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Return To Forever


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.42 | 168 ratings

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3 stars My first knowledge about the band started when I heard "The Endless Night" of "Music Magic" album. Since then I traced back all albums by Return To Forever. "Light AS A Feather" was for me a good album even though I considered that Chick Core's musicianship was excellent and I did enjoy it very much. Now, after more than 20 years of this album I still got my pulse running faster when I played this CD. Of course "Spain" is the mast captivating composition which I really love. I even love the version of Spian sung by Al Jarreau. But it's not just this song that makes up this as good album. The "500 Miles High" is a well composed music that flows the music naturally in accessible melody line.

On musicians, no one would argue the virtuosity of Flora Purim's crispy voice that enriches the music of Return To Forever. Joe Farell has satisfied me to his inventive work on Chick Corea's solo album of "The Mad Hatter" through the most powerful contemporary jazz rock composition of "Dear Alice". This song is killing! Here at "Light as A Feather" Joe' work is excellent. Stanley Clarke is also a great bass guitar player. All ini all, this is a group with talented musicians.

Eventhough this is not the band's best album, I still thing that this album has a good blanaced of jazz, rock and contemporary music composition. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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