the incomparable mahavishnu orchestra

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  1. Neill

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    just unreal. that eds through that marshall with those hands is the cats ass.



     
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    Best. Sh!t. Ever.
     
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    I really love his Hummingbird thru pickup tones the best(extrapolation, In a Silent Way) but this period is wow as well, really awesome tones with this setup on this night, thanks for posting, he was a god around this time, I lose interest in Shakti and some of his other ventures, but Inner Mounting Flame and the years leading up to it are amazing.
     
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    :)

    MO lifer here. Thanks for posting these vids. I'm going to grab the headphones and be blasted into guruland ;)
     
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    By the way, those who watched the video will know why I wrote that.

    Huge fan of Mc. here
     
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    I knew exactly why you wrote that...that's why I :)'ed

    Long live the MO!
     
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    There are some pictures of him in one of the Lifetime reissue CD's and he's playing a Mustang. I'm thinking that much of his Miles stuff was cut with the Mustang. I don't think he could have hung with the volume with the Hummingbird.
    (I'm flashing back to the two Hummingbirds I let go. Oh, the agony!)
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aUxPcA6Co

    Binky's beam, from that album. Still one of the best from all 4 of those musicians; the rhythm section was awesome and John Surman on baritone sax was/is a hurricane.

    I really love that clean percussive sparse style JM does here.
     
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    I could be crazy and have remembered this wrong, but Silent way and Extrapolation are the acoustic guitar and pickup,

    I love the mustang sounds, jack johnson is just tingling with impossible mustang, the hummingbird is impossible in these new crazy volume situations, you are correct, but he is so crazy on that box, love the gibson acoustic sounds they are are at once more precise and cleaner sounding, but just massive and crazy when it breaks up and he kinda strums a little more on that thing, but that french show the op posted is really smashing,

    i have been looking at youttube this evening after seeing this here and there is a bevy of 1972 shows, all magnificent
     
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    Ah.

    Working on Dawn right now. We're going to attempt to cover it.
     
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    The "Birds of Fire" LP changed my life in 9th grade. Astounding stuff.
     
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    A friend played in his band and kindly honored my geeky request for an autograph: I now have the master's John Hancock, right-handed and left-handed!
     
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    I saw this version live in 1973. It is still the most powerful, most unique and probably the loudest concert I have been to. Seems like it was the perfect storm of talent, creativity and timing. Too short lived though. This would be a reunion that would be at the absolute top of my wish list!
     
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    i'm not holding my breath but i've been hoping for this for time. not sure they could ever approach the synergy, and fire they had first time out though.
     
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    I'd be happy enough if they can get together onstage without killing each other.
     
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    Awesome footage. Thanks. Of all the shows I saw in the 70s, I never saw Mahavishnu. I don't think I discovered them until after their breakup.

    I did see JM several times (Shakti, Electric, w/ DiMeola) and recently last year in Boulder. At close to age 70, he's still vibrant and quite relevant IMO.
     
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    Speechless.

    On a whole different level than anything today.

    No Protools here.

    One can only hope and dream that McLaughlin will make the magic happen just one more time while they are all still alive.
     

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