One of a Kind (Bruford album)
One of a Kind is an album by the British band Bruford. It was released in 1979 and is a collection of progressive melodies with much jazz exploration, in style that can be defined within the limits of jazz fusion. The group led by drummer Bill Bruford features guitarist Allan Holdsworth, bassist Jeff Berlin and keyboardist Dave Stewart. Some of the material ("Forever Until Sunday", which features an (originally) uncredited Eddie Jobson on violin, and "The Sahara of Snow") was originally performed live by U.K. on its 1978 tour, but taken for use on this album when Holdsworth and Bruford exited that band. Stewart's "Hell's Bells" used a fragment penned by his former National Health colleague Alan Gowen (the 3-chord pattern underlying the guitar solo).
|One of a Kind|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||January & February 1979|
|Studio||Trident Studios, London|
- "Hell's Bells" (Dave Stewart, Alan Gowen) 3:32
- "One of a Kind, Pt. 1" (Bill Bruford) 2:20
- "One of a Kind, Pt. 2" (Bruford, Stewart) 4:00
- "Travels with Myself – And Someone Else" (Bruford) 6:10
- "Fainting in Coils" (Bruford) 6:33
- "Five G" (Jeff Berlin, Bruford, Stewart) 4:41
- "The Abingdon Chasp" (Allan Holdsworth) 4:50
- "Forever Until Sunday" (Bruford) 5:46
- "The Sahara of Snow, Pt. 1" (Bruford) 5:18
- "The Sahara of Snow, Pt. 2" (Bruford, Eddie Jobson) 3:23
2005 bonus cut
11. Manacles [live 1979] (Stewart, Bruford) 7:25
- Allan Holdsworth – electric guitar
- Dave Stewart – keyboards, synthesizers
- Jeff Berlin – bass
- Bill Bruford – percussion, drums, speaking the role of the Mock Turtle on "Fainting in Coils"
- Eddie Jobson – violin on "Forever Until Sunday"
- Anthea Norman Taylor (currently Mrs. Brian Eno) – speaking the role of Alice on "Fainting in Coils"
- Sam Alder (of E.G. Records) – voice of the narrator on "Fainting in Coils"
- John Clark – electric guitar on "Manacles" (instead of Holdsworth, who did not tour for this album)
- Alwyn Clayden – art direction, design
- Sheila Rock – photography
- John Shaw – photography
- Stephen W Tayler – engineer, production assistant