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Date: 06/08/2009
Clark Colborn - Clark Plays Guitar
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www.clarkplaysguitar.com
Reviewed by Gregory C. Johnson
gregor@beetcafe.com
Rating:
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"The guitar has ruled the sound of Rock music from the beginning…"   So begins the liner notes of the Clark Plays Guitar CD from Clark Colborn.  Colborn is the man behind or should we say in front of Clark Plays Guitar.  He's right.  The guitar has had an incredible impact upon rock. 

 

Clark Plays Guitar is an instrumental compilation of what makes the guitar great; biting chords, haunting leads, and melodic harmonies.  Listening to the CD takes you back to the days when Randy Rhodes and Eddie Van Halen turned playing guitar into an art form.

Colborn has compiled a twelve song selection for the Clark Plays Guitar CD.  All the compositions are Colborn's and he performs or programs all of the instruments.  The song styles range from hard driving rock in "Return From Oblivion" and "Smoke and Mirrors" to the melodic with "Unconditional" and "Bittersweet". 

 

Yes, it's metal.  Yes, it's progressive.  And yes, I like it.  The more I listen to this CD, the more I like it.  So if you like metal, Clark Plays Guitar is worth a listen.  And by the way, if you are reading this Clark and you need a bass player…

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