School Days was a game changer for the legendary Stanley Clarke in many ways. Not only did it forever
etch the title superstar musician to his name all over the world, it also crossed his incredible music over to a
whole new level of listeners, which to this day continue to flock to this album for the solid funk, rock, jazz and
fusion release that only this master jam could achieve.
After a very successful run with Chick Corea’s Return To Forever, world class bassist and
multi-instrumentalist Stanley Clarke branched out on his own and made some very credible solo albums.
When School Days hit in late 1976, it was not uncommon to hear tracks like Hot Fun and School Days being
played on all formats of radio. Whether it be urban, rock, or jazz, the School Days album was the go to album
of choice for many radio stations, as its rhythms and cosmic funk / rock / jazz energy would truly enhance the
listening experience to a whole new realm.
Friday Music is so very honored to offer for the first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl the legendary
Stanley Clarke School Days album. Mastered impeccably from the original Epic Records tapes by Joe
Reagoso at RTI/AcousTech, this stunning album is a fusion masterpiece just perfect for the
audiophile vinyl domain.
For this star studded affair, Stanley Clarke reached out to some of the greatest musicians of all time like
John McLauglin, George Duke, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Icarus Johnson, and many others.
Not only do you get the wonderful songs previously mentioned, but there are even more classics like
Quiet Afternoon with some very solid drumming by Steve Gadd, Desert Song featuring a stunning duet with
John McLauglin on guitar, as well as the apocalyptic album closer Life Is Just A Game, which features some
very powerful bass and drum fireworks between Stanley Clarke and Billy Cobham, with George Duke’s
amazing keyboard expertise.
To celebrate this special limited edition release, we have also included a very rare gatefold cover, which
features all of the original artwork elements, which haven’t been seen in years.
School Days... by Stanley Clarke... on stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl... from your friends at Friday
Music. FUSE ON!