Les Paul Now!

Les Paul Now!

by Les Paul
     
 

Les Paul was coaxed briefly out of his musical retirement in 1967 to put together an album for London's audiophile Phase Four label -- and who better than this audio pioneer? But rather than use the opportunity to redefine himself as a progressive force in a different decade, Les meekly responded with a series of remakes of his earlier Capitol hits -- this time… See more details below

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Les Paul was coaxed briefly out of his musical retirement in 1967 to put together an album for London's audiophile Phase Four label -- and who better than this audio pioneer? But rather than use the opportunity to redefine himself as a progressive force in a different decade, Les meekly responded with a series of remakes of his earlier Capitol hits -- this time without the help of now-ex-wife Mary Ford. The tracks he originally recorded with Mary are rearranged completely for multiple guitars; only the spectacular "Tennessee Waltz" gains in the translation. The solo tracks for Capitol are remade with all kinds of fascinating stereo effects, but, with the exception of "Caravan," otherwise follow the original blueprints with a few embellishing touches. The only two bits of new material are credited to a writer named Manners: "The System," which went nowhere as a single, is a rare example of Les playing rock & roll, and "Los Angeles" is just a rewrite of Les' hit "Meet Mr. Callaghan." While it was nice to find Les back in action at the time, this record sounds like warmed-over goods. This album was re-released under the title Multi-Trackin'.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2004
Label:
Dutton Labs Uk
UPC:
0765387810122
catalogNumber:
8101
Rank:
196065

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul   Primary Artist,Guitar

Technical Credits

Irving Mills   Composer
Joe Sullivan   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Howard Barnes   Composer
David Bennett   Composer
Richard H. Coburn   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Michael J. Dutton   Remastering
Ray Evans   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
John Schoenberger   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Chauncey Gray   Composer
Bert Lown   Composer
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Earl Lebieg   Composer
Stanley Damerell   Composer
Tolchard Evans   Composer
Robert Hargreaves   Composer
Frederick Hamm   Composer
Henry Tilsley   Composer

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