The Mahavishnu Orchestra--led by guitar giant John McLaughlin--defined jazz-rock fusion in the 1970s. "Inner Worlds", relesed in 1976, was the band's '70s swan song. Featuring Narada Michael Walden, this album is the band's funkiest, adding layers of contemporary R&B to Mahavishnu's already rich blend of jazz, rock and world music (ragas from India, sambas from Brazil, flamencos from Spain). "Inner Worlds" features the usual McLauglin trademarks (blistering guitar, especially on the opener "All In The Family", where he duets with himself on electric guitar and guitar synthesizers; and bits of Indian classical music -- even a taste of his ancestral Scotland, in the lovely "Morning Calls"). McLaughlin says goodbye to the Mahavishnu Orchestra days screaming his virtuosic head off.
|06:01||All In The Family||Instrumental|
|03:22||In My Life||Vocal|
|05:15||The Way Of The Pilgrim||Instrumental|
|03:41||River Of My Heart||Instrumental|
|06:33||Inner Worlds Part 1 & 2||Instrumental|
|John McLaughlin||Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer, "360" Systems Frequency Shifter, 12 String Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, E-MU Synthesizer/Sequencer, Production|
|Narada Michael Walden||Drums, Congas, Bass Marimba, Shaker, Piano, Lead Vocals, Organ, Timpani, Sleigh Bells, Gong|
|Ralphe Armstrong||Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals|
|Stu Goldberg||Organ, Piano, Mini-Moog, Backing Vocals, Clavinet, String Synthesizer|
|Dennis Mackay||Assiciate Production|
|John Snyder||Reissue Production|
|Vic Anesini||Digital Mastering|
|Penny Armstrong||Product Management|
|Sal Caravello||Art Direction|
|Gina Campanaro||Packaging Management|
|Lee Jeske||Liner Notes|
|Recorded July and August, 1975 at Le Chateau Herouville, France.
Mixed at Trident Studios, London.
Mastered at Sony Music Studios, New York.