Présentation de l'éditeur
Bathed In Lightning: Bonus Chapters and Appendices is a collection of additional material that could not be squeezed into the print edition of the book.
From the author's introduction:
The material herein is not a random selection of offcuts and outtakes but, rather, a lovingly polished series of B-sides and EP tracks – good stuff that just didn’t quite make it to the album.
Three largely standalone chapters, or episodes – on Big Pete Deuchar, the Tony Meehan Combo and British soul – were extracted from the thus-far completed narrative (and replaced with brief summaries of the episodes in question as necessary) to become ‘bonus chapters’ in the eBook edition. The writing of the book was thenceforward completed with the two editions in mind. Consequently, a great deal of material relating to the adventures of the second Mahavishnu Orchestra (1974–75) can be found among the ebook bonus chapters, as can the recollections of Arjen Gorter, a colleague of John McLaughlin in Time Is Now (1968) whose contributions arrived with the author very late in the process, when the text of the print edition had been more or less locked down.
In addition to the bonus chapters, a series of very detailed appendices cover recording sessions from the period 1963–75 and known concert appearances from 1963–68 and 1974–75. A Mahavishnu Orchestra mk1 (1971–73) concert listing, created and maintained by Walter Kolosky, can be found online; a listing of known Lifetime concerts for 1970 can be found in Harry Shapiro’s authorised Jack Bruce biography, published by Jawbone; a scattering of further John McLaughlin concert appearances from the period 1969–73 can be found in the main text of Bathed In Lightning.