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A Brilliant effort from Martin!,
This review is from: Stage Left (Audio CD)
After two previous (and somewhat patchy) solo albums of original material, Martin Barre finally has offered a truly excellent batch of instrumental rock (there's one vocal track) with an emphasis on Mental. Blistering progressive rockers sit comfortably with gorgeous acoustic pieces that stand as a testament of his important contribution to that classic rock institution Jethro Tull. This is a very consistantly good recording and one that I highly recommend. If you're a guitar player (and who isn't...) you will enjoy the inner sleeve photos of each guitar, mandolin and bouzouki used in the sessions - and he plays flute! There are shades of Michael Brook and Dan Ar Braz in places - but let's face it, it's pure Martin Barre - and no one plays or sounds like Martin. Martin should be proud of this CD, and I'm definitely happy I bought it.