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Flecktones’ “Flight of the Cosmic Hippo” is Remastered and Reissued in Vinyl Edition

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones: Flight of the Cosmic Hippo Vinyl EditionBela Fleck and the Flecktones’ second album, Flight of the Cosmic Hippo, has been remastered and reissued on 180-gram vinyl.

The 1991 instrumental album, which hit the top spot on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, features the always amazing Victor Wooten on bass in the band led by banjo virtuoso Fleck. The vinyl reissue also includes a free MP3 download of the record.

Unfamiliar with Fleck and the Flecktones, or just interested in jumping in the wayback machine? Just check out this 1992 performance of the title song on “Austin City Limits”:

Flight of the Cosmic Hippo Track List:

  1. Blu-Bop
  2. Flying Saucer Dudes
  3. Turtle Rock
  4. Flight of the Cosmic Hippo
  5. The Star Spangled Banner
  6. Star of the County Down
  7. Jekyll and Hyde (and Ted and Alice)
  8. Michelle
  9. Hole in the Wall
  10. Flight of the Cosmic Hippo (Reprise)

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This is definitely my favorite Flecktones album. Hell, I bought a fretless five-string because of it!