The second line-up of the multinational jazz-rock fusion band Mahavishnu Orchestra recorded Apocalypse in 1974 together with the London Symphony Orchestra. George Martin was responsible for producing this brand new sound from the band. Jazz fusion and progressive rock blended together in this energetic mix of harmonies and epical orchestrations. John McLaughlin lyrical and fiery guitar sound takes an important role in the musical direction of the album.
Mahavishnu Orchestra have been cited many times as a big influence on everyone from King Crimson and Frank Zappa to The Mars Volta. Frontman and guitarist John McLaughlin has always been the main figure in the band, both during their first (1971-1976) and second line-up (1984-1987).
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Produced by George Martin, who regards it as "one of the best records he has ever made"