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Uli Jon Roth - Metamorphosis


This album is the follow up to Transcendental Sky Guitar. Whereas TSG had a wide variety of styles (classical, rock, jazz) Metamorphosis concentrates on Uli's classical side and it's all instrumental - good news to my ears emoticon

The album is split into two parts.
The first 13 tracks comprise a rendition of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, arranged for electric guitar and Sky orchestra. Uli plays the lead violin parts with gusto, displaying some astonishing virtuosity. There are some spoken word links and sound effects, but apart from these it doesn't deviate too much from orchestral versions of The Four Seasons.

The second part of the album (11 tracks) make up the "Metamorphosis" concerto. Some of the tracks are variations on themes already heard in The Four Seasons, others are in a similar vein. Uli's guitar work soars to new heights, and it's these tracks that personally I found the most exciting.

The album is an incredible achievement, and I would recommend it for all fans of baroque orchestral music and neo-classical guitar (hate that phrase - it's not in the same vein as Vinnie Moore, Tony McAlpine, etc, so don't let it put you off if that's not your idea of fun!)

The packaging is equally good - the booklet features UJR's poetry and some incredible artwork. You can see some of it here -> http://www.ulijonroth.com/sky/current/latest_releases_1.htm

Oh, and Don Airey is featured on harpsichord emoticon

Roll on the tour

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Re: Review : Uli Jon Roth - Metamorphosis


Sounds great, need to get my hands on this one. His last double CD was great but got a bit too much after awhile, some spectacular work in there though.
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Anyone bought this yet? Amazon has it advertised as a double CD, but the version I got is a single. I'm currently trying to get clarification from them on it.
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