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The Inner Mounting Flame Original recording remastered, Import

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  • Audio CD (23 Dec. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000009RC2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 255,001 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2. Dawn
3. Noonward Race
4. A Lotus On Irish Streams
5. Vital Transformation
6. The Dance of Maya
7. You Know, You Know
8. Awakening

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Reissued with sparkling audio and exclusive photographs, this first, 1971, Mahavishnu album certainly vies for the title of the greatest of all jazz-rock recordings. Through spiritually questing flights of intense fury and exquisite quiet, it never loses its sense of inexorable force. Jan Hammer (keyboards), Jerry Goodman (violin), and bassist Rick Laird are completely sympathetic with guitarist John McLaughlin's vision as the music abandons the standard jazz format of successive solos in favor of rapid, heightening, braided, interactive contributions--a structure much drawn from Indian classical music. Astoundingly, the music retains discipline. For that, thank Billy Cobham: Through all the expressive, irregular meters, he remains a steady, resolved engine of percussion, vastly resourceful but ultimately reserved. McLaughlin's alchemy distills many worlds of music­-the jazz-guitar masters, flamenco, blues, Indian forms, and his experience in the innovations of the seminal jazz-rock outfits of Miles Davis and Tony Williams. Of course, distortion, feedback, and arena-rock amplification were crucial, as was the influence of Sri Chinmoy, McLaughlin's spiritual guide. "The Noonward Race," "Vital Transformation," and "The Dance of Maya" are music for the ages. -- Peter Monaghan

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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Mar. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is guitarist John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra's debut recording, and although there are some rough edges to a few of the pieces, this is a quality album of early '70s jazz-rock fusion (with the emphasis more on rock than jazz). The line-up of the band is impressive, with McLaughlin on guitars, Jerry Goodman on violin, Billy Cobham on drums, Rick Laird on bass and Jan Hammer on keyboards. The addition of Goodman gives the band a very different (and much copied) texture, and his solos are highly impressive. McLaughlin is in-your-face as usual, and this follows directly on from his work with Miles Davis.
The first track (Meeting of the Spirits) is probably the best track on the album (though maybe You Know, You Know pushes it very close indeed), with it's quick-fire guitar and violin lines, and the virtuosic drumming of Cobham, who is excellent all through the performance. The piece is in three, and that's what really gives it a very different feel to most of the rock that you hear (the repetetive riff is very catchy). You Know, You Know contains another repetetive figure, but this time the atmosphere is far more relaxed, and the long silences at the beginning are inspired. Jan Hammer brings a more avante-garde spirit to the band with some very individual and quirky solos (he really likes using that pitch bender). The only thing that doesn't work is A Lotus on Irish Streams. McLaughlin's twanging on acoustic guitar and the meandering tune just don't fit with the spirit of the album.
This is the definitive recording of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and well worth getting hold of , if you're a Hendrix fan or keen on the rockier side of fusion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Guardian TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This epic and groundbreaking 1971 debut album from The Mahavishnu Orchestra is certainly not for those whose musical tastes extend no further than 4/4-time sing-along melodies or the unimaginative and formulaic mediocrity which passes for popular music in the 21st century. `The Inner Mounting Flame' is a rarely (maybe never?) equalled exercise in musical virtuosity bursting with energy, power, tight rhythms and complex time-signatures, which invades both heart and mind with something approaching euphoria. One reviewer here claims "When I saw the Mahavishnu Orchestra live, I couldn't speak for an hour" and, if you've never heard this before, then the first time you do you're likely to have a similar reaction.

Fresh from his adventurous excursion into jazz fusion with Miles Davis, culminating in the seminal and mould-breaking `Bitches Brew' in 1970, John McLaughlin formed this outstanding quintet with Billy Cobham on drums, Jan Hammer on keyboards, Rick Laird on bass and Jerry Goodman - the only member not hitherto steeped in jazz but he doesn't just keep up, he excels beyond expectations - on violin.

The album's 8 different pieces showcase a breadth of imagination and style rare in music of any genre, but `The Ork' (as they were occasionally called in the 1970s), with their unique blend of jazz fusion and tight rock shot through with Indian raga rhythms and irregular time-signatures, were virtually their own genre all by themselves. The primary reason for this outstanding `otherness' was the jaw-dropping virtuosity of the musicians: I have been playing guitar for 40 years now, and still don't understand how any human being can move his fingers as fast as McLaughlin does, because in comparison he makes almost all other guitarists look like they are playing in slow-mo.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Richard House on 27 May 2009
Format: Audio CD
I'm in my mid-50s now, yet this album is still the most extraordinary piece of music I have ever heard. It also changed my life when I first heard it - under the bed covers listening to John Peel on my pocket trannie in 1973; and I remember how enthused John was with the album (before it became hip to loath jazz fusion). I'd never ever heard music like it before, and I haven't since, either. I profoundly disagree with the other two reviewers about 'Lotus on Irish Streams' - McLaughlin's, Goodman's and Hammer's playing on this dream-of-a-track is quite breathtaking, and for me their soaring spiritual synergy sums up what the original Orchestra was all about. As the book on the Orchestra says, this truly was 'the greatest band that ever was'. At less than a fiver, this is unbelievable value - and if you're wondering what all the fuss is about via-a-vis John McLaughlin's legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra, this has to be the definitive place to start.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Agnostic Duck on 5 Oct. 2007
Format: Audio CD
It seems strange writing a review now after all these years.
I remember buying it on vinyl.
To be honest, at first I didn't know what to make of it. At the time I was pretty conventional in my tastes - Classic Prog, Beatles, Dooble Brothers etc etc.
The first listen didn't go well. Had I bought a 'turkey'?
Then I played again - and again. Sure enough, it started to sink. So - this was Jazz fusion?
The first play sound incoherent and messy. This was because, I wasn't giving it my full attention.
The sheer skill and proficiency of the musicians - who were these guys.
It was so powerful and breath-taking in its intensity.
The playing was pin sharp, performed to perfection - an electric guitar, an electric bass, an electric violin, an electric piano/synthesizer and stunning non-electric drums. Well, the actual drumming was electric.
Now - nearly 40 years later; John McLaughlin, Rick Laird, Billy Cobham, Jan Hammer and Jerry Goodman are SO familiar to me.
40 years later the album - CD, (the vinyl has long gone!) still holds me in thrall.
A master piece - "Inner Mountain Flame" still entertains and still impresses me.
CLASSIC Jazz Fusion. CLASSIC music!!
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