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Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire 1972, Columbia; reissued 2001, Columbia Legacy. Mahavishnu s second effort went gold and rode the Billboard charts for 11 weeks. Some of McLaughlin s exotic spirituality and Hammer s synthesizers seem a bit cloying in hindsight in what other decade could the tiny noise clusters of Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love have been put to wax. The stunning sonic embroidery can still knock listeners flat on their backs, Cobham s insane pace gives veteran drummers pause, and McLaughlin s controlled burblings carry even more propulsive weight in this digital repackaging.

Billy Cobham Rudiments The Billy Cobham Anthology 2001, Rhino.

Around this time the band focused more on music related to religion. They started prog a year after 1969 joining Fripps unique sound. The Band members are Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Steve Hackett and Tony Banks.