Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame  CD (album) cover


Mahavishnu Orchestra


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.29 | 615 ratings

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5 stars Out of the all incarnations of Mahavishnu Orchestra the original one is my favorite (keys - Jan Hammer, violin - Jerry Goodman, bass - Rick Laird and the crazy drums - Billy Cobham). All their music, written in the early 70s, is highly valued by the fans, the Birds of Fire usually ends up being the top choice.

But, I must say that Inner Mounting Flame is in no way inferior to the Birds. Matter of fact, in one important category the Birds has a regrettable deficiency (which the Flame seems to be free from): somewhere on A-Side there is a stretch, where John, Jerry and Billy are simply making too much noise to enjoy.

But, back to the Flame: it's an all-round excellent album, with excellent musicianship, fantastic synergy, tons of fresh ideas, and (at times) the wattage output, sufficient for powering the city of Reykjavik through the months of January, February and March. What's there not to like!

Must have been great times for the fusion lovers, the early 1970s ...

Easily 5 stars to The Inner Mounting Flame

Argonaught | 5/5 |


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