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Chad Wackerman

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Chad Wackerman The View album cover
3.70 | 9 ratings | 2 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Close To Home (5:23)
2. Across The Bridge (5:44)
3. Black Coffee (5:57)
4. Empty Suitcase (2:53)
5. Introduction (6:39)
6. Starry Nights (4:39)
7. All Sevens (8:13)
8. On The Edge (2:51)
9. Just A Moment (1:12)
10. The View (5:06)
11. Bash (5:26)
12. Days Away (1:32)
13. Flares (3:10)

Line-up / Musicians

Allan Holdsworth - guitar
Carl Verheyen - guitar
Jimmy Johnson - bass
Jim Cox - keyboards
Walt Fowler - trumpet and flugel horn

Releases information

CMP Records

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CHAD WACKERMAN The View ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (44%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Evolver
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4 stars On Chad Wackerman's second album, he has kept essentially the same band as he had on the first, Jimmy Johnson on bass and Jim Cox on keyboards. Allan Holdsworth is still here, but only on abou half of the tracks. On the rest he is replaced by the competant Carl Verheyen. Also added is Walt Fowler on horns.

Wackerman here is developing his own style. Where his first album sounded mostly like a Holdsworth album, this time the tracks are more rhythmically centered, with Wackerman's exceptional drums more in the forefront. The songs are more melodic, and easier to follow, and the addition of Fowler's horns add some depth.

For Zappa fans, the track All Sevens has a rhythm and solo section that sounds very much like The Purple Lagoon. It also adds to that feeling when Fowler plays his solo on a harmonized horn (as Randy Brecker did on "Zappa In New York").

Latest members reviews

3 stars I make no bones about it as I'll have to be honest here. This is one of the better offerings in Fusion, yet another one that gives Fusion a bad name. In other words, skilfully delivered, boring material bordering on irritating. It's hard to tell if it's a WACKERMAN, or HOLDSWORTH album, but i ... (read more)

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