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Blue Guitars

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The Blue Series is unbeatable in its class, mainly due to its solid wood construction and wide array of materials and body shapes, which offer a nearly inexhaustible combination of sound options.

audio albums and a DVD comes with a 72-page hardback book including more than 30 paintings, photos, lyrics and an interview with Chris Rea. The collection is a tribute to the masterful archtop luthier Jimmy D'Aquisto whose Blue Centura had been the inspiration behind the concept of a group of guitars from the finest builders alive at the time - given free creative reign - aside from some universal specifications - they just had to be blue. He also expressed concern about the digitalization of modern generations whose musical perception lacks the attitude for making the record listening a specific enjoyable experience.

Thereby Chris Rea and his band imitate the various styles and lyrical topics, creating an instantly recognizable atmosphere on each record, with the first few songs usually setting up the direction in which the record is going and then developing to various styles within the field of each record. This can result in some very unique sounds, from round humbucker based tones (in phase) through to thinner, almost vocal sounding tones that can help a solo cut through a band mix (out of phase). Read more about the condition New: An item that is still in its original shrink wrap from the manufacturer and the original manufacturer’s seal (if applicable) has not been removed.

Initially 16 CDs were planned, but Rea noted his initial idea was too intellectual and did not intend for the work to be seen as an academic work, yet as a story. While the basic structures and rhythms of the Blues remained true to the original, still a new generation moved the Blues onwards, banjo style played on electric guitar became the electric "sitar", the sound hit the nerve of the Indy/Hippie generation, instantly recognisable – Tamla Motown. The project culminated in an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute (I attended the event) and a corresponding book.These are wired in series (instead of the more common wired in parallel) which means that each pickup turned on increases output volume. The 75-minute DVD might be especially interesting to those who own the album; there are many interviews with Rea and the Band, a lot of footage from the writing and the recording sessions and a thorough depiction of the process of making an idea become reality. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).

Once again, the lyric themes shifted away from known territory and began to reflect the changed situation, drugs, alcohol, sex, women, money gained major importance, life in wintry ghettos and anonymous housing schemes contributed its share. Lo and behold there's a photo I took of the many guitar great sitting on the couch in the collection display room! Used for various solos (check out his lead licks on "Brighton Rock"), it's a thick sound with a specific bite that's great for soloing (eg.

Take the basic concept, move it into the "modern wild west" and what you get out of it is straightforward Texas Blues. I was there early on Saturday afternoon, just to see the Blue Gang reassembled, though I wasn’t able to play any. The social and personal problems found their way into the music and started to change the Blues on a profound level.

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