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Guitar Solos (1974 Classic Re-mastered)

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Hello Music
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Glass C/W Steel
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Ghosts
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Out Of Their Heads (On Locoweed)
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Not Forgotten
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Hollow Music
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Heat C/W Moment
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No Birds
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Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 37:49

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A Must

mcmrogers

If you like experimental guitar you need this. It's a great listening experience. Just don't try to figure out how Frith plays it all.

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30 Years Later

ambientscott

This record still rivals the best avant-garde guitar 30 years later for originality and sheer beauty.

They Say All Music Guide

Fred Frith’s landmark Guitar Solos album has now been reissued on his own Fred label. Although it was originally recorded in 1974, there are pieces on this album that are probably still making guitar players scratch their heads wondering “How did he do that?” Don’t expect any kind of Yngwie Malmsteen-style wankage; Frith instead uses a volume pedal, tapping, and other extended techniques to produce everything from chiming bell-like notes to unearthly howls. It almost never sounds like standard guitar-with-plectrum playing, but the pieces have a logic (and beauty, in some cases) all their own. This is free improvised, challenging, avant-garde music, but that doesn’t mean it’s unapproachable. Guitar Solos’ lasting legacy is that it radically redefined the way some people think about the guitar. [This is the original album release, without the bonus tracks included on the ESD version.] – Sean Westergaard

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