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Return To Forever: After the Cosmic Rain (1974)

Here’s the original Return to Forever line up, performing for German TV in early 1974 – without an audience!

Guitarist Bill Connors, who was soon replaced by Al Di Meola, is present along with Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea and Lenny White.

Sadly, the camera operators and/or editor decided not to focus on Clarke very much during the first half of the clip, but you can hear him loud and clear.

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Dan Whelan

Dan Whelan

Seems so strange to see Stan with a Rick, he still sounds great tho

Rich shields

Rich shields

Amazing !! Stans phrasing is great. Such energy !!

Johnny

Johnny

I love the playing and the song. The cuts in the video hurt
my head. Love Mr. Clarke! I’ve never seen a Ric with no neck
pickup.

Rusty Gibson

I’ve never seen Stanley play anything but Alembic! The Ric he’s playing is a 4000. It looks just like the 4001 that most people have, but it only has one pickup & 2 knobs.

Clifton

Clifton

Love listening to Return to Forever but , the Video needs some work! Kool stuff!!!! :^D