Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fleetwood Mac: Bermuda Triangle

I had planned to utilize Fleetwood Mac’s “Bermuda Triangle” from “Heroes are Hard to Find” to be a bubbling under hit sometime this summer, but I guess with the recent passing of Bob Welch, there is no time like the present to feature it. This unusual song was Bob’s primary feature on the album and got some AOR airplay during 1974. It also was Bob’s final album with the band.

The eerie keyboard sounds are produced by an ARP String Ensemble that Christine McVie is playing. It was the original string synthesizer that was produced by Eminent in Europe for market under the APR and Solina brands.

While not a synth proper, the String Ensemble was really built upon organ technology and had a fully polyphonic keyboard with violin, viola, trumpet, horn, cello, and contrabass sounds.

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