Book of Shadows [Bonus CD]

Book of Shadows [Bonus CD]

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by Zakk Wylde
     
 

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After spending several years with Ozzy Osbourne and recording one album with the heavy Southern rock trio Pride & Glory, guitarist Zakk Wylde released his debut solo album, Book of Shadows, in June of 1996. Naturally, the album is a guitar showcase, with each song boasting a dazzling guitar solo or…  See more details below

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After spending several years with Ozzy Osbourne and recording one album with the heavy Southern rock trio Pride & Glory, guitarist Zakk Wylde released his debut solo album, Book of Shadows, in June of 1996. Naturally, the album is a guitar showcase, with each song boasting a dazzling guitar solo or two. That much was expected. What is a surprise is the musical diversity apparent throughout the album. Wylde does kick out some heavy riff-driven rockers, but he also detours into blues, country, and folk on occasion. That diversity ensures that Book of Shadows is more listenable for the average listener than most guitarist-led albums. However, Wylde's songwriting skills remain weak; although the playing is memorable, the melodies rarely are. Nevertheless, there's enough prime instrumental work here to make it a very worthwhile listen for guitar aficionados and a few of the tracks should satiate fans of straight-ahead heavy boogie rock. [Book of Shadows was reissued in 1999 with a bonus disc, containing the non-LP cuts "Evil Ways," "The Color Green," and "Peddlers of Death."]

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/12/2009
Label:
Eagle Records
UPC:
0826992502021
catalogNumber:
25020
Rank:
5015

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Zakk Wylde   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Piano,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Vitale   Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Snare Drums
Mike Lewis   Conductor
John Sambataro   Background Vocals
James LoMenzo   Bass,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Howard Albert   Producer,Engineer
Ron Albert   Producer,Engineer
Frank Cesarano   Engineer
Greg Goldman   Engineer
Mike Lewis   String Arrangements
Zakk Wylde   Composer,Artwork
REY International   Art Direction
Eric Dinyer   Illustrations
Dave Donnelly   Mastering

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