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3.86 | 62 ratings | 3 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Listen (0:47)
2. Eye Of The Needle (2:57)
3. Askesis (2:07)
4. Bicycling To Afghanistan (3:00)
5. Here Comes My Sweetie (0:47)
6. An Easy Way (2:16)
7. Scaling The Whales (2:36)
8. The Moving Force (1:50)
9. A Connecticut Yankee In The Court Of King Arthur (2:27)
10. This Yes (2:08)
11. Are You Abel? (Ready And Able To Rock 'n' Roll) (1:15)
12. Spasm For Juanita (2:14)
13. Hard Times (2:40)
14. Burning Siesta (1:22)
15. Empty Magazine (1:50)
16. Circulation (2:24)
17. Chiara (1:09)
18. Asturias (3:19)
19. Ease God's Sorrow (1:49)

Total time 38:57

Line-up / Musicians

- Robert Fripp / guitar, producer
- "The League of Crafty Guitarists" (students of Guitar Craft IX course): Bert Lams, Curt Golden, David Pittaway, Guido Ernst, Hernan Nunez*, Hideyo Moriya, Nigel Gavin, Paul Richards, Pietro Russino, Ralph Gorga, Steve Ball, Steve Jolemore, Tobin Buttram, Tony Geballe, Trey Gunn, Victor McSurely / guitar

- Patricia Leavitt / vocals (1,5,10,15,19)
- Cathy Stevens / viola (8)

Releases information

Artwork: Steve Ball @ Bill Smith Studio

LP Editions EG ‎- EEG 2102-1 (1991, UK)

CD Editions EG ‎- EEG 2102-2 (1991, Europe/US)

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ROBERT FRIPP Robert Fripp & The League of Crafty Guitarists: Show Of Hands ratings distribution

(62 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
Good, but non-essential (32%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars This is a very nice album from Robert Fripp & The League of Crafty Guitarists, a collection of students from Fripp's guitar craft course, where he took guitar players of all different levels, and molded them in his image. In this case, that's not such a bad thing.

The album is a set of mostly short, lush acoustic guitar pieces, all in a similar style to what Fripp had been playing in the eighties and early nineties: complex pieces, based on individual guitars playing somewhat repetitive lines in different timesignatues, so that different sections of each instrument's part comes together at different times, creating almost hypnotic patterns. And this recording is a beautiful example of that effect.

And no one played Frippertronics!

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5 stars A very unusual approach to the progressive classical guitar setting, this excellent studio album introduces new concepts into our ears by dealing with music in a way that could only be the result of a weird and somewhat philosophical seminar like Guitar Craft. All of these songs are excellently ... (read more)

Report this review (#184308) | Posted by FlashFirer | Wednesday, October 1, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars A real blast! This music is very amazing for it's lively diversity. I only wish Fripp would make these sessions more frequent. Each piece is a lively and continually unfolding experience. Composed primarily of acoustic guitarists spinning their own spiraling musical lines. A Connecticut Yankee ... (read more)

Report this review (#113780) | Posted by convocation | Tuesday, February 27, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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