Artist: Mahavishnu Orchestra | Album: Birds Of Fire (Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue) | Released: 1973/2015 | Quality: SACD-R ( DSD & DST 64 (2,8 MHz/1 Bit) 2.0 & 4.0 ) | Label: Columbia Records/Audio Fidelity | Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz Rock
Birds of Fire is Mahavishnu Orchestra's second album. It was released in the first half of 1973 and is the last studio album released by the original Mahavishnu Orchestra line-up before the group dissolved, although Between Nothingness and Eternity, a live album, was recorded and released later that same year. (The final studio recordings by this line-up would be released as The Lost Trident Sessions in 1999).
As in the case of The Mahavishnu Orchestra's previous album, The Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire consists solely of compositions by John McLaughlin. This includes the track "Miles Beyond (Miles Davis)", which McLaughlin dedicated to his friend and former bandleader.
The back cover of the LP features a poem entitled "Revelation" by Sri Chinmoy.
Tracklist: 01. Birds Of Fire
02. Miles Beyond (Miles Davis)
03. Celestial Terrestrial Commuters
04. Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love
05. Thousand Island Park
07. One Word
09. Open Country Joy