No Mystery

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No Mystery
Studio album by Return to Forever
Released 1975
Recorded January 1975 at Record Plant Studios, N.Y.
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 42:57
Label Polydor
Producer Chick Corea, Shelly Yakus
Return to Forever chronology
Where Have I Known You Before
(1974)
No Mystery
(1975)
Romantic Warrior
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4.6/5 stars[2]

No Mystery (1975) is the fifth studio album by jazz-rock fusion band Return to Forever.

Production[edit]

All members of the group contributed compositions to this album. Side A contains heavily funk-influenced material composed by each member of the group, whereas Side B is filled by Chick Corea compositions. Chick Corea won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Individual or Group Grammy Award in 1975 for this album.[3] "Flight of the Newborn" is Di Meola's first recorded composition. Di Meola's solos are an early example of shredding.[citation needed]

Stanley Clarke would later re-record "Dayride" with background vocals for his solo album, Modern Man, released in 1978.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dayride" (Clarke) – 3:25
  2. "Jungle Waterfall" (Corea, Clarke) – 3:03
  3. "Flight of the Newborn" (Di Meola) – 7:23
  4. "Sofistifunk" (White) – 3:51
  5. "Excerpt from the First Movement of Heavy Metal" (Corea, Clarke, White, Di Meola) – 2:45
  6. "No Mystery" (Corea) – 6:10
  7. "Interplay" (Corea, Clarke) – 2:15
  8. "Celebration Suite part I" (Corea) – 8:27
  9. "Celebration Suite part II" (Corea) – 5:32

Personnel[edit]

with

  • Shelly Yakus – engineer
  • Tom Rabstenek – mastering
  • Bill Levy – cover art direction

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard 200 39[4]
1975 Billboard Jazz Albums 7[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nastos, Michael G. "No Mystery - Return to Forever | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Hernan M. (3 April 2013). "Review: Return to Forever - No Mystery | Sputnikmusic". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "No Mystery - Return to Forever | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "No Mystery - Return to Forever | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.