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on 20 March 2002
Anyone rating this album a 4 is seriously tight at marking. You could take any two seconds of material on this ablum and study the complex arpeggios packed in for hours. The number of notes played must average 30 per second.
If you want to hear a guitarist who had an esoteric skill to play brilliantly, get this.
--JASON BECKER IS A GUITAR GOD--(although he would never admit to it of course).
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on 13 June 2003
jason becker ,if yr a fan of shred guitar was a extremely talented guitarist from the 80,s.
and this was his solo album ,he was in the band with marty friedman called cacophony ( try speed metal symphony)
this cd is brilliant and one of the best guitar albums of the 80,s and possibly ever.
his playing is very skillful and in the case of air(brilliant track) emotional. check the start and finish of the song ,the fingerpicking is absolutely amazing
altitudes is excellent well brilliant really and the other tracks are just as good and showcases a brilliant guitarist at such a young age ,i dont even think malmsteen or angelo would have been this good at this age.
amazing guitar album from the 80,s BUY IT
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on 9 January 2012
If you are a fan of great guitar and musicianship this CD is a must. Jason Becker is a master on the guitar. I can't recommend the Perpetual Burn CD highly enough. Every music fan should have this.
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on 5 December 2013
This is a 5 star album, no question! Becker had gained amazing abilities on guitar before he was out of school, then teamed up with Marty Friedman for a while to form Cacophony... so once he'd reached this point, he had truly mastered the guitar and he shows it. With tracks like Altitudes, Perpetual Burn, Air, Eleven Blue Egyptians, Dweller In The Cellar, this album is worth every penny!
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on 24 October 2007
Wow. Simply stunning album from (at the time) a young musician with immense talent. The sheer scale of maturity and technique in Becker's compositions is outstanding. Stand out tracks:-

Altitudes
Perpetual Burn
Mabel's Fatal Fable
Air
Dweller In The Cellar
Opus Pocus

If you appreciate guitar technique, talent and music in general then this album is essential.
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on 19 September 2013
Best album by the greatest guitarrist ever: Jason Becker. The album produced when he was 17 is a "must have" to all the guitarrists.
The product quality is excellent. One of the best choices that i ever made. Can't wait to buy "Perspective"!
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on 26 December 2010
As a guitar nut I don't know how I've made it this far into life without hearing this album. It's flash, it's fast, it's grandiose.... it's everything that is right about this genre of music. Vai, Gilbert, Satriani, IA Eklundh et al fans need to by this.
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on 26 October 2010
Came across the CD as I was reminiscing over the web. The tape I used to have it on got played so much that it nearly melted away.

If you like Satriani, Vai, and the rest of that crowd, you will love this one!!!
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on 30 November 2012
Some of the best electric 'rock' guitar playing ever. What else can I say? A match even for the likes of Satriani.
For those who have never heard of Becker; invest in this. Well worth it.
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on 22 September 2007
Wrong track listing:

1. Altitudes
2. Perpetual Burn
3. Mabel's Fatal Fable
4. Air
5. Temple of the Absurd
6. Eleven Blue Egyptians
7. Dweller in the Cellar
8. Opus Pocus
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