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Poll Question: Allan Holdsworth: The '70's Bands.
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    Posted: February 17 2011 at 11:23
In your opinion, what is Allan Holdsworth best work from these five albums?

Edited by cannon - February 17 2011 at 11:25
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2011 at 11:25
I don't have the first two, but you've given me something to check out.  Smile

Of the last three, I'd go with Gazeuse!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2011 at 11:28
^same here.
 
Holdsworth's best work of those albums, I'd say Gazeuse, his unique style is already developed there unlike in Bundles, which I prefer, but definitely not his best.
 
I thought you would have included Enigmatic Ocean and One of a Kind.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote friso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2011 at 11:32
if only taken Holdsworth's parts in these projects, I'd say he was at his best during the recording of Soft Machine's Bundles.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2011 at 11:43
First vote for Tempest Tempest!Wink
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Gazeuse! is one of my new favorite albums. The guitar work is only rivaled by the intense vibes!Clap

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Bundles, I really like Expresso II as well, but not for his playing.
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Aww crap, you actually managed to come up with two I don't know and I have a lot of non-solo albums.  I'm going with Bundles.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2011 at 12:04
I don't have Tempest but of the rest i'm not sure which would standout as his best work. That NUCLEUS album is my second favourite from them and "Bundles" is killer too but i like each of these 4 albums.
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bundles and gazeuse are the best IMO but give my vote to bundles because i guess gazeuse is about to win
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2011 at 12:21
Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

^same here.
 
Holdsworth's best work of those albums, I'd say Gazeuse, his unique style is already developed there unlike in Bundles, which I prefer, but definitely not his best.
 
I thought you would have included Enigmatic Ocean and One of a Kind.
   yes he's brilliant on ponty album
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Gazeuse!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2011 at 16:16
I do like his work in Tempest. Ollie Halsall did a remarkable job replacing him on the 2nd. Tempest album, Living In Fear IMO.
 
His work with Gong is exceptional but for me I like Bundles, the best post-Wyatt album by the Softs.
 
I just included "bands" and not any solo artists named bands like Bruford, Jean-Luc Ponty, The New Tony Williams Lifetime, and UK and Holdsworth solo album from 1976, Velvet Darkness.
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^then why did you include Ian Carr? Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2011 at 17:49
Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

^then why did you include Ian Carr? Wink
 
You got me there.LOL
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Gazeuse for me.
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B-b-bundles.
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From this list, I'd take Bundles as my favorite (if I had enough posts to vote). 

I prefer the Steve Hillage collaboration with the Pierre Moerlen version of Gong, i.e. Shamal, over the ones with Holdsworth. 
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If the Tony Williams Lifetime Believe It album had been there I would have voted for that without hesitation. From these, Gazeuse!
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Expresso II is something really unique IMHO.
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