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Mahavishnu Orchestra: Birds Of Fire (CBS)

Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 17 February 1973

THE INNER Mounting Flame was a very extreme record: extremely fast, extremely dazzling, extremely lyrical, extremely passionate. If you go along with Robert Fripp's "Head and heart" duality, you could say the music was designed by the head to be played by the heart, although there was about a 25 per cent overlap either way.

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