Visions Of The Emerald Beyond
For composer-guitarist Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, fusion was more than a musical movement. "Visions Of The Emerald Beyond" applied McLaughlin's transcendent artistic aspirations to sensual, earthbound impulses, drawing Indian and European classical traditions, jazz explorations and rock certainties into communion. "Visions Of The Emerald Beyond" features McLaughlin's escape-velocity guitar, Jean-Luc Ponty's slashing violin and Narada Michael Walden's drum barrages. With singer Gayle Moran (on three cuts), riffing horns, and a string trio supplementing his farthest-reaching group, Mahavishnu John McLaughlin strives to resolve the tensions between raga and the blues, funk and orchestral sonorities in his glorious 1975 release.
|Eternity's Breath Part 1
|Eternity's Breath Part 2
|Can't Stand Your Funk
|If I Could See
|On The Way Home To Earth
|6 & 12 String Guitars, Vocals, Production
|Electric Violin, Electric Baritone Violin
|Narada Michael Walden
|Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Clavinet
|Bass Guitar, Contra Bass, Vocals-
|1st Violin, Plays the Candenza in "Pastoral"
|2nd Violin, Vocals
|Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Flute, Vocals
|Alto Sax, Soprano Sax
|Ashok Chris Poisson
|Cover Design, Illustration
|Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York City, Dec. 4th-14th, 1974.
Mixed at Trident Studios, London, Dec. 16th-24th, 1974.
Digitally remastered at CBS Records New York Studios.