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AGAINST THE CLOCK: THE BEST OF ALLAN HOLDSWORTH

Allan Holdsworth

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.38 | 4 ratings

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Ovidiu
5 stars I think that this brilliant compilation is really something essential of what any fan of guitar should have with the truest master of fusion guitar,the one and only Mr ALLAN HOLDSWORTH! It worth every cent and this double album will plenty satisfy not only Holdsworth fans,but especially the ones who want to try to make a serious musical discovery with this album! DISC1 is electric guitar with the unique sound that we know and DISC 2 is a synthaxe cd where we are delighted with the beautiful sound that only master Holdsworth can have it! Let's say that on disc 1 we have extracts from all the albums of Holdsworth from his electric period and we realise that time is making miracles with Holdsworth's music because it didn't has any trace of rust,au contraire it's so actual and defnitelly timeless!This monster guitarist is one of the most sincere and fdevoted he didn't make any compromise toward his fans,offering each time the best of the best!Holdsworth is out of time,tendencies,trends and has fallowed his only artistical credo to give the public the measure of his geniality!I think also that Holdsworth is stranger to any imitation or influences -he is in fact a guitar icon that has influenced thousands of guitareros,but none of them were able to reach to his trone and the title of the best fusion improivisional guitarist ever!On DISC 2 we can hear extracts from his synthaxe albums,where the superbe and unimitable sound of his instrument is even more beautiful!Great improvisional legetos and a fluent and accessible guitaristic style,impossible to be confused!It's really superbe music and this second disc contains selections from his major releases too!This album is a pearl in any colectioneer of progressive music and essential for the guitarist sector!For those who don't want any HOLDSWORTH solo album ,this compilation is perfect too,to discover his activity trough albums and different periods of activity!! In conclusion a very ,very complete and complexe selection of more than 2 hours of pure magic guitaristic wizzardty of the one and only ALLAN HOLDSWORTH,the fusion progressive guitar master! 5 STARS and sinceres compliments!
Ovidiu | 5/5 |

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