This was one of the first fusion albums I listened to, drawn to the accolades given to the keyboard work of Chick Corea and the guitar of Al Di Meola, and I didn’t really like it. I remember meeting much older progressive rock fans who talked about this record, but I wasn’t digging it. It is one of the most fusion-y albums I have ever listened to, one of the first and best examples of the genre, and 10 years later I appreciate it more. The virtuoso keyboard playing and guitar work is exceptional. When I started buying more fusion records, I stayed on the lookout for this one and found it for about $4. Recommended to people interested in jazz fusion, the songs here are standouts and show what made Return to Forever one of the frontrunners of the genre.
Listenability – 3 LPs Mood – 4 LPs Danceability – 1 LP Value – 3 LPs