Looking in the Eye of the World

Looking in the Eye of the World

by Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressBrian Auger's Oblivion Express

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Overview

Since forming this groundbreaking fusion ensemble in 1970, the legendary rock and jazz organist has thrived despite various incarnations of the group and numerous personnel changes. The early 2000s lineup was one of the best, in part because of the powerful, emotional contributions by Brian Auger's children, lead vocalist Savannah Grace Auger and drummer/percussionist Karma D. Auger. Savannah's soulful turns on a moody rendering of Herbie Hancock's "Butterfly" and a magical, retro-soul/funk reading of Marvin Gaye's "Troubleman" are early highlights here, as are Brian's brisk and lively "Happy Overture" and the buoyant, horn drenched "Freddie's Flight." Savannah and Karma collaborate with bassist Chris Golden on the mystical ballad "Homeward," another showcase for Savannah's heartfelt voice. Most of the rest of this supercharged date is a mix of original barnburners ("Meet Mr. Eddie") and the wistful, low-key title track, with a few cool retro exceptions: a soulful, bluesy rendering of Donovan's thought-provoking ballad "Season of the Witch" and a unique, mid-tempo arrangement of "Light My Fire" that makes it a jazzy torch tune. Although Brian's magical retro keys are front and center, every brilliant, transcendent moment here belongs to his daughters, who carry on her father's tradition in grand style.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2007
Label: Imports
UPC: 0030206167429
catalogNumber: 6167429
Rank: 73781

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express   Primary Artist
Brian Auger   Piano,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes
Katisse Buckingham   Alto Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Karma Auger   Drums
Larry E. Williams   Trumpet
Savannah Grace Auger   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Chris Golden   Bass,Bass Guitar
Brian D. Auger   Organ,Bass Guitar,Electric Piano,Vocals
Savannah Grace Auger   Vocals
Larry Williams   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Brian Auger   Arranger,Composer,Director
Karma Auger   Composer,Programming,Audio Production
Brandon Lian   Artwork
Chris Golden   Composer
Robby Krieger   Composer

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