Al Di Meola - New Album "Elysium"

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  1. AD

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    Great sounding album, really enjoying it - anyone else giving it a spin?
     
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    I gotta take a listen to the whole thing! Found a little sample online but I'll probably buy the album. I wish he would stop using that stupid chime sound behind this acoustic playing. I really loved Radical Rhapsody, regardless. So much genius on that album.

    Just looked up the album in google. This makes me a little uncomfortable, haha.

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    Al is bringing sexy back.
     
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    Great sounding album from Al.
     
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    Looks like he's using a Les Paul again. Groovy.
     
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    I just listened to it beginning to end on my 5 mile walk.
    It is very well done. Very Al. Honestly, no one tune stood out, but rather they all resemble each other.
    Nothing comes close to my first DiMeola album. A mentor told me to buy anything by Al DiMeola so I picked up "Kiss My Axe" and listened to it cold.
     
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    In the Booklet, it states all the guitars for each track and it appears to be all Les Paul's for the electric work including a Les Paul F Hole Custom (Signature Prototype). His Custom gets the fair share of the workload and his '58 appears on one track. I really like the first track "Adour". Not a huge fan of ADM but enjoying this album a lot.
     
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    Funny how it always goes back to basics like that.
     
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    Yes, the first track is the best. After a few listens, I like some of the other songs but nothing else seems to stand out with a memorable melody. Will give it a few more listens. And I agree, it's a good sounding album.

    TheoDog, Kiss my Axe is also my favorite Al Di Meola CD.
     
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    FTFY
     
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    There was a great live Al album that I think is now long out-of-print. "Tour de Force - Live" had Anthony Jackson, Jan Hammer, Steve Gadd, Mingo Lewis... Short LP, but really great performances.
     
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    would you mind sharing which track has which LP? Please? Thanks
     
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    Kiss My Axe is my favorite too. Elegant Gypsy is another one I listen to a fair amount, but Kiss My Axe is much more non-guitarist friendly so it's the one that gets playing time when the family around.
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  15. AD

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    The first (and only) LP I had of his. great record
     
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    Wow ... would luv to hear that. Those are indeed great players ...
     
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    You can watch it as well!
     
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    Why are his album covers always so terrible?
     
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    It's on Spotify, surprisingly!

    This thread has me on a DiMeola and 70's fusion kick now. Bought Splendido Hotel and Romantic Warrior on cd today (plus Herbie's Thrust and Head Hunters).
     
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    I really dug his PRS Prism.
     

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