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APOCALYPSE

Mahavishnu Orchestra

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.59 | 176 ratings

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Phil
3 stars Ambitious stuff from a reformed Mahavishnu Orchestra, with as it happens a proper orchestra in tow behind them - the London Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tislon Thomas at the helm; and even George Martin adding his name to the credits.

But it's all to flabby and overblown, at least until the final track, "Hymn to Him" really gets going, by which time it's all a bit too late. The fina l track is indeed a real masterpeice but for the rest of the album, compared to the maestro's earlier work, 3 stars is all that can really be afforded. I am grateful that instaed of retreating after this, McGlaughlin went on to bring us such wonders as Shakti, his acoustic album of the music of Bill evans (Time Remebered" and more recently, the excellent "Industrial Zen". This album from time to time holds the listener's attention but is best considered an interesting diversion, somehat apart from the maestro's main body of work.

Phil | 3/5 |

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