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Mahavishnu Orchestra - Between Nothingness & Eternity  CD (album) cover


Mahavishnu Orchestra


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.70 | 150 ratings

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2 stars If I could make the album review really short, all I would need to say is, ''Mahavishnu Orchestra, live'' and be done. The sound quality isn't really all that great here to be honest. What makes this album different from other live albums is that all three songs haven't been on a studio album at the time, and wouldn't until THE LOST TRIDENT SESSIONS. I haven't heard the TRIDENT SESSIONS album yet, so I can't make any comparisons here.

NOTHINGNESS AND ETERNITY didn't seem to cure the boredom problem that Mahavishnu was giving me from APOCALYPSE, even if the latter came later. We still have the classic McLaughlin/Hammer/Cobham/Goodman/Laird lineup, but little from this album does much to please me. There a nice section in ''Trilogy'' that is superb, but the lengths of the songs and the general lack of anything going on anywhere makes it hard for me to defend the album. I can only grouse about how much better I think INNER MOUNTING FLAME and BIRDS OF FIRE are.

I don't mind lenghty jams if they can make me hold somewhat of an interest, but nothing on NOTHINGNESS AND ETERNITY really does that. Stick witht the first two Mahavishnu Orchestra albums if you want some jaw-dropping jazz fusion.

Sinusoid | 2/5 |


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