John McLaughlin: My Romance


My Romance


John McLaughlin (acoustic guitar)


John McLaughlin Thieves and Poets (Verve 011 370-2)

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John McLaughlin (acoustic guitar),

The Aighetta Quartet (acoustic guitars), Jan Maresz (bass)


Composed by Rodgers and Hart


Recorded: Monaco, 2003


Rating: 99/100 (learn more)

This could be a fun thing to do: play McLaughlin's beautiful acoustic rendition of "My Romance" to someone unfamiliar with John's playing. Its harp-like chords and deep rich melody notes will enchant the listener. Then play the McLaughlin Mahavishnu Orchestra's head-jarring electric "Birds of Fire" immediately. After you resuscitate the now-shocked listener, try your damnedest to convince him or her that it was the same guitarist playing both songs. You will not be able to do it!

Reviewer: Walter Kolosky

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