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Ranked in Rolling Stones magazine’s list of ‘100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time’, John McLaughlin became a long-time friend of the Montreux Jazz Festival, having played at the iconic Swiss festival many times. The performances in this new collection are curated from six shows between 1978 to 2016 with the various ensembles of ‘The Mahavishnu Orchestra’, ‘The Heart Of Things’, ‘The Free Spirits’, ‘The 4th Dimension’ and his fellow virtuoso and close friend Paco de Lucia. Encapsulating McLaughlin’s time at the festival, “John McLaughlin: The Montreux Years” opens with the 1984 track Radio Activity by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, which McLaughlin reformed in the 80’s for the release of the album “Mahavishnu”.
Expertly curated by the Montreux Jazz Festival and BMG, restored and remastered in superlative HD audio; The Montreux Years is released on superior audiophile heavy weight vinyl, MQA quality CD and in HD digital.
1. Radio Activity (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1984)
2. Friendship (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1978)
1. Nostalgia (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1984)
2. Acid Jazz (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1998)
1. David (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1987)
2. Florianapolis (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1987)
1. Sing Me Softly of the Blues (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1995)
2. El Hombre Que Sabià (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 2016)