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    Main » 2010 » April » 30 » the Shadows - 1961 - The Shadows
    the Shadows - 1961 - The Shadows
    the Shadows - 1961 - The Shadows
    genre: beat
    country: uk
    quality : lossless (flac tracks, cue, log, covers)
    time: 1:13'27" size: 342 mb
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    Having already scored three major U.K. smashes, the Shadows confirmed their independence from singer Cliff Richard with an eponymous album which rates among the most accomplished British LPs of the pre-Beatles era, and one of the most influential rock instrumental sets ever. An entire generation of would-be guitar heroes learned their licks from Hank Marvin and the Shadows, an accolade which a star-studded, mid-1990s tribute album certainly affirms. But the bespectacled guitarist was not the band's sole star. Drummer Tony Meehan's "See You in My Drums," like bassist Jet Black's "Jet Black" single of two years previous, is a gripping showcase for his own remarkable talents, while "Baby My Heart" unveils vocal talents which, again, the group's earliest singles alone had illustrated. Modern listeners, schooled in the axeman excesses of more recent years, will doubtlessly find The Shadows impossibly well-mannered and implausibly sedentary. Low-key instrumentals like "Blue Star," "Sleepwalk," and "Nivram" (the inspiration behind Peter Frampton's "Theme From Nivram") scarcely begin to speak of the frenetic abuses which the likes of Jimmy PageJeff Beck, and Eric Clapton would one day wring from their instruments. What they did do, however, was illustrate the untapped possibilities of the guitar, a lesson which Marvin might have taken his time in teaching, but which was vivid all the same. ~ Dave Thompson, All Music Guide

    Side 1
    "Shadoogie" (Marvin/Welch/Harris/Meehan)
    "Blue Star" (Young/Heyman)
    "Nivram" (Welch/Marvin/Harris)
    "Baby My Heart" (Curtis) – (Vocal: Hank Marvin)
    "See You in My Drums" (Meehan) - Drum solo
    "All My Sorrows" (Guard/Shane/Reynolds) – (Vocal: Jet Harris)
    "Stand Up and Say That" (Marvin)

    Side 2
    "Gonzales" (McGlynn alias Welch/Marvin)
    "Find Me a Golden Street" (Petty)
    "Theme From a Filleted Place" (Marvin/Welch/Harris)
    "That's My Desire" (Krease/Loveday) – (Vocal: Bruce Welch)
    "My Resistance is Low" (Carmichael)
    "Sleepwalk" (Farina/Farina/Farina/Wolf)
    "Big Boy" (Welch/Marvin)

    Hank Marvin – Lead Guitar and vocals
    Bruce Welch – Rhythm guitar and vocals
    Jet Harris – Bass Guitar and vocals
    Tony Meehan – Drums

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