Mahavishnu Orchestra: Birds of Fire

Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds Of Fire

On March 29, 1973, “CBS” label released “Birds of Fire”, the second Mahavishnu Orchestra studio album. It was recorded August 1972 at “CBS” in New York, and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John McLaughlin, Rick Laird, Billy Cobham, Jan Hammer and Jerry Goodman.


  • John McLaughlin- guitars
  • Jan Hammer- keyboards, moog synthesizer
  • Jerry Goodman- violin
  • Rick Laird- bass
  • Billy Cobham- drums, cymbals, percussion
  • Ken Scott- engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by John McLaughlin, except where noted.

  1. Birds of Fire
  2. Miles Beyond – Miles Davis
  3. Celestial Terrestrial Commuters
  4. Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love
  5. Thousand Island Park
  6. Hope
  7. One Word
  8. Sanctuary
  9. Open Country Joy
  10. Resolution

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