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Guitar Slinger

Vince GillAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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The glow on a child’s face at Christmas pales in the light that beams from Vince Gill and Paul Franklin when they reflect on how much the songs of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard have meant to them. Both men were kids, weren’t even teenagers yet—Gill in Oklahoma City, Franklin in Detroit—when that urgent, high-voltage ... Read more in Amazon's Vince Gill Store

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  • Audio CD (October 24, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • ASIN: B005GK6PFI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,908 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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From the Artist

"I had no expectations of what it would sound like in my home studio," he says. "I've never recorded in my house before. So I discovered an awful lot about how the rooms sound, and it's a real warm record".

"I don't know what it is, but it's so different than most studios in that there are windows all the way around the room. You look out and see trees. There's such a great spirit running around in the house and in the rooms that all the musicians have raved about the vibe. It's real low key; it's not commercial-feeling at all."

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2011 album from the Country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Guitar Slinger is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed box set, These Days, which was certified platinum, won the 2006 Grammy for Best Country Album and received an overall Grammy Album of the Year nomination. After a long and musically productive spell of writing, touring and recording with other artists, Vince Gill released the lead track "Threaten Me With Heaven". Gill co-wrote "Threaten Me With Heaven" with his wife, singer/songwriter Amy Grant, Dillon O'Brian and Will Owsley.

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Awesome Journal of the "Guitar Slinger's" Unfolds October 25, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Prime Cuts: Who Wouldn't Fall in Love with You; When Lonely Comes Around; True Love (with Amy Grant)

Gill's album titular "Guitar Slinger" is a bit of a misnomer. On a cursory glance, the title "Guitar Slinger" might suggest that this is an instrumental album in the likes of Brad Paisley's "Play" or Steve Wariner's "Guitar Laboratory." Still others might think of this set as a showcase for Gill as a guitar virtuoso. Definitely Gill does show off his expertise at picking the nylon on various tracks, but this is essentially a contemporary country record with Gill in top vocal form waxing with eloquence his silky tenor over 12 songs he co-penned. In keeping with his stellar tradition of telling compelling stories, here the stories abound. Whether if he's telling the story of a homeless person ("Bread and Water") or a man contemplating suicide ("Billy Paul") or his own romantic journey ("Guitar Slinger"), Gill still has the ability to capture our imagination with his creativity and his attention paid to the stories' emotional and spiritual details. With such a galore of rich stories, it would have been better to title this disc "Story Slinger." Coming 5 years after his last release "These Days," Gill has not lost his touch of creating music that interweaves the stories of his protagonists with our own stories. Many of these cuts are fresh, engaging and above par relative to what's out there on country radio now; given the right promotion this is pregnant with hits ready to be birthed.

Album opener is an exceptional Gill barnburner: it bears all the imprints of greatness.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vince keeps getting better. October 24, 2011
Format:Audio CD
In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit I am a huge Vince fan and doubt he would record anything I just didn't like. I've had this album now for about 6 hours and haven't picked a favorite, which is hard to do since all the songs are very well written, played and, of course, sung. It is a great follow up to his last endeavor "These Days." These songs talk of death, life, hope and love, and a motel with "color tv and the kids eat free" [The Old Lucky Diamond Motel]. This album is somehow quintessential Vince and at the same time it is different. It is, unsure how to explain it, smoother...sophisticated...damn good. In the title song, "Guitar Slinger", he sings "If ya'll just show up and cheer for me, I swear I'll play for free". Well, I am definitely cheering.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great project from Vince November 13, 2011
By AngieW
Format:Audio CD
Hall of Famer Gill mixes it up with rockabilly, traditional country, inspirational, blues, and pop on this must-have CD. It's worth the wait (5 years since his last new release) and the few extra bucks for the 3 bonus tracks. He hasn't sounded better and this is one not to disappoint any country music fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought it as a gift and ended up liking it too. July 12, 2013
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I've never been exposed to country music. I grew up studying classical violin and now i play jazz. I bought this cd as a gift for my boyfriend who likes country music and Vince Gill in particular. Since we live together I have heard the cd from beginning to end quite a few times and found that I really like it! "Guitar Slinger" is a great song I knew my boyfriend would enjoy bc he builds and plays electric and acoustic guitars. The other songs are great too. The song I really like though is "When the Lady Sings The Blues" which appears to be about my absolutely favorite singer, Billie Holiday!!! Who knew a country singer like Vince Gill would include a song about Billie! I no longer consider country music and country artists as alien life forms from another planet somewhere out in Hee Haw land! Vince Gill's cd has opened the door to country music for me. Thanks Vince!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Vince Gill "Guitar Slinger" February 4, 2013
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Very unusual for Gill. He is by far my favorite. This album has an unattractive cover, and the only one I have seen that I don't care for. Only two or three of the songs on this album would, in my opinion, rate a five star rating. Too much like Pop, which I don't care for. His bluegrass is superb.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vince does it again! November 15, 2011
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Guitar Slinger is a master piece. Vince knocks it out of the ball park with his guitar playing and song writing. A must for any Vince Gill fan. It was well worth the wait!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Guitar Slingin' November 14, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Absolutely love the cut Who Wouldn't Fall In Love With You, which Vince co-wrote with Ashley Monroe. Also love the guitar solo in the song, but mostly love the song's poignancy. The CD is filled with great stuff....a haunting murder-suicide ballad he sings about a real friend of his (Billy Paul); a bluesy cool tune, When the Lady Sings the Blues; Tell Me Fool a song I swear is about the cheatin' heart of Tiger Woods (if it's not it should be); and Bread and Water, a touching song he sings about his brother. Each and every song is special....the CD is certainly worth a listen. Vince is a master story teller, composer and musician: an artist through and through. Enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vince is Awesome November 8, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Vince is my all time favorite country artist. Noone can do it all like Vince! This album is a good one as expected, however, its hard to top, "These days". he hit it out of the park with that one!! Regardless, if you are a Vince fan as I am, you can never go wrong with anything he puts out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars it's the song I don't like, but when Vince Gill does it
I gave this CD 5 stars, but there is one song that I really am not that fond of...just one's the song I don't like, but when Vince Gill does it, I still like it.
Published 24 days ago by E. Arbuckle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 29 days ago by Leland MacMillan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Vince can't make a bad record!
Published 1 month ago by James Greth
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic collection of music!
I have no idea how it took me 3 years to get around to buying this album, but it is an absolutely beautiful album, and Mr. Read more
Published 4 months ago by KarenMO
4.0 out of 5 stars Vince Fan
I have been a Vince Gill fan for many years and have travelled some distance to see a concert - have been to many of his concerts. Read more
Published 4 months ago by traeand
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Slinger
Vince Gill is a terrific artist, strong vocals with a real talent on the strings. Nice CD to drive to!
Published 6 months ago by Liz F.
5.0 out of 5 stars Mom loves it!
I bought this for my mom and she loves it. The CD is very inspirational. Vince gill will make you cry.
There is no cons for this CD.
I would recommend this CD.
Published 6 months ago by Lisa Dittmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Country Music
Vince Gill is always good no matter where he is. His music or the music he makes with the time jumpers is always first class. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dale Spires
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor
This is the worst CD I have ever bought. Guess that is why it is so cheap. Save your money and tune your radio to a blank channel and listen to the static . Read more
Published 7 months ago by bill moran
4.0 out of 5 stars another great recording from Vince
Vince Gill is more than a singer of country ballads, and lately, he's really set out to prove it! Following the release of his epic These Days, he took a little time off and came... Read more
Published 8 months ago by jimboturbo
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