Return to Forever: The Anthology

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Return to Forever: The Anthology
Compilation album by Return to Forever
Released 2008
Recorded 1973 - 1976, at Record Plant Studios, N.Y. (1973-1975) and at Caribou Ranch, Colorado (1976)
Genre Jazz-rock
Label Concord Records
Producer Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (not rated) [2]

Return to Forever: The Anthology is a compilation of the "electric years" of jazz fusion band Return to Forever. The collection features newly remastered selections from Where Have I Known You Before and No Mystery, along with the entire Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy and Romantic Warrior albums. Remastering was performed by Mick Guzauski at Mad Hatter Studios.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy" (Corea) – 3:31
  2. "After the Cosmic Rain" (Clarke) – 8:25
  3. "Captain Señor Mouse" (Corea) – 9:01
  4. "Theme to the Mothership" (Corea) – 8:49
  5. "Space Circus, Pts. 1 & 2" (Corea) – 5:42
  6. "The Game Maker" (Corea) – 6:46
  7. "Vulcan Worlds" (Clarke) – 7:51
  8. "The Shadow of Lo" (White) – 7:32
  9. "Beyond the Seventh Galaxy" (Corea) – 3:13
  10. "Song to the Pharaoh Kings" (Corea) – 14:21

Track 1 - 6: from Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (1973, complete)
Track 7 - 10: from Where Have I Known You Before (1974)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Dayride" (Clarke) – 3:25
  2. "Sofistifunk" (White) – 3:51
  3. "No Mystery" (Corea) – 6:10
  4. "Celebration Suite Part I & II" (Corea) – 14:01
  5. "Medieval Overture" (Corea) – 5:14
  6. "Sorceress" (White) – 7:34
  7. "The Romantic Warrior" (Corea) – 10:52
  8. "Majestic Dance" (Di Meola) – 5:01
  9. "The Magician" (Clarke) – 5:29
  10. "Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant Part I & II" (Corea) – 11:26

Track 1 - 4: from No Mystery (1975)
Track 5 - 10: from Romantic Warrior (1976, complete)

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2008 Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz 4[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Anthology - Return to Forever | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Greenland, Tom. "Return to Forever: Return to Forever: The Anthology". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Anthology : Return To Forever : Concord Music Group". www2.concordmusicgroup.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Anthology - Return to Forever | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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