- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: March 17, 2009
- Label: Eagle Records
JazzTimes - p.98
"[T]his two-CD set delivers all the impossibly tight unisons, cascading streams of 64th notes and virtuosic soloing that longtime RTF fans have come to expect from their heroes."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Opening Prayer
- 2.Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy
- 3.Vulcan Worlds
- 5.Song To The Pharoah Kings
- 6.Al's Solo Including: Children's Song #3/Passion Grace & Fire / Mediterranean Sundance / Cafe 1930/Spain
- 7.No Mystery
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.[Medley]: Friendship / Solar
- 2.Romantic Warrior
- 3.El Bayo De Negro - Stanley's Solo
- 4.Lineage - Lenny's Solo
- 5.Romantic Warrior
- 6.Duel Of The Jester & The Tyrant
- 7.500 Miles High [Bonus]
- 8.BBC Lifetime Achievement Award Presented By Sir George Martin, Live Performance Of Romantic Warrior [Live] [Bonus]
Return to Forever: Al di Meola (guitars, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Chick Corea (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Stanley Clarke (acoustic bass, upright bass, electric bass, bass guitar); Lenny White (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Buck Snow; Bernie Kirsh.
The 2008 reunion of Return to Forever's classic mid-1970s line-up marked an extraordinary event for fans of progressive jazz fusion. The band built their reputation on the mind-boggling chemistry of pianist Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke, drummer Lenny White, and guitarist Al Dimeola. That chemistry proves as explosive as ever 20 years after the group first dazzled audiences with their complex, rock-influenced hybrids. The two-disc set RETURNS features live recordings from Return to Forever's reunion tour, boasting such classics as "Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy" and "The Romantic Warrior." There is, as one might guess, no shortage of stretching out from each of these four jazz luminaries.