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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 18, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Powerhouse Records
  • ASIN: B002H3EU4U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,499 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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Nobody important VINE VOICE on January 2, 2010
Format: Audio CD
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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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By William Singer on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lou Scrobogna on 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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