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Golden Wire Import

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  • Audio CD (25 Oct. 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Bmg Music
  • ASIN: B0000000J7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 682,782 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. A Piece Of Time
  2. The Golden Wire
  3. Earthly Pleasures
  4. Imagine You
  5. Vigango
  6. Blues For Snake
  7. The Island Of Silk
  8. Journey Through Blue Regions
  9. Piya Tose
  10. Rain Forest In Manhattan
  11. A Thousand Stones

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Format: Audio CD
I picked this album up second hand about 19 years ago and I am still playing it to this day!
I was always a fan of Andy Summers , he was such an intergral part of the Police with his driving guitar riffs and solos. Listening to this 1989 album for the first time was an enjoyable surprise, although more main stream than his earlier works with Robert Fripp and the fantastic Mysterious Barricades this album is a very atmospheric piece of music.
It starts with the fabulous opening track A Piece of Time with its muted guitar and dreamy quality, I remember listening to this album on a very long and tiring drive through Eastern Germany it just eased the stress of the drive somehow and the Kilometers just flashed past.
One of the other outstanding Tracks for me on this album is "Piya Tose" featuring Indian Najma Akhtar withits strange an exotic vocals and time signatues. Also Check out Rain Forest in Manhatten another good track.
A dreamy work for dreamier times maybe, but it still ranks up there as a great album for me and introduced me to several of our Andy's other albums and ,therefore, hours of quality music.
I still to this day scour the internet for any new release by Mr Summers, he's quality.
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I picked this album up second hand about 19 years ago and I am still playing it to this day!
I was always a fan of Andy Summers , he was such an intergral part of the Police with his driving guitar riffs and solos. Listening to this 1989 album for the first time was an enjoyable surprise, although more main stream than his earlier works with Robert Fripp and the fantastic Mysterious Barricades this album is a very atmospheric piece of music.
It starts with the fabulous opening track A Piece of Time with its muted guitar and dreamy quality, I remember listening to this album on a very long and tiring drive through Eastern Germany it just eased the stress of the drive somehow and the Kilometers just flashed past.
One of the other outstanding Tracks for me on this album is "Piya Tose" featuring Indian Najma Akhtar withits strange an exotic vocals and time signatues. Also Check out Rain Forest in Manhatten another good track.
A dreamy work for dreamier times maybe, but it still ranks up there as a great album for me and introduced me to several of our Andy's other albums and ,therefore, hours of quality music.
I still to this day scour the internet for any new release by Mr Summers, he's quality.
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful guitar 7 April 2017
By Rico - Published on Amazon.com
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Wonderful electric guitar and "ambient" music, although Summers might not identify with that moniker. Still, among my favorites.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unsung jazz classic! From the former guitarist of The Police! 21 July 2006
By Brad Torgersen - Published on Amazon.com
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I was in a music store in 1990, idly seeking something new to listen to, when the title track of this album began filtering through the speakers. Summers' signature electric guitar, as heard on The Police, is in full flare here, and I was quite surprised to discover Summers' adeptness at turning rock and reggae riffs into smooth, sophisticated guitar jazz.

Even sixteen years later, this album displays a richness of performance and production which stands up under the test of time. In no way a flaccid "Kenny G" knock-off, this soft Jazz album is relaxing and provoking, ideal for quiet romantic evenings, intimate social gatherings, or even a night drive through the countryside or city.

Of special note, besides the beautiful title track, is "Piya Tose", featuring English-Indian singer Najma Akhtar. Gorgeously sung, Najma's lyrics blend marvelously with Summers' guitar to make for a particularly unusual and delightful listening experience.

I also liked the final track, "A Thousand Stones", which is Summers playing a capella, and is reminiscent of Pink Floyd in its haunting and somewhat sorrowful quality.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 21 Nov. 2014
By Beeve Sturch - Published on Amazon.com
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Good Stuff!
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album 2 Jan. 2013
By Alan R Hood - Published on Amazon.com
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Andy Summer's Golden Wire is an awesome album for those who really like their alternative rock. A highly recommended album
5.0 out of 5 stars The RajMan (Fan) Review 9 Mar. 2014
By Raj Manoharan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One day, Andy Summers' Police guitar and sensibilities wandered into an enchanted, magical musical forest and encountered all sorts of wondrous musical faeries and other such creatures. The results of that mystical meeting are captured on Summers' third solo album, his first instrumental album with a full band and which resulted in his first Grammy Award nomination as a solo artist.

Summers' sparkling guitar tones lead a surreal journey into dark, edgy, and lyrical musical territory. Along for the ride are keyboardist David Hentschel, synclavier programmer Stephen Croes, bassists Jimmy Haslip (of the Yellowjackets) and Doug Lunn, Oregon flutist Paul McCandless, and drummer/percussionist Kurt Wortman. Najma Akhtar sings on Summers' cover of the Bollywood classic "Piya Tose," with Summers emulating sitar tones alongside Akhtar's beautiful voice.

The entire album provides a stunning perspective on world music as only Summers with his guitar can.
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