Mahavishnu (album)

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Mahavishnu - Mahavishnu Orchestra.jpg
Studio album by Mahavishnu Orchestra
Released 1984 (1984)
Recorded April–May 1984, Ramses Studios, Paris
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 43:00
Label Warner Bros.
Producer John McLaughlin
Mahavishnu Orchestra chronology
Inner Worlds
(1976)Inner Worlds1976
Adventures in Radioland
(1986)Adventures in Radioland1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Mahavishnu is an album by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, released in 1984 by Warner Bros. Records. During the 1980s, John McLaughlin reformed the Mahavishnu Orchestra for release of the two albums Mahavishnu and Adventures in Radioland. This band's overall sound was radically different from the original Mahavishnu Orchestra, in particular because of McLaughlin's extensive use of the Synclavier synthesiser system. This album features original Mahavishnu Orchestra drummer Billy Cobham.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Written By John McLaughlin, except where noted.
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Radio-Activity" 6:52
2. "Nostalgia" 5:56
3. "Nightriders" 3:47
4. "East Side West Side" 4:55
Side two
No. Title Music Length
1. "Clarendon Hills" Bill Evans 6:03
2. "Jazz"   1:43
3. "The Unbeliever"   2:47
4. "Pacific Express"   6:30
5. "When Blue Turns Gold"   3:19


Mahavishnu Orchestra[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]


  • Executive Producer: Albert Koski
  • Arranged & Produced By John McLaughlin
  • Engineered By Jean Louis Rizet; assisted by Laurent Peyron
  • Mixed By Brian Risner & Jean-Louis Riset


  1. ^ Mahavishnu at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 135. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.