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Poll Question: Simple choice , which do you prefer?
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    Posted: October 13 2008 at 22:18
2 jazz -rock pioneers , hard choices, so please explain
 
I went with Corea's gang but not easy Confused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2008 at 22:25
And the score is tied 1-1
 
Overall great recordings from RTF, but the first 2 Mahavishnu''Inner Mounting Flame'' ''Birds of Fire'' are close to the holy grail for me!
This is heaven to my ears.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2008 at 22:29
LOL I said it wasn't easy , in  fact I may even wind up switching my vote when I look back at Clarke's surly attitude live opening for Focus (yeah, what a show that was!) Balle au centre!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2008 at 22:43

Tough choice, but it's RTF for me.  Hymn is such a great album. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2008 at 22:56
That's incredibly hard. I guess I'll give the edge to McLaughlin and the gang.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2008 at 23:11
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That's incredibly hard. I guess I'll give the edge to McLaughlin and the gang.
 
You, who had them eliminated by Marillion???OuchLOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2008 at 23:12
Long memory you have , Antoine, be forgiving, "les pauvres , ils ne comprennent pas" , remember
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2008 at 23:13
Mahavishnu OrchestraThumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2008 at 23:13
Originally posted by febus

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That's incredibly hard. I guess I'll give the edge to McLaughlin and the gang.
 
You, who had them eliminated by Marillion???OuchLOL


I didn't eliminate them. I love both bands. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2008 at 23:43
Originally posted by febus

And the score is tied 1-1
 
Overall great recordings from RTF, but the first 2 Mahavishnu''Inner Mounting Flame'' ''Birds of Fire'' are close to the holy grail for me!
This is heaven to my ears.

And thus why I picked MO too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 00:01
"Birds Of Fire" beats anything RTF put out in my opinion,but looking at their discographies as a whole, it's really close for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 01:25
Apples and oranges. Might as well ask me which of my sons I love more.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 02:59
RTF is quality music... Mahavishnu is the Absolute which is beyond human comprehension and is beyond all attributes! Tongue

But seriously, even though I like the little I've heard from Corea's crew of virtuosos, it's not like I had any trouble voting for MO. Check The Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire, Apocalypse and VOOEB for reasons.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 04:38
RTF is great but Mahavishnu Orchestra blew my mind away years ago and still does!I recently listened to
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 06:25
RTF, purely on the strength of Romantic Warrior.  MO has big chops, but I'm a fan of melody.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 08:28
RTF for me, Mahavishnu is great but i can not pass up the amazing lineup of Corea ,Di Meola,Clarke and White. Possibly one of the greatest groups of musicians ever.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 08:29
Went with RTF only because I have to be in the right frame of mind for Mahavishnu.  Both are exhilarating and exciting but RTF is easier on my aging psyche.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 12:46
I like Return to Forever, but Mahavishnu Orchestra blew me away.  MO is also one of the great influences on Prog bands, imo.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 13:14
TOO HARD TO CHOOSE!!!!Confused love both bands..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 13:29
 Both are absolutely fabulous at their best, but the first 2 Mahavishnu are probably unsurpassed in  jazz rock. 
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