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The Guitar Player

5 Oct. 2010 | Format: MP3

£7.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 5 Oct. 2010
  • Release Date: 5 Oct. 2010
  • Label: Ling Music Group
  • Copyright: (c) 2011 LMG
  • Total Length: 58:13
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  • ASIN: B008222YWA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,712 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Alan Sturgess on 1 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I still have my original purchase of this album (on the Pye 'Golden Guinea' label. The CD has a lot of extra tracks, including ther seminal 'Anji'.
By today's standards, the sound is rather dated, the line-up is basic and the recording techniques were bog-standard. But the playing - oh, the playing - it's fantastic. As with all great players, Davy makes everything sound so effortless. With this album he virtually started the revolution in acoustic guitar playing which later became known as 'fusion' music .... part folk, part jazz, part blues, part world-music. Guitarists such as John Renbourne, Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson, John Martyn etc. all owe him an enormous debt. He changed the way people listened to and played acoustic guitar. This album was the starting point for so many young fans of the guitar who were able to buy such an ear-opening introduction to the future.
Sadly, after initial success, Davy hit hard times and became a recluse, but he is now back on the road.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Smokey Joe on 25 Sept. 2005
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This is a great value album, if you are trying to fill in your collection with some Davy Graham.
Containing a monster collection of 20 tracks (in itself a justification for the purchase) you have a complete outline of why Graham exerted so much influence over his contempories.
My only gripe with the album is recorded quality about which neither you nor I can do a thing. For some reason the guitar has been recorded on the left track and the drums on the right. After a while this does tend to grate but you really need to stick with it.
The track list is awesome with Graham covering a mixture of folk, blues and jazz greats.
The seven bonus tracks include live performances and complete with the virtuoso showcase of Suite in D Minor.
Graham is only now getting the recognition he deserves as leading influence on the 60s blues and folk revival. If you really want to understand where the likes of Bert Jansch, Ralph McTell, John Renbourn and even Jimmie Page learned their chops then you have got to listen to this album.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By toni labarbe on 20 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I don't often feel moved to comment on albums, but if you're even vaguely interested in folk guitar, get this. At four quid, it's a steal, and worth it for She Moved Thru' the Bizarre/Blue Raga alone. Other commentators have pointed out some minor blemishes, but the playing is absolutely wonderful...
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By PrideOfNottingham on 28 Sept. 2006
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To say Davy Graham can play the guitar well is like saying Van Gogh was a bit handy with a can of Dulux.

The man crosses into blues, jazz, folk, middle-eastern music and more, often in the same song. If you are a guitarist yourself this will probably make you want to give up as no number of hours of practice will make you up to this guys standards unless you are very, very good already.

Having said that, the original album tracks are often ruined by a loud and intrusive drummer. Maybe he is the same guy that plays the congas badly throughout Hendrix's performance at Woodstock.......

However, the 7 bonus tracks are all great and are alone worth buying the album for. Check out his version of "Miserlou" (famously covered by Dick Dale on the pulp fiction soundtrack).

I saw him live recently and although he is slowing down a bit with age which is perfectly understandable, he is still a great player.
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