Birds of Fire (CD)


Mahavishnu Orchestra

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Tiffany Anders 05/26/2010

Birds of Fire was the second release for jazz-rock fusion group Mahavishnu Orchestra and would be their final studio album with the orginal line-up. Led by guitarist John McLaughlin, Mahavishnu Orchestra blended psychedelic progressive rock (using a heavily featured electric guitar) with jazz flavors, creating crossover success. The album is spectacularly composed and texturally complex, yet very listenable. The opening and title track, “Birds of Fire,” is the most rock oriented piece on the album with fiery guitar leads fueling the tune. Next is “Miles Beyond (Miles Davis),” which is a sultry piece dedicated to McLaughlin’s former band leader, Miles Davis. But perhaps one of the most stunning pieces is “ Thousand Island Park” which features beautifully played acoustic guitar with latin flair. Birds of Fire reached number 15 on the pop charts at the time of its release in 1973, and remains one of the best jazz-rock albums of its time, second only to Mahavishnu Orchestra’s first release Inner Mounting Flame.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Birds of Fire
Mahavishnu Orchestra 05:50
2.
Miles Beyond
Mahavishnu Orchestra 04:47
3.
Celestial Terrestrial Commuters
Mahavishnu Orchestra 02:54
4.
Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love
Mahavishnu Orchestra 00:24
5.
Thousand Island Park
Mahavishnu Orchestra 03:23
6.
Hope
Mahavishnu Orchestra 01:59
7.
One Word
Mahavishnu Orchestra 09:57
8.
Sanctuary
Mahavishnu Orchestra 05:05
9.
Open Country Joy
Mahavishnu Orchestra 03:56
10.
Resolution
Mahavishnu Orchestra 02:09

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