Visions of the Emerald Beyond

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Visions of The Emerald Beyond
Studio album by Mahavishnu Orchestra
Released February 1975 (1975-02)
Recorded December 1974, Electric Lady Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 40:23
Label Columbia
Producer Ken Scott and Mahavishnu John McLaughlin
Mahavishnu Orchestra chronology
Apocalypse
(1974)
Visions of the Emerald Beyond
(1975)
Inner Worlds
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]

Visions of the Emerald Beyond is an album by the jazz fusion group Mahavishnu Orchestra, and the second released by its second incarnation.

According to the liner notes, the album was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City from December 4 until December 14, 1974. It was then mixed at Trident Studios in London from December 16 until December 24, 1974.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by John McLaughlin except "Cosmic Strut" by Narada Michael Walden.

  1. "Eternity's Breath, Pt. 1" – 3:10
  2. "Eternity's Breath, Pt. 2" – 4:50
  3. "Lila's Dance" – 5:37
  4. "Can't Stand Your Funk" – 2:10
  5. "Pastoral" – 3:41
  6. "Faith" – 2:01
  7. "Cosmic Strut" – 3:29
  8. "If I Could See" – 1:17
  9. "Be Happy" – 3:33
  10. "Earth Ship" – 3:43
  11. "Pegasus" – 1:48
  12. "Opus 1" – 0:25
  13. "On the Way Home to Earth" – 4:45

Personnel[edit]

Mahavishnu Orchestra[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Carol Shive – 2nd violin, vocals
  • Russell Tubbs – alto and soprano sax
  • Philip Hirschi – cello
  • Bob Knapp – flute, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals, wind
  • Steve Kindler – 1st violin

Charts[edit]

Album

Billboard (North America)[3]

Year Chart Position
1975 Jazz Albums 18
1975 Pop Albums 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S.. Visions of the Emerald Beyond at AllMusic. Retrieved 19 May 2007.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Mahavishnu Orchestra > Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Visions of the Emerald Beyond – Mahavishnu Orchestra > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums at AllMusic. Retrieved 19 October 2008.