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Mahavishnu Orchestra


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.34 | 1000 ratings

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4 stars Birds Of Fire is a big improvement of the Inner Mountain Flame. The interplay between the musicians is much tighter, the soloing is more purposeful, the overall sound is more dynamic and best of all, the compositions have greatly improved.

Birds of Fire is an excellent opener. The violin and guitar almost dance around each other in this stunning piece. That's what I call musical interaction. Miles Beyond is another excellent composition with a gorgeous groove set by Jan Hammer. Contrary to the debut, the quality never weakens and the songs have a much greater personality. Thousand Islands Park is one of their most beautiful gentle pieces and Hope can almost be called ecstatic. It has a very intense feel of longing and craving.

One World has an almost funky groove, well, you can certainly boogie to it if you would like to do so. Sanctuary is entirely different again. Very melancholic, while Resolution is very invigorating again.

One of the strongest albums in the genre and very recommended. 4.5 stars, as the Trident Sessions are even better in my point of view.

Bonnek | 4/5 |


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