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Shawn Lane


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.67 | 6 ratings

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5 stars This LIVE album of one of the most important's guitar players in the history of music is a pure musical jewel!Sick and tired that he cannot buy the rights from WARNER BROS to re-release the magical POWERS OF TEN album,EYE RECKON RECORDS,and SHAWN LANE decided to release this album in LIVE format ,which features the whole POWERS OF TEN tracks and some extras!The sound quality is excellent and the playing fabulous!For those who have some doubts that SHAWN LANE wasn't a genius,well this album proves that this man was out of this planet!His playing was unique and will be for many years to come an example of pure virtuosity , guitar wizzardry and musical integrity!It's something totally freakin' scarry to hear the frenzy and dementia of the improvisation madness on DRUM AND GUITAR SOLO,where drumer SEAN RICKMAN is simply fantastic but Maestro LANE is blistering literally and epitomizes the limits of human skills in terms of virtuosity and fantastic playing on guitar! Sometimes we have the feeling thet this man had more then 10 fingers and what he did on this instrument was unbelieveble!The songs from POWERS OF TEN are superbe ,very diverse,catchy and full of rich moments of joy for life and marvelous musical ideas exposed! LANE's music is so intelligent,eleborated and the keyboards-majestically played by DOUG SCARBOROUGH here-are having a very important role in LANE'S music!!GRAY PIANOS FLYING ,EPILOGUE FOR LISA,ESPERANTO-are only a few musical jewels that are timeless and will delight forever any good music lover forever!What LANE is doing on solo is a little different compared with his albums with Swedish monster bass JONAS HELLBORG,but has the same impact not only on instrumental guitar orientated music lovers,but on those who love good quality music,played with pure passion and extremelly well composed and structured! SHAWN LANE was unique in his style and there will never be another one!GOD was unfair and took him too early in heaven,but his music will be forever a testimony of a true musical genius!RIP SHAWN LANE,may God bless your gentle spirit and you'll never be forgotten,big man with golden fingers!5 STARS for a historycal album!
Ovidiu | 5/5 |


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