Book of Shadows [Bonus CD]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 5/12/2009
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992502021
  • Catalog Number: 25020
  • Sales rank: 24,599

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply awesome !!

    This album was one of the best guitar solo albums I have ever heard !! With great lyrics to go with the songs !!

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