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Return To Forever - Musicmagic flac album

Return To Forever - Musicmagic flac album Performer: Return To Forever
Title: Musicmagic
Style: Fusion
Released: 1977
Country: US
MP3 album: 1612 mb
FLAC album: 1129 mb
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Jazz

Musicmagic is the seventh and final studio album of fusion band Return to Forever. This album contains the final line-up of the band, with only founders Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke returning from the previous album. This is the first album since Light as a Feather (1973) to contain vocals, featuring Stanley Clarke and Corea's wife Gayle Moran. This album also marks the return of original member Joe Farrell on saxophone and flute, along with several new members making up a five-piece horn section.

Return to Forever was one of the most commercially and artistically successful jazz/rock bands of the '70s. Albums like Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy and Where Have I Known You Before are filled with the band's chemistry and deft mix of genres. This 1977 effort marks the departure of founding member, drummer Lenny White and guitarist Al DiMeola. Musicmagic features none of the exciting and challenging playing that typified their best work. The first track, "The Musician," starts off strongly with a great intro then meanders, a trait that often marred Corea's best work of this era. "Hello Again," a duet with Clarke and Moran, is skilled but a little mawkish. The title track plays to this incarnation's strengths with the horn section providing punchy support as Corea has a harder-edged Fender Rhodes solo.

Live (Return to Forever album). Live is the final album by fusion band Return to Forever. It was recorded live at the Palladium in New York City on May 20 and 21 1977 as part of the Musicmagic tour to support the album of the same name.

Return to forever musicmagic - rare 1977 UK cbs A1/B1 1st press w/ insert promo. Return to Forever - Musicmagic - Audio Fidelity Super Audio CD SACD SEALED. This album is something of a cruel let down after the heights of the previous incarnation of Return To Forever, which went out on a high with Romantic Warrior. Here Chick Corea and his main sidekick Stanley Clarke seemed to have decided to turn their backs on their rock audiences and tried to steer clearly in the direction of commercial jazz fusion that was paved by Weather Report. This drastic change made for a distinctly less interesting album, that has a few moments that measure up to the standards set by previous works like Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy and Romantic Warrior.

Album · 1977 · 6 Songs. More By Return to Forever. See All. Romantic Warrior. The Best of Return to Forever.

Return to Forever's last album to date, Musicmagic, shows yet another major style swift and as a consequence it has received bad praise. In their inception, the band played a very exquisite mix of jazz and latin inspired music, they later moved to a completely instrumental and electric sound where their brains joining the jazz rock movement in the heights of Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). Stanley's bass is understated but effective on that song, especially the parts where he uses a bow on the double bass. Chick really comes to the fore on the piano and it is just a joy to listen. Sometimes it almost seems like this song is a continuation of Romantic Warrior.


A1 The Musician
A2 Hello Again
A3 Musicmagic
B1 So Long Mickey Mouse
B2 Do You Ever
B3 The Endless Night
B4 The Endless Night (Reprise)

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Columbia Q8
Quadraphonic 8-Track Tape Cartridge

Dolby B Encoded.

Final quadraphonic 8-track tape release from the CBS group of labels.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PC 34682 Return To Forever Musicmagic ‎(LP, Album) Columbia PC 34682 US 1977
PC 34682 Return To Forever Musicmagic ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Columbia PC 34682 US 1977
AFZ 250 Return To Forever Musicmagic ‎(SACD, Hybrid, Mixed, RM, TP, Ref) Audio Fidelity AFZ 250 US 2016
CBS 81959 Return To Forever Musicmagic ‎(LP, Album) CBS CBS 81959 Europe 1977
19.804 Return To Forever Musicmagic ‎(LP, Album) Columbia 19.804 Argentina 1977