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Loudspeaker [Import]

Marty FriedmanAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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At the end of the 20th Century, few guitar virtuosi were as respected and revered as MARTY FRIEDMAN. After first rising to prominence alongside fellow six-string whiz Jason Becker in the influential band Cacophony and via his well-received solo debut "Dragon's Kiss," FRIEDMAN joined Megadeth, with whom he soon wrote and recorded the thrash landmark "Rust In Peace." His ... Read more in Amazon's Marty Friedman Store

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  • Audio CD (July 10, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Avex Trax Japan
  • ASIN: B000FBG2G0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491,392 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

New solo album from former-Megadeth member and popular studio musician Marty Friedman. It's all instrumental, all aggressive guitar, and an all-out attack! Features guest performances from Steve Vai, John Petrucci, and Billy Sheen

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy instrumental disc May 1, 2007
By WillieB
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A lot of guitarists release instrumental music that displays technical prowess and speed but lacks melody. That ain't the case here. "Loudspeaker" is a heavy, forceful, metal influenced instrumental guitar album with melody (there are some vocals on one tune).

"Elixir" blasts forth with abundant energy, an in your face slamming quality that continues throughout the entire disc. Marty's chops are all over the place and he goes all out with lots of overdubbed guitar parts that create a thick beefy sound. Many songs segue into each other effortlessly so it's like listening to one 47-minute tune. Marty gets a little help from guest guitarists Steve Vai and John Petrucci. Ryuichi Nishida, Jeremy Colson, and Tetsu Mukaiyama handle the drumming. Billy Sheehan, Masaki, Marty, Mick Karn and Ikuo manage the bottom end, Jens Johanssen plays keys, and Geri Soriano-Lightwood sings on one tune. Great disc if you like heavy melodic instrumental music.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't stop listening!!!!!!! July 25, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Marty has totaly spoiled music for me now. I can't stop listening to Loudspeaker. I have Dragon's kiss, and perpetual Burn by Jason, return to Metalopolis by Chris Poland, Some Vai, Some Macalpine which i love one and all, but loudspeaker is so powerful, and beautiful, I can't decide which track I like best.
I love instrmental metal. Who compares? Where can I find more like this? not jazz (Ohm), or even rock instrumental (Vai), But Heavy metal (without the cheesey cookie-monster vocals). Help!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to the roots! July 10, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Marty Friedman never ceases to amaze me at his guitar work. This disc is a far cry from "Speeding".... alot faster and heavier and loaded with in your face riffs and solos. Marty continues to be one of the premier guitar virtuosos of the last 20 years. Havent heard this kind of shredding since Cacophony. This just came out but I already cant wait for the next one! \m/

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sophisticated Instrumental From A Guitar God December 8, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Marty Friedman, Megadeth's "hired gun", and yin to Dave Mustaine's yang, has always seemed to lack the respect he deserves here in the states. Despite contributing some of the most cutting-edge, technical guitar work ever written to several Megadeth albums ("Rust In Peace", in particular, is widely regarded as one of the most progressive metal albums ever recorded), he is more or less unknown.

After becoming an expatriate and moving to Japan, where he now resides, he became more involved in sound production and J-Pop and moved away from his association with heavy metal.Fortunately for us, Marty Friedman has since blown the dust off of his guitar and blessed us with his prodigious talents on instrumental releases, many of which are available here in the states.

Although in-your-face at times, "Loudspeaker" benefits from Friedman's deft touch and exotic sensibilities, and as such can not really be called a metal album in the traditional sense. I suppose I would refer to it as smart prog rock, with challenging rhythmic tendencies that avoid many of the cliche's of instrumental guitar albums, and featuring his trademark lighting-fast flourishes and impossibly fluid soloing technique. This album reveals layer upon layer over time, like many good progressive albums do. Also featuring an all-star lineup of other great players, the feel of this album actually reminds me of the avant-garde post-modern style of Buckethead. Recommended!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING May 24, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Well, I can't decide which I like better, Music for Speeding, or Loudspeaker, but I might lean towards Loudspeaker! Every song is awesome, the production is AMAZING, and as usual, Marty Friedman dazzles with his incredible guitar playing. Marty's signature voice is definitely heard throughout the album, giving us a combination of American and European shred, Japanese voice nuances, and exotic note choices.


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! July 15, 2006
By XiNo
Format:Audio CD
Marty's just brilliant, hes such an underrated guitar player, thats why he left to japan...he gets all the credit he deserves there...this album is pretty heavy with the exception of 2 or 3 songs, and one of them has some spanish samples, kinda like the ones he usually uses in japanese, and thats just a plus 'cause Im from Peru...the melodies are great, he has the best feeling ever, and some crazy riffs too! so buy it you wont regret...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dear Kid Rock October 18, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Take your lame self and lock yourself in a room, and listen to this cd, and then feel free to hang yourself after realizing just how sadly you rank in. Or maybe drown in your vomit. Anyway, this album makes most heavy metal (and always rap) I heard this year sound drab and uninspired in comparison. There's no substitution for talent....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Marty July 17, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is a killer example of Marty Friedman. A little heavier than his last few, this CD has shades of his Cacophony years with his trademark melody style. Like all Marty's music, the more I listen to it the better it gets. A must have for any guitar fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MARTY FRIEDMAN !!!
LOUDSPEAKER is one of my Favorite Guitar Albums ! Marty Friedman not only shreds , but writes great guitar music with melody and good riffs ! BUY THIS ! Read more
Published 17 months ago by MelodicMetalWarrior
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice effort from Marty.
I had basically forgotten about Marty after he left Megadeth. Shame on me.

I got "re-introduced" to him via his Introduction album, strangely enough, several... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Buckwheat
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Cacophony of music ♫
Marty Friedman's Loudspeaker is great,... The track "Stigmata Addiction" is one his best ever, Even though he has some guest guitarist on this CD, (Steve Vai and John... Read more
Published 20 months ago by D. P. Conrow
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite by Mr Friedman
I have been listening to Marty since he was in Cacophony with Jason Becker i loved the two albums they made together as well as their solo albums Dragons Kiss & Perpetual Burn. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Edward Rivera
3.0 out of 5 stars Marty was a monster in Megadeth, but this is a kitten!
Disappointing release, especially since I based my purchase on the reviews posted right here! Rust in Peace by Megadeth remains my favorite Marty Friedman work. Read more
Published on September 27, 2010 by Mega Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars His finest
I've had this album for a while now and I can say I can listen to this one straight through and enjoy each song. I haven't enjoyed an album from him this much since "Scenes". Read more
Published on February 26, 2010 by David Snyder
3.0 out of 5 stars good album
I was really dissapointed with this album, I feel that Marty Friedman could have done much better than this.
Published on September 6, 2009 by Pantallica47
5.0 out of 5 stars It's his best!
Ooaaahh! What an album by Friedman! At its most shredding, it's not boring; at its most melodic, it's not corny. Read more
Published on January 8, 2009 by Carmarthen
5.0 out of 5 stars Better With Every Spin
To me, much of Marty's later solo work has been hit and miss; He has obviously grown as a musician, and it was clear he was trying out some new styles and compositions. Read more
Published on May 7, 2008 by takethekman
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the way Marty Friedman ought to keep playing.
He's back to a more metal genre, and I'm glad for it. This CD drives throughout, and is exactly what Marty ought to keep jamming out. This CD rocks!!!
Published on April 17, 2008 by Beyond the Black
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