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Perspective by Jason Becker

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  • Audio CD (May 21, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: February 3, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros. Label
  • ASIN: B00005J9WX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,253 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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He has what very few people in this world do, complete open minded-ness.
Musicer
What makes "Perspective" such a milestone record is the sheer compositional power of the album.
Eric B
If you truly LOVE music then your album collection must contain Jason Becker's Perspective.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Eric B on January 26, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Neoclassical Rock is a genre that has produced a plethora of instrumental virtuosi, with emphasis on speed, showmanship and dazzlement. I liken modern talents such as Malmsteen and Vinnie Moore to legends Paganini and Liszt, who's historical innovations were performance oriented. They set new benchmarks for the way instruments were played.

Jason Becker has done his fair share of this, having shredded his way through two Cacophony albums and his first solo record "Perpetual Burn".

What makes "Perspective" such a milestone record is the sheer compositional power of the album. I haven't heard any other album in the genre come close to this. This is one of the most beautiful instrumental albums I own and it keeps getting better with every listen.

"Perspective" is not really a rock album. You don't find much of the traditional bass and drum backbeat here. Beyond the fantastic guitar work, the texture is realized by keyboard arrangements, and quite listenable orchestral samples.

Fans of Cacophony that were in it for the sheer speed may not find what they're looking for on "Perspective". However those that liked Cacophony for their longer instrumental arrangements will appreciate what Becker has done here.

Jason Becker is an exceptional musician who has moved away from being a Paganini, and is showing himself, in fact, to be a serious composer more likened to Beethoven or Brahms. In this sense, not only is this work "Neoclassical", it has actually redefined the genre.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "guitarpilot" on December 7, 2003
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This cd is a true gift from god (JASON BECKER)!
END OF THE BEGINING is the ultimate composition of this album and
I think this song is the most melodic thing i have ever heard in my life,i realy mean it...11 minutes of magnificent music,a direct injection into your hart and after all that's what music is all about.
I personaly recomend this cd to enyone who is a true music lover,a guitarist or not.If i could choose another title for this album it would be "THE ART OF MUSIC"
Thank you JASON!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bad Guy on May 27, 2002
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First of all "THIS IS NOT A SHRED RECORD"!!
Don't expect any lightening fast solos on this record therefore
if you are a shredhead which ONLY like to listen fast solos be aware of this record.However if you're a MUSIC lover then Perspective will definitely please your ears.I'm not going to mention Jason Becker's story cos it's nothing to do with the record,I'm sure that Jason didn't need you to buy Perspective because of sympathy but for your apprecciation.Perspective is no doubt one of the GREATEST record of all time,It's a very varied album which have as much music elements as you can think of like
African/Tribal percussions on Primal,that beautiful guitar concerto End of the Beginning,the Eastern influenced Empire,a bluesy rework of Bob Dylan's Meet me in the Morning...etc.Check this great record out,I can't think of any reason to diss this record off!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Musicer on August 16, 2002
Format: Audio CD
WOW. Really, there is so much variety in this album that it stunned me. I can't say that I like all the songs in here, but I can say that Jason Becker truely is a genious. He has what very few people in this world do, complete open minded-ness.
It starts with Primal, an interesting blend of something that sounds like an Indian ritual thing. Being a diehard shred fan, this came as a surprisel. But you know what, I really like this song. Its very catchy, has nice melodies. I realize just because songs arent played with a guitar doesn't mean that it isnt good.
Next comes Rain, which is a very relaxing song that he wrote on a rainy day. Short, smoothe guitar solo, no shredding, just smoothe.
Next comes the highlight of the album, and perhaps the greatest song of all time. Keep in mind that I am a metalhead, down to the bone. The End of the Beginning has touched me more perhaps more than any other song *ever*. It starts with a beautiful piano solo for bout a minute or so, hinting at the main melody. Then, a majestic guitar/orchestral(on the keyboard) composition, all written by Becker IN HIS WHEELCHAIR. AMAZING!!! He himself did not play the guitar in this song, as his condition did not allow him. An 11 minute composition that I think ranks up there with anything Mozart has ever done. Seriously. I cannot say enough about this song and it is worth the purchase of the album alone.
Higher is a beautiful song that features no guitar whatsoever. It is all sung by the voicestra. No lyrics, but singers that have very smooth voices. They sort of go: ah lah lah doo. A cool song. It was originally written on guitar, but you know how that goes, Becker's condition wouldnt permit him.
Blue is actually played by becker is it is was one of the first written and not a difficult song to play.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Lam on September 7, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Ignore the negative reviews, they were looking for a shred album. Its disappointing to know so many 'shredders' have such closed minds when coming to music.
Perpetual burn was the first cd I ever bought and Jason is a constant source of inspiration for me. I listen to perspective everytime life throws some problems at me and find inspiration to solve my problem by listening to the songs.
Ethereally beautiful at times, intense at others, but beautiful all the same. This is no Perpetual Burn or Cacophony I can gurantee you, but the music on here communicates not with chops or blistering solos, but with inspiration from above. Jason's composing talents, inner strength, indominable will and spirit have culminated in this beautiful cd.
I heard he is releasing another cd like Raspberry Jam, can't wait.
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