Artists Chick Corea- Keyboards Stanley Clarke - Electric & Acoustic Bass Lenny White - Drums Al DiMeola - Electric & Acoustic Guitar Bill Connors - Electric Guitar (Tracks 1-6, Disc 1)
Brief Never before has the classic Electric-era music of this iconic band received the premium treatment as heard on The Anthology.
Newly remixed and remastered in digital precision with handcrafted care and from the original master tapes this collection reveals in stunning new clarity the band that helped launch a musical movement.
Return To Forever personally selected tunes from Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy, Where Have I Known You Before, No Mystery and Romantic Warrior and oversaw the remix of Grammy-winning engineer Mick Guzauski.
The two-disc set features new, expansive liner notes, personal recollections from each member of the band and a host of rare unseen photos.
Over two hours of crystalline, powerful music from the band that defined jazz-rock fusion – like you've never heard it before!
Reviews "More than more remasters from the master tapes (that had already been done with Warrior), the entire two-CD set has been remastered and remixed, providing far greater clarity and punch than previous CD releases—not to mention the ability to hear details that were often buried ...
"The Anthology is not just the perfect compilation for newcomers looking for a taste of what they'll hear at RTF's 45-date summer 2008 tour, but a way for those who still have either the original vinyl or CD issues to hear the group the way it was always meant to be heard." - All About Jazz
"RTF was what you would call a band of 'musician's musicians.' This was a band that rock audiences really got. These guys were a once in a lifetime combination of some of the greatest pure musical talent in the world." - BlogCritics.org
Disc One: 1. Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (Corea) - 3:31 2. After the Cosmic Rain (Clarke) - 8:29 3. Captain Señor Mouse (Corea) - 9:04 4. Theme to the Mothership (Corea) - 8:50 5. Space Circus Part I & II (Corea) - 5:44 6. The Game Maker (Corea) - 6:50 7. Vulcan Worlds (Clarke) - 7:53 8. The Shadow of Lo (White) - 7:35 9. Beyond the Seventh Galaxy (Corea) - 3:16 10. Song to the Pharaoh Kings (Corea) - 14:25
Disc Two: 1. Dayride (Clarke) - 3:29 2. Sofistifunk (White) - 3:53 3. No Mystery (Corea) - 6:13 4. Celebration Suite Part I & II (Corea) - 14:03 5. Medieval Overture (Corea) - 5:18 6. Sorceress (White) - 7:38 7. The Romantic Warrior (Corea) - 10:52 8. Majestic Dance (Di Meola) - 5:05 9. The Magician (Clarke) - 5:31 10. Duel of the Jester & the Tyrant Part I & II (Corea) - 11:28