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VISIONS OF THE EMERALD BEYOND

Mahavishnu Orchestra

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.88 | 293 ratings

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Bonnek
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4 stars After an album with extended jams and full orchestra, Mahavishnu returned to the Birds of Fire formula. Even with the album art.

Next to Birds of Fire, this one had always been my favourite album of theirs. At least until the Trident Sessions came along.. While that is not in correspondence with the general appreciation of this album, it is hard to contest that this is their most versatile record. It is well composed; it has beautiful songs, fusion frenzy, jazzy touches, funk and heavily dramatic moments. I even like the vocals a lot on this one.

Though it has 13 titles for just 40 minutes, the songs flow smoothly into one another, and the album registers with me as one continuous listening experience. There's only one reason why I haven't marked 5 stars and that is because I need the extra star to single out the amazing Trident Sessions.

Bonnek | 4/5 |

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