John McLaughlin is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists in the history of music. Making albums from the 60's through the present, his intense guitar work with The "Mahavishnu" Orchestra and Miles Davis gave birth to jazz/fusion. In 1984 he formed a reincarnation of sorts of The "Mahavishnu" Orchestra. Featuring original "Mahavishnu" drummer Billy Cobham, plus saxophonist Bill Evans and bassist Jonas Hellborg, this alternately mellow and high-energy electric album is regarded as one of his best efforts and has been his most sought after album for CD reissue. It is making its worldwide CD debut!
|04:49||East Side West Side||Instrumental|
|03:23||When Blue Turns Gold||Instrumental|
|John McLaughlin||Les Paul Special Guitar, Digital Guitar, Synclavier II, Production|
|Billy Cobham||Drums, Percussion|
|Jonas Hellborg||Fretless Bass, Fretted Bass|
|Bill Evans||Tenor & Soprano Saxophone, Flute|
|Mitchell Forman||Fender Rhodes, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha "Blow Torch" Piano on "Clarendon Hills"|
|Katia Labeque||Synclavier II, Yamaha DX7, Acoustic Piano on "When Blue Turns Gold"|
|Hari Prasad Chaurasia||Percussion on "When Blue Turns Gold"|
|Zakir Hassain||Percussion on "When Blue Turns Gold"|
|Jean-Lois Rizet||Engineering, Mixing|
|Laurent Peyron||Engineering Assistance|
|Albert Koski||Executive Production|
|Recorded at Ramses Studio, Paris, April/May 1984.
Mixed at Ramses Studio.