Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976) (2016 UMG Gold Reissue)

Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Original release 1976 Polydor
2016 Reissue – Polydor / The Verve Music Group B0024310-01

This 40th anniversary gold pressing is a nice reissue of one of the high points of Roy Ayers Ubiquity’s catalog. There is less vibraphone and a lot more Arp on this one. Every song a winner. Also, it seems like only a matter of time before the track “Lonesome Cowboy” gets used in a Coen Brothers film. Or maybe Tarantino. Anyway enjoy it before they ruin it.  The whole album successfully grafts its cosmic jazz-funk onto the kind of broad positivity preached by pre-Riot era Sly Stone (with “People And The World” sounding like a bit like a discarded Family Stone jam).

A1 Hey Uh-What You Say Come On 3:45
A2 The Golden Rod 3:03
A3 Keep On Walking 3:46
A4 You And Me My Love 3:11
A5 The Third Eye 6:21
B1 It Ain’t Your Sign It’s Your Mind 3:28
B2 People And The World 4:48
B3 Everybody Loves The Sunshine 4:01
B4 Tongue Power 3:02
B5 Lonesome Cowboy 4:03

Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution
Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios and Larrabee Sound Studies
Produced For – Ro-Ayers Production Co. Inc.

Roy Ayers – vibraphone, lead vocals, electric piano, synthesizer (ARP, String Ensemble), percussion, background vocals
Philip Woo – piano, electric piano, synthesizer (ARP, String Ensemble)
Chano O’Ferral – congas, percussion, lead vocals
Ronald “Head” Drayton – guitar
John “Shaun” Solomon – electric bass
Doug Rhodes – drums
Chicas – lead vocals, background vocals

Arranged by Roy Ayers
Co-producer – Maurice Green, Roy Ayers
Congas, Percussion, Lead Vocals – Chano O’Ferral

Engineer – James Green, Jerry Solomon

Mastered By – (SJR)
Photography By [Band] – David Heffernan
Photography By [Cover] – Leonid Lubianitsky
Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Arp, String Ensemble] – Philip Woo

Transfer lineage: Polydor-Verve (B0024310-01) 2016 yellow vinyl; Pro-Ject RM-5SE with Audio Tecnica AT440-MLa cartridge; Speedbox power supply; Creek Audio OBH-15; Audioquest King Cobra cables; M-Audio Audiophile 192 Soundcard ; Adobe Audition at 32-bit float 192khz; clicks and pops removed manually with Adobe Audition 3.0; dithered and resampled using iZotope RX Advanced. Converted to FLAC in either Trader’s Little Helper or dBPoweramp. Tags done with Foobar 2000 and Tag and Rename.


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8 Comments

  1. Thank you!! Amazing to have this legendary record!

  2. Thank you so much. The sound is very solid, your work on this transfer is very appreciated.

  3. Thanks, but why not 24/192

    • I began to think that nobody was really going for the 192 khz versions. I can easily fix that for you with a couple of clicks!

  4. Thank you very much for your work.

  5. The full set will be with the Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Vibrations album. Thanks in advance!

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