Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “The Inner Mounting Flame” is its first (fully composed by John McLaughlin) studio album released on August 14, 1971.
Track listing : . 1.Meeting of the Spirits (John McLaughlin) – 06:52 . 2.Dawn (John McLaughlin) – 05:10 . 3.The Noonward Race (John McLaughlin) – 06:28 . 4.A Lotus On Irish Streams (John McLaughlin) – 05:39 . 5.Vital Transformation (John McLaughlin) – 06:16 . 6.The Dance of Maya (John McLaughlin) – 07:17 . 7.You Know You Know (John McLaughlin) – 05:07 . 8.Awakening (John McLaughlin) – 03:32 .
Musicians : . Mahavishnu Orchestra – . John McLaughlin – guitar . Rick Laird – bass . Billy Cobham – drums, percussion . Jan Hammer – keyboards, organ . Jerry Goodman – violin .
Production . Produced by Mahavishnu Orchestra . Don Puluse – engineer . Robert Honablue – engineer .
Packaging : . Bob Belden Liner Notes . Howard Fritzson Art Direction . Anthony Hixon Photography . Don Hunstein Photography .
Recorded in 1971 .
Released on August 14, 1971 by C.B.S.
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