Inner Mounting Flame/Birds of Fire/Between Nothingness and Eternity/Apocalypse/Visions

The Inner Mounting Flame/Birds of Fire/Between Nothingness and Eternity/Apocalypse/Visions

by Mahavishnu Orchestra
     
 
In the heyday of early-'70s jazz-rock fusion, John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra ruled the roost. This CD collects the first five, and most important albums of the group, showcasing their evolution from the quintet that did the first three LPs, and the personnel changes and texture expansions that further cemented McLaughlin's

Overview

In the heyday of early-'70s jazz-rock fusion, John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra ruled the roost. This CD collects the first five, and most important albums of the group, showcasing their evolution from the quintet that did the first three LPs, and the personnel changes and texture expansions that further cemented McLaughlin's vision. Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire were groundbreaking efforts, while Between Nothingness & Eternity was a flawed live recording in New York City's Central Park as the band was about to split up. Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty replaced Jerry Goodman, the rhythm section was completely revamped, and orchestral settings were added to Apocalypse and Visions of the Emerald Beyond. This is a fine early view of a band that changed the face of modern jazz music, and this collection perfectly showcases the transition they made prior to their final dissolution.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/12/2007
Label:
Columbia/Legacy Euro
UPC:
0886971725322
catalogNumber:
717253
Rank:
30654

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Meeting of the Spirits
  2. Dawn
  3. The Noonward Race
  4. A Lotus on Irish Streams
  5. Vital Transformation
  6. The Dance of Maya
  7. You Know You Know
  8. Awakening

Disc 2

  1. Birds of Fire
  2. Miles Beyond
  3. Celestial Terrestrial Commuters
  4. Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love
  5. Thousand Island Park
  6. Hope
  7. One Word
  8. Sanctuary
  9. Open Country Joy
  10. Resolution

Disc 3

  1. Thrilogy: Sunlit Path/La Mere de La Mer/Tomorrow's Story Not the Same [
  2. Sister Andrea
  3. Dream

Disc 4

  1. Power of Love
  2. Vision Is a Naked Sword
  3. Smile of the Beyond
  4. Wings Of The Karma
  5. Hymn to Him

Disc 5

  1. The Eternity's Breath, Pt. 1
  2. The Eternity's Breath, Pt. 2
  3. Lila's Dance
  4. Can't Stand Your Funk
  5. Pastoral
  6. Faith
  7. Cosmic Strut
  8. If I Could See
  9. Be Happy
  10. Earth Ship
  11. Pegasus
  12. Opus 1
  13. On the Way Home to Earth

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