Return to Forever’s ‘Romantic Warrior’ is their sixth studio album recorded in February 1976 and released the same year by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Medieval Overture (Chick Corea) – 05:14 . 2.Sorceress (Lenny White) – 07:34 . 3.The Romantic Warrior (Chick Corea) – 010:52 . 4.Majestic Dance (Al Di Meola) – 05:01 . 5.The Magician (Stanley Clarke) – 05:29 . 6.Duel Of The Jester And The Tyrant (Part I & Part Ii) (Chick Corea) – 11:26
Musicians : Al Di Meola – Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Soprano Guitar, Hand Bells, Slide Whistle . Chick Corea – Acoustic Piano, Fender Rhodes, Hohner Clavinet, Mini Moog, Moog 15, Micromoog, Arp Odyssey, Yamaha Organ, Polymoog, Marimba, Percussion . Stanley Clarke – Alembic Bass With Instant Flanger, Piccolo Bass, Acoustic Bass, Bell Tree, Hand Bells. . Lenny White – Drums, Timpani, Congas, Timbales, Hand Bells, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbals, Alarm Clock. . Return To Forever – Band
Production : Produced By Chick Corea Dennis Mackay – Engineer
Package : Wilson Mclean – Cover Art . John Swenson – Liner Notes
Recorded In February 1976 At Caribou Ranch, Colorado.
Released In 1976 By Columbia.
You don’t exactly have to be into jazz music to enjoy this album simply because the musicianship and instrument playing is rich and energetic. There are enough funky grooves and melodies to keep you guessing and the majestic atmosphere of the music will hold your attention. […]
When someone comes into my record store and asks for something different this is usually what I show them. I’ve sold this to fans of Death Metal and Easy Listening. The most impressive tracks on this album are hard to pin point. […]
Corea essays pompous, ersatz-classical compositions–while continuing to display Al DiMeola, Stanley Clarke, and Lenny White in all their dazzling vacuity. Jazz-rock’s answer to Emerson, Lake & Palmer–the worst of both worlds. […]