Author Topic: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)  (Read 507 times)

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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2017, 02:13:24 AM »
Van Halen sucks  :P
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2017, 02:13:52 AM »
A crowdfunding campaign to cover pioneering guitarist Allan Holdsworth‘s funeral expenses has been closed after just three days, with thousands of fans chipping in to raise nearly six times the target amount.

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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2017, 02:16:31 AM »
Holdsworth was definitely one of a kind, I haven't heard anyone that sounds like him (well his mature work at least).
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2017, 02:21:56 AM »


“My music is written with one goal in mind: to improvise. It’s like explaining a great story in words, but without words, much faster than you could with words. It’s like a direct line of instantaneous communication where you don’t have to wait for the end.”
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2017, 08:47:03 AM »
I received the Holdsworth box set today and it is absolutely magnificent! There’s a lush 40-page booklet with high quality photos of the man himself and each album has the original LP-style gatefold sleeve that comes with it. This may be one of my favorite purchases of the year (so far).
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2017, 08:58:22 AM »
I received the Holdsworth box set today and it is absolutely magnificent! There’s a lush 40-page booklet with high quality photos of the man himself and each album has the original LP-style gatefold sleeve that comes with it. This may be one of my favorite purchases of the year (so far).

Excellent. Even though I really don't need it, I may just crumble & buy it myself later this year - it certainly looks very attractive and it's all remastered!
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2017, 06:43:12 PM »
Excellent. Even though I really don't need it, I may just crumble & buy it myself later this year - it certainly looks very attractive and it's all remastered!

Indeed! My dad owns most of these albums and I could have easily burned CDs from his collection, but this box set was too good to pass up and who knows it may be a collector’s item one day. In other Holdsworth news, I just received the Japanese pressing of the U.K. album and it sounds amazing.
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