Mahavishnu Orchestra

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One of the premiere fusion groups, the Mahavishnu Orchestra was considered by most observers during its prime to be a rock band, but its sophisticated improvisations actually put its high-powered music between rock and jazz. Founder and leader John McLaughlin had recently played with Miles Davis and Tony Williams' Lifetime. The original lineup of the group was McLaughlin on electric guitar, violinist Jerry Goodman, keyboardist Jan Hammer, electric bassist Rick Laird, and drummer Billy Cobham. They recorded three intense albums for Columbia Records during 1971-1973 and then the personnel changed completely for the second version of the group. In addition to McLaughlin, the 1974 incarnation of the band consisted of violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, Gayle Moran on keyboards and vocals, electric bassist Ralphe Armstrong, and drummer Narada Michael Walden; by 1975 Stu Goldberg had replaced Moran and Ponty had left. John McLaughlin's dual interests in Eastern religion and playing acoustic guitar resulted in the band breaking up in 1975. Surprisingly, an attempt to revive the Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1984 (using Cobham, saxophonist Bill Evans, keyboardist Mitchel Forman, electric bassist Jonas Hellborg, and percussionist Danny Gottlieb) was unsuccessful; one Warner Bros. Records, Inc. album resulted. However, when one thinks of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, it is of the original lineup, which was very influential throughout the 1970s.
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Albums

SBP234127 The Inner Mounting Flame — Mahavishnu Orchestra The Mahavishnu Orchestra* With John McLaughlin The Mahavishnu Orchestra* With John McLaughlin - The Inner Mounting Flame (Album) Columbia SBP234127 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
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KC 31996 Birds Of Fire — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds Of Fire (Album) Columbia KC 31996 US 1973 Sell This Version
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KC 32766 Between Nothingness & Eternity — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra Between Nothingness & Eternity (Album) Columbia KC 32766 US 1973 Sell This Version
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MOT-60.032 Apocalypse — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra With The London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas Mahavishnu Orchestra With The London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas - Apocalypse (Album) Columbia MOT-60.032 Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
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AS 1028 Visions Of The Emerald Beyond — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra Visions Of The Emerald Beyond (Album) Columbia AS 1028 US 1975 Sell This Version
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CBS 69216 Inner Worlds — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra / John McLaughlin Mahavishnu Orchestra / John McLaughlin - Inner Worlds (Album) CBS, CBS, CBS CBS 69216 US 1976 Sell This Version
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WB 25190-4, 4-25190 Mahavishnu — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu* Mahavishnu (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 25190-4, 4-25190 US 1984 Sell This Version
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88561-8081-1 Adventures In Radioland — Mahavishnu Orchestra John McLaughlin And Mahavishnu* John McLaughlin And Mahavishnu* - Adventures In Radioland (Album) CBS 88561-8081-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
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SRCS 2132 The Lost Trident Sessions — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra The Lost Trident Sessions (Album) Columbia, Legacy SRCS 2132 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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none Unreleased Tracks From Between Nothingness & Eternity — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra Unreleased Tracks From Between Nothingness & Eternity(7xFile, MP3, 260) Sony Music Entertainment Inc. none USA & Europe 2012
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Singles & EPs

AE 7 1043 The Inner Mounting Flame — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin - The Inner Mounting Flame(7", EP, Promo) Columbia AE 7 1043 US 1971 Sell This Version
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SOPB 215, SOPB-215 Celestial Terrestrial Commuters — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra Celestial Terrestrial Commuters (Single) CBS/Sony, CBS/Sony SOPB 215, SOPB-215 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
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AE7 1081 Sister Andrea — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra Sister Andrea(7", Promo) Columbia AE7 1081 US 1973 Sell This Version
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S CBS 3007 Can't Stand Your Funk / Eternity's Breath Part 2 — Mahavishnu Orchestra The Mahavishnu Orchestra* Can't Stand Your Funk / Eternity's Breath Part 2 (Single) Columbia S CBS 3007 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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YD 404 Common Mama / Can't Stand Your Funk — Mahavishnu Orchestra Keith Jarrett / Mahavishnu Orchestra Keith Jarrett / Mahavishnu Orchestra - Common Mama / Can't Stand Your Funk(7", Jukebox) CBS YD 404 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
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SOPD 6 Birds Of Fire — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds Of Fire(7", EP) CBS/Sony SOPD 6 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

SOPM 90, SOPM-90 The Best Of The Mahavishnu Orchestra — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra The Best Of The Mahavishnu Orchestra(LP, Comp) CBS/Sony, CBS/Sony SOPM 90, SOPM-90 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
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JC 36394 The Best Of The Mahavishnu Orchestra — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra The Best Of The Mahavishnu Orchestra (Comp) Columbia JC 36394 US 1980 Sell This Version
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8 55 686 The Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin — Mahavishnu Orchestra The Mahavishnu Orchestra*, John McLaughlin The Mahavishnu Orchestra*, John McLaughlin - The Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin (Comp) AMIGA 8 55 686 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1980 Sell This Version
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IGDA 71105/106 Untitled — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock - Untitled (Comp) DeAgostini, CBS IGDA 71105/106 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
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CCSCD 305 The Collection — Mahavishnu Orchestra John McLaughlin And The Mahavishnu Orchestra* John McLaughlin And The Mahavishnu Orchestra* - The Collection (Comp) Castle Communications CCSCD 305 France 1991 Sell This Version
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CDDEA 2273 Mahavishnu Orchestra - John McLaughlin — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin - Mahavishnu Orchestra - John McLaughlin(CD, Comp) Columbia, DeAgostini CDDEA 2273 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
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88697172532 Original Album Classics — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra Original Album Classics (Album, Comp) Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Legacy 88697172532 Brazil 2007 Sell This Version
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88697 93034 2 The Complete Columbia Albums Collection — Mahavishnu Orchestra The Original Mahavishnu Orchestra* The Complete Columbia Albums Collection(CD, Album + CD, Album + CD, Album + 2xCD, Album, R) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88697 93034 2 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
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BGOCD1161 Between Nothingness & Eternity / Visions Of The Emerald Beyond — Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu Orchestra Between Nothingness & Eternity / Visions Of The Emerald Beyond (Album) BGO Records BGOCD1161 UK 2014 Sell This Version

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mikeh69

mikeh69

July 30, 2022
edited 13 days ago
WILL SONY FOR THE LIFE OF GOD TAKE THE ENTIRE REMIX OF THE CENTRAL PARK SHOW AND TURN IT INTO A 3 LP SET.... PLEASE THE CD'S SOUND LIKE THEY ARE FROM MP3'S COMPRESSED AND JUST NOT VERY PLEASANT ,,, THE ORIGINAL MIX FROM 1973 IS MORE EVEN ( WITH OVERDUBS FROM JAN HAMMER ACTUALLY ) CAN'T ANYONE TRY TO REMIX THIS FROM THE MULTI TRACK AGAIN IN 24/192 OR SOME HIGH DEFINTION SONIC THING AND GO TO PALLAS AND MAKE A 3 LP SET SO WE DON'T HAVE TO ENDURE THE HORRORS OF THE MP3 REMIXED CONCERT ANYMORE... THANKS YOU MILES DAVIS ....https://www.discogs.com/release/4649350-The-Original-Mahavishnu-Orchestra-The-Complete-Columbia-Albums-Collection
Groovyggg

Groovyggg

July 17, 2020
Great Performance s , My copy Has Wrong Years On labels but All Well Recorded..Am Seeking The Rainbow Gig With Billy Cobham ( I was there ! ) Apparently there's a Japanese Copy Somewhere ?? Ggg
joshua.a.morrison

joshua.a.morrison

April 16, 2016
edited over 6 years ago
Please delete entered album info in wrong place. 10 words

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