The Mothership Returns

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The Mothership Returns
Live album by Return to Forever
Released 18 June 2012
Recorded 2011
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 112:30
Label Eagle
Producer Tim Cavanaugh, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Geoff Kempin, Adam Mason, Bill Rooney, Terry Shand, Lenny White
Return to Forever chronology
Return to Forever – Returns
(2009)
The Mothership Returns
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5.0 stars [1]
All About Jazz (very favorable)[2]

The Mothership Returns is a two CD set and one DVD by the fusion band Return to Forever. Released 18 June 2012 by Eagle Rock Entertainment, the double CD set documents the music performed during the 2011 tour. Return To Forever was expanded for this tour to quintet and featured keyboardist Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke, drummer Lenny White, guitarist Frank Gambale and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. The album peaked #6 in the 2012 and 2013 Jazz Album charts.[3]

CD track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Mediaeval Overture" (Chick Corea) – 6:03
  2. "Senor Mouse" (Chick Corea) – 12:10
  3. "Shadow of Lo/Sorceress" (Lenny White) – 16:05
  4. "Renaissance" (Jean-Luc Ponty) – 19:40

Disc two[edit]

  1. "After the Cosmic Rain" (Stanley Clarke) – 16:52
  2. "The Romantic Warrior" (Chick Corea) – 18:20
  3. "Concierto de Aranjuez/Spain" (Chick Corea, Joaquín Rodrigo) – 8:12
  4. "School Days" (Stanley Clarke) – 11:24
  5. "Beyond the Seventh Galaxy" (Chick Corea) – 3:44

DVD[edit]

  1. Inside the Music (film, documentary)
  2. "After the Cosmic Rain" (Live, Austin, Texas)
  3. "The Romantic Warrior" (Live, Montreux, Switzerland)
  4. The Story of Return to Forever (sneak peek movie trailer).

Personnel[edit]

Recording credits[edit]

  • Brian Alexander – keyboard technician
  • Librado Barocio – director
  • Marc Bessant – graphic design
  • Matt Bizer – photography
  • Evelyn Brechtlein – production coordination
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Kris Campbell – tour manager
  • Tim Cavanaugh – producer
  • Stanley Clarke – liner notes
  • Terry Cooley – production manager
  • Chick Corea – liner notes
  • Matt Druzbik – lighting director
  • Andrew Elliott – photography
  • Rob Griffin – tour manager
  • Mick Guzauski – mixing
  • Eric "Stretch" Hanson – bass technician
  • Bernie Kirsch – engineer, monitor engineer
  • Adam Mason – editing, producer
  • Paul May – tour manager
  • James "McGoo" McGregor – stage technician
  • Jim Moran – drum technician
  • Dan Muse – liner note coordination
  • Martin Philby – photography
  • Jean-Luc Ponty – liner notes
  • Anna Robertson – production assistant
  • Travis Rogers – engineer
  • Julie Rooney – graphic design
  • Arne B. Rostad – photography
  • Buck Snow – mixing
  • Robert Trujillo – liner notes
  • Devin Villery – audio technician
  • Lenny White – liner notes

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2012 Billboard Jazz Albums 6[3]
2013 Billboard Jazz Albums 6[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. The Mothership Returns at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kelman, John (19 June 2012). "Return to Forever: The Mothership Returns". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013. "Inside the Music (film); After the Cosmic Rain (Live, Austin, Texas); The Romantic Warrior (Live, Montreux, Switzerland); The Story of Return to Forever (sneak peek movie trailer)." 
  3. ^ a b c "The Mothership Returns - Return to Forever | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 

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