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Birds of Fire

Birds of Fire

(Slipsleeve Packaging)
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Price: $34.07

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Birds of Fire is Mahavishnu Orchestra's second album. It was released in the first half of 1973 and is the last studio album released by the original Mahavishnu Orchestra line-up before the group dissolved. The album became a major crossover hit, rising to number 15 on the pop album charts, and it remains the key item in the first Mahavishnu Orchestra's slim discography. Although it has much of the screaming rock energy of the band's first album, Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire is audibly more varied in texture, even more tightly organized, and more musical in content. A remarkable example of precisely choreographed, high-speed solo trading - with John McLaughlin, Jerry Goodman, and Jan Hammer all of one mind, supported by Billy Cobham's machine-gun drumming and Rick Laird's dancing bass. Birds of Fire consists solely of compositions by John McLaughlin. This includes the track 'Miles Beyond (Miles Davis)', which McLaughlin dedicated to his friend and former bandleader. The SACD booklet features a poem entitled 'Revelation' by Sri Chinmoy.

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Artist: Mahavishnu Orchestra
Title: Birds of Fire
Genre: Rock
Attributes: Slipsleeve Packaging
Release Date: 21/08/2015
Label: Audio Fidelity
Media Format: SACD
UPC: 780014221225

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