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
ProducerJohn McLaughlin, Dennis MacKay
John McLaughlin chronology
My Goal's Beyond
Electric Guitarist
Electric Dreams
Professional ratings
Review scores
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.

1."New York on My Mind"5:46
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


  • Dennis MacKay – production

Chart performance[edit]

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


  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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