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Poll Question: Which Mahavishnu album do you prefer?
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    Posted: July 13 2019 at 13:50
I was listening to TIMF in my car the other day and so I came up with this idea for a poll.
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I love the others but 'The Inner Mounting Flame' will always be my favorite Mahavishnu Orchestra album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2019 at 02:46
Birds of Fire, but this band's been boring the sh*t out of me lately for some reason!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2019 at 02:51
Definitely the debut. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2019 at 06:16
Both are fantastic, but Birds ofFire takes my vote, just by a hair.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2019 at 06:40
"The Inner Mounting Flame" by a whisker


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2019 at 11:04
The first album in some ways seems more wild and rough around the edges to me while Birds of Fire seems more polished so my vote is for BoF. I agree that both are great though and maybe me being still somewhat new to IMF and first heard BoF when I was a teen has something to do with it. 

For anyone reading this not familiar with this band these two albums are both in the progarchives top 100(the inner mounting flame is number 66 and birds of fire is number 33). 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2019 at 11:29
Originally posted by Frenetic Zetetic Frenetic Zetetic wrote:

Birds of Fire, but this band's been boring the sh*t out of me lately for some reason!

Do you mean their later albums or just the band in general?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2019 at 12:00
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

The first album in some ways seems more wild and rough around the edges to me while Birds of Fire seems more polished so my vote is for BoF.

funny, but exactly this reason is why I voted for "The Inner Mounting Flame"


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2019 at 14:59
Both.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2019 at 16:16
First one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2019 at 04:35
I like Birds the most
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AEProgman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2019 at 08:53
Both almost equally, but went with Birds of Fire since it was my first album by them before hearing the first one.  Plus I wanted to make the voting results a little more interesting Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2019 at 10:16
Equal.......like both quite a lot.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chaser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2019 at 10:24
Got to be Inner Mounting Flame - It's got Noonward Race so it wins hands down.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2019 at 13:05
Birds of Fire is just more polished, sonically. If I want to be shock-and-awed by JM's hard-driving fusion, I'll go to Devotion before Inner Mounting Flame.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2019 at 07:44
The Inner Mounting Flame. Bit more fire in that one... Hah
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2019 at 07:47
I've only heard Birds of Fire, and was somewhat blown away by the musicianship. I won't vote. I;d need to hear the other album first.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2019 at 08:25
Birds Of Fire was the first one I heard so...
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