Fred Frith

Re-releases of solo outings by prodigious ex-Henry Cow guitarist

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PRINTS

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STEP ACROSS THE BORDER

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Three more in a series of Frith releases. Guitar Solos is an album of guitar solos that confound all received notions of guitar solos, whose limpid abstraction and furious determination mark an imaginary mid-point between Hendrix and John Cage. Step Across The Border is a film soundtrack to a “celluloid improvisation” located at the other end of the musical stratosphere to John Williams. Prints, meanwhile, is the most accessible of these offerings, a collection of rarities including an extraordinary version of Burt Bacharach’s “Trains & Boats & Planes”.

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