No Mystery

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No Mystery
Nomystery.jpg
Studio album by Return to Forever
Released February 1975
Recorded January 1975
Studio Record Plant Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 42:57
Label Polydor
Producer Chick Corea, Shelly Yakus
Return to Forever chronology
Where Have I Known You Before
(1974)Where Have I Known You Before1974
No Mystery
(1975)
Romantic Warrior
(1976)Romantic Warrior1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4.6/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[3]

No Mystery (1975) is the fifth studio album by jazz-rock fusion band Return to Forever.

Production[edit]

All members of the group contributed compositions to this album. Side A contains heavily funk-influenced material composed by each member of the group, whereas Side B is filled by Chick Corea compositions. Chick Corea won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Individual or Group Grammy Award in 1975 for this album.[4] "Flight of the Newborn" is Di Meola's first recorded composition. Stanley Clarke would later re-record "Dayride" with background vocals for his solo album, Modern Man, released in 1978. Likewise, Al Di Meola re-recorded a longer version of "No Mystery" for his solo album World Sinfonia in 1991.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dayride" Stanley Clarke 3:25
2. "Jungle Waterfall" Chick Corea, Clarke 3:03
3. "Flight of the Newborn" Al Di Meola 7:23
4. "Sofistifunk" Lenny White 3:51
5. "Excerpt from the First Movement of Heavy Metal" Corea, Clarke, White, Di Meola 2:45
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "No Mystery" Corea 6:10
7. "Interplay" Corea, Clarke 2:15
8. "Celebration Suite, part I" Corea 8:27
9. "Celebration Suite, part II" Corea 5:32
Total length: 42:57

Personnel[edit]

Return to Forever
Technical
  • Shelly Yakus – engineer
  • Tom Rabstenek – mastering
  • Bill Levy – cover art direction

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard 200 39[5]
1975 Billboard Jazz Albums 7[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nastos, Michael G. "No Mystery - Return to Forever | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Hernan M. (3 April 2013). "Review: Return to Forever - No Mystery | Sputnikmusic". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 50. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ "No Mystery - Return to Forever | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "No Mystery - Return to Forever | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.