John McLaughlin ‎– Devotion

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Devotion 11:26
Dragon Song 4:13
Marbles 4:05
Siren 5:55
Don't Let The Dragon Eat Your Mother, Brother 5:18
Purpose Of When 4:45

Versions (41)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
4 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, Gat) Douglas 4 US 1970 Sell This Version
DOUGLAS 4 John McLaughlin Devotion(8-Trk, Album) Douglas DOUGLAS 4 US 1970 Sell This Version
SBP 234231 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album) CBS SBP 234231 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
SBP 474 071 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album) CBS SBP 474 071 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
500011 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album) Douglas 500011 France 1970 Sell This Version
ECPL-59 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, Gat) Douglas ECPL-59 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
4 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, Gat) Douglas 4 US 1970 Sell This Version
DOUGLAS 4 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, Gat) Douglas DOUGLAS 4 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
DGL 65075 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album) Douglas DGL 65075 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
500 011 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album) Douglas 500 011 France 1972 Sell This Version
DGL 65076 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album) Douglas DGL 65076 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
DGL-65075 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album) Douglas DGL-65075 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
DGL 65075 E John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, Gat) CBS DGL 65075 E Spain 1972 Sell This Version
S DGL 65075, 4 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, Gat) Douglas, Douglas S DGL 65075, 4 UK 1972 Sell This Version
S 65075 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, Gat) Douglas S 65075 UK 1972 Sell This Version
KZ-31568 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Douglas KZ-31568 US 1972 Sell This Version
KZ 31568 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Douglas, Columbia KZ 31568 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
9286700 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album) Philips 9286700 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
CELC 5010 John McLaughlin Devotion(Cass, Album) Celluloid, OAO CELC 5010 US 1984 Sell This Version
CELC 5010 John Mac Laughlin* Devotion(Cass, Album, RE) Celluloid CELC 5010 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
CELL 5010 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, RE) Celluloid CELL 5010 US 1984 Sell This Version
CELL 5010 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, RE) Celluloid CELL 5010 France 1984 Sell This Version
CELL 5010 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, RE) Celluloid CELL 5010 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
7 72656-2 John McLaughlin Devotion (CD, Album, RE) Metrotone Records 7 72656-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
CPCD 8232 John McLaughlin Devotion(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records CPCD 8232 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
JPCD9706352 John McLaughlin Devotion(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD9706352 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
MPG 74058 John McLaughlin Devotion(CD, Album, RE) Movieplay Gold MPG 74058 Portugal 1999 Sell This Version
NE 34540 John McLaughlin Devotion(CD, Album) Neon NE 34540 Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
302 061 133 2 John McLaughlin Devotion(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fuel 2000 302 061 133 2 US 2001 Sell This Version
SNAP 232 John McLaughlin Devotion(CD, Album) Charly Records SNAP 232 UK 2005 Sell This Version
BROOK 1040 John McLaughlin Marbles(CD, Album, RE) Brook BROOK 1040 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
0022-2 John McLaughlin Psychedelic Groove(CD, Promo) Protasis, Jazz & Jazz 0022-2 Greece 2008 Sell This Version
VP 80082 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, RM) Vinyl Passion VP 80082 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
CEL. N.Y. 5506 John McLaughlin Devotion(CD, Album) CELLULOID CEL. N.Y. 5506 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
CELD5010 John McLaughlin Devotion(CD, Album, RE) Celluloid CELD5010 US Unknown Sell This Version
CELCD 5010 John Mac Laughlin* Devotion(CD, Album, RE) Celluloid CELCD 5010 US Unknown Sell This Version
4 Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* Devotion(LP, Album) Douglas 4 Israel Unknown Sell This Version
DGL 65075, S DGL 65075, 4 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, RE) Douglas, Douglas, Douglas DGL 65075, S DGL 65075, 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
DGL 65075, 4 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Douglas, Douglas, CBS DGL 65075, 4 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
DGL 65075, 4 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Douglas, Douglas, CBS DGL 65075, 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
DGL 65075, 4 John McLaughlin Devotion(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Douglas, Douglas, CBS DGL 65075, 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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progfan97402

progfan97402

January 28, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Devotion, LP, Album, Gat, 4
This is quite a bit different from what you generally expect out of John McLaughlin. Here he goes more of a psychedelic rock approach, and gets help from organist Larry Young (someone John McLaughlin would bring back when he collaborated with Carlos Santana on Love, Devotion, Surrender), drummer Buddy Miles (best known for playing in Hendrix's Band of Gypsies), and bassist Billy Rich. What you get here are extended psychedelic guitar jams, with repeating bass and guitar lines, with spacy psychedelic sound effects and phasing. It sorta reminds me of Tony Williams' Lifetime's Emergency, but more rock-based, and without vocals. I guess that isn't too surprising, as McLaughlin and Young had played on that album (with only Tony Williams in place of Buddy Miles). The drumming is much more rock-oriented than say, Tony Williams or Billy Cobham, and the album overall has a much more rock than jazz approach. Even here you can still recognize this is the guitar work from McLaughlin. While I find the album very good, it also demonstrated he needed a band consisting entirely of virtuoso musicians. Of course that band being Mahavishnu Orchestra. While the other musicians are still good, they sounded like they had trouble catching up with him. As a lover of psychedelia and space rock (there are elements of space rock here!) I was surprised someone associated with jazz and fusion attempting this, and doing a rather good job. Even rock critic Robert Christgau liked this album giving this an A (he referred to McLaughlin as the Duane Eddy of the Aquarian Age), and this is a guy I frequently don't agree with him on ratings or opinions. McLaughlin wasn't happy with the mix, as he wasn't present during the mixing, which leaves me to believe the album's psychedelic feel (the phasing and other psychedelic sound effects) was probably due to mixing and not likely what McLaughlin had in mind. While I enjoy this album, don't expect breakneck fast playing from all members as you do Mahavishnu, but I recommend this for those who fancy the idea of John McLaughlin doing a psychedelic space rock album.