Favorite albums featuring acoustic guitar(s)

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  1. tbp0701

    tbp0701 New Member

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    I've been on an acoustic kick lately, both playing and listening, but my record/CD/digital-file music collection is a little lacking. So I thought I'd start a thread seeking some favorites.

    I can recommend a few. I'll start with some Eric Skye, Ballads and Blues. I especially like his version of Coltrane's "Equinox," as 'Trane has been my most influential musician.

    In a different style (or mix of styles) is David Grier's I've Got the House to Myself.

    Of course the DiMeola/McLaughlin/DeLucia Friday Night in San Francisco.

    For Django-style jazz. Angelo Debarre's Live in Paris is excellent, and Django's Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order is well put together. I also want to pick up some of John Jorgenson's albums in this style.

    Here's Eric Skye playing "Equinox."
     
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    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries and Taproot, but really, all of them.

     
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    Obviously. But it needed to be in the thread anyway.
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    While I acknowledge that this is a live performance, Ben’s album with this cover is pretty amazing for acoustic acrobatics.

     
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    i’m going to say ‘chelsea girl’ by nico and ‘lizard’ by king crimson.
     
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    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    I’ve been listening to Phil Keaggy since before I began playing in the mid-70s, and he was among my first inspirations. He does a lot of one man shows in recent years, and I love his enthusiasm. Not classic acoustic use (he does that too), but a lot of energy playing for a college group.

     
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    How about every Neil Diamond album ever!?
     
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    Will never forget about these two.

     
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    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    How about this guy.........


     
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    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Days of The New by a mile and a half. I appreciate acoustic music in general but DOTN was an eye opener. Eric Morgrain is second fav - very different music, totally different approach to the instrument
     
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    Alanis Morisette did an acoustic album of Jagged Little Pill, it’s very good, especially Not The Doctor.
     
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    Anything and everything by Mike Dawes. Definitely check him out. This guy is a wizard when it comes to acoustic guitar. I attended one of his masterclass in 2019. This is one of my favorite track by Mike featuring another favorite guitarist of mine, Nick Johnston. I was very fortunate to see these guys play this live.
     
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    Pete Townshend is the king of using acoustic guitar for rock:

     
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    One of the fantastic Zeppelin songs for me.

     
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    I grew up on John Denver in the 70's. I listened to probably 3 albums continuously as loud as I dare, singing along, and trying to figure out the fingerpick patterns. It never occured to me that I needed to know the chords too. I have my own finger pick patterns now, and can work those with some basic chords somewhat interchangeably to create a song or two.
     
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    Still one of the best for me.

     
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