Extrapolation (album)

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Extrapolation
Studio album by John McLaughlin
Released 1969
Recorded Advision Studios in London on January 18, 1969
Genre Jazz, fusion, post-bop
Length 39:57
Label Marmalade Records
Polydor Records
Producer Giorgio Gomelsky
John McLaughlin chronology
Extrapolation
(1969)
Where Fortune Smiles
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (favorable) [2]

Extrapolation is the debut album by jazz guitarist John McLaughlin. It was recorded at Advision Studios in London on January 18, 1969 and first released later that year by Giorgio Gomelsky's Marmalade Records.

The album was not released in the US until 1972, following McLaughlin's success as the leader of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. The first US release and all other subsequent re-issues are on the Polydor Records label.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were composed by John McLaughlin.

  1. "Extrapolation" – 2:57
  2. "It's Funny" – 4:25
  3. "Arjen's Bag" – 4:25 (re-titled Follow Your Heart when recorded the following year with Joe Farrell, and by McLaughlin solo on My Goal's Beyond)
  4. "Pete the Poet" – 5:00
  5. "This Is for Us to Share" – 3:30
  6. "Spectrum" – 2:45
  7. "Binky's Beam" – 7:05 (This track is often listed incorrectly as "Binky's Dream")
  8. "Really You Know" – 4:25
  9. "Two for Two" – 3:35
  10. "Peace Piece" – 1:50

Personnel[edit]

Billboard album charts[edit]

Chart Peak Year
Pop Albums 152[3] 1972

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Extrapolation - John McLaughlin | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter. "John McLaughlin: "Extrapolation", jazz review by Walter Kolosky". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Extrapolation - John McLaughlin | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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