Visions of an Inner Mounting Apocalypse: A Fusion Guitar Tribute

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Guitarist Jeff Richman conceived of, produced, and arranged for this project. A tribute to the Mahavishnu Orchestra, it utilizes the same instrumentation, with Mahavishnu alumnus Jerry Goodman being a welcome addition on violin. Each song features a different guitarist and there is plenty of heat displayed by the individual but complementary players practically every top fusion guitarist other than Al DiMeola, all of whom are rockish and passionate. One almost doesn't miss John McLaughlin, since the band is playing his songs and the guitarists are mostly influenced by him. The only change of pace from the intensity is the closer, a version of the relatively mellow "Follow ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Guitarist Jeff Richman conceived of, produced, and arranged for this project. A tribute to the Mahavishnu Orchestra, it utilizes the same instrumentation, with Mahavishnu alumnus Jerry Goodman being a welcome addition on violin. Each song features a different guitarist and there is plenty of heat displayed by the individual but complementary players practically every top fusion guitarist other than Al DiMeola, all of whom are rockish and passionate. One almost doesn't miss John McLaughlin, since the band is playing his songs and the guitarists are mostly influenced by him. The only change of pace from the intensity is the closer, a version of the relatively mellow "Follow Your Heart" which predated the Mahavishnu Orchestra featuring John Abercrombie. This project is well conceived, and one would imagine that John McLaughlin would appreciate the colorful tribute.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2005
  • Label: Tone Center
  • UPC: 026245404021
  • Catalog Number: 4040
  • Sales rank: 122,426

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Birds of Fire - Steve Lukather (6:47)
  2. 2 Can't Stand Your Funk - Mike Stern (6:43)
  3. 3 Celestial Terrestrial Commuters - Steve Morse (4:46)
  4. 4 Meeting of the Spirits - Jimmy Herring (6:51)
  5. 5 Jazz - Jeff Richman (4:53)
  6. 6 Dawn - Frank Gambale (6:34)
  7. 7 Lila's Dance - Warren Haynes (5:22)
  8. 8 Faith (5:47)
  9. 9 Dance of Maya - Vinnie Colaiuta (6:16)
  10. 10 Follow Your Heart (7:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jerry Goodman Violin, Soloist
Steve Morse Guitar, Soloist
John Abercrombie Guitar, Soloist
Frank Gambale Guitar, Soloist
Mike Stern Guitar, Soloist
Jeff Richman Guitar, Soloist, Group Member
Greg Howe Guitar, Soloist
Warren Haynes Guitar, Soloist
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums, Band, Soloist, Group Member
David Fiuczynski Guitar, Soloist
Mitchel Forman Synthesizer, Keyboards, Soloist, Group Member
Jimmy Herring Guitar, Soloist
Steve Lukather Guitar, Soloist
Kai Eckhardt Bass, Soloist, Group Member
Technical Credits
John McLaughlin Composer
Jeff Richman Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Author
Mike Varney Executive Producer, Concept
Ken Wallace Engineer
Paul Tavenner Engineer, Mastering
Dave Stephens Artwork, Graphic Design
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