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lionelag
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Wow, I wish I were a kid learning to play guitar again...

I recently got a new computer that was actually capable of this thing called "YouTube." Some of the musical video clips up there, sound quality good or no, are absolutely amazing. The amount of material you can learn by watching is incredible. Most of it is probably a copyright violation, but...

Stephen-- I seem to recall ranting to you about how if you like fusion, you should listen to the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Dig-- high quality sound and video, live on the BBC, 1972: (Why can't I find this on DVD anywhere? I'd buy this. I'd buy multiple copies of this.)

Meeting of the Spirits/You Know You Know
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VDjzxLKrUg

A Lotus on Irish Streams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5AsiVhvUs8

Noonward Race:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF7ysfz5H84

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Re: Wow, I wish I were a kid learning to play guitar again...

He is amazingly soft spoken, and is still making music!

http://www.johnmclaughlin.com/

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Re: Wow, I wish I were a kid learning to play guitar again...

You're not the only one, Lionel. Jon Iverson sends me YouTube links to Mahavishnu videos almost every other day. Pretty radical stuff. I'm slowly getting into the world of John McLaughlin.

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Re: Wow, I wish I were a kid learning to play guitar again...

Has anyone heard the remastered cd's on Amazon at LOW prices? I still have some pretty worn vinyl from my psychedelic-cruisin' the cosmos days. When he hit in '68-'70(?) it was like legal acid. Cobham's "Spectrum" is also good.

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Re: Wow, I wish I were a kid learning to play guitar again...

Between Nothingness And Eternity and Spectrum are standards for me. Both are on the original vinyl!

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Between Nothingness And Eternity and Spectrum are standards for me. Both are on the original vinyl!

Awesome!

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Re: Wow, I wish I were a kid learning to play guitar again...

The remastered CDs are quite good, though if anything called out for an SACD release, the Mahavishnu Orchestra would. Mobile Fidelity did Inner Mounting Flame a number of years ago, and it was better than the contemporary CD release, IIRC, but I don't know if it betters the modern remaster.

I have the recent 180g pressing of Inner Mounting Flame, and it's awfully good-- I don't think my vinyl setup is good enough for me to tell if it's definitively better than earlier pressings, but Mike Fremer had it on his Heavy Rotation list for a while, which is usually a sign of a good repressing. The same folks are reissuing Birds of Fire later this month.

I realize that McLaughlin and the surviving members of the rest of the band still aren't really speaking to each other, but I'd hoped that the release of the Trident Sessions album a few years back (excellent CD, btw) would open the floodgates for what is rumored to be a substantial amount of live material in the vaults.

Wolfgang's Vault has a number of live shows on it in FLAC, but I haven't had a chance to download any of them yet.

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Re: Wow, I wish I were a kid learning to play guitar again...

Thanks!

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