The Instrumentals: The Best Of The Chrysalis Years
Jerry Roche writes in the liner notes about Leo Kottke's "The Instrumentals: The Best Of The Chrysalis Years", "We've tried to capture the wide scope of this guitar wizard through his instrumental performances. Two previously unissued tracks include two live tracks from Montreux in 1977, "The Fisherman" and the fan favorite "Uptempo", which takes on a different, more driving dimension in concert. There can be no doubt that Kottke has been an enormous influence on many guitarists - I think fans of the late great Michael Hedges will identify with "Dolores", an underappreiated gem from "Balance" (1979). "Orange Room" is a notable tune for its use of piano-like chording. He uses a percussive technique in "A Low Thud" to great effect. I've included four tunes from "Live In Europe" (1980): "Wheels", "Palms Blvd.", "The Train And The Gate" and "Open Country Joy". It's a representative sampling of what occurs at one of Kottke's concerts.
|04:08||Death By Reputation||Instrumental|
|03:05||A Low Thud||Instrumental|
|02:40||The Train And The Gate||Instrumental|
|06:59||Open Country Joy: Theme And Adhesions||Instrumental|
|01:42||All I Have To Do Is Dream||Instrumental|
|02:34||Memories Are Made Of This||Instrumental|
|Leo Kottke||All Guitars, Production|
|Jerry Roche||Compilation Production, Liner Notes|
|Jessia Novod-Berenblat||Art Direction|
|All tracks recorded from 1976 to 1983.
Tracks 4 and 5 recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival on June 22, 1977.