Electric Guitarist

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Electric Guitarist
John McLaughlin - 1978 - Electric Guitarist.jpg
Studio album by
Released1978 (1978)
StudioSound Mixer Studios in New York City; Devonshire Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California
GenreJazz fusion, jazz
Length38:53
LabelColumbia
ProducerJohn McLaughlin, Dennis MacKay
John McLaughlin chronology
My Goal's Beyond
(1971)
Electric Guitarist
(1978)
Electric Dreams
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
All About Jazz(favourable)[1]
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Record GuideB+ [3]
Rolling Stone(favourable)[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[5]

Electric Guitarist is the fifth studio album by guitarist John McLaughlin, released in 1978 through Columbia Records originally on vinyl; a remastered CD edition with expanded liner notes was reissued in 1990 as part of the Columbia Jazz Contemporary Masters series.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John McLaughlin, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."New York on My Mind"5:46
2."Friendship"7:02
3."Every Tear from Every Eye"6:53
4."Do You Hear the Voices That You Left Behind?"7:41
5."Are You the One? Are You the One?"4:43
6."Phenomenon: Compulsion"3:23
7."My Foolish Heart" (Victor Young, Ned Washington)3:25
Total length:38:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Dennis MacKay – production

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1978 Billboard 200 105 [7]
Billboard Jazz Albums 6 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kolosky, Walter (2002-11-17). "John McLaughlin - Electric Guitarist (1978) album review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  2. ^ Horowitz, Hal. "John McLaughlin - Electric Guitarist (1978) album review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: M". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 7, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Swenson, John (1978-08-24). "John McLaughlin - Electric Guitarist (1978) album review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 135. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  6. ^ "John McLaughlin - Electric Guitarist (1978, Remastered CD, 1990)". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  7. ^ a b "John McLaughlin - Electric Guitarist (1978) | Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-10-27.

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