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APOCALYPSE

Mahavishnu Orchestra

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.59 | 175 ratings

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Zardoz
1 stars The first time I listened to this album, I was annoyed, I found it very boring. Maybe too long (Hymn To Him, almost 20 minutes, is really a bore by moments, even if it contains some good parts), maybe to...monstruous. Too symphonistic for me. It seems like John McLaughlin (oh, excuse me, [I]Mahavishnu [/i] at this time !) wanted to go further than Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother (title track) in the symphonic experimentations. At his own risks. With the help from George Martin for the production, and with, from others, Jean-Luc Ponty. But the magic, the splendor of the first releases (Birds Of Fire) is gone. Apocalypse is a deceiving album from the Mahavishnu Orchestra (really an orchestra then). Only for completionists.
Zardoz | 1/5 |

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