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Hopper, Hugh
Hopper Tunity Box

Hopper, Hugh: Hopper Tunity Box (Cuneiform)
Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    


Hugh Hopper left Soft Machine in 1973 to pursue a solo career, an apparently wise move considering the wealth of his catalog. His 1977 "Hopper Tunity" was Hopper's second release, after the excellent "1984." It's an extremely strong album for the period, as the increasingly confident artist took control of the music and the studio. With sophisticated melodies and great grooves, Hopper created a work that combined prog with both the fusion movement of the time, but also with more serious work, such as the cover of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman". With an occasional experimental bent and a little sonic trickery, it's mostly a set of solid tunes, taking the listener in some odd directions but using a broad compositional framework. The band for these sessions included both Gary Windo on reeds and Soft Machine's Elton Dean, with Egg/Hatfield/National Health's Dave Stewart on organ. This reissue is remastered from the original master tapes and produced by Hopper himself, with new liner notes also from Hopper, and images from the original score.






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Product Information:

UPC: 045775024028

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: Rune 240
Squidco Product Code: 7611

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded May to July 1976 at Mobile by Mike Dunne. Originally released as "Hopper Tunity Box" on the Compendium label in 1977.

Personnel:

Richard Brunton-Guitar

Marc Charig-Cornet, Tenor Horn

Mark Charig-Cornet, Tenor Horn (Tenor)

Elton Dean-Saxophone, Alto Sax

Mike Dunne-Producer, Engineer

Bill Ellsworth-Graphic Design, Design

Hugh Hopper-Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Recorder, Soprano Sax

Nigel Morris-Drums

Frank Roberts-Electric Piano

Mike Travis-Drums

Gary Windo-Bass Clarinet, Saxophone

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Track Listing:

1. Hopper Tunity Box 3:35

2. Miniluv 3:34

3. Gnat Prong 7:58

4. The Lonely Sea and the Sky 6:39

5. Crumble 3:54

6. Lonely Woman 3:22

7. Mobile Mobile 5:03

8. Spanish Knee 3:50

9. Oyster Perpetual 3:10