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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… read more



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  • Amazing record. One of the greatest fusion albums of all time.
  • amazing track listing last.fm
  • "Look at that line-up. Can't be nothing less than perfection." Indeed. A case of impeccable musicians making impeccable (and incredibly influential) music.
  • 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.
  • Look at that line-up. Can't be nothing less than perfection.
  • One of the best fusion albums ever [2]
  • nunca me aburrirá
  • this album is really fucking good
  • Perfection.
  • Amazing is how fresh it sounds after almost 40 years.

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