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BIRDS OF FIRE

Mahavishnu Orchestra

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.36 | 866 ratings

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snobb
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5 stars I came to second MO album right after I finished with the debut one. The same perfect work, absolutely classic in fusion from 70-th.

So -what is the difference? If their debut is generally McLaughlin superb guitar work with highest class support from the band, the second one is different. The music here ( the same style) is a subtle mix between ALL musicians, where McLaughlin guitar is important, but just one of a few instruments. It is very difficult to find that kind of balance, but it was done there!

You can hear a single sound of every instrument, every musician, and at the same time you hear how all this are melted in what we name FUSION. It's like you are the part of magical action, woodoo act. And it works as magic!

For me, both two fist albums are perfect. But the first one is more raw guitar energy, and mainly perfect illustration of his guitar stardom. The second one is more mature and real mixture of magical sounds, rhytms and techniques, one of the best fusion examples we ever had.

snobb | 5/5 |

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