Monday, November 19, 2012

CD Review: Marty Friedman-Tokyo Jukebox Vols 1 & 2

After reissuing three acclaimed recent studio albums by legendary hard rock/heavy metal guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN over the summer, Prosthetic Records is excited to now introduce North American audiences to the former Megadeth and Cacophony guitarist's two "Tokyo Jukebox" albums. Released in Japan in 2009 and 2011, respectively, "Tokyo Jukebox Vols. 1 & 2" -- the 9th and 11th chapters in Friedman's influential solo discography -- will make their U.S. debuts on Nov. 20 as a limited-edition, specially-priced 2CD release featuring artwork exclusive to this pressing and new liner notes by FRIEDMAN himself.
If you are expecting to hear him do riffs from Megadeth's albums then you should buy one of those albums that he played on, seeing that he was with the band for 10 years.
But holy crap if you are looking for incredible guitar playing of varying styles then this is the album you are looking for.

The video above was from 2009 so the notice at the end is not relevant now I do not think there is a sale on these albums yet.
I really enjoy this style of playing he really speaks well through his guitar.

Such an interesting combination of sounds that he is harnessing on these tracks this would be incredible to see him perform these albums live.
There are few artists that can make their guitars sings I had the pleasure of seeing Stevie Ray Vaughn live and next year Jeff Loomis is coming to town, Marty played on Jeff's album as well. That would be awesome if they toured together.
I love the music being played behind his as well he has a very tight band behind him as well, this often gets overlooked when guitarists of his caliber release an album is the back-up band that they are there and deserve recognition as well for their efforts.To show all you nay-sayers that he is much more than a heavy metal guitarist, check the video below:
With the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Thank you for reading this
Till Next Time
Anthony Nadeau

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