Various Artists – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Thirty-six axe-wielders in mostly reflective mood

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An anthology linked solely by the motif of mellifluous lead guitar parts sounds good on paper but in practice it comes down to the choice of tracks. One false move can wreck a sequence, however carefully prepared. Of course, the let-downs are bound to be subjective, and all a reviewer can do in such cases is direct potential buyers to the CD browsers to inspect the track listing. With everything from Stealer’s Wheel to Toto, from Eric Clapton to Prince, this is, to say the least, an eclectic buy.

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