is an album by the Inner Worlds Mahavishnu Orchestra. It was the group's sixth album release.
In 1975, violinist
Jean-Luc Ponty and keyboardist Gayle Moran left the band. Also, all string and horn accompaniments the group used on its previous album, , were dismissed. Visions of the Emerald Beyond Stu Goldberg was brought in as a replacement for Moran, and then the album was recorded.
This would be the last album by the Mahavishnu Orchestra for nearly ten years, when leader and guitarist
John McLaughlin re-formed the group in 1984.
The track "Planetary Citizen" was often used by early hip-hop DJs and producers for its drum break and vocals .
Massive Attack track " Unfinished Sympathy".
One example is the use of the vocals as a significant feature of the
Track listing [ edit ]
"All in the Family" (McLaughlin) - 6:02
"Miles Out" (McLaughlin) - 6:44
"In My Life" (McLaughlin,
Walden) - 3:22 "Gita" (McLaughlin) - 4:29
"Morning Calls" (McLaughlin, Walden) - 1:23
"The Way of the Pilgrim" (Walden) - 5:15
"River of My Heart" (
Anderson, Walden) - 3:41 "Planetary Citizen" (
Armstrong) - 2:14 "Lotus Feet" (McLaughlin) - 4:24
"Inner Worlds, Pts. 1 & 2" (
Goldberg, McLaughlin) - 6:37
Personnel [ edit ]
John McLaughlin - guitars, vocals
Stu Goldberg - organ, piano, keyboards, vocals, clavinet, Mini Moog
Ralphe Armstrong - bass
Narada Michael Walden - percussion, piano, conga, drums, marimba, vocals, tympani, shaker
Billboard (North America) [3 ]
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