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Return To Forever


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.19 | 296 ratings

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4 stars "Hymn of the seventh galaxy" is a very good fusion album but the 2 main bad points are the lack of sound depth and the VERY bland electric guitar sound, even on the solos: indeed, Al Di Meloa is not the guitarist here. All the tracks have the same style! Lenny White's drums are ABSOLUTELY complex, fast and varied. Chick Corea gives the listener an overdose of very complex electric piano solos. The bass is very complex and fast too. The keyboards mostly consist in electric piano and discreet organ. The music is always fast solos oriented. It may become a bit boring and repetitive after a while. The technical performance is OUTSTANDING, but the less good thing is the lack of originality and catchy melodies: the tracks are really impersonal and not really addictive. The complex and fast part on "After the Cosmic Rain" is particularly impressive. I rather recommend the more subtle and colorful "Romantic warrior" album, featuring Al DiMeola on guitars.
greenback | 4/5 |


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