01. Power Of Love (4:13)
02. Vision Is A Naked Sword (14:23)
03. Smile Of The Beyond (8:08)
04. Wings Of Karma (6:08)
05. Hymn To Him (19:22)

Total playing time: 52:16

All songs written by John McLaughlin except lyrics to 'Smile Of The Beyond' by Mahalakshmi

Mahavishnu: Guitars, Vocal Composer
Jean-Luc Ponty: Electric Violin, Electric Baritone, Violin
Gayle Moran: Keyboards, Vocals
Michael Tilson Thomas: Conductor, Piano on 'Vision'
Marsha Westbrook: Viola
Carol Shive: Violin, Vocals
Philip Hirschi: Cello, Vocals
Michael Walden: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Ralphe Armstrong: Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Michael Gibbs: Orchestration

The London Symphony Orchestra leader: Hugh Beau
Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas

Produced by George Martin
Recorded at AIR Studios, London, March 1974
Special thanks to Lynn Volkman & Elliot Sears
Engineered by Geoffrey Emerick
Road manager: Joseph D'Anna
Copyist: Roger Cawkwell
Equipment: Gregory Digiovine
Album design & illustration: Ashok Chris Poisson
Cover photo: Pranavananda
Back photo: Tony Russell

Digital producer: Mike Berniker
Digitally remastered by Tim Geelan & Larry Keyes,
CBS Record Studio, NY Contemporary Jazz Masters Series co-ordination: Mike Berniker, Amy Herot & Gary Pacheco
Package co-ordination: Tony Tiller

'Apocalypse', part of the new 'Contemporary Jazz Masters' Series, features the second, expanded Mahavishnu Orchestra fronting the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of M.T.Thomas. A bold attempt to integrate classical sonorities into McLaughlin's jazz-rock palette, 'Apocalypse' echoes Third-Stream efforts of two decades earlier while losing none of the electric band's gritty edge & probing improvisational twists. It's a timeless classic.' (CBS Records)

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