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    Posted: January 26 2009 at 16:56
From Abstract Logix's site;

Scheduled to Release on March 2, 2009.

Return To Forever were at the forefront of jazz/rock fusion in the seventies and like their contemporaries Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra were formed by a former Miles Davis sideman, in this case the great Chick Corea. Return To Forever hit their commercial and artistic peak with a string of albums in the mid-seventies featuring the line-up of Chick Corea on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Al Di Meola on guitar and Lenny White on drums. In 2008 this classic line-up reunited for their first tour in 25 years and proved that their musicianship and the chemistry within the band was as strong as ever.


 

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Track 1 Opening Prayer
Track 2 Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy
Track 3 Vulcan Worlds
Track 4 The Sorceress
Track 5 Song To The Pharoah Kings
Track 6 No Mystery
Track 7 Romantic Warrior
Track 8 Duel Of The Jester And The Tyrant



Edited by Dick Heath - January 26 2009 at 16:57
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2009 at 17:11
is this a compilation or a live album ?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2009 at 17:22
Ah, I thought it was going to be an album of new material. I guess it's live.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2009 at 01:36
I'm definitely more interested in a live album than a set of new songs from these guys.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2009 at 05:03
I read it as live recording(s) from last year's world tour. Besides another 'best' of RTF appeared last year.
 
I'm afraid Amazon.UK , other than providing the insert picture, is useless (and they are quoting 20 quid for the album - wot?)
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2009 at 06:48
Originally posted by Moatilliatta

I'm definitely more interested in a live album than a set of new songs from these guys.


But what if they were to do a studio album of new songs like that?  Which also begs the question, could they pull it off?  It seems to me many of the musicians in this subgenre who have been around for a while have lost the magic of the earlier days or maybe they just put out stuff that's just too difficult to top...

Could Return To Forever return to forever? LOL


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2009 at 07:35
That's great news, one to add to my list. It would be great if they wrote some new stuff too, I reckon they could pull it off.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2009 at 01:46
I'm really loving the Anthology album at the moment.   The sound quality is GREAT.      Looking forward to the DVD.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2009 at 04:47
Clearly band wagon time with this too, out on 9 March:
 
 

Track listings according to Amazon

Disc: 1
1. Opening Prayer
2. Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy
3. Vulcan Worlds
4. Sorceress
5. Song To The Pharaoh Kings
6. Children's Song #3/Passion Grace And Fire/Mediterranean Sundance/Cafe 1930/Spain
7. No Mystery
Disc: 2
1. Friendship/Solar
2. Romantic Warrior
3. El Bayo De Negro
4. Lineage
5. Romantic Warrior
6. Duel Of The Jester And The Tyrant
7. 500 Miles High
8. Romantic Warrior
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2009 at 04:56
Originally posted by oddentity

I'm really loving the Anthology album at the moment.   The sound quality is GREAT.      
 
When is 'definitive' , not 'definitive'? So how does 'definitive' differ from an 'anthology'?
 
Definitive Collection
 
Return to the 7th Galaxy: the Return to Forever Anthology
 
or one 'anthology' with another 'anthology' - surely not quite record label change??
 
 
Or a 'Best of'
 
Or a 'Collection'
 
And all that jazz
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2009 at 13:57
 
I have recently been listening to Al Di Meola and Return To Forever. I will most probbaly get the Montreux DVD when it comes out. Seems to be a great set list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2009 at 01:42
Originally posted by Dick Heath

Originally posted by oddentity

I'm really loving the Anthology album at the moment.   The sound quality is GREAT.      
 
When is 'definitive' , not 'definitive'? So how does 'definitive' differ from an 'anthology'?

I'm not sure.  All I can say is that the sound of Anthology is stellar and easily the best I've heard from this band.
Every instrument sounds crystal clear and full.   It''s difficult to imagine the music sounding any better.

On top of the just-released Genesis box set, it's clear that remastering/remixing techniques have taken a huge stride forward in recent times.   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2009 at 01:55
I suppose that should read, "It's difficult to imagine that the music could sound any better." 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2009 at 03:26
Originally posted by oddentity

I suppose that should read, "It's difficult to imagine that the music could sound any better." 
 
Unless you were in the middle of the band when they recorded it - but even then they would have done it probably instrument by instrument.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2009 at 03:37
Smile True.     Still, I'm very impressed with these new techniques.   It opens up the possibilities of all our favourite bands getting the treatment. 

Given how poorly Hymn to the Seventh Galaxy, for example, used to sound, it does signal an exciting future. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2009 at 18:15
Originally posted by Dick Heath

From Abstract Logix's site;

Scheduled to Release on March 2, 2009.

Return To Forever were at the forefront of jazz/rock fusion in the seventies and like their contemporaries Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra were formed by a former Miles Davis sideman, in this case the great Chick Corea. Return To Forever hit their commercial and artistic peak with a string of albums in the mid-seventies featuring the line-up of Chick Corea on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Al Di Meola on guitar and Lenny White on drums. In 2008 this classic line-up reunited for their first tour in 25 years and proved that their musicianship and the chemistry within the band was as strong as ever.


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Track 1 Opening Prayer
Track 2 Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy
Track 3 Vulcan Worlds
Track 4 The Sorceress
Track 5 Song To The Pharoah Kings
Track 6 No Mystery
Track 7 Romantic Warrior
Track 8 Duel Of The Jester And The Tyrant


SWEET!!! Great set list too!!!
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