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Acoustic Samurai

Acoustic Samurai

by Paul Gilbert
     
 
So we all know that Paul Gilbert is certainly fleet fingered on the electric guitar. But what about on the acoustic? Despite being long considered one of rock's top shredders (just check out his faster-than-a-speeding-bullet work with Racer X), interestingly, it was a schmaltzy acoustic ballad that served as Gilbert's career breakthrough --

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So we all know that Paul Gilbert is certainly fleet fingered on the electric guitar. But what about on the acoustic? Despite being long considered one of rock's top shredders (just check out his faster-than-a-speeding-bullet work with Racer X), interestingly, it was a schmaltzy acoustic ballad that served as Gilbert's career breakthrough -- Mr. Big's "To Be with You." And on his 2003 release, Acoustic Samurai, Gilbert picks up the acoustic once more. Recorded live at Tokyo's Hard Rock Café, the 16-track set finds Gilbert in a largely goofy mood, as evidenced by the album's opening -- the nonsensical singalong "Potato Head," a cover of ABBA's "Dancing Queen," and "I Like Rock" (just by looking at the latter's title, you know its lyrics won't be confused with Shakespeare anytime soon). Quirky pop continues throughout -- as evidenced by such lighthearted ditties as "I Am Satan" and "I'm Not Afraid of the Police." While it was undoubtedly fun for Gilbert to get all this goofiness out of his system (and it sounds like the constantly clapping/singing audience is having the time of their lives), Acoustic Samurai is for hardcore fanatics only.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/2006
Label:
Mascot
UPC:
8712725710523
catalogNumber:
7105

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Gilbert   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Multi Instruments
Linus of Hollywood   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Gilbert   Composer,Sound Effects,Producer
John Alderete   Composer
Scott Travis   Composer
Björn Ulvaeus   Composer
Donnie Vie   Composer
B.J. Anderson   Composer
John Greenberg   Management
Glenn B. Davis   Legal Counsel
David Rawson   Management
S. A. Anderson   Composer
Tim Heyne   Management
Linus of Hollywood   Composer

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