Return to Forever: Children's Song


Children's Song


Return to Forever


Light as a Feather (Polydor)

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Chick Corea (electric piano),

Stanley Clarke (electric bass, acoustic bass) Airto Moreira (drums, percussion)


Composed by Chick Corea


Recorded: London, England, October 7-10, 1972


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

"Children's Song" is a simple idea, with Chick Corea embellishing the same chords as Stanley Clarke plays a continual riff, which he eventually doubles with fifths and octaves. I could be wrong, but with the way the song is composed and especially how it's performed, I get the impression that, as with other titles on Light as a Feather, it is somehow related to Corea's newfound faith in the Church of Scientology. In any case, the album's most overlooked track and also its shortest, "Children's Song" does showcase the band's wonderful and almost perfect interaction.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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