Return to Forever’s ‘Returns’ is a live album (and their first after 32 years) recorded during summer 2008 and released on March 17, 2009 by Eagle.
Track Listing : 1.Opening Prayer (Chick Corea) – 02:03 . 2.Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (Chick Corea) – 03:43 . 3.Vulcan Worlds (Stanley Clarke) – 13:45 . 4.Sorceress (Lenny White) – 11:22 . 5.Song To The Pharaoh Kings (Chick Corea) – 27:13 . 6.Al’S Solo (Chick Corea, Al Dimeola, Astor Piazzolla) – 08:54 . – Children’S Song #3 . – Passion Grace & Fire . – Mediterranean Sundance . – Café 1930 . – Spain . 7.No Mystery (Chick Corea) – 08:52 . 8.Friendship Chick’S Solo / Solar Chick Corea, Miles Davis) – 08:52 . 9.Romantic Warrior (Chick Corea) – 07:19 . 10.El Bayo De Negro Stanley’S Solo (Clarke) – 11:25 . 11.Lineage (Lenny White) – 07:39 . 12.Romantic Warrior (Chick Corea) – 03:03 . 13.Duel Of The Jester And The Tyrant (Chick Corea) – 14:03
Musicians : Stanley Clarke – Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass . Chick Corea – Moog Synthesizer, Fender Rhodes Piano, Grand Piano, Prophet 5 . Al Di Meola – Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar . Lenny White – Drums . Neville Potter – Poetry . Return To Forever – Band
Production : Produced By Terry Shand, Claude Nobs . Bernie Kirsh – Engineer
Package : Marc Bessant – Cover Design . Russell Davis – Liner Notes . Claudio Lugli – Wardrobe Design
Recorded Between July 18 & September 6, 2008.
Released On March 17, 2009 By Eagle.
Clarke’s funk-bottomed electric work and lyrical acoustic lines, DiMeola’s sabre-toothed-tiger-on-amphetamines solos, Corea’s Bill Evans-in-outer-space keyboard cosmologyand Lenny White’s wide array of percussive colors all collideRead more: http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/return-to-forever/returns/26734/#ixzz2wCBbJo4n […]
This drive to refresh the RTF canon is most plainly audible on the acoustic tracks, where the bombast and silliness of Corea’s wizard-y synthesizers and DiMeola’s antiseptically overdriven guitar do not scream over the action. […]
All About Jazz
The RTF reunion and vigorous performance of Returns say, in no uncertain terms, that high-energy fusion, with complex writing and muscular soloing, is back and relevant in a big way—and it’s about time. […]