by Rapiers


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As the liner notes to this album point out more than once, the Rapiers are the world's leading Shadows tribute band, and there's no denying that they have the sound of the great British beat group worked out to the last detail. 1961 could have been recorded in that year and it would hardly sound especially different; lead guitarist Colin Pryce-Jones has mastered the crisp, twangy style of Hank B. Marvin right down to his expert whammy-bar accents, Dave Lawes is equally if more subtly gifted as rhythm guitarist, and John Tuck and Roger Cover are a superbly non-intrusive rhythm section (except for "The Jinx," which is a showcase for Tuck's drumming). Most of the tracks are instrumentals, and all hark back to the good old days of British beat before the Beatles came along and spoiled everything, and anyone who digs this style will find 1961 to be an effortlessly enjoyable listen. However, the Rapiers duplicate the sound and feeling of the Shadows so well that they're often hard to tell from the real thing -- enough so that if you have a copy of the Shadows' 20 Golden Greats, you probably don't need this, unless you always wanted to hear Cliff Richards' boys play "In the Hall of the Mountain King."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/2006
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667016827
catalogNumber: 1091
Rank: 147510

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rapiers   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Jet Harris   Author
Frank Allen   Author
Morrie Brown   Cover Design
Tony Jackson   Composer
Mike Pender   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Robert Bradford   Essay
Chan Romero   Composer
Colin Pryce-Jones   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Traditional   Composer
Paul Westwater   Engineer
John Tuck   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Mike Hackman   Engineer
Tony Cosaitis   Arranger,Producer
Brad Dallaston   Arranger,Producer
Dave Lawes   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Roger Cover   Composer

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