Polydor publish Return to Forever’s second album : ‘Light as a Feather’ (1972)

Return to Forever’s ‘Light as a Feather’ is their second studio album, led by pianist Chick Corea and released in November 1972 by Polydor.

Track Listing : 1.You’Re Everything (Chick Corea, Neville Potter) – 05:11 . 2.Light As A Feather (Stanley Clarke, Flora Purim) – 10:57 . 3.Captain Marvel (Chick Corea) – 04:53 . 4.500 Miles High (Chick Corea, Neville Potter) – 09:07 . 5.Children’S Song (Chick Corea) – 02:47 . 6.Spain (Chick Corea, Joaquín Rodrigo) – 09:51

Musicians : Chick Corea – Fender Rhodes Electric Piano . Stanley Clarke – Double Bass . Joe Farrell – Tenor Saxophone, Flute . Flora Purim – Vocals, Percussion . Airto Moreira – Drums

Production : Produced By Chick Corea . Hugh Jones – Engineer . Richard Manwaring – Engineer

Package : Patricia Lie – Art Direction . Hat Nguyen – Art Direction . Ben Young – Liner Notes

Recorded 8 October And 15 October 1972 At I.B.C. Sound Recording Studios, London, England.

Released In November 1972 By Polydor.


Though as electrifying and astounding as the other songs of the album may be, none match the majestic beauty of the album’s concluding piece, “Spain”. A breathtaking ode to the wondrous jewel of the mediterranean, “Spain” borrows a lot of influence from traditional Spanish music. […]

A parallel can be drawn between this Return to Forever group and the great Sergio Mendes’s Brazilian jazz/pop crossover band Brazil ’66. RTF’s formula could have been changed slightlyand commercial success would have been theirs for the taking. […]

From a historical perspective, this is the most important effort of Corea’s career, quite different than his prior previous progressive or improvising effortsand the pivotal beginning of his career as the most popular contemporary jazz keyboardist in history. […]


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