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Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire CD (album) cover


Mahavishnu Orchestra


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.34 | 1340 ratings

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5 stars What a true wonder of the Universe this one is. How the heck did these guys come up with this stuff? I figure it was electronic computer messages from space, or at least that's what I thought the first time I heard it. I was, after all, and no big surprise, very high at the time.

From the opening sound of the gong, Birds Of Fire transports the listener to another dimension of jazz, and or rock, by bringing the two genres together so interconnectly. I still marvel at this one, but you should be aware that your mood might partly determine whether you will like this one or not. It's intense alright. Just try to follow Cobham for any length of time... it's exhausting.

Once again Jan Hammer shows why he too is an overlord of fusion. All of these guys are. Jerry Goodman from The Flock on Violin, Rick Laird on Bass and of course John Mclaughlin on guitar.

vingaton | 5/5 |


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