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HYMN OF THE SEVENTH GALAXY

Return To Forever

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.18 | 197 ratings

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Evolver
Special Collaborator
Crossover & JazzRock/Fusion Teams
5 stars Return To Forever found their sound on this album. Sure, I know Al DiMeola was not in the group yet, but Bill Connors is no slouch on the guitar. And the music here has turned from the light fusion of the first two albums into high powered electric fusion.

Right from the start, the album shows itself to be riff heavy complex jazz fusion, powered by Stanley Clarke's fuzzed electric bass. My only complaint, and it's a small one, is that at this point Chick Corea was relying all to much on the fender Rhodes for his keyboard sound. But that seemed to be the fallback keyboard for most jazz oriented fusion in those days.

This was really then breakthough album of one of fusion's foremost powerhouses.

4.5 stars. Rounded up.

Evolver | 5/5 |

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