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Steve Morse Audio CD
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Steve Morse is best known for being the current guitarist of Deep Purple, replacing Ritchie Blackmore back in 1993. But his passion for rock started long before joining the legendary British group. The exclusive reissue of his third solo album from 1989 -

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Format:Audio CD
This album is the first Morse's solo effort. He founded the jazz-fusion (actually jazz, rock, country, classical) band Dixie Dregs in the seventies and released with them six superb studio albums. On this solo record, Steve is backed by some of the other Dixie members. The music is nonetheless much more melodic. The opening track is a beautiful track where Steve's guitar is accompanied by Allen Sloan's sensitive violin. 'Tumeni notes' (read too many notes) is a tribute to Bach, with a fast pace à la Malmsteen. 'Leprechaun promenade' is a track that was previously played with Dixie Dregs on the record 'Dregs of the night'. It is full of rythm changes. 'Modoc' is an acoustic piece, it is briliant. The other tracks are full of emotions. Every song is good and all in all, this album deserves to be listened to by every music lover on earth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks, Steve! Feb. 14 2003
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Format:Audio CD
I was 22 years old when I bought this CD.At that time I didn't know Steve Morse at all. When I put it on my player, I was blown out: the intro of "ghostwind" was simply great and its development was even more astonishing. I remember that I thought that the first track was the best one and that the other ones were surely not on the same level as the first (I was used to listen to guitar players that sold their album thanks to only one or two tracks). Well, I was wrong: here every track seemed to be better than the previous one and eventually when I finished to listen to the last one I realized: this guitar player is incredible not just for his superb technique but above all for his genious mind! Why he is not famous in Italy? (Before Deep Purple it was very difficult to find his albums.)
His work is a mixture of various influences all blended together, it is hard to classify it. You will love this album either you like rock, or heavy, or pop, or jazz, or new age, or classics, or country...
Steve has collaborated with many great artists and bands of different generes during his career (Barrueco, Petrucci, McLaughlin, Dixie Dregs, Kansas, Deep Purple...): this means that he is obviously very well appreciated and shows his great passion for all different kind of music.
I'm not exagerating if I say that it's a must have for everyone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant Jan. 14 2003
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this album is an example of what is spawned when a truely gifted guitarist just plays from his heart. this album has a very strong celtic theme which is something to be admired. i hope this doesn't disencourage anybody from buying it, although i don't see how. the tracks are moledic and sweet. if you have never heard of him and you want to buy your first ablum from him, this is the one. most of the tracks are gripers except for one or two. this album should be a priority on your list.
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This 1989 solo release by Morse is a phenominal recording. Possibly some of his greatest songs are on this disc. From the opening track of "Ghostwind" to the Celtic flavored "Highland Wedding" into the very Kansas-like "Third Power" this is definitely in my top ten favorite discs. The versatile Georgia native is without question one of the best axemen in the world. If you buy this cd you'll know why. If you're not a fan or not familiar with his work buy this and you'll be hooked!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Music to make you weep Feb. 27 2002
Format:Audio CD
The title "guitar god" has been given to Steve Morse by many people (and rightly so), but this can lead to the mistaken belief that he is a shredder in the vein of Malmsteen, and should be avoided by all non-guitarists.
Nothing could be further from the truth. This CD is a work of pure genius, and it is the composition of the songs themselves which makes it so. There is not a poor track here, and the songs themselves are not overly technical. In fact they are layered in such a way as to build a soundscape that will give you goosebumps.
I can not give this CD any more praise, except to relate a story - when my wife & I were selecting music for our wedding video, she chose a whole bunch of soppy, romantic love songs. My selection came entirely from this CD.
Buy it. Listen. Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the best Feb. 1 2002
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If you are unfamiliar with Steve Morse, this is the album to start with. Arguably his best of all time (and, according to interviews with the man himself, his personal favorite). While the guitar playing is as technically proficient as anything he's done (and that's a damned sight better than nearly any other guitar player in the world), what sets this album apart is the breadth and genius of his composition.
Unlike many other virtuosi electric guitar players (think Satriani) whose albums are often spotty - moments of sublime genius and talent interspersed with many tracks that are either repetitive-sounding or mere doodling - Steve Morse never produces a throw-away track. Each one is wonderful, and each one is very different in feel and musical heritage.
If you are a guitar player, love the guitar as an instrument, or just want an opportunity to hear some fantastic music, this one is a "must have" for your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars JOHN ,NY Jan. 25 2002
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Format:Audio CD
This is steves best solo recording.Each song has a diffrent sound
and feel to it.The problem i had was every cd he put out after this one sounded the same,some songs sounded almost like they were
retracked or alt of what was on this cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Morse the guitar god? No, Morse the composer..
Look through any guitarist's magazine or the "similar artists" sections on this site and you'll see a few names repeatedly come up. Read more
Published on Sept. 13 2001 by spiral_mind
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for Anybody That Loves Instrumental Music
Steve Morse is musical divinity. As a lifelong devotee to guitar and instrumental music i recommend this C.D, as the highest musical acheivement ever. Read more
Published on April 10 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Brilliance
This may well be Steve's finest recording. This is an essential CD to own for anyone who enjoys Steve's music.
Published on Feb. 3 2001 by Victor Manuel
5.0 out of 5 stars The best guitar album I've ever heard.
I still remember buying this the day it came out and how it blew away even my high expectations. Steve Morse is one of the most well-rounded and technically capable guitarists on... Read more
Published on Dec 9 2000 by Greg
5.0 out of 5 stars A journey into a unique musical world.
As a barely adequate rhythm guitarist, I'm hardly qualified to proclaim that Steve Morse has the very best guitar chops in the known universe. Read more
Published on Dec 26 1999 by H. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Though a deviation from his usual style, it's a masterpiece!
Having listened to just about all of Steve's work, from the Dixie Dregs to Kansas and his solo career, I can honestly say this is by far his best work to date. Read more
Published on Oct. 5 1999
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