Electric Dreams (John McLaughlin album)

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Electric Dreams
Studio album by John McLaughlin
Released 1979
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 38:40
Label Columbia
Producer John McLaughlin
John McLaughlin chronology
Electric Guitarist
(1978)
Electric Dreams
(1979)
Belo Horizonte
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz [2]

Electric Dreams is the sixth solo album by English jazz guitarist John McLaughlin and his "One Truth Band", released in 1979. Between his fourth and fifth solo albums he spent several years active with the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

While performing with Miles Davis, Davis had titled a song on the album Bitches Brew after McLaughlin. McLaughlin returns the favour here, naming a song "Miles Davis".

Track listing[edit]

All songs by John McLaughlin unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Guardian Angels" – 0:51
  2. "Miles Davis" – 4:54
  3. "Electric Dreams, Electric Sighs" – 6:57
  4. "Desire and the Comforter" – 7:34
  5. "Love and Understanding" – 6:36
  6. "Singing Earth" (Stu Goldberg) – 0:37
  7. "The Dark Prince" – 5:15
  8. "The Unknown Dissident" – 6:16

Personnel[edit]

  • John McLaughlin – Electric Guitar, 6 + 12 + 13 String Acoustic Guitars and Banjo
  • L. Shankar – Acoustic and Electric Violin
  • Stu Goldberg – Electric Piano, Moog Synthesizer with Steiner Parker Modifications, Prophet Synthesizer, Hammond Organ
  • Fernando Saunders – Fender Bass, Acoustic Bass, Vocals on "Love and Understanding"
  • Tony Smith – Drums, Vocals
  • Alyrio Lima – Percussion, Amplified Chinese Cymbals
  • David Sanborn – Alto Saxophone on "The Unknown Dissident"

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1979 Billboard Jazz Albums 14[3]
1979 Billboard Pop Albums 147[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Electric Dreams – John McLaughlin | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter (17 November 2002). "John McLaughlin w/ The One Truth Band: Electric Dreams". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Electric Dreams – John McLaughlin | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.