House of a Thousand Guitars

House of a Thousand Guitars

by Willie Nile
4.5 2

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/14/2009
Label: Megaforce
UPC: 0020286132028
catalogNumber: 61320

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Nile   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Pump Organ
Frankie Lee   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Charlie Elgart   Organ
Hirsh Gardner   Background Vocals
Stewart Lerman   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Brian Mitchell   Organ,Piano
Steuart Smith   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Pump Organ
Andy York   Guitar,Background Vocals,Shaker
Brad Albetta   Bass,Bass Guitar
Richard Pagano   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Brian John Mitchell   Organ,Piano
Tracie Gardner   Background Vocals
Rob Morsberger   Strings
Christopher Hoffman   Cello
Rob Morseberger   Strings
Christopher Elgart   Organ

Technical Credits

Frankie Lee   Composer,Producer
Willie Nile   Composer,Producer
Hirsh Gardner   Producer
Rich Lamb   Engineer
Stewart Lerman   Producer,Engineer
Andy York   Producer
Cary Baker   Publicity
Brad Albetta   Producer
Richard Pagano   Producer,Engineer
Victoria Collier   Art Direction
Gary Borress   Management

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House of a Thousand Guitars 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Ken-F More than 1 year ago
Willie Nile is a terrific songwriter and performer, who has never made a bad record. This may be his best yet - the songs, both all-out rockers and heartfelt ballads, are great, and they are performed with real passion. The musicians are top-notch, as is the production. Listen to this one from beginning to end, it's an emotional ride. Highly recommended!
Air_Guitar_and_Pinot_Noir More than 1 year ago
Whereas the rest of the housing market still is lagging behind, Willie Nile provides hope for the future with his latest offering. The uninformed might think by the title this would be an offering of shredding guitar solos and complex fretwork, however what is captured is the latest, and perhaps best, in this storyteller's library of tales. I must admit that I am still stricken with the seminal Streets of New York, but this gem offers more then enough reasons to revisit it again and again. The title track leads off with strength and a whimsical set of lyrics regarding some of Willie's fellow guitar players. I kept thinking about Rock and Roll heaven and what a great band must show up for jam sessions every now and then. Willie's voice still remains Dylanesque, however the strength and range does not reveal the years on this model. Willie is more than a competent guitarist, but his real strength is spinning and delivery of the tale. I can't help but think of Ian Hunter's continuing talent to get to the heart of matters. Willie offers some memorable cuts, including the humorous "Doomsday Dance" about boogying right through the apocalypse, and the moving "Little Light". He offers a poignant reminder of the toll of war in "Now That the War is Over" beyond the obvious casualties and human cost. I marvel at the strength of the songwriting, lyrics and solid playing across the entire recording. There are no throw away tracks, just a diverse range of emotions and topics that on any given day will make you say, "That captures how I feel", in a way that is both inspiring and satisfying. Sometimes we face the reality of artists playing past their prime, but in spite of the fact Willie first came on the scene in the 80's he appears like he is just hitting his stride. He provides a consummate blend of youthful exuberance coupled with the sage experience of an older soul. Bottom-line, Willie knows how to pen and perform a solid song that leaves you wanting more.