If you think you’ve heard Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore play the guitar, get ready for a surprise, for something that will blow you away. Here he matches up his guitar work with the lovely voice of his wife, Candice Night, on this compilation of love songs from the first four Blackmore’s Night CDs. This album is a great introduction to their music.
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If you go to any major art museum, chances are likely you’ll see a student or two dutifully attempting to copy an old master. This is one way that people learn to become great artists themselves. And since songwriting is an art, why can’t this idea apply to songwriters as well? A-J shows us that it certainly can be a way to improve your own writing or to at least help you get out of a rut.
In 2003, after more than 40 years together, The Shadows decided to bow out gracefully. And they did it in full-style! Musically, the CD and DVD are identical: a whopping 42 tracks!!! (the DVD is 180 minutes long!!!) That’s not a typo…
Who was Syd Barrett, really? And what really happened? This DVD sets the story straight. Told from an objective point of view, with interviews with the members (and former members) of Pink Floyd, who knew the guy, and with other musicians who played with him, this is a very informative and interesting DVD.
Redemption is one of the best things I’ve put in my CD player in a long time. There’s not a weak song anywhere to be found here. Everything is done superbly, from the writing, to the performing, to the production. Redemption is one of those albums that have you begging for more.
After listening to Disguise the Limit’s new album, Redemption, A-J felt that he just had to get in touch with the guys in the band. Guitarist Mark Summers agreed to share his thoughts on the group’s latest album and on his own career as well.
Here’s an extremely interesting album by one of the best bands around. Pain of Salvation’s music just keeps growing on you over time.
Gilbert Isbin Group: Water With a Smile Anything bearing Gilbert Isbin’s name is always welcome. Gilbert is one of the best guitarists worldwide. Don’t look for the guy playing scales at 300 miles per hour, Gilbert plays with his heart and does things that most of us can only dream of. Add to his music, […]