6 and 12 String Guitar

6 and 12 String Guitar

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by Leo Kottke
     
 

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Leo Kottke's wide-release debut came about after he sent a cassette to John Fahey's Takoma label. Not surprisingly, it recalls Fahey's work in a number of respects: the synthesis of numerous influences from blues, pop, classical, and folk styles, the weirdly titled instrumentals, even the tongue-in-cheek liner notes. Kottke's brand of virtuosity, however, is more

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Leo Kottke's wide-release debut came about after he sent a cassette to John Fahey's Takoma label. Not surprisingly, it recalls Fahey's work in a number of respects: the synthesis of numerous influences from blues, pop, classical, and folk styles, the weirdly titled instrumentals, even the tongue-in-cheek liner notes. Kottke's brand of virtuosity, however, is more soothing and easy on the ear than Fahey's. It's far from sappy, though, the rich and resonant picking intimating some underlying restlessness, like peaceful open fields after a storm. Establishing much of the territory Kottke was to explore throughout his career, this release was also one of his most popular, eventually selling over 500,000 copies.

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Release Date:
04/02/1996
Label:
Takoma
UPC:
0025218650328
catalogNumber:
6503
Rank:
12647

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6 and 12 String Guitar 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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It is rare that such an album comes along. Each track competes against the others for the best song on the album. Yet there can be no winner. Or loser. This is a phenomenal display of talent that reaches across many genres of guitar music to ultimately dazzle even the most accomplished of guitarists. Some tracks, like Vaseline Machine Gun, are 12 string powerhouses while others such as Crow River Waltz offer a slower and more melodic tone. This album is an incredible feat considering Kottke recorded it in 3.5 hours in a warehouse.