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Mahavishnu Orchestra


Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.52 | 106 ratings

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2 stars The dying moments of a once innovative and ambitious concept of modern music. John McLaughlin runs up the electricity bill for the last time before embarking on an exclusive 3 year East Indian acoustic sabbatical in the form of the beautiful Shakti . Why Mclaughlin even slapped the Mahavishnu title on this one must linger in the remote parts of his brain to this day. There are sad attempts which demonstrate McLaughlin's desparations towards the East Indian musical cause but fascinations with advancing musical technologies preclude these designs. If self indulgent guitar synth freakouts utilizing the fresh technology which was available in 1976 are your bag by all means be my guest, go for it. But it borders on noise and does no justice to McLaughlin's immense talent. It is rumoured that a very expesive double neck custom built electric guitar was smashed to bits back-stage at the final gig of this last hopeless incarnation of The Mahavishnu Orchestra which was accompanied with McLaughlin's complete denouncement of his guru Sri Chinmoy. Of all the inconsistencies of John McLauglin's career which were to ensue after this disaster this one can certainly be safely overlooked.
Vibrationbaby | 2/5 |


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