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Performer: Return To Forever
Genre: Jazz
Title: Musicmagic
Country: US
Released: 1977
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Return to Forever was one of the most commercially and artistically successful jazz/rock bands of the '70s. Albums like Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy and Where Have I Known You Before are filled with the band's chemistry and deft mix of genres. This 1977 effort marks the departure of founding member, drummer Lenny White and guitarist Al DiMeola. Musicmagic features none of the exciting and challenging playing that typified their best work. The first track, "The Musician," starts off strongly with a great intro then meanders, a trait that often marred Corea's best work of this era. "Hello Again," a duet with Clarke and Moran, is skilled but a little mawkish. The title track plays to this incarnation's strengths with the horn section providing punchy support as Corea has a harder-edged Fender Rhodes solo.

Return to forever musicmagic - rare 1977 UK cbs A1/B1 1st press w/ insert promo. Return to Forever - Musicmagic - Audio Fidelity Super Audio CD SACD SEALED. This album is something of a cruel let down after the heights of the previous incarnation of Return To Forever, which went out on a high with Romantic Warrior. Here Chick Corea and his main sidekick Stanley Clarke seemed to have decided to turn their backs on their rock audiences and tried to steer clearly in the direction of commercial jazz fusion that was paved by Weather Report. This drastic change made for a distinctly less interesting album, that has a few moments that measure up to the standards set by previous works like Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy and Romantic Warrior.

Return to Forever is a jazz fusion group founded and led by pianist Chick Corea. Through its existence, the band has had many members, with the only consistent bandmate of Corea's being bassist Stanley Clarke. Along with Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever is often cited as one of the core groups of the jazz-fusion movement of the 1970s.

Live (Return to Forever album). Live is the final album by fusion band Return to Forever. It was recorded live at the Palladium in New York City on May 20 and 21 1977 as part of the Musicmagic tour to support the album of the same name.

Tracklist: 1. The Musician, 2. Hello Again, 3. Musicmagic, 4. So Long Mickey Mouse, 5. Do You Ever, 6. The Endless Night. 4. So Long Mickey Mouse. 6. More albums from Return To Forever: Live by Return To Forever. The Mothership Returns by Return To Forever. Live The Complete Concert by Return To Forever. Romantic Warrior by Return To Forever. Returns by Return To Forever. View all albums . About.

Return to forever - musicmagic - super audio CD. Product details. Audio CD (October 21, 2016). After four highly successful albums of high powered fusion Return To Forever end up here without Lenny White and Al DiMeola,whose solo careers and session work made them too busy to work in the group context anymore. Of the original lineup on Stanley Clarke remained-the only member to be with the group from the very beginning to the very end. There is also a theory that RTF albums WERE essencialy Clarke/Corea albums with guest musicians but with people like Lenny,Al,Flora and the powerful contributions they made to the group over the years I find that hard to believe.

Musicmagic is the seventh and final studio album of fusion band Return to Forever. This album contains the final line-up of the band, with only founders Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke returning from the previous album. This is the first album since Light as a Feather to contain vocals, featuring Corea's wife Gayle Moran. This album also marks the return of original member Joe Farrell on saxophone, along with several new members making up a five-piece horn section. Return to Forever was one of the most commercially and artistically successful jazz/rock bands of the '70s. This 1977 effort marks the departure of founding member, drummer Lenny White and guitarist Al Di Meola.

Tracklist

A Musicmagic 3:50
B Musicmagic 3:50

Credits

  • Arranged By, Producer, Written-By – Chick Corea
  • Co-producer – Stanley Clarke
  • Vocals – Gayle Moran, Stanley Clarke

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ASF 306 Return To Forever Musicmagic ‎(12", Promo) Columbia ASF 306 US 1977

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Musician
Composed By, Arranged By – Chick CoreaLyrics By – Chick Corea
7:11
A2 Hello Again
Composed By, Arranged By – Stanley ClarkeLyrics By – Stanley Clarke
3:49
A3 Musicmagic
Composed By, Arranged By – Chick CoreaLyrics By – Chick Corea, Gayle Moran
11:02
B1 So Long Mickey Mouse
Composed By, Arranged By – Stanley ClarkeLyrics By – Stanley Clarke
6:08
B2 Do You Ever
Composed By, Arranged By – Gayle MoranLyrics By – Gayle Moran
3:58
B3 The Endless Night
Composed By, Arranged By – Chick CoreaLyrics By – Gayle Moran
9:41

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Recorded At – Caribou Ranch
  • Mixed At – Caribou Ranch
  • Mastered At – A&M Studios
  • Manufactured By – CBS/Sony Inc.

Credits

  • Co-producer – Stanley Clarke
  • Drums – Gerry Brown
  • Electric Bass, Bass [Piccolo Bass], Double Bass [Acoustic Bass], Vocals – Stanley Clarke
  • Engineer – Bernie Kirsh
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Tom Likes
  • Liner Notes – Chick Corea
  • Management [Equipment] – Rory Kaplan
  • Management [Personal Manager] – Ron Moss
  • Management [Road] – Alan Lawler
  • Management [Stanley Clarke] – Carolyn Clarke
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman, Bernie Grundman
  • Organ [Hammond B3], Synthesizer [Polymoog], Piano [Acoustic], Vocals – Gayle Moran
  • Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Clavinet, Synthesizer [Moog 15, Polymoog, ARP Odyssey], Vocals – Chick Corea
  • Producer – Chick Corea
  • Soloist [Flugel Horn] – James Tinsley (tracks: A2)
  • Soloist [Reed Solos] – Joe Farrell
  • Soloist [Trombone] – Jim Pugh (tracks: A2)
  • Technician [Chief Studio] – Alan Burnham*
  • Technician [Equipment] – Phil MacConnell
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo Flute [Piccolo] – Joe Farrell
  • Tenor Trombone – Jim Pugh
  • Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Baritone Horn – Harold Garrett
  • Trumpet [Lead], Flugelhorn [Flugel Horn] – John Thomas
  • Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet – James Tinsley

Notes

Recorded and mixed at Caribou Ranch, Colorado, January - February 1977.
Mastered at A&M Studios

Ⓒ 1977 CBS Inc. / Ⓟ 1977 CBS Inc. / Manufactured by CBS/Sony Inc. (Tokyo Japan) / Ⓡ CBS Inc. / SONY Ⓡ Sony Corp. / Ⓟ 1977 CBS/Sony Inc. (kp)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [Stamped]): 25AP-445A1 1 A 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [Stamped]): 25AP-445B3 1 A 4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PC 34682 Return To Forever Musicmagic ‎(LP, Album) Columbia PC 34682 US 1977
PC 34682 Return To Forever Musicmagic ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Columbia PC 34682 US 1977
PCQ 34682 Return To Forever Musicmagic ‎(LP, Album, Quad) Columbia PCQ 34682 US 1977
CBS 81959 Return To Forever Musicmagic ‎(LP, Album) CBS CBS 81959 Europe 1977
19.804 Return To Forever Musicmagic ‎(LP, Album) Columbia 19.804 Argentina 1977