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Passion, Grace and Fire

Passion, Grace & Fire
Studio album by John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía
Released 23 March 1983
Recorded September - October 1982, at Marcus Music UK, London
Genre Flamenco-Jazz
Length 31:49
Label Philips
Producer John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía
John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía chronology
Friday Night in San Francisco
Passion, Grace & Fire
The Guitar Trio
John McLaughlin chronology
Music Spoken Here
Passion, Grace & Fire
Mediterranean Concerto, (For Guitar and Orchestra) (Live)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz [2]

Passion, Grace & Fire is the second album by John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucía released in 1983. Unlike their first album "Friday Night in San Francisco", this album consists entirely of studio recordings.

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Aspan" (John McLaughlin) – 4:09
  2. "Orient Blue Suite" (Al Di Meola) – 7:08
    • Part I
    • Part II
    • Part III
  3. "Chiquito" (Paco de Lucía) – 4:46

Side two

  1. "Sichia" (Paco de Lucía) – 3:50
  2. "David" (John McLaughlin) – 6:30
  3. "Passion, Grace & Fire" (Al Di Meola) – 5:26


  • John McLaughlin - plays on centre channel - nylon-string guitar.
  • Al Di Meola - plays on left channel - Ovation steel-string acoustic guitar.
  • Paco de Lucía - plays on right channel - nylon-string guitar.

Chart performance

Year Chart Position
1983 Billboard 200 171[3]
1983 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 23[3]
1983 Billboard Jazz Albums 9[3]


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Passion, Grace & Fire - Paco de Lucía | AllMusic". Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter (20 November 2002). "John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola, Paco DeLucia: Passion Grace & Fire". Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Passion, Grace & Fire - Al di Meola,Paco de Lucía,John McLaughlin | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
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