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Subject: Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin (musician), Gayle Moran, Inner Worlds, Adventures in Radioland
Collection: 1974 Albums, Albums Produced by George Martin, Columbia Records Albums, Mahavishnu Orchestra Albums
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Apocalypse (Mahavishnu Orchestra album)

Studio album by Mahavishnu Orchestra
Released April 1974
Recorded Air Studios, London, March 1974
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 52:23
Label Columbia
Producer George Martin
Mahavishnu Orchestra chronology
Between Nothingness and Eternity
Visions of the Emerald Beyond
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]
Robert Christgau C[2]
Sputnikmusic [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide [4]

Apocalypse is the Mahavishnu Orchestra's fourth album, released in 1974.

It is performed by the second line-up of the Mahavishnu Orchestra as well as the

  • Martin, George (1979). All You Need Is Ears. New York: St. Martin’s Press.  


  1. ^ Apocalypse (Mahavishnu Orchestra album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Mahavishnu Orchestra > Consumer Guide Reviews".  
  3. ^ Campbell, Hernan M. (4 August 2012). "Review: Mahavishnu Orchestra - Apocalypse | Sputnikmusic". Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 135.  
  5. ^ Martin 1979, p. 109.


Year Chart Position
1974 Jazz Albums 10
1974 Pop Albums 43

(North America)





Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Wings of Karma"   6:12
2. "Hymn to Him"   19:23
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Power of Love"   4:36
2. "Vision is a Naked Sword"   14:16
3. "Smile of the Beyond"   7:56

All music composed by John McLaughlin; Lyrics to "Smile of the Beyond" composed by "Mahalakshmi" Eve McLaughlin

Track listing


  • Track listing 1
  • Personnel 2
  • Charts 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5

The back cover features a poem by Sri Chinmoy as well as a group photo of those who created the album.


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