The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come. Their 1971 fusion classic self-titled debut Weather Report would go on to yield one of the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and R&B charts thanks to the progressive jazz, funk and rock cohesiveness and articulate musicianship of this power quintet. No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with champions like Joe Zawinul’s brilliant Orange Lady, the powerful Milky Way by Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul and of course the prog leanings of Waterfalls and Eurydice all which made this a top charting album in 1971. As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Weather Report also features the all-star lineup of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Miroslav Vitous (bass), Alphonse Mouzon (drums) and Airto Moreira (percussion). All in all, Weather Report took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise. Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time here on audiophile vinyl Weather Report by Weather Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago. To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being pressed on stunning translucent blue vinyl and is featured in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design by Ed Lee. Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their masterpiece Weather Report...an audiophile first time 180 gram vinyl Friday Music release. Milky Way!