- Released: February 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 2.Sister Andrea
Guitarist John McLaughlin and his band of jazz-rock merry men were at the peak of their form when this essential live document was recorded in 1973. For the fans of this new fusion music, BETWEEN NOTHINGNESS & ETERNITY was the apotheosis of the genre that few would transcend.
McLaughlin and his band wrench fire and brimstone from their instruments, bring sonic manna reigning down from the heavens, and set the atmosphere aflame. McLaughlin's incendiary soloing on the magnificent opening salvo, "Trilogy," is further complimented by Billy Cobham's thunderous drum fills, Jan Hammer's speedy Moog runs, and Jerry Goodman's starbursting violin, which send palpable surges of heat across the stereo fabric. The sheer bravado of each member's performance is electrifying to hear. If you're not already familiar with the Mahavishnu Orchestra or fusion in general, BETWEEN NOTHINGNESS & ETERNITY is required listening.