John Mc Laughlin "My goal's beyond"
After the psychedelic crunch of his first solo album Devotion and
the Tony Williams Lifetime, with
My Goal’s Beyond John switched over to an unamplified acoustic instrument.
The two extended performances on the “A” side, “Peace One” and “Peace
Two”, offered a heady mix of jazz and Indian classical music, something
quite unfamiliar at the time but which in retrospect can be seen to anticipate
some of the world music developments to come. John assembled an especially
interesting mix of musicians for “Peace One” and “Peace Two”. So this
album can be said to plant the seed for what would flower into the enormously
influential Mahavishnu Orchestra a short time later. If “Peace One” and
“Peace Two” look ahead into the future, the lovely group of intimate acoustic
solos that follow are more of a tribute to John’s past and recently formed
influences and associations.
Since My Goal’s Beyond was released in 1971, its reputation has continued
to grow and it has come to be regarded as a modern classic.
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