake run four minutes and 10 seconds. It’s a jam that fades in, in progress, with everybody cookin’!! Jan Hammer plays 60% of the solos, and Tommy plays 40%. The tempo is about the same as “Taurian Matador,” so alot of fast soloing. In the middle section Tommy and Jan trade off a few licks also. I looked at this purchase a going out and buying the remastered Spectrum CD, with a bonus track-plus a whole lot more bonus tracks that I’m sure I’ll enjoy, once I quit playing the first five tracks.”

Every note Tommy played on Spectrum is on this 2CD set, plus the bonus song “All 4 One.”

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