It is not a secret that yours truly dislikes Fusion and or extreme jazz rock! While I see the point, like the musicianship and love the musical images created by these fabulous musicians, I really cant FEEL anything while listening to these albums involved! These guys are master class musicians bar none! Still my heart didn’t jump a beat, my feelings were almost numbed but not in a good way! I really wondered, along the way, WHY? Why does these fabulous musicians create such an ambience of brilliance, delivering the utmost musical art! Leaving you, the listener in amazement of the sheer brilliance of each musician and still not one ounce of feeling?! How can so many brilliant musicians be technical brilliant and no heart ??!! Yes you might argue as to what I am saying/feeling! I stand firm, this is not for me, I like feeling, I like beauty and first and foremost I like brilliant musicians whom has a heart and show in their musical ventures! Feel before technique, heart before talent!
Friends of Mahavishnu orchestra will no doubt greet this re-mastered double cd welcome!! My rating are for excellent musicianship and fine cover art!
My idea of great fusion/jazzrock (hard core fusion friends may have a laugh) are confined to say: Jeff Beck “Wired” & “Blow By Blow” / Stanley Clarke: “ Schooldays” or David Sancious & Tone.