Help me rank Shawn Lane

jzucker

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I'm trying to prioritize these so I can gradually get them all but in what order?!?

  • Good People in Times of Evil
  • Selvaganesh
  • Time Is the Enemy (I already have this)
  • Personae
  • Abstract Logic
  • Temporal Analogues of Paradise
  • Icon
  • Powers of Ten (I already have this)

Any others?
 

fatang

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Zenhouse is another really great one, it's acoustic/electric but the same cast of characters.

Two Doors has Michael Shrieve on drums and is split with Hellborg/Lane on half, Frisell/Horvitz on the other. Nicely done again.

As far as your list, Temporal Analogues of Paradise is way up there as is Abstract Logic.

I also highly recommend the new DVD of a Paris concert with the Selvaganesh brothers.

BTW, the book is kicking my arse(in a good way)! Thanks.

Robert
 

Tom Gross

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The Two Doors Shreive album is about my favorite - even at 1/2 a CD it's just amazing example of Lane's work.

I'll agree pretty much with fatang on Temporal Analogues of Paradise & Abstract Logic, both great cds.
Personae has some real good playing, but it's a little frantic sounding to me. The Indian stuff is amazing, but very different. Many people don't like it as much as the standard Lane/Helborg stuff.


One CD I really dig is the Powers of Ten Live with Shawn & Sean Rickman on drums. I have the video of this gig and it has some pretty nice playing on it.

But all in all, I dig the albums with Helborg the best.
 

Ed DeGenaro

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Originally posted by jzucker
I'm trying to prioritize these so I can gradually get them all but in what order?!?


  • [*****]Good People in Times of Evil
    [****]Selvaganesh
    [*****]Time Is the Enemy (I already have this)
    [*****]Personae
    [****]Abstract Logic
    [*****]Temporal Analogues of Paradise
    [****]Icon
  • Powers of Ten (I already have this)

Any others?
Powers Of Ten-Live ***
 

jzucker

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Thanks Guys. Which ones are traditional fusion and which showcase his east indian chops?
 

jzucker

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Oops, I just realized there's a time is of the enemy live and studio. I have the live. Is the studio just as good?
 

Ed DeGenaro

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Originally posted by jzucker
Oops, I just realized there's a time is of the enemy live and studio. I have the live. Is the studio just as good?
Huh? Never heard of that.
Do you mean Temoral Analogues Of Time?

Anyways, Icon and Good people is where he went heavy into Eastern stuff.
Another interesting one to get is Tri-Tone fascination. But it's more toward POT Live.
And then there's Paris the DVD for the Inian stuff.
 

jzucker

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Originally posted by Ed DeGenaro
Huh? Never heard of that.
Do you mean Temoral Analogues Of Time?
Prolly...
Anyways, Icon and Good people is where he went heavy into Eastern stuff.
Another interesting one to get is Tri-Tone fascination. But it's more toward POT Live.
And then there's Paris the DVD for the Inian stuff.
That last one sounds cool. Would you rate the DVD 5 stars too?
 

Ed DeGenaro

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Originally posted by jzucker
Prolly...


That last one sounds cool. Would you rate the DVD 5 stars too?

Well yes...if you like him doing that kinda stuff I actually go higher than 5 stars.
 
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Sean C

What about "The Tri-Tone Fascination"? I love that CD. The cut "The Way It Has to Be" is beautiful.
 

Phil M

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Believe it or not, Powers of Ten did nothing for me and I'm glad that it wasn't my first introduction to Shawn's playing. In my opinion, there is not more beautiful modern music on the face of this earth than the contents of Temporal Analogues of Paradise. Two 30 minute pieces that cover all I need to hear from an electric guitar, bass and drums.

Maybe I am misreading an earlier post (or am just igorant in this area), but my understanding is that Time Is the Enemy is a live album. I think it's chopped up from various performances.
 

Kappy

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Phil M said:
Believe it or not, Powers of Ten did nothing for me and I'm glad that it wasn't my first introduction to Shawn's playing.
I had the same reaction to Powers of Ten, I don't like it at all. And it's not just the uber cheezy synth/key sounds. I do like some of the stuff I've heard him do with Jonas Hellborg, but after Powers of 10, I'm kinda' reticent to waste my money on other CDs for fear of winding up with another beer coaster.
 

countandduke

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IMOP Powers of Ten is pretty scary in that Shawn played all the instruments. With that said, POT live is awesome although try and get the version MINUS the sax. TAOP is number one in my book followed by TITE. Icon is pretty scary and so is Good Times.....

Miss him..........scary player. DVD's are just as good if not better. Start with the Atlanta Percussion......

Chris
 

rickboot

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countandduke said:
IMOP Powers of Ten is pretty scary in that Shawn played all the instruments.
He played the drums on a keyboard synth in realtime. Personally I like POT a lot - especially Not Again and Get You Back.
 

StevenA

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For technical ability and facility I rank Shawn as among the finest there is or was. Much stronger technique than say Robben Ford.

For composition...well I have no Shawn Lane recordings, but I do have 7 Robben Ford cds, 2 instructional videos, and 2 transcription books.

Robben Ford: $215
Shawn Lane: $0
 




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