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Santos Martinez SM675CEA Guitar
Santos Martinez SM675CEA Guitar
Offered by Ivor Mairants Musicentre
Price: £489.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Great 'budget' crossover Nylon strung acoustic., 25 Nov. 2013
Bought 2 years ago with no problems. Ive had the action lowered a little, but its been a great 'cross-over' guitar with the slightly curved finger board and narrower neck. I play all sorts on it, but Steve Hackett and Al Di Meola are my influences.

The Well
The Well
Price: £17.52

4.0 out of 5 stars Eastern jazz, 22 Dec. 2010
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Intriguing Middle eastern influenced jazz guitar album form Brad Shepik. If you like some of John Schofield's albums you may like this. check it out.

What Lies Beneath
What Lies Beneath
Price: £10.96

4.0 out of 5 stars Classy studio album, 22 Dec. 2010
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I really like this album from Mr Trower (a major influence on my playing when i were a wee chap). It is more laid back and more a continuation of "Go my way" - another great album - more solo Trower than a band effort. I actually quite like the texture of his vocals on certain things and this album, which is much more studio based, suits them especially, on the more floaty tracks. The guitar is bliss, as usual.

Gone in the Morning
Gone in the Morning
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £10.88

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 70's Classic revisited, 31 Jan. 2009
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Brilliant 2nd album by Quiver, before they joined forces with the Sutherland Brothers. Great songs and guitar playing by the ever so tasteful Tim Renwick (Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd). I cut my teeth learning the solos for this record. Not sure whether you'd class it as country, folk or soft rock. But a good album excellantly remastered.

Now if only someone would re issue Home's 'The Alchemist' and SAHB without alex 'Fourplay', I could die a happy man....
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Old Soldiers Never Die
Old Soldiers Never Die

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great band, good album, so-so remaster...., 29 Jan. 2009
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This was the Heads' 3rd and final album, and although maybe not quite on a par with the tight 'Tracks' or their 1st self titled one, its not a bad album, with plenty of variety in the writing from Albert Lee, Tony Colton, Chas Hodges et all. Nice guitar solos form Albert - more melodic on this outing. But the band had already decided to call it quits so the album was never promoted. It's still good and nice to have on CD sans vinyl scratches.

If 'I'm in need of your help', from Heads Hands and Feets 1st album, contained the riff of all riffs, then 'Meal Ticket', off this release, surely contains the ending of all endings, with every clichéd band ending in the book - great! 'Jack of all trades' starts us off with an orchestral extravaganza before hitting the aforementioned 'Meal Ticket' - strictly rock'n'roll. One vocal from Albert next followed by a trademark Tony Colton ballad - the first of two. 'One Woman' is a little mediocre. 'Just Another Ambush' is another good Albert Lee vocal followed by the 2nd ballad 'Stripes' which sounds a bit laboured. 'Taking my Music to the Man' i believe was covered by Jerry Lee Lewis is a bit bland, finishing with a rocking 'Another Useless Day'. And that was heads Hands and Feets exit. Great Band - just the wrong time.

Unfortunately, this remaster, on the Wounded Bird label, is not quite as good as the 1st two CDs, which were on 'See for miles records'. There is a bit of distortion going on in places, and whether this is down to the state of the original source or the transfer itself, I don't know, but a disappointment none the less. So only 3 stars because of that - 4 for the music.
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Corridors Of Power
Corridors Of Power
Price: £5.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gary's Power Album, 26 Mar. 2004
This review is from: Corridors Of Power (Audio CD)
This was the start proper of Gary's solo career (back on the steets and G-Force not withstanding) and showed him to have matured as a guitarist, writer and singer. The production by Jeff Glixman is very 80's, but it has a grit and power that work well, even with the ballards. A great remastered CD make this a good place to start with Gary's rock phase.

Rocket Science
Rocket Science
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: £11.70

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interactive fusion fest, 17 April 2003
This review is from: Rocket Science (Audio CD)
I disagree with the other reviews of this CD. The interplay between the band is superb, the blowing stratospheric and the experiments, while uneasy at times, daring. 4 stars for being bold and anyway, how much Jazz/rock fusion is out there anyway at the moment?

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