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5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful set from two of the best guitarists on the planet!, 4 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: THE COLONEL & THE GOVERNOR (Audio CD)
I was lucky enough to hear Tommy and Martin play all of the material from this album on the first night of their 'The Colonel and the Governor' tour last Saturday. What a great gig! Two master musicians at the top of their game smiling, laughing and joking their way through a marvellous two hour set. I already knew how brilliant Tommy was, but I was very impressed with Martin's performance too. This album serves as a nice memento of the event.

Being a studio album, it doesn't quite capture the atmosphere of the live performance, although you do get to hear a few laughs and verbal exchanges. However, it does present 14 great tracks played in perfect harmony with all the feeling and technical brilliance to be expected from this duo. Overall, the style leans slightly more towards Martin's jazzy material but both players exert their influence and they complement each other beautifully.

I have practically all of Tommy's recordings. This one is more like Just Between Frets, a jazz-oriented album recorded with Frank Vignola, or Happy Hour, in which Tommy duets with Jim Nichols, than other more typical Tommy albums such as The Mystery, Endless Road or Little By Little. The latter are my favourites and I would recommend anyone new to Tommy to start with them.

However, The Colonel and The Governor is a good album in its own right, full of classic songs given a fresh twist. I won't review every song but I particularly enjoyed A Smooth One, True (a lovely Martin Taylor composition), Secret Love (the old Kathy Kirby hit, on which Tommy plays a lot of great harmonics), Wonderful Baby (Don McLean's beautiful melody) and I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (the theme tune of the BBC's Film Programme). Every track is a little gem.

Any of Tommy or Martin's fans will love this set, as will anybody who just loves great fingerstyle guitar. All in all, this is a delightful album. Go and hear them play live if you can, but do yourself a favour and get this album anyway!
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