Lilas Dance (Mahavishnu)

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Lilas Dance (Mahavishnu)

Post by dante » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:22 pm

Can't claim credit for the arrangement, as it was a downloaded MIDI (http://users.cs.cf.ac.uk/Dave.Marshall/mahamidi/) . Voiced it up in Reason and Scope, mixed and mastered in under an hour. There's a nice counterpoint in a middle section that I cant remember in the original, so cudos to the arranger (Benjamin Tubb) if he wrote that. Originally I multitracked a talented friend of mine performing this on a Tascam 244 in 1980 as he was able to play both the guitar and piano parts.

https://soundcloud.com/hitfoundry/lilas ... mahavishnu

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Re: Lilas Dance (Mahavishnu)

Post by borg » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:51 pm

Nice one!

Thanks for the memories! I was heavily into McLaughlin 20+ years ago. Mahavishnu, Davis' Bitches Brew and Zappa were a big influence on the band I was in then. I regularly put on a Zappa record (actually saw Banned from Utopia a few weeks ago in a bar for god sake! Albert Wing was on fire! Good old Tom Fowler on bass! The entire band was top, but Albert Wing on EWI... wow!), but Mahavishnu was a loooong time ago. Too bad I just boxed the entire studio to build a new, bigger one, and as most of my music and record player are stashed away as well now. Thank America for youtube!
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Re: Lilas Dance (Mahavishnu)

Post by dante » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:04 pm

More like 40 years ago I got into Mahavishnu. If you're into 70's prog etc, here is a list of Prog / Fusion instrumental covers from that era :

. Jeff Beck - Star Cycle : https://soundcloud.com/hitfoundry/star- ... r-versions
. Genesis - Apocalypse 9/8 : https://soundcloud.com/hitfoundry/apoca ... r-versions
. Genesis - Horizons : https://soundcloud.com/hitfoundry/horiz ... r-versions
. Jon Luc Ponty - Cosmic Messenger : https://soundcloud.com/hitfoundry/cosmi ... r-versions
. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick : https://soundcloud.com/hitfoundry/thick ... r-versions
. Mahavishnu - Lilas Dance : https://soundcloud.com/hitfoundry/lilas ... r-versions
. Alan Parsons - I Robot : https://soundcloud.com/hitfoundry/i-rob ... r-versions

Star Cycle and Cosmic Messenger I sequenced from scratch - the others were downloaded MIDI's modified to suit.

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Re: Lilas Dance (Mahavishnu)

Post by 53E7 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:24 pm

Star Cycle is awesome! Nice keyboards. The Scope synths are immediately noticeable. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Lilas Dance (Mahavishnu)

Post by dawman » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:23 pm

Cool.
The Piano intro wasn't translated correctly as Grace notes or trills get messed up from quantizing.
My first sequences from the 80s were Yes and Mahavishnu.
I made money naturally from pop like Micheal Jackson and Madonna though.

Speaking of Micheal Jackson........
Guess why Lisa Presley really divorced Micheal?

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....Big misunderstanding when he said he wanted kids.

Ankyu


Nice work Dante.

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