Labyrinth (2LP Black Vinyl)
Eero Koivistoinen got the fusion bug out of his system and followed up The Front Is Breaking with this hard bop session with a great band: Vladimir Shafranov on grand piano, Pekka Sarmanto on double bass, and Reino Laine on drums. Koivistoinen plays tenor, soprano, and sopranino sax. This was originally released by Love Records in 1977.
"For this heavy duty reissue of Koivistoinen’s 1977 album we went back to the original multitrack tapes and discovered a heap of alternate takes that were left unmixed at the time. Koivistoinen selected the best and most interesting alternate versions of each track and a new, fresh mix was prepared specifically for this release.
The first album in this package is the original studio album (Love Records 1977), remastered for vinyl at Finnvox. The second album contains the alternate takes, including two versions of the studio outtake Meat & Potatoes.