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The Guitar Man
 
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The Guitar Man

4 Jun. 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2007
  • Release Date: 4 Jun. 2007
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Universal Music TV, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd.
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 1:03:50
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  • ASIN: B001KEYNT4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,954 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ian Evans on 12 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have been a Hank Marvin fan man and boy so I was always going to buy this album even before I had heard a note from it. Its qualities are not immediately obvious and you need to listen to it several times to appreciate it fully. As always, Hank's playing is exquisite, and he offers some quite original and very different treatments of many well-known songs. However, for me the magic that was such a vital ingredient of his previous offerings such as 'Guitar Player', 'Marvin at the Movies', 'Hank Plays Cliff' and 'Hank Plays Holly' just isn't there and there are several numbers which are very laboured or simply make me reach for the 'skip' button. Nice to hear you again Hank, and I hope there will be more albums to come, but I am sorry, this is not one of your best.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Selim Bozok on 8 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
The two factors that must be remembered before fully appreciating this CD are:

1) This is about "Hank Marvin Sound" and not about "The Shadows Sound"

2) The CD Guitar Player should be listened before this one.

Hank excels while playing the acoustic. Song for David and While My Guitar gently Weeps alone make this CD a worthwhile purchase.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Roger T. Duke on 7 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Sorry Hank and all fellow HBM and Shads fans out there of which I am avid and one of long standing. I had hoped for better after the accoustic "Guitar Player" album which even Tommy Emmanuel would have learned a few things from.This is the worst I have heard Hank for a long time. The album is lazy and the arrangements are poor. The choice of songs is weak and made for the pipe and slippers brigade. While My Guitar Gently Weeps is the closing track and by this time I was gently weeping. Hank is better than this so next album I will buy out of loyalty and my high esteem for the bespectacled one but I hope the next one rocks a bit and is more bluesey.
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By David on 9 Mar. 2009
Format: Audio CD
He's the guy every 60s teenager tried to emulate: They stood in front of their bedroom mirrors playing air guitar to Apache, Foot Tapper, Riders In the Sky, Wonderful Land and many more. He inspired an entire generation to take up the guitar. He influenced Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Pete Townsend. He is Hank Marvin, the Guitar Man. And on this CD, his first in five years, he lets his legendary musical prowess shine once again. He gives the Marvin treatment to a plethora of contemporary classics, including Patience, Light My Fire, Here There and Everywhere, You've Got a Friend, If Tomorrow Never Comes, Nine Million Bicycles, You're Beautiful, While My Guitar Gently Weeps and many more, bringing a new dimension to this brilliant selection of favourites.

Hank shows he's the quintessential guitar player; he moves with the times, but still keeps that same elusive feel which defined all of those Shadows classics. He picks the strings with the exact melodious intonation as the original singer sang it. His soul comes out in this guitar. This certainly is a great set of instrumental renditions - and the song choices are sublime, from the joyous cover of Madness' It Must Be Love to his soft and tender version of Fields of Gold - and While My Guitar Gently Weeps sounds like it was written for him. And even with oft-covered tunes like Light My Fire and You've Got a Friend, he brings something new and different to the table. This is the definitive easy-listening instrumental album, delivered by one of the greats of 20th Century popular music.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By P. E. Davies on 5 Jun. 2007
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Hank and the Shadows have always done very good 'covers' (even Apache had been recorded previously by Bert Weedon!) and this album has some great interpretations of a wide selection of contemporary favourites, plus two good originals. Hank and his 'Oz' band have thought out some innovative arrangements and the blend of acoustic and Strat tones is subtle and satisfying.Stand-out tracks for me are Guitar Man, Fields of Gold, You're Beautiful and Song for David. Hank's mastery of the guitar continues to develop and there is a treasure trove of phrases and tones here for a guitarist to study.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Hazel on 23 Jun. 2007
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Hank normally covers songs that have very distinctive tunes to them, and which are widely known. This collection seems to take a different approach, as many of the tracks are of songs that aren't particularly widely known or distinctive. I could think of many alternatives that he could have covered (e.g. "So You Win Again", "White Horses", "Amarillo"). He could even have chosen a specific group/artiste to cover (I've always hoped he would do "Hank Plays Abba" or "Hank Plays The Beatles").

So, while the musicianship is undoubtedly top-notch, and Hank's guitar playing is as slick as ever, the choice of songs lets this album down. He said on a TV interview that I saw that this choice was driven by the fact that the album was TV-advertised, so needed well-known songs. If that's the case, then whoever chose them (and I suspect it wasn't Hank himself) picked poorly.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Peter Creasey on 4 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
The genius and destinctive sound of Hank Marvin shows throughout this latest album, from the first bars of the title track to the end of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' Hank's mastery of the guitar shines through on this well produced album. The inovative use of electric and acoustic guitars brings brings a broad range of tone to the music. The introduction of Song For David and Summer House show that the writing of great new tunes runs in the Marvin family
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