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4 stars This one has a hard-rock feeling.. This album still blends various styles but in a more agressive way. The opening track is a boogie-hard rock tune typical of Watson's work, 'Southern Steel' recalls country, 'Wolf song' is a balad, 'Point counterpoint' is an acoustic eyeblink to Bach. Overall, this is a good album for all lovers of melodic guitar.
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Posted Friday, November 21, 2003 | Review Permalink
5 stars This was the first album I heard from Steve Morse and I've been a huge fan ever since, I still listen to it after 14 years :). The songs on this album are very diverse and include a ton of different guitar techniques but yet all are melodic and have a great feel to them. Plus the touch in the guitar solo in Battle Lines is just about perfect (I just wish I could play it). An absolute must for guitarists and a must for all others as well.
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Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2005 | Review Permalink
Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars Say what you must about Steve Morse's work with other bands, but his own albums are remarkably consistent. His compositions and performances are always remarkable, and is band is always top notch.

This was the first album with what has become Morse's band's longest static lineup (that includes The Dixie Dregs, too). Dave LaRue on bass and Van Romaine on drums have proven to be a perfect backup for Morse's pyrotechnics.

As usual, Morse's music is strong, inventive hard rock, with country, fusion and classical mixed in. I tend to prefer the faster, hard rock tunes, so Cut To The Chase, the opener is one of may favorites on this album. And the usual bluegrass song is more rock than usual (for Morse), but the song Southern Steel still provides him with a nice guitar workout.

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Posted Sunday, August 15, 2010 | Review Permalink

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