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Product Details

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Abstract Logix Books; First edition (November 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976101653
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976101659
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,145,779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Walter Kolosky is a music journalist who has had thousands of articles published by magazines and websites including Jazziz, jazz.com, JazzImprov, Allaboutjazz.com. He is the author of Power, Passion and Beauty, the critically acclaimed book about The Mahavishnu Orchestra.

More About the Author

Walter Kolosky is best known for his work on the music of the guitarist/composer John McLaughlin. In 2010, he gave a lecture about that music at the Cordoba Guitar Festival in Cordoba, Spain. Kolosky is the author of the acclaimed book about the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Power, Passion and Beauty. His latest work, Follow Your Heart, continues his study of McLaughlin's music song by song since 1969. Follow Your Heart is an invaluable listener's guide, history, reference book and source of inspiration all rolled into one.

Customer Reviews

As an ardent fan and student of John McLaughlin's music, I love this book.
Guitar Magic
Walter Kolosky has established himself as one of the foremost authorities on John McLaughlin's work, and nowhere is that more evident than in this terrific new book.
An Honest Consumer Voice
In fact it's made me pull out the recordings and listen to them again with fresh ears.
J. Campbell

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Paschall on October 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
FIrst let me say the book is useful in many ways. Not only a perfect reference book, but a great way to get perspective on each era of John McLaughlin compositions and interaction with his fellow musicians. Kolosky does it again! This author has the reader burrowing deeper into the mind of John McLaughlin then ever before.
Some of the photos are priceless and the use of indexing and source material is so very insightful.
While most readers are after details from the early Mahavishnu creations, I think the 80's and 90's are of particular interest as JM proves he changed the face of music and guitar playing for the better.
Some of the quotations from JM throughout the book are poignent and prophetic as it relates to the specific composition, timeframe or style of music. I could not put the book down.
Thanks again, Mr. Kolosky. But most of all thanks to you John McLaughlin!
Mike P.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LaChinchon on March 8, 2012
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First, as to content, it is inevitable that in a song-by-song analysis such as this, sometimes the prose will be informative, occasionally insightful, and sometimes tedious. What is important is to be able to read the proper section while listening to the music. This is where the warning on Kindle edition comes in.
Someone correct me if my knowledge of the device is so poor that I just don't know how to do it, but after about a year of use and reading many books on it, I think I have a pretty good grasp of the mechanics. The book has a table of contents, listing both albums and songs in alphabetical order. That table of contents is not directly accessible; you must start at the cover and page turn until you reach the table of contents. Unfortunately, it is not possible to select a song/album and go right to the selected section of text. The table of contents has no page numbers (or even location numbers). Hence, to find the section pertaining to the album or song you may be listening to, you must page through the ENTIRE BOOK hoping you might by pure chance find it. The book covers the albums in chronological, not alphabetical order (unlike the table of contents!), so you must have some knowledge of the timeline of the McLaughlin oeuvre, and even then you will be doing a lot of searching before you find what you are looking for. Due to no fault of the author, then, the Kindle version of this book is of limited utility.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Guitar Magic on November 5, 2010
Format: Paperback
This is a most wonderful opus from Walter Kolosky. A journey through the years visiting music where Mr. McLaughlin was a leader.

One learns about the inspiration or the motivation for composing many of the songs.

Mr. Kolosky weaves through each of the songs offering insight and sharing comments and observations made by himself, his collaborators.
Although this book is a lot of fun to read, Mr. Kolosky is also offering a serious critical review of each song.

As an ardent fan and student of John McLaughlin's music, I love this book. It helps to bring me even closer to the light that Mr. Mclaughlin has shared with the world.

Thank you again Walter......you really don't know how wonderful this book is.

Robert V. (OW'er)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By An Honest Consumer Voice on October 30, 2010
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Walter Kolosky has established himself as one of the foremost authorities on John McLaughlin's work, and nowhere is that more evident than in this terrific new book. It's a fantastic tour through McLaughlin's extensive catalog of compositions, with detailed insight and unique details you'll find nowhere else. A must buy for fans of this pioneering musician.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Campbell on October 28, 2010
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Follow Your Heart is a great book! The book is a lot of fun to read, Mr Kolosky truly does justice to the music (John's beautiful guitar playing and his incredible compositions) without being too fawning. Throughout the book Mr. Kolosky makes some very insightful and humorous comments, there is detailed information about every CD John McLaughlin has released. In fact it's made me pull out the recordings and listen to them again with fresh ears. This is a delightful book and one every McLaughlin fan should own!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Johannes M. Steinbacher on November 27, 2012
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As a fan of John McLaughlin and his music I can only recommend
this very informative book for all interested music lovers!
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