Silver Vibrations was originally released in the UK only on Uno Melodic Records and includes several cuts from his ‘Lots Of Love’ album from the same year but also contains four unique cuts plus extended versions of three songs, including the definitive version of iconic song ‘Chicago’. The original issue remains a rare collector’s piece so this reissue is a welcome addition. ‘Silver Vibrations’ was maybe the last album to retain the sound of Ayers’ organic ‘classic’ period of the latter ’70s and still sounds fresh.The strutting, funky ‘Good, Good Music’ echoes Ayers at his pre-’80s, up- tempo disco peak while the title track ‘Silver Vibrations’ was only ever released in the U.K., both on this album and as a single. ‘Smiling With Our Eyes’ is mid- tempo, lilting and jazzy, with a vocal vaguely reminiscent of Stevie Wonder in places while the wistful “D.C. City”is, in many ways, quintessentially Roy Ayers.
01 Chicago by Roy Ayers
02 Lots Of Love by Roy Ayers
03 Keep On Moving by Roy Ayers
04 Silver Vibrations by Roy Ayers
05 Smiling With Our Eyes by Roy Ayers
06 D.C. City by Roy Ayers
07 Good Good Music by Roy Ayers