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Allan Holdsworth


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.07 | 43 ratings

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3 stars Certainly not as bad as mr Holdsworths claims it to be, sure it's rather rough around the edges, but the quality of his guitar play make up for the lousy production, and underdeveloped tunes. But Alan is known for his insecurity ( hence a title like All Night Wrong for his 2002 live album, which really is the reason I like his music). Some of the sounds on this album reminds me already of the later UK release, most notably Wish, with the dangling keyboard and soft jazzy bass and drum background.

Luckily Alan's efforts to make the album disappear where in vein, for my record shelf would have an empty spot in it, which is currently filled with this nice album, though not perfect, this is sort of enjoying, with soothing guitar play.

Nice album, don't miss it if you are a Holdwsworth/UK fan

tuxon | 3/5 |


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