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Tales From Bulge Import

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  • Audio CD (25 July 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Cargo UK
  • ASIN: B000005VHZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 497,017 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
I bought this mainly for the original recording of I'm buzzed,
after having heard Steve Lukathers (El Grupo) version which is great.
I actually found that I don't like the 80's sound
of this CD in the same way as I don't like Eric Johnson's Ah Via Musicom
for the same reason but the playing is great and I think every guitarist should own it.
The best track by a mile is the bonus track 'Americana Boy' for pure tone and feel, lovely work.
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this is a fantastic album by a fantastic player, this guy knows tone and how too play it, if you like mr landua you have to get this album , got great playing all over it, buy it know
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8fb3d7bc) out of 5 stars 22 reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8fba048c) out of 5 stars A Monster Cd by studio kingpin Landau!! 17 Nov. 2005
By Benjamin J. Neiman - Published on Amazon.com
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Forget any notion of the studio chameleon who can't rock. This guy is at the very top of any real list of great rock guitarists, he absolutely towers over guys like Satriani. He also writes good tunes, and this is a really killer collection of rock and fusion things Mike has featured in his live shows over the years. This is not to be missed! Hendrix influenced, Jeff Beck tone, fearless chops, what more do you want?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8fba06b4) out of 5 stars Big on TONE! 11 Feb. 2005
By KARL F. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Amazing. I am addicted to this album. The production is incredible, judging from the HDCD version; everything sounds perfect. Great tunes, if somewhat lacking in melodic development (I had considered rating it only four stars for this reason, but every other aspect fully compensates); a lot of short motivic themes and guitar cliches. (Then again, in a lot of cases Landau is half the reason they have become cliches!) But the star of this show is Landau's array of tones (duh), from the raw, biting strat grit to the spacious swelling chords. Anyone who was alive in the '80s has had an earful of Michael Landau at some point; "Tales" is a vivid reminder of why so many "high-profile" producers called him for the studio date. The interest areas in this album are largely harmonic and timbral --at some points, it's downright Holdsworthy in texture-- but there are some very tasty licks and some bluesy bits as well. Just don't expect a lot of Shrapnel "shredding"!
"Tales from the Bulge" may not be for everybody, but most fusion fans will dig it, and just about every guitar player who drools over great tone will wonder why they didn't get it sooner.
HASH(0x8fba0918) out of 5 stars Is OMG enough? 8 Dec. 2012
By Sydney Dude - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I am incredibly impressed by Michael Landau. Despite my affection for so many great American guitarists, I finally feel here is one player who on his day (often) and along with Eric Johnson can truly stand with that singular skill of SRV,Hendrix and Beck. The beauty in his tones is just mesmerising.Then he goes all raunchy and it kicks ass. I am not looking for shredders anymore they bore the crap out of me.Besides, after Allan Holdsworth, why bother he has re written the Universe of how to play guitar fast and actually extract meaning at the the same time.

Michael Landau is just too bloody good!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8fba0d44) out of 5 stars Do yourself a HUGE favor, Buy this CD!! 4 Jun. 2004
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I never take the time to type out reviews for CDs but I'm making
an exception for this one. I am a GUITAR JUNKIE with over 1000
recordings that are mostly guitar oriented. "Tales From The Bulge" easily ranks in my top 10. There is some tremendous playing on this recording but what sets it apart from most others
is the brilliant compositions. "I'm Buzzed" is like a religious
experience to me each time I hear it.
Again, the musicianship is stellar (Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Lukather, Jimmy Johnson, Steve Tavaglione, Wayne Shorter...)
but the compositions are the reason this one will be remembered.
Purchase it. You'll thank me but more importantly you'll thank
Michael.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8fba0e88) out of 5 stars This guy can play 10 Jun. 2008
By HeavyDuty - Published on Amazon.com
Brilliant album. Guitar tone is one of the best iv ever heard. He has a really original sense of composition. Not a shredder but still a monster in the guitar world.
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