Deodato 2

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Deodato 2
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Studio album by
Released July 18, 1973[1]
Recorded April 12 & May 16, 1973
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz, Jazz-Funk
Length 32:35
Label CTI Records
Producer Creed Taylor
Deodato chronology
Deodato 2
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5.0 stars[2]

Deodato 2 is a 1973 album of Brazilian keyboardist Eumir Deodato It features noted session guitarist John Tropea on 4 tracks and virtuoso bassist Stanley Clarke on one song, "Skyscrapers". His version of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" was used in Pontiac commercials during the early-1970s. The song reached #48 in Canada in 1973.

The songs "Super Strut" and "Latin Flute" were featured on the soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto Vice City. The track "Super Strut" was also covered by the acid jazz band The Apostles on their 1992 eponymous album.[3]

Track listing


Side 1

  1. "Nights in White Satin" (Justin Hayward) - 6:01
  2. "Pavane for a Dead Princess" (Maurice Ravel) 4:08
  3. "Skyscrapers" (Eumir Deodato) - 6:40

Side 2

  1. "Super Strut" (Eumir Deodato) - 8:58
  2. "Rhapsody in Blue" (George Gershwin, arrangement and adaptation by Eumir Deodato) - 8:48


The tracks were rearranged for the CD release. The two tracks on Side 2 were placed first then the tracks on Side 1 were placed after. The CD release also featured an extended version of Super Strut, an extended and re-mixed outro to Skyscrapers, as well as 3 bonus tracks.

  1. "Super Strut" - 9:31
  2. "Rhapsody in Blue" - 8:48
  3. "Nights in White Satin" - 6:01
  4. "Pavane for a Dead Princess" - 4:08
  5. "Skyscrapers" - 7:01

Bonus Tracks

  1. "Latin Flute" (Eumir Deodato) - 4:49
  2. "Venus" (Eumir Deodato) - 3:32
  3. "Do It Again" (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 5:31

"Tropea" (incomplete, not released on this album) was produced during the recording sessions of Deodato 2.

Later releases

This album was reissued on the Super Audio CD format in October 2017 by UK label Dutton Vocalion, Remastered in both Stereo and Surround Sound from the original analogue tapes by Michael J. Dutton and released as a 2-fer with 1973's "Prelude". The Surround Sound portion of the disc features the Quadraphonic mixes of both "Prelude" and "Deodato 2" made available for the first time in over 40 years.


  • Didier Deutch, Deodato 2 sleeve text


  1. ^ DEODATO, Eumir. Link A Music Life - Bio/Introduction Archived 2015-01-10 at the Wayback Machine.. Publicado no site official de Eumir Deodato. Página visitada em 1º de março de 2014.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "Deodato 2 - Deodato | AllMusic". Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  3. ^ The Story of Acid Jazz CD,
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