Against the Clock: The Best of Allan Holdsworth

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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
Allan Holdsworth's guitar prowess is well known in music circles, but he remains something less than a household name. His large and sometimes uneven discography has floated in and out of print, making it difficult for curious listeners to know where to start. Against the Clock is a double-disc collection taken from nine different albums, dating back to 1984. Holdsworth himself was behind the selections, so this collection finally represents what the artist himself feels are his finest recorded moments. The package is smartly sequenced as well; the first disc concentrates on guitar tracks while the second is devoted to Holdsworth's Synthaxe work a guitar synthesizer ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
Allan Holdsworth's guitar prowess is well known in music circles, but he remains something less than a household name. His large and sometimes uneven discography has floated in and out of print, making it difficult for curious listeners to know where to start. Against the Clock is a double-disc collection taken from nine different albums, dating back to 1984. Holdsworth himself was behind the selections, so this collection finally represents what the artist himself feels are his finest recorded moments. The package is smartly sequenced as well; the first disc concentrates on guitar tracks while the second is devoted to Holdsworth's Synthaxe work a guitar synthesizer with breath control. His extremely fast and fluid lines on guitar are extremely impressive and his synthaxe work opens up a whole new world of orchestral possibility for the guitar. Fusion fans take note: this is the place to start to get acquainted with Allan Holdsworth.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/24/2005
  • Label: Alternity Records
  • UPC: 632127058123
  • Catalog Number: 402
  • Sales rank: 76,629

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tokyo Dream (5:04)
  2. 2 Sphere of Innocence (5:58)
  3. 3 Ruhkukah (5:32)
  4. 4 Low Levels, High Stakes (9:03)
  5. 5 How Deep Is the Ocean? (5:28)
  6. 6 Nuages (5:37)
  7. 7 Devil Take the Hindmost (5:34)
  8. 8 Home (5:26)
  9. 9 Peril Premonition (4:43)
  10. 10 The Sixteen Men of Tain (6:23)
  11. 11 Mr. Berwell (6:10)
  12. 12 Looking Glass (4:25)
  13. 13 Pud Wud (6:40)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Spokes (3:30)
  2. 2 Distance vs. Desire (5:16)
  3. 3 Mac Man (4:01)
  4. 4 Against the Clock (4:55)
  5. 5 Eeny Meeny (4:39)
  6. 6 Secrets (4:20)
  7. 7 Bo Peep (3:44)
  8. 8 Postlude (5:32)
  9. 9 All Our Yesterdays (5:24)
  10. 10 Eidolon (4:32)
  11. 11 Sundays (3:55)
  12. 12 Let's Throw Shrimp (3:28)
  13. 13 Shenandoah (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Allan Holdsworth Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist, Synthaxe
Billy Childs Keyboards
Tony Williams Drums
Gordon Beck Piano
Chad Wackerman Drums
Dave Carpenter Double Bass, Acoustic Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Kirk Covington Drums
Steve Hunt Soloist
Gary Husband Drums
Gary Novak Drums
Alan Pasqua Keyboards, Soloist
Naomi Star Vocals
Skúli Sverrisson Bass, Soloist
Bob Wackerman Bass
Gary Willis Bass
Rowanne Mark Vocals
Tony Ruption Williams Drums
Billy Childs Trio Keyboards
Steve Hunt Keyboards
Jimmy Johnson Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Allan Holdsworth Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Django Reinhardt Composer
Gordon Beck Programming
Chad Wackerman Composer, Producer
Duncan Aldrich Engineer
Robert Feist Engineer
Gary Husband Composer
Naomi Star Composer
Skúli Sverrisson Composer
Biff Vincent Engineer
Derek Wilson Executive Producer
Rejean de Grandmasion Engineer
John England Contributor
Chris Bellman Mastering
S. Wade Hunt Composer
Rowanne Mark Composer
Gordon Davis Engineer
Traditional Composer
Christopher Hoard Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Mark Gleed Art Direction
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