Mahavishnu Orchestra
Montreal Forum, Montreal, Canada
13 July 1973

Soundboard --> reel-to-reel --> reel-to-reel (second or third generation) --> Mac --> CDR

John McLaughlin (guitar)
Jerry Goodman (violin)
Jan Hammer (piano, moog)
Rick Laird (bass)
Billy Cobham (drums)

CD 1
01 Introduction 0:56
02 Meeting of the Spirits 14:32
03 Miles Beyond 12:20
04 Steppings Tones 3:13
05 Sister Andrea 9:31
06 Dream 25:18
07 I Wonder > Awakening (beginning) 05:43

CD 2
08 Awakening (Part 2) 00:43
09 Awakening (Part 3) 04:51
10 Awakening (Part 4 - conclusion - incomplete) 06:51
From different source:
11 Meeting of the Spirits (incomplete) 12:41
(I don't remember the source & venue for this one, I think I have recorded it from an FM radio).

This show came originally labeled as: Montreux Jazz Festival 20-Aug-72
I and others are sure this is not Montreux but in fact "Montreal Canada July 13, 1973" the opening date of the 'Between Nothingness & Eternity tour' where they recorded the live LP in New York a month later.

This used to be traded amongst collectors as "unknown USA 8/1973".

The song list is nothing like they played or even the way they played some of the songs in August 1972.

I know over 1,000 people downloaded it last time and a lot of people think the title of "Montreux" is correct but I am sure it isn't so now it will be one of those shows where collectors have to adjust their thinking when people list it and I guess it will remain a mystery until the records at the radio station archives can be checked.

A French Canadian saying a show is "Montreal" to a non-French speaking person can easily be misunderstood to have said "Montreux" which is how I think the mistake happened.

Also circulates as Johnson Gym, Albuquerque, NM, 1-Aug-73.

Heads up before you burn this:

Track 9 repeats the first ~ 33 seconds. It starts, plays for 32.8 seconds, then there's a glitch. After the glitch it starts back at the exact same spot as the beginning of the track. Hence, a 32.882 second overlap. I used CoolEdit to remove the first portion and the glitch. If done right, it will be a sonically seamless transition from track 8 to where you pick up track 9. --> Corrected in this version!


This particular version was first uploaded to DIME by cosmikd in August 2005.
It was reseeded a few times without the extra track.

Please support the artists! Buy their official releases and go to their concerts!
Trade freely! Do not sell! Keep it lossless!

This reseed by propylaen in March 2016.