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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2017, 01:21:56 AM »


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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2017, 07:47:03 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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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2017, 07:58:22 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 #23 on: April 21, 2017, 05:43:12 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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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2017, 07:03:31 AM »
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2017, 06:03:46 AM »
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2017, 12:26:08 PM »
I've been listening to so many of Allan's recordings since his death it's hard to remember them all. He has always been a favorite of mine--though I wish he'd avoided the Synth-stuff--and his harmonic sense is unique among guitarists of his genre.  If he hadn't played so fast and continuously, his note choices would be even more impressive. I hear Coltrane, Rollins and Bill Evans in his playing more than any guitarist past or present. And much of his greatness was done without bending notes and zero rock star affectation. He reminds me of Joe Pass when he talks about music (I know Allan H. liked his playing). He seemed humble and not too theoretical in interviews.

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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2017, 04:42:32 PM »
The great thing about Tempest, and his work with Soft Machine, is it pared the guitar down to the essential lines.
This is why that Tempest album is his very, very best work, without objection.
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2017, 04:54:16 AM »
The pods & sods network has a nifty 3 part tribute up ..

https://podsodcast.com/category/allan-holdsworth/
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2017, 07:25:53 AM »
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2017, 03:52:05 AM »
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2017, 04:14:16 AM »
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2017, 09:43:01 AM »
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Re: Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2018, 04:02:36 AM »
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