The Inner Mounting Flame

Label
Columbia
Running length
30 tracks
Running time
201:28

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John Mclaughlin - Meeting of the Spirits (2011 Master) 6:52 5
1 Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin - Meeting Of The Spirits 6:51 3,237
1 Mahavishnu Orchestra - Meeting of the Spirits (2011 Master) 6:52 96
2 Mahavishnu Orchestra;John McLaughlin - Dawn 5:08 1,656
2 Mahavishnu Orchestra - Dawn (2011 Master) 5:09 55
2 Mahavishnu Orchestra - Dawn 5:17 43,006
3 Mahavishnu Orchestra - Noonward Race 6:29 9,887
3 Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Noonward Race (2011 Master) 6:27 50
3 Mahavishnu Orchestra;John McLaughlin - The Noonward Race 6:26 1,878
4 Mahavishnu Orchestra - A Lotus on Irish Streams 5:38 38,187
4 The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John Mclaughlin - A Lotus on Irish Streams (2011 Master) 5:39 1
4 Mahavishnu Orchestra - A Lotus on Irish Streams (2011 Master) 5:39 43
4 Mahavishnu Orchestra;John McLaughlin - A Lotus On Irish Streams 5:40 1,242
5 Mahavishnu Orchestra - Vital Transformation (2011 Master) 6:16 48
5 Mahavishnu Orchestra - Vital Transformation 6:17 41,609
5 The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John Mclaughlin - Vital Transformation (2011 Master) 6:15 1
5 Mahavishnu Orchestra;John McLaughlin - Vital Transformation 6:16 1,375
6 The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John Mclaughlin - The Dance of Maya (2011 Master) 7:16 1
6 Mahavishnu Orchestra;John McLaughlin - The Dance Of Maya 7:16 1,237
6 Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Dance of Maya (2011 Master) 14:04 42
6 Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Dance Of Maya 7:11 33,327
7 Mahavishnu Orchestra - You Know, You Know 5:04 33,516
7 Mahavishnu Orchestra;John McLaughlin - You Know, You Know 5:08 1,778
7 The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John Mclaughlin - You Know, You Know (2011 Master) 5:07 2
7 Mahavishnu Orchestra - You Know, You Know (2011 Master) 7:12 86
8 Mahavishnu Orchestra - Awakening (2011 Master) 14:08 58
8 Mahavishnu Orchestra - Awakening 3:27 33,613
8 The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John Mclaughlin - Awakening (2011 Master) 3:30 1
8 Mahavishnu Orchestra;John McLaughlin - Awakening 3:32 958
9 Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Noonward Race (Live) (2011 Master) 15:22 23

About this album

The Inner Mounting Flame

This is the album that made John McLaughlin a semi-household name, a furious, high-energy, yet rigorously conceived meeting of virtuosos that, for all intents and purposes, defined the fusion of and a year after Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew breakthrough. It also inadvertently led to the derogatory connotation of the word , for it paved the way for an army of imitators, many of whose excesses and commercial panderings devalued the entire movement. Though much was made of the influence of jazz-influenced improvisation in the Mahavishnu band, it is the rock element that predominates, stemming directly from the electronic innovations of Jimi Hendrix. The improvisations, particularly McLaughlin’s post-Hendrix machine-gun assaults on double-necked electric guitar and Jerry Goodman’s flights on electric violin, owe more to the freakouts that had been circulating in progressive rock circles than to jazz, based as they often are on ostinatos on one chord. These still sound genuinely thrilling today on CD, as McLaughlin and Goodman battle Jan Hammer’s keyboards, Rick Laird’s bass, and especially Billy Cobham’s hard-charging drums, whose jazz-trained technique pushed the envelope for all rock drummers. What doesn’t date so well are the composed medium- and high-velocity unison passages that are played in such tight lockstep that they can’t breathe.

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  • pteronophobic

    Amazing record. One of the greatest fusion albums of all time.

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dontsagemebro

    amazing track listing last.fm

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • mk741

    "Look at that line-up. Can't be nothing less than perfection." Indeed. A case of impeccable musicians making impeccable (and incredibly influential) music.

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • mk741

    While it likely had a huge and immediate impact on 70s prog. rock bands (namely Crimson), I think this record had an even greater impact on the then burgeoning jazz-death metal scene of the late 80s/ early 90s, judging by how much it reminds me of Cynic's debut.

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ChokitoBranco

    Look at that line-up. Can't be nothing less than perfection.

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • SequenceC

    One of the best fusion albums ever [2]

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ghrmsn

    nunca me aburrirá

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • XSeanybOiX

    this album is really fucking good

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • WartimeThrills

    Perfection.

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • trzyszostki

    Amazing is how fresh it sounds after almost 40 years.

    30 Dec 2010 Reply
  • LeFlipp

    Uno de mis discos favoritos de todos los tiempos dorados de la casa del infinito puntito rojo. Sublime vertiginosa espeluznante explosiva emocionante y exquisita la ejecución de John McLaughlin.

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • johnny_rasta

    incredible. stunning. beautiful. enough.

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • AerosmithFan112

    McLaughlin is an absolute GOD on this one.

    14 Feb 2010 Reply
  • pepganzo

    cristo. cristo. cristo.

    22 Nov 2009 Reply
  • prodigious1

    Amazing.

    3 Nov 2009 Reply
  • DoctorSerrucho

    Holy shit this is amazing [X 9464684]

    5 Sep 2009 Reply
  • barrospablito

    Um dos melhores álbuns que já ouvi em todos esses anos de cultura musical.

    27 Jul 2009 Reply
  • hangingonadream

    A-A-A-AH..., This is relaxing!

    3 Jun 2009 Reply
  • lewisms

    """ "Holy shit this is amazing." Exactly." Exactly :D" Exactly :D :D " Exactly :D :D :D

    7 May 2009 Reply
  • sleepdirt

    1972 September 2nd. Crystal Palace Bowl. Uk. Outdoor concert. Wonderful music. Wonderful sunny day.

    13 Dec 2008 Reply
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