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Southern Steel

Steve Band Morse Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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1. Cut To The Chase
2. Simple Simon
3. Vista Grande
4. Sleaze Factor
5. Battle Lines
6. Southern Steel
7. Wolf Song
8. Weekend Overdrive
9. Arena Rock
10. Point Counterpoint

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Steve Morse is best known for being the current guitarist of Deep Purple. But his passion for rock started long before joining the legendary British group. Out of all the musical endeavors he participated in, the Steve Morse Band is perhaps the most signi

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Morse is a giant in guitar performance and instrumental composition, and a long-time Gallery of the Greats resident in Guitar Player Magazine's readership rankings. This album is securely in his recent tradition, tending more to the electric side of things with tunes like "Arena Rock", "Weekend Overdrive", "Cut to the Chase", Sleaze Factor" and the title tune, "Southern Steel". "Simple Simon" and "Arena Rock" have deep-diving hooks that settle into memory, and the title tune can still pull a tear out of me. Morse is a master of "leave 'em wanting more", by building a tune with progressive harmonies and counterpoint into a symphonic crescendo and just as it's at the transcendent blend, fading the song out. My test for an album is how many times I can play it in obsessive succession, over and over, before I'm sick of it. I'm still spinning this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Incredible Guitarist Displays His Many Talents Sept. 6 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I first heard of Steve Morse when I saw him with Deep Purple live. It was quite a moment.
Listening to the first of his solo albums I could find was much the same way. He displays all the facets of his playing in the highly listen-able album. From the shredding solos of "Cut to the Chase" to the almost blues-grunge of "Sleaze Factor" to the quiet strains of the Bach-inspired "Point Counterpoint," the whole album is sonically stunning.
It's not just a guitar-orgy though, bassist Dave LaRue adds some incredible beats and soloing. Highly recommended for anyone who likes Satriani-style guitar instrumentals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of SMB's best CDs Feb. 12 2003
Format:Audio CD
I've been a Dregs/Steve Morse fan since the early 80's. I have virtually every CD he has ever put out. They are all great, but some are simply incredible. Southern Steel is incredible. Steve Morse is simply the best guitar player alive. I find his ability, range, style, and breadth of talent, remarkable. This CD is just awesome. All of the tunes are great, however, Simple Simon, may be, the best of the best. The musical genius that is Steve Morse should not be missed. The other band members are great too. It's hard to miss Dave LaRue's bass tracks. I've never heard a bass player as good as this guy. Awesome stuff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars UAU !!! Oct. 22 1999
Format:Audio CD
THis guy really can play guitar!! And play it in a virtuoso way, but without sounding boring, like many Satriani, Vai and Malmsteen recordings. No wonder Deep Purple picked him up to replace Blackmore.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Standout Performance July 9 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love Steve Morse and the Dixie Dregs so I am biased, but despite this I will say some discs are better than others and Southern Steel definitely qualifies. The usual mix of jazz, bluegrass, classical and prog rock is here and the musicianship of the whole band is of the highest order.
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