Shadow King

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All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
Long-time sideman Steve Fister Lita Ford, Pat Travers, Steppenwolf stepped out on his own with this 1996 solo release. For Shadow King, he enlisted noted players Greg Bissonette on drums and Stu Hamm on bass which results in an album that is not short on musicianship. Derek St. Holmes adds vocals to three cuts, but the rest of the album consists of instrumentals. Self-produced, Fister reveals himself to be a multi-dimensional and thoroughly versatile guitarist. He can fire off a machine-gun spray of notes with the best of them, but he also understands subtlety and economy, which is incorporated into his playing with engaging, results. "Big Guitars & Fast Guitars" is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
Long-time sideman Steve Fister Lita Ford, Pat Travers, Steppenwolf stepped out on his own with this 1996 solo release. For Shadow King, he enlisted noted players Greg Bissonette on drums and Stu Hamm on bass which results in an album that is not short on musicianship. Derek St. Holmes adds vocals to three cuts, but the rest of the album consists of instrumentals. Self-produced, Fister reveals himself to be a multi-dimensional and thoroughly versatile guitarist. He can fire off a machine-gun spray of notes with the best of them, but he also understands subtlety and economy, which is incorporated into his playing with engaging, results. "Big Guitars & Fast Guitars" is high-octane and built around an infectious summer groove. "Steam Shuffle" is propulsive and kinetic with some thunderous drumming from Bissonette and "Hyperboogie" is a musical cousin to Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher" which lives up to its name. The versatility of Fister really shines through on the languid blues of "Slow Slide Down" and the hauntingly moody title track to which former Double Trouble member Reese Wynans adds organ. Shadow King is the rare guitarist album that can engross the average music fan with its strong sense of melody and obvious respect for the blues.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/2000
  • Label: Perris Records
  • UPC: 670573001126
  • Catalog Number: 11

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Big Guitars & Fast Cars (3:00)
  2. 2 Steam Shuffle (4:01)
  3. 3 Slow Slide Down (4:10)
  4. 4 Memphis (4:00)
  5. 5 Hyper Boogie (4:18)
  6. 6 The Shadow King (5:40)
  7. 7 The Slam (4:06)
  8. 8 Meet You Halfway (4:10)
  9. 9 Blue Planet (1:26)
  10. 10 Shelter from the Storm (3:20)
  11. 11 Paint It Black (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Fister Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Slide Guitar
Stuart Hamm Electric Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar
Gregg Bissonette Drums
Derek St. Holmes Vocals
Eddie Tuduri Drums
Reese Wynans Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Chris Kelly Producer
James Stephenson Executive Producer
Steve Fister Arranger, Producer
Bold Producer
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