Shakti With John McLaughlin - Natural Elements [Columbia Records JC 34980] (24 October 1977)

Released: 24 October 1977
Country: US
Label: Columbia Records
Catalog: JC 34980
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Item# SR-COJC34980
Ratings: C=VG+; LP=VG+

T R A C K L I S T:
01 Mind Ecology
02 Face To Face
03 Come On Baby Dance With Me
04 The Daffodil And The Eagle
05 Happiness Is Being Together
06 Bridge Of Sighs
07 Get Down And Sruti
08 Peace Of Mind

Natural Elements
Shakti With John McLaughlin

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Album Review

Robert Taylor []

The third and final Shakti recording from the '70s. The songs here are shorter than those on Shakti and Handful of Beauty, but no less impressive. The novelty of combining Eastern and Western musical styles had worn off and McLaughlin sounds comfortable. This allows for memorable compositions and interchanges, rather than the blistering virtuosity that characterized the first two releases. From the intense (''Daffodil and the Eagle'') to the joyful (''Happiness Is Being Together''), Natural Elements stands as a milestone in McLaughlin's illustrious career.