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Live: Amazing Grace

Roy BuchananAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Roy Buchanan was one of America's true geniuses of the electric guitar. Even posthumously, he commands the ardent respect of his fellow guitarists and a devoted army of fans. The Buchanan sound is unique: heartbreaking, searing solos, trademark shimmering tone, gorgeous melodies and a mixture of lightning quickness and technical creativity that mark him as a wizard of the instrument. He ... Read more in Amazon's Roy Buchanan Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 18, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Powerhouse Records
  • ASIN: B002H3EU4U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,690 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Powerhouse Records and Tom Principato is proud to announce the Aug.18, 2009 release from Fender Telecaster icon and guitar legend and virtuoso Roy Buchanan of the CD "Roy Buchanan Live: Amazing Grace" from their "Guitarchives" Series. These recordings are rare and unreleased never heard performances and many come from the Roy Buchanan estate. Most are unknown even in "collectors" circles, and date from the period 1972 - 1983 and feature many great musicians such as Dick Heintze, Malcolm Lukens, Tom Hambridge, Robbie Magruder and many others accompanying Roy at such notable venues as the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, the Lone Star Cafe' in New York and the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas. There are 8 tracks total from 7 venues and a CD length of 45 minutes of pure Roy Buchanan at his best. A stunning version of Roy solo doing Malaguena from 1972 is a highlight. Topping off the artwork package are two archival photos taken by legendary Rolling Stone photographer Jim Marshall at one of Roy's concerts in San Francisco, Ca. in 1973.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Some strong playing, but rough sound quality January 2, 2010
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If you are an obsessive Roy Buchanan fan, you will want to buy this anyway, but this is a flawed album. The highlight is a rendition of Malaguena. Roy's playing on this one was outstanding, and he played with minimal accompaniment, highlighting just how expressive he was with his Telecaster. It is also interesting to hear Roy play something Latin-inflected with his usual blues-rock gusto. In places, it even sounds a bit like surf guitar, at least in the mutant form that Roy's one-time student, Danny Gatton would occasionally play. Unfortunately, the rest of the album isn't quite as essential. There is nothing wrong with Roy's playing, nor the band's. However, the version of The Messiah Will Come Again here adds little to the several other versions that Buchanan fans no doubt already have. Likewise for Hot Cha or I'm Evil. The recording quality is also quite variable. At times, the sound is clear, and at times, less so, but there are some little clicks and pops because of flaws on the original tapes, which range from 1972 to 1983. They aren't horrible, and if you listen casually, you might not notice most of them. However, if you are planning to listen closely with headphones, they can be a bit distracting. (That is how I listen to Roy). If you are already a fan of Roy Buchanan, then Malaguena alone should be enough of a reason to pick this one up. However, if you are just starting a collection of his music and looking for some live recordings, you should start with Live in Japan, American Axe, or Live Stock.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Buchanan October 5, 2009
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If you want to hear a guitar player, this CD is for you. This is classic Roy Buchanan, full of the techniques that he is famous for. An absolute must for anyone studying what guitar playing is all about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roy Buchanan live : Amazing Grace February 24, 2012
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I have been a fan from the early 80's and collected 12 Albums on Vinyl over the years and now CD's recently released and Amazing Grace is another Well Recorded live Album with a good backing band playing guitar & singing on 8 tracks : Hot Cha 3:31 Lone Star NYC 1983 - Amazing Grace 3:29 Lone Star NYC 1983 - Delta Woman 8:16 Agora Ballroom Cleveland OH 1977 - The Messiah Will Come Again 6:46 "Musik Laden" TV Show Germany 1973 - Malaguena 8:29 PBS TV Show "Vibrations" WNET NY Jan 1972 - Good God Have Mercy 3:33 Chestnut Cabaret Ardmore PA April 13 1983 - I'm Evil 6:33 The Bayou Washington DC 1979 - Green Onions 7:24 Armadillo World Headquaters Austin Tx Feb 22 1974 , I thought I had every Album released apparently not and Amazing Grace is a rare and Great Live Compilation CD .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Roy Buchanan Telecaster Best September 19, 2013
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Roy Buchanan will just keep you in awe of his playing. Unlike anything you ever seen. His talent is bar non and the sound of his telecaster is pure. Roy Buchanan a must for every music lover. This and the Deux Edition of greatest hits should be in any music lovers collection
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great music from Roy! May 6, 2013
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While I am not a musician or expert in music, I do recognize greatness when I hear it. And Roy Buchanan was one of a kind and in my opinion, the best. Innovative but at the same time, he aimed to please and that's what I get from his music, pleasure. Other reviewers can (and will) dissect sound, selection and whatever they discern as flaws but I reserve my review for what's important and that is how much I enjoy listening to Roy play the guitar and sing along.
I will add that I listen to at least one of Roy Buchanan's albums each day and I enjoy all of them. In a word, he was unique!
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