Return to Forever – Returns

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Returns
Live album by Return to Forever
Released 17 March 2009
Recorded 18 July 2008 - 6 September 2008
Genre Jazz fusion
Label Eagle
Producer Terry Shand, Claude Nobs
Return to Forever chronology
Live
(1977)
Returns
(2009)
The Mothership Returns
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5.0 stars [1]
All About Jazz (favorable)[2]
Return to Forever - Returns: Live at Montreux 2008
Video by Return to Forever
Released 2009
Recorded 2008, Montreux, Clearwater, Florida
Genre Jazz
Length 149 minutes
Label Eagle Rock Entertainment

Returns is a live album by the fusion band Return to Forever. Released in 2009, it is the first recording by the band after a hiatus of 32 years. A video recording of the band's live performances from the "Returns" tour at Montreux, Switzerland and (bonus material) Clearwater, Florida was also released in 2009 by Eagle Rock Entertainment as Return to Forever – Returns: Live at Montreux 2008.

CD track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Opening Prayer" (Corea) – 2:03
  2. "Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy" (Corea) – 3:43
  3. "Vulcan Worlds" (Clarke) – 13:45
  4. "Sorceress" (White) – 11:22
  5. "Song to the Pharaoh Kings" (Corea) – 27:13
  6. Al's Solo, including (Corea, DiMeola, Piazzolla) – 8:54
    • "Children's Song #3" duet with Chick Corea
    • "Passion Grace & Fire"
    • "Mediterranean Sundance"
    • "Café 1930"
    • "Spain" duet with Chick Corea
  7. "No Mystery" (Corea) – 8:52

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Friendship" Chick's Solo, including 'Solar' (Corea, Davis) – 8:52
  2. "Romantic Warrior" (Corea) – 7:19
  3. "El Bayo de Negro" Stanley's Solo (Clarke) – 11:25
  4. "Lineage" Lenny's Solo (White) – 7:39
  5. "Romantic Warrior" (continued) (Corea) – 3:03
  6. "Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant" (Corea) – 14:03

Bonus tracks

  1. "500 Miles High" (Corea) – 12:48
  2. "BBC Lifetime Achievement Award to RTF as presented by Sir George Martin, including a performance of 'Romantic Warrior'" – 8:20

Video track listing[edit]

Main show - Montreux 2008

  1. Introduction
  2. "Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy"
  3. "Vulcan Worlds"
  4. "Sorceress"
  5. "Song To The Pharaoh Kings"
  6. Al's solo
  7. "No Mystery"
  8. "Chick's Solo
  9. "Romantic Warrior"
  10. "El Bayo de Negro" (Stanley's solo)
  11. "Lineage" (Lenny's solo)
  12. "Romantic Warrior" (conclusion)

Bonus tracks - Clearwater, FL 2008

  1. "Lineage" (Lenny's solo)
  2. Al's solo
  3. "Friendship" (Chick's solo)
  4. "El Bayo de Negro" (Stanley's solo)
  5. "Duel Of The Jester And The Tyrant"

Personnel[edit]

CD recording credits[edit]

  • Artist Coordination: Julie Rooney
  • Consultant: Bob Belden
  • Cover Design: Marc Bessant
  • Drum Technician: Gary Grimm
  • Engineer: Bernie Kirsh
  • Executive Producer: Terry Shand, Claude Nobs
  • Guitar Technician: Andy Brauer
  • Keyboard Technician: Brian Alexander
  • Liner Notes: Russell Davis
  • Management: Bill Rooney
  • Poetry: Neville Potter
  • Production Coordination: Terry Cooley
  • Wardrobe Design: Claudio Lugli

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2009 Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz 2[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Return to Forever – Returns at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kelman, John. "Return To Forever: Returns - Live at Montreux 2008". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Returns - Return to Forever | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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