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True Obsession Import

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (23 Dec. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Shrapnel
  • ASIN: B00000108V
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 380,847 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Rio
  2. Espionage
  3. Last September
  4. Rock Box
  5. The Yearning
  6. Live and Learn
  7. Glowing Path
  8. Intoxicated
  9. Farewell
  10. Thunder March

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By A Customer on 29 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album is good, it could have been really good, but for songs such as 'september song' which build up superbly only to be let down by a slightly weak chorus. I wasn't sure about the album at first, but it grew on me after each listen. I haven't heard any other solo efforts from Marty, but after 'true obsessions' I'll definitely give them a play.
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Format: Audio CD
Marty Friedman is awesome on this record. His solos are filled with so much emotion that it's hard to believe and the tracks are full of catchy riffs. He really shows what a great guitarplayer he is on this record (not that he doesn't on the others....). I'm not sure that I'm able to bring out any tracks before the others. They're almost equal, but if I had to I would say that "Last September", "Intoxicated", "Shine On Me", "Rio" and "Live and Learn" are truly amazing. This cd is a must have for any musician! Go buy....
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HASH(0x8f7d24bc) out of 5 stars Pure Genius 16 Nov. 2003
By Jonny S - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When i first listened to this album I really didn't like Marty Friedman's style. I put the album aside and left it for a while. A few months later I went and got Dragon Kiss and really thought it was brilliant and Friedman's style came through there. So I got True Obsession and put it on and absolutely loved it. It provides a good mix of guitar instrumentals and lyricized stuff with some beasty, 'Marty Friendman' style solos. Fave track off the album 'Hands Of Time'. Definitely a great album for any Friedman fans and some people looking to be introduced to his stuff.
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HASH(0x8f7d28c4) out of 5 stars great album! 18 April 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
marty friedman is always a guitar genious, this album had lot of melodic stuff just like his previous release but also got some hardrock tune , rock box is my fav track
he's playing is always good
HASH(0x8f7d26f0) out of 5 stars More varied axe work 16 May 2011
By Paul Lawrence - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It's hard to review Friedmans solo work within the context of his previous life as a Megadeth shredder given how varied and ... complete his solo albums feel. Released in 1996 this album of ten mostly instrumental numbers sounds like a number of his others in terms of the combination of quicker runs (there is only a little genuine shred here it should be noted) and emotive `highs'. Marty Friedman and Steve Fontano and it certainly comes across as clean as a Shrapnel Records release should. A range of interesting musicians are slotted in about the place such as old `Deth buddy Nick Menza, we get Gregg Bissonette and Carmine Appice as well and bass was taken care of by Tony Franklin and Jimmy Haslip. It should be noted that this a tunes with vocals on this disc which is quite the rarity for one of Martys' platters and Stanley Rose has an appropriate voice for the rock idiom.

To be perfectly blunt, to compare this to a number of his other albums I would rate this as of vastly less interest to shred-a-holics than his Dragons Kiss albums from so many years ago. It is quite varied and often slow and in certain places classically tinged. However I don't feel this album connects with the listener as well as Music for Speeding does, just a lack of some indefinable X factor - perhaps this is just a little too much `weeping' guitar for me personally but I found the Music ... album to be more lively and a better musical companion. Just IMHO.

Friedman fans should pick this up if they can score it cheap as it is a nice listen from the amiable six stringer but it's not the first album I'd throw a newcomers way.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f7d2ccc) out of 5 stars Not bad. 10 Nov. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album didn't really dissapoint me at first. There is some good playing and some interesting ideas. However, it tyres rather quickly. I feel Marty was experimenting a little too much. The album just doesn't flow. Some songs start off quite well and just become messy and jarring (eg. "intoxicated and "the yearning"). Also the songs with vocals sound a bit too 80's for me, but I guess that isn't always a bad thing. "True Obsessions" is no way near the standard of "Scenes" where he was really trying to emote feelings through his playing. All the same it is still rather good. Songs such as Rio and Fairwell hit the spot. If you liked Marty's other albums you will probably like this one.
HASH(0x8f7d2d38) out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 Dec. 2015
By Ariel ML - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Excellent Product, Totally Recommended! a nice super top notch item
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