Return To Forever "Romantic Warrior"

Return To Forever "Romantic Warrior"

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Return To Forever
Romantic Warrior
The Story
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.
The Music
05:14 Medieval Overture Instrumental
07:34 Sorceress Instrumental
10:52 The Romantic Warrior Instrumental
05:01 Majestic Dance Instrumental
05:29 The Magician Instrumental
11:26 Duel Of The Jester And The Tyrant (1&2) Instrumental
The Artists
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.