Electric Guitarist

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Electric Guitarist
Studio album by John McLaughlin
Released 1978 (1978)
Recorded Sound Mixer Studios in New York City; Devonshire Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California
Genre Jazz fusion, jazz
Length 38:53
Label Columbia
Producer John McLaughlin, Dennis McKay
John McLaughlin chronology
Electric Guitarist
Electric Dreams
Alternative cover
1990 reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (favourable)[2]
Rolling Stone (favourable)[3]

Electric Guitarist is the fifth studio album by guitarist John McLaughlin, released in 1978 through Columbia Records originally on vinyl; a remastered CD edition with expanded liner notes was reissued in 1990 as part of the Columbia Jazz Contemporary Masters series.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John McLaughlin, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "New York on My Mind"   5:46
2. "Friendship"   7:02
3. "Every Tear from Every Eye"   6:53
4. "Do You Hear the Voices That You Left Behind?"   7:41
5. "Are You the One? Are You the One?"   4:43
6. "Phenomenon: Compulsion"   3:23
7. "My Foolish Heart" (Victor Young, Ned Washington) 3:25
Total length:


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1978 Billboard 200 105[5]
1978 Billboard Jazz Albums 6[5]


  1. ^ Horowitz, Hal. "Electric Guitarist - John McLaughlin". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter (2002-11-17). "John McLaughlin: Electric Guitarist (1978)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  3. ^ Swenson, John (1978-08-24). "John McLaughlin: Electric Guitarist". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  4. ^ "Johnny McLaughlin* – Electric Guitarist". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  5. ^ a b "Electric Guitarist - John McLaughlin | Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-10-27.