Complete List Of Return To Forever Albums And Songs

Return To Forever Albums

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This Complete List Of Return To Forever Albums And Songs presents the entire discography of  Return To Forever studio albums.  New York City was home to many great jazz bands in the 1970s. Return To Forever was one of them as their origins go back to the early 1970s when the great jazz piano player Chick Corea put together the fusion jazz band that would continue what Miles Davis had begun exploring in the 1960s, in a band that also featured Chick Corea.

This Return To Forever discography also includes many of the most popular compilations and every single Return To Forever live album. All these jazz rock fusion Return To Forever albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Return To Forever album as well as all original album covers. Every Return To Forever album listed below showcases the entire album track listing.

RETURN TO FOREVER STUDIO ALBUMS

Return to Forever

Released September 1972. The band’s debut album featured Chick Corea on keys, Stanley Clarke on bass  Joe Farrell on woodwinds, flute, soprano saxophone Airto Moreira on drums, and Flora Purim on vocals and percussion.

CD Track Listings:

1. Return to Forever (12:06)
2. Crystal Silence (6:59)
3. What Games Shall We Play Today? (4:30)
4. Sometime Ago / La Fiesta (23:13)

Light as a Feather

Released January 1973. The band’s second album featured Chick Corea on keys, Stanley Clarke on bass  Joe Farrell on woodwinds, flute, soprano saxophone Airto Moreira on drums, and Flora Purim on vocals and percussion.

CD Track Listings:

1. You’re Everything (5:11)
2. Light as a Feather (10:57)
3. Captain Marvel (4:53)
4. 500 Miles High (9:07)
5. Children’s Song (2:47)
6. Spain (9:51)

Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy

Released October 1973. The band’s third album featured a very different lineup than the group’s first two records with Chick Corea on keys, Stanley Clarke on bass, and new members Bill Connors on guitar and Lenny White on drums.

CD Track Listings:

1. Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (3:31)
2. After the Cosmic Rain (8:25)
3. Captain Señor Mouse (9:01)
4. Theme to the Mothership (8:49)
5. Space Circus, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (5:42)
6. Game Maker (6:46)

Where Have I Known You Before

Released September 1974. Al Di Meola replaced Bill Connors on guitar on this classic album that also featured Chick Corea on keys, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White on drums.

CD Track Listings:

1. Vulcan Worlds (7:54)
2. Where Have I Loved You Before (1:01)
3. The Shadow of Lo (7:34)
4. Where Have I Danced with You Before (3:11)
5. Beyond the Seventh Galaxy (3:11)
6. Earth Juice (3:45)
7. Where Have I Known You Before? (2:09)
8. Song to the Pharoah Kings (14:21)

No Mystery

Released February 1975. Same lineup of Al Di Meola  on guitar Chick Corea on keys, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White on drums.

CD Track Listings:

1. Dayride (3:25)
2. Jungle Waterfall (3:03)
3. Flight of the Newborn (7:23)
4. Sofistifunk (3:51)
5. Excerpt from the First Movement of Heavy Metal (2:45)
6. No Mystery (6:10)
7. Interplay (2:15)
– Celebration Suite:
8. Part I (8:27)
9. Part II (5:32)

Romantic Warrior

Released 1976. Third album in a row with  Al Di Meola  on guitar Chick Corea on keys, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White on drums. It’s the last classic Return To Forever quartet album of the 1970s

CD Track Listings:

1. Medieval Overture (5:14)
2. Sorceress (7:34)
3. The Romantic Warrior (10:52)
4. Majestic Dance (5:01)
5. The Magician (5:29)
6. Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant (11:26)

Musicmagic

Released 1977

CD Track Listings:

1. The Musician (Corea) (7:12)
2. Hello Again (Clarke) (3:49)
3. Musicmagic (Corea, Moran) (11:00)
4. So Long Mickey Mouse (Clarke) (6:09)
5. Do You Ever (Moran) (3:59)
6. The Endless Night (Corea, Moran) (9:41)

RETURN TO FOREVER COMPILATION ALBUMS

Return to the Seventh Galaxy: The Anthology

Released 1996

CD Track Listings:

This is Jazz

Released 1996

CD Track Listings:

Return to Forever: The Anthology

Released 2008

CD Track Listings:

RETURN TO FOREVER LIVE ALBUMS

Live

Released 1978

CD Track Listings:

1. So Long Mickey Mouse (6:53)
2. The Musician (7:03)
3. Chick’s Piano (4:35)
4. Musicmagic (6:29)
1. The Moorish Warrior and Spanish Princess (6:39)
2. Come Rain or Come Shine (3:19)
3. The Endless Night, Part I (8:00)
4. The Endless Night, Part II (7:14)

Return to Forever – Returns

Released 2009

CD Track Listings:

CD One: 

1. Opening Prayer (2:02)
2. Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (3:44)
3. Vulcan Worlds (13:45)
4. Sorceress (11:24)
5. Song to the Pharaoh Kings (27:17)
6. Al’s Solo (8:56) including:
– Children’s Song #3
– Passion Grace & Fire
– Mediterranean Sundance
– Cafe 1930
– Spain
7. No Mystery (8:53)

CD Two: 

1. Friendship  (8:54)
2. Romantic Warrior (7:20)
3. El Bayo de Negro  (11:25)
4. Lineage  (7:39)
5. Romantic Warrior (3:06)
6. Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant (14:10)
7. 500 Miles High (12:54)
8. Romantic Warrior (8:21)

The Mothership Returns

Released 2012

CD Track Listings:

CD One: 

1. Medieval Overture (6:03)
2. Senor Mouse (12:10)
3. Shadow of Love / Sorceress (16:05)
4. Renaissance (19:40)

CD Two: 

1. After the Cosmic Rain (16:52)
2. The Romantic Warrior / Señor Blues (18:20)
3. Concierto de Aranjuez / Spain (8:12)
4. School Days (11:24)
5. Beyond the Seventh Galaxy (3:44)

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