Electric Guitarist

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Electric Guitarist
John McLaughlin - 1978 - Electric Guitarist.jpg
Studio album by John McLaughlin
Released 1978 (1978)
Recorded Sound Mixer Studios in New York City; Devonshire Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California
Genre Jazz fusion, jazz
Length 38:53
Label Columbia
Producer John McLaughlin, Dennis McKay
John McLaughlin chronology
Electric Guitarist
Electric Dreams
(1979)Electric Dreams1979
Alternative cover
1990 reissue
1990 reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (favourable)[2]
Rolling Stone (favourable)[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[4]

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.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John McLaughlin, except where noted.

No. Title Length
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


Chart performance[edit]

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


  1. ^ Horowitz, Hal. "Electric Guitarist - John McLaughlin". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter (2002-11-17). "John McLaughlin: Electric Guitarist (1978)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  3. ^ Swenson, John (1978-08-24). "John McLaughlin: Electric Guitarist". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 135. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  5. ^ "Johnny McLaughlin* – Electric Guitarist". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  6. ^ a b "Electric Guitarist - John McLaughlin | Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-10-27.