Musicmagic

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Musicmagic
Studio album by Return to Forever
Released January 1977
Genre Jazz-rock
Length 41:51
Label Columbia
Producer Return to Forever
Return to Forever chronology
Romantic Warrior
(1976)
Musicmagic
(1977)
Live
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Musicmagic is the seventh and final studio album of fusion band Return to Forever.

This album contains the final line-up of the band, with only founders Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke returning from the previous album. This is the first album since Light as a Feather (1972) to contain vocals, featuring Stanley Clarke and Corea's wife Gayle Moran. This album also marks the return of original member Joe Farrell on saxophone and flute, along with several new members making up a five-piece horn section.

With the addition of trombonist Ron Moss, this lineup toured and recorded the live album Live (1977) which was re-issued in 1978 as a 4 LP set called Return to Forever Live: The Complete Concert.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Musician" (Corea) – 7:12
  2. "Hello Again" (Clarke) – 3:49
  3. "Musicmagic" (Corea, Moran) – 11:00
  4. "So Long Mickey Mouse" (Clarke) – 6:09
  5. "Do You Ever" (Moran) – 3:59
  6. "The Endless Night" (Corea, Moran) – 9:41

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1977 Billboard 200 38[2]
1977 Billboard Jazz Albums 4[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elias, Jason. "Musicmagic - Return to Forever | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Musicmagic - Return to Forever | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.