Shape of Things to Come is the fifth studio album by American guitarist George Benson, released in 1968 and arranged by Don Sebesky. It was his first album for A&M Records and his first album to be produced by Creed Taylor, who would remain his producer until 1976. After four years and three different labels, Benson signed with the A&M/CTI label in 1968. He was to be the replacement for their star Wes Montgomery, who had died earlier in the year.
The Electrifying George Benson by George Benson. Erotic Moods by George Benson. In Concert – Carnegie Hall by George Benson. Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon Vol. III by George Benson. Benson & Farrell by George Benson. Irreplaceable by George Benson. Standing Together by George Benson. 2. Face It Boy, It’s Over. 3. Shape Of Things To Come. 4. Chattanooga Choo Choo. 5. Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream. 6. Shape Of Things That Are And Were. 7. Last Train To Clarksville. More albums from George Benson: The Other Side Of Abbey Road by George Benson.
1968 studio album by George Benson. Studio album by. George Benson. August 27 – October 22, 1968. Shape of Things That Are and Were" (Benson) – 5:48. Last Train to Clarksville" (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart) – 5:32. George Benson – guitar, vocals. Ron Carter – bass (tracks 2, 6-7). Richard Davis – bass. Herbie Hancock – piano.
Artists George Benson Shape of Things to Come. Shape of Things to Come George Benson. This album has an average beat per minute of 108 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 82/154 BPM). Tracklist Shape of Things to Come.
This A&M/CTI debut album by George Benson signaled the arrival of a true star in the jazz scene. Creed Taylor signed Benson immediately after Wes Montgomery's passing in 1968 - he was being groomed for it by Verve's house producer, Esmond Edwards, and arranger, Tom McIntosh, before he ever came to CTI. Taylor paired Benson with arranger Don Sebesky (who had done plenty of work on Montgomery's A&M sides) and engineer Rudy Van Gelder. Footin' It 4:22 02. Face It Boy, It's Over 4:04 03. Shape Of Things To Come 5:14 04. Chattanooga Choo Choo 3:33 05. Don't Let Me Lose This Dream 4:41 06. Shape Of Things That Are And Were 5:47 07. Last Train To Clarksville 5:32.