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Return to Forever (Chick Corea album)

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Return to Forever is a jazz fusion album by Chick Corea, simultaneously functioning as the debut album by the band of the same name. Unlike later albums by the group, it was released by the ECM label and produced by Manfred Eicher. The album was not released in the USA until 1975. The record is often considered one of the classic albums in electric jazz.[1]

Return to Forever
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1972
Recorded2 & 3 February 1972
StudioA&R Studios, New York City, NY
GenreJazz fusion
ProducerManfred Eicher
Chick Corea / Return to Forever chronology
Return to Forever
Light as a Feather
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]


Track listingEdit

All tracks are composed by Corea except where noted.

Side A
1."Return to Forever" 12:06
2."Crystal Silence" 6:59
3."What Game Shall We Play Today"Corea, lyrics by Neville Potter4:30
Side B
4."Sometime Ago - La Fiesta"Corea, Stanley Clarke, Joe Farrell, lyrics by Potter23:13


Production personnel

Chart performanceEdit

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard Jazz Albums 8 [3]


  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve (2011). "Chick Corea - Return to Forever (1972) album review | AllMusic". Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 50. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ "Chick Corea - Return to Forever (1972) | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 27 October 2013.

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