Return To Forever
At a time when jazz was undergoing an unprecedented charge of electricity, this edition of keyboardist-composer Chick Corea's Return To Forever produced some of the most crackling heat lightning. Having a young guitar wizard like Al DiMeola, who was 21 at the time of these recordings helped score the group with the Jeff Beck/Carlos Santana rock guitar fans. "Romantic Warrior", Return To Forever's first album for Columbia, featured sci-fi mini-epics like the title track, and the gently funky "The Magician" - here, the ensemble soared, and with this freshly remastered edition, never more so. With the seismic rhythm team of bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White - this incarnation of RTF was an instant success.
|10:52||The Romantic Warrior||Instrumental|
|11:26||Duel Of The Jester And The Tyrant (1&2)||Instrumental|
|Al DiMeola||Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Soprano Guitar, Hand Bell, Slide Whistle, Production Assistance|
|Chick Corea||Acoustic Piano, Fender Rhodes, Honer Clavinet, Mini Moog, Moog 15, Micro Mini Moog, ARP Odyssey, Yamaha Organ, Polymoog, Marimba, Percussion, Production|
|Stanley Clarke||Alembic Bass with Instant Flanger, Piccolo Bass, Acoustic Bass, Bell Tree, Hand Bells, Production Assistance|
|Lenny White||Drums, Timpani, Congas, Timbales, Hand Bells, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbals, Alarm Clock, Production Assistance|
|Dennis Mackay||Engineering, Remixing|
|Tom Likes||Engineering Assistance|
|Bob Belden||Reissue Production|
|Seth Rothstein||Project Direction|
|Mark Wilder||Digital Remastering|
|Steve Berkowitz||Legacy A&R|
|Patti Matheny||A&R Coordination|
|Darren Salmieri||A&R Coordination|
|Wilson McLean||Original Cover Art|
|Gerard Huerta||Original Logo|
|Howard Fritzson||Reissue Art Direction|
|Randall Martin||Reissue Design|
|John Jackson||Production Assistance|
|Recorded February, 1976 at Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado.
Remixed by Dennis MacKay at Trident Studios, London.
Digitally remastered at Sony Music Studios, NYC.
Liner photography by CRPS.