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    Posted: September 24 2010 at 09:34
Which Fripp´s solo do you consider as the most beautiful? May not to be technically perfect, but simply the nicest for your ears.
 
(My favourite is the one from Sailor´s Tale...)


Edited by Gandalff - September 24 2010 at 09:35
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For the moment it's this one: Evening Star The Essential Fripp & Eno , 1994


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2010 at 10:35
My favorite is the one on I'll Come Running To Tie Your Shoe from Brian Eno's Another Green World. It's not the best song on the album, but the solo is amazing.
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I love the last few seconds of the otherwise wretched Earthbound album where an unaccompanied Fripp plays just a few simple notes that never fail to raise the hair on the back of my neck.(Dunno)

Otherwise, his solos on the No Pussyfooting album with Eno are uniformly sublime.
Similarly, the Sailors Tale represents a side to his playing never heard before or since to my ears.
Not really a solo as such, but the hook on Starless is so beautiful it audibly aches....
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Eno's "St. Elmo's Fire"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WalterDigsTunes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2010 at 12:38
David Sylvian's  "Upon This Earth"
Robert Fripp and David Sylvian's "Bringing Down the Light"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2010 at 12:57
Interesting, one could wait that the majority of suggestions will comes from King Crimson. The opposite is truth.
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King Crimson - The Night Watch, studio version, but also this live version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncgC7pDzcrQ
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Sailor's Tale guitar solo beautiful? Wow, people do have very different ears/tastes. I love that solo, but would never call it beautiful.
 
I would say Book of Saturday.
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I always liked the solo on The Night Watch.  But now I'm going to have to go give another listen to those Eno albums...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2010 at 18:02
Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

For the moment it's this one: Evening Star The Essential Fripp & Eno , 1994

 




That is a nice one.



Edited by crimhead - September 24 2010 at 18:03
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The one that comes at the end of Peter Gabriel's "White Shadow".  One of Gabriel's best songs, and a sublime solo. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jammun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2010 at 23:17
Okay, listened to some Eno and some KC.  Really, isn't something like The Night Watch just one continuous guitar solo?  The shimmering guitar at the beginning, the harmonics then following, the melodic guitar accompanying the song proper, then the "solo", followed by the leslie guitar, followed by the eastern-influenced sound.  It seems with Fripp there are "solos" proper, but they rarely tell the whole story.
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His solo in Evening Star (the title track of the album).  Starting at about 45 seconds he just makes the perfect choice of notes, and that tone is so soft....

His most beautiful solos are almost all from Fripp and Eno in my mind. 


Edited by himtroy - September 25 2010 at 00:03
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Prince Ruperts Lament, right before the end of LIzard.
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Originally posted by idoownu idoownu wrote:

Prince Ruperts Lament, right before the end of LIzard.


Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about that. That is a belter. Beautiful though??
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Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

My favorite is the one on I'll Come Running To Tie Your Shoe from Brian Eno's Another Green World. It's not the best song on the album, but the solo is amazing.
 
I´m sorry, but "I´ll Come Running" is one of the worst Eno´s songs ever, thus any, even excellent guitar solo don´t save it.Thumbs Down
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2010 at 04:30
What about excellent Starless? Or, from the beginning, Suite No. 1 (Cheerful Insanity)?
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Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

 
I´m sorry, but "I´ll Come Running" is one of the worst Eno´s songs ever, thus any, even excellent guitar solo don´t save it.Thumbs Down


So what? The question was about the solo, not the song it was in.
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