Extrapolation [Verve, 1969]
Devotion [Douglas/Columbia, 1970]
My Goal's Beyond [Douglas/Columbia, 1971]
"Extrapolation" was the best jazz-guitar's album of ever. Listenig, you never can say: "He should have done in another way". I still always remain ammirated, when I listen to it. In "Birds of fire" John will drive his guitar to the moon; here - on the earth -"Extrapolation" features the best jazz guitar's act of ever.
[MMG - Arimnum]
Some great British musicians, John Surman, Tony Oxley, Brian Odges and of course McLaughlin. Phycadelic guitar at it's utmost best. For me, a very influential album. The LP I have is on Polydor (POL 340).
Peace One & Peace Two are excellent indian/fusion (My Goals Beyond); featuring the great Charlie Haden, Badal Roy, Airto, Billy Cobham, Dave Liebman etc. Stellar band of Miles expatriates to be sure and a defacto acoustic Mahavishnu Orch., as well as a glimpse of electric miles unplugged. The genesis of the great Shakti of years later.
One of the finest fusion acid jazz rock albums of all time. Pure brilliance. Not a bum tune on either side. This is McLaughlin sounding his best, relaxed and without an ounce of his usual tight-ass playing. Top-shelf, A-list material.