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Narada Michael Walden: Awakening (Atlantic)

Pete Wingfield, Melody Maker, 19 May 1979

SERENE MR WALDEN, Sri Chinmoy disciple and erstwhile drummer with the all-clad-in-white Mahavishnu Orchestra, surely knows which side his cosmic bread is buttered. Seems like the Narada road to nirvana is paved with funk; and the fact that Awakening is oriented more towards solid earth than distant heaven, musically speaking, makes it one mother of an album.

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