Endless Road

Endless Road

by Tommy Emmanuel

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Release Date: 03/08/2005
Label: Favored Nations
UPC: 0823475507023
catalogNumber: 5070
Rank: 32911

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Endless Road 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a TE fan for 3 years. Played guitar for 40, and as Garrison Keillor said on Prairie Home Companion "Thousands of Guitars are being broken tonight." Why? Tommy belongs up there with all the other gods of guitar. "Endless Road" is just another superb effort from this CGP. His cover of "Somewhere over the Rainbow" should bring any guitarist, or anyone, to tears.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow... what a stunning album! Emmanuel's finger-pickin style combined with flawless song structures and emotion make for a most heartwarming experience! Just read that he closed the Syndey Olympic games, which absolutely makes sense after hearing this! Vai and Favored Nations deliver once again with this stunning release!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Emmanuel’s name is not nearly as well-known as his playing. As a session picker in the 70s and 80s he lent his nimble fingers to many hit recordings; as a solo artist, starting in the late 80s, his name has become best known in his native Australia, especially to those who’ve had the opportunity to hear his awe inspiring live shows. His notoriety among the smooth jazz crowd for 1997’s “Can’t Get Enough” is well deserved, but barely telling of the range to which he applies his playing. ¶ As a master of both the electric and acoustic guitars, Emmanuel’s taken the latter route for this disc – originally released in Australia mid-2004 and just now finding U.S. reissue. His study of Chet Atkins can be heard on tunes like “(The Man With the) Green Thumb” and “Chet’s Ramble,” but he’s also capable of hot-picking (both with his fingers and rhythmically with a pick) at a pace that sounds like multiple guitarists playing at once. Most impressively, he plays with both precision and grace, showing off technical virtuosity without sacrificing the music’s soul. ¶ Emmanuel is equally comfortable with the hoe-down styled “Tall Fiddler,” the jazz-pop of the title track, and a variety of country, blues and pop sounds in between. His cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” opens with his guitar evoking the strings of a harp before settling into the wistful verses, and his cover of Jose Feliciano’s “Pegao” ends the album with percussive Flamenco flourishes. Years of solo tours have forged a playing style that is full and complete, with bass runs supporting melodies on the high strings, and strummed rhythms underneath syncopated picking. It’s truly hypnotic to hear how much music Emmanuel can get out of a single guitar.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes,it's true.. I could never believe that TE could release something better(or even as good) as "Only." Garrison Keillor from "Prairie Home Companion" had it right when TE last performed on the show. "I'm sure guitars are being broken all over the world." It's true. TE has a gift like no one else. Any serious guitar lover MUST listen. I'm in awe. Thank you TE for returning me to my passion.."The guitar"