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Devotion

27 Dec 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 27 Dec 2010
  • Label: Orange Leisure
  • Copyright: 2010 Orange Leisure
  • Total Length: 35:43
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  • ASIN: B004G13H72
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,958 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bodhi Heeren TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 9 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
In the early seventies former Jimi Hendrix engineer Alan Douglas had is own record label, where he produced some of the finest psychedelic music ever. In form of this beautiful recording and Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales' "Hooteroll?".

Probably John McLaughlin has never dived deeper into the "murky corridors of the mind", he sings of in "A Famous Blues" on "Turn It Over", than in this wonderful recordings. Here he has multi-tracked layer upon layer of
heavíly psychedelig guitar. In the finest company with his Lifetime bandmate Larry Young on his usual transcendental organ, his tones really coming from the outskirts of infinity. And the rytm section of the original Electric Flag, the highly melodic bassist Billy Rich and the heavy drumming of Buddy Miles, another link to the illustrious Jimi.

I have listened to this record through 37 years, and it still sounds absolutely fresh and new each time I put it on.

A necessity for everyone into psychedelic music. And for McLaughlin-fans it's the missing link between the constructive madness of Lifetime and the intricate beauty of Mahavishnu.

While not exactly remastered the sound on this Charly release is quite excellent.

This recordings are also issued under the titel "Marbles", but here you got the added bonus of the original highly psychedelig cover artwork.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter on 2 May 2013
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This is an old record which McLaughlin got the chance to try another direction in his music, never to be explored again. But I am grateful that he at least dabbled with psychedelic rock to great effect. I bought the original vinyl LP when it first came out not least by the original album sleeve and on first playing fell in love with what I heard, the musicianship not only from McLaughlin but all the other musicians present really gel. And as it is not a long album, I found I played it without a break; I love every track. And now having the CD, I find myself in exactly the same state, playing the entire album and am pleased that I rediscovered it. Mt only disappointment is not getting a copy of the CD with the original LP cover, but I can live with that.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By bbjazz on 16 Jan 2008
Format: Audio CD
A great record
A great 60s record. I can understand how in retrospect it may not stand up as well as some of McLaughlin's many other fine recordings from a dazzling career, but this is an important touchstone for the whole jazz rock movement that should not be underestimated. And there's always Buddy Miles' gutbucket solid drumming for good measure!
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Russell on 31 Dec 2007
Format: Audio CD
I felt compelled to write this review in response to 'the evil hippy'.
Whilst I agree with his general opinion of this album (in a nutshell it is not great - certainly one of, if not THE worst of the albums released under the name 'John McLaughlin') I have to defend the remarks he made about JM being a 'minor-league player' compared to Hendrix, Satriani & Malmsteen.
JM himself has gone on record as thoroughly disliking this album - it was mixed and released in his absence - and I can only assume that Mr Hippy has never heard his later Mahavishnu Orchestra stuff (especially the incredible 'Visions of the Emerald Beyond), his Shakti music, the acoustic Guitar Trio stuff or his work with Trilok Gurtu.
These recordings certainly mark out Mr McLaughlin as not only one of the most technically adept guitar players in recorded music history, but also a player of immense emotional range and stylistic versatility - something Messrs Satriani and Malmsteen are most definitely lacking.
As for Hendrix - I am sure he listened to JM's playing on Miles Davis' recordings (notably 'Jack Johnson') with much interest and admiration, and would only have listened with envy to JM's next project after 'Devotion': the superb acoustic jazz recording 'Extrapolation'.
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1 of 16 people found the following review helpful By The evil hippy on 26 Sep 2007
Format: Audio CD
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ive never been a great fan of improvised music, whether it be jazz, rock, fusion or whatever. to me it smacks of , not only self-indulgence , but an easy way out for people who are perhaps great musicians, but not talented enough to actually compose a real, structured song complete with melody,lyric,verse,chorus and harmony. for that reason alone this kind of free flowing jamming music turns me a bit cold, regardless of how impressive the musicianship is. i just get the feeling that its musicians masturbating their instruments with one hand, and massaging their ego's with the other - at our expense.
whatever - thats my take on it. it might not be yours! mclaughlin is better than most at this sort of thing as his work with the mahivishnu orchestra proved. but in all honesty this album isnt very inspired at all. its very well produced and played and flows along ok but dosent ever really go anywhere meaningful. not sure if i particularly like his guitar sound on this album either which is rather harsh sounding, and to be honest again, the soloing itself is not really that great. no disrespect to mclaughlin, but in this type of music the likes of satriani and malmsteen amongst many others, leave him standing. as a true valuation of where this album stands, i advise you also seek out 'war heroes' by hendrix. this was another alan douglas produced record that kind of runs along similar lines musically - with one huge exception. not counting the actual 3-4 minute vocalised songs on war heroes, the three major instrumentals on the album which sees hendrix going off into some incredibly wild tangents, tower head, shoulders and several planets in quality above the material on offer here.
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