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Blackmores best guitar work (Lp`s or CD`s)


In My opinion it is Burn. Thats not best Purple LP which is In Rock (again in my opinion). But the poll is what do you like is Blackmores best in guitar playing.

I would be happy, if someone who can, could make this question right poll in this board I can`t.(ok Rainbow and Ritchies DP is enough for me).

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I think Blackmore's playing on RB's Rainbow is somewhat special. Might be the impression because the band ain't drawing attention like DP or later Rainbow line ups did. It's almost like Blackmore play more strings here. If it is his best work or not I don't know, but I think this LP is a bit outstanding even in the collection where it belongs.

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Electrically, I think by the time of LLRNR he'd found what was at the end of the new paths he'd begun to explore during the Mk3 era, perfected it and was at his peak both as a composer and an instrumentalist.

Even though I think the album is inconsistent and the general standard of material has been higher on subsequent albums, I still think Shadow of the Moon contains some of the best BN material and Ritchie's best acoustic playing, you could tell that his heart was really in it and he understood how to use the dynamics of the acoustic. Since then he's started to sound more like an electric guitarist playing an acoustic IMHO, ie, the technique is there but the dynamics and tone production are woeful. It also doesn't help that he's started gettting lazy in the studio and is now recording either with a mic'ed amp or just going straight into the desk with a piezo strip resulting in a harsh, spiky synthetic recorded guitar sound as opposed to the properly mic'ed guitar on SOTM.

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Yeah, probably LLRR.

One of the highlights on that album, guitar-wise, is the fierce - although played with a smooth sound - slide solo in L.A. Connection.

Honorary mention goes to SIUA. The solo in Ariel is PERFECT, while elsewhere he delivers relaxed and fluid, often bluesy playing all over the album.
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For me its:
In Rock
Machine Head
Burn
Rising
Perfect Strangers
and a tad of Stranger In Us All

Those are my favorites collectively, although there still is some fab stuff in between.

For me, RB's greatness guitar heroics really stopped after Perfect Strangers. He had an edge on that record and briefly pulled it together somewhat on SIUA. By and large his playing has been hit and miss since 1985. Since 1985, Steve Morse, Vaughan (both Jimmie and Stevie RIP), Jennifer Batton, Buddy Guy, BB King, and Jeff Healey are the guitarists that to my ears have played some really cool stuff. I'ld be remiss if I didn't mention Kenny Wayne Shephard. He's great too, though I don't like his new album.
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I´d say In Rock as that was the first time he really blew me away guitarwise. I know at that time he wast basically still imitating Hendrix and only became himelf from about Burn over Rainbow. I´d never play In Rock to anyone to showcase Blackmore´s unique style, but In Rock has some first class hardrock playing from one of the best.
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In Rock!

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In Rock. It sizzles.

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quote:

Milan Fahrnholz wrote:

a) I know at that time he wast basically still imitating Hendrix and only became himelf from about Burn over Rainbow.

b) I´d never play In Rock to anyone to showcase Blackmore´s unique style, but In Rock has some first class hardrock playing from one of the best.






a) Baloney, hogwash, booshwaw, fiddlesticks, tiddleewinks and balderdash! emoticon ( emoticon / emoticon )...but seriously - I can't agree with this.

b) How about just one track then? A little anti-war folk song called "Child In Time"... emoticon

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Well Child In Time has probably my one favourite Blackmore solo, but to showcase some typical Blackmore style playing I´d rather play Stormbringer, Stargazer, Gates Of Babylon, Anya or Ariel.

Okay I think he was a lot heavier on the Hendrix copy on the Mark I albums(now tell me a good reason why he wasn´t) but it was still there for most parts of In Rock the Hendrix influence is still awfully obvious there.
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