Where Fortune Smiles

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
Where Fortune Smiles is really a John Surman recording, but subsequent re-releases have passed the credit on to John McLaughlin for obvious reasons. The music is similar to but more dense than Extrapolation. McLaughlin's raw sound was starting to take shape by this time and his impeccable chops are on full display. So too are those of the underrated vibraphonist Karl Berger and, of course, soprano saxophonist Surman. The foundation is held loosely in place by bassist Dave Holland and drummer Stu Martin. It's a challenging but interesting listen, especially given McLaughlin's later success and popularity. Although his creativity would peak with the Mahavishnu Orchestra and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
Where Fortune Smiles is really a John Surman recording, but subsequent re-releases have passed the credit on to John McLaughlin for obvious reasons. The music is similar to but more dense than Extrapolation. McLaughlin's raw sound was starting to take shape by this time and his impeccable chops are on full display. So too are those of the underrated vibraphonist Karl Berger and, of course, soprano saxophonist Surman. The foundation is held loosely in place by bassist Dave Holland and drummer Stu Martin. It's a challenging but interesting listen, especially given McLaughlin's later success and popularity. Although his creativity would peak with the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Shakti, he never sounded more free and exploratory than he does here. Highly recommended for its historical significance as well as some excellent playing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/2006
  • Label: Diw Records
  • EAN: 4988044371293
  • Catalog Number: 7129

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Glancing Backwards (8:54)
  2. 2 Earth Bound Hearts (4:15)
  3. 3 Where Fortune Smiles (4:01)
  4. 4 New Old Place (10:24)
  5. 5 Hope (7:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John McLaughlin Primary Artist, Guitar
Karl Berger Vibes
Dave Holland Bass
John Surman Saxophone
Stu Martin Drums
Dave Holland Drums
Technical Credits
Karl Berger Producer, Contributor
Dave Holland Producer
John McLaughlin Producer
John Surman Producer
Stu Martin Producer, Contributor
Dave Baker Engineer
Dave Holland Contributor
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