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Category Archives: 5 For The Weekend

5 for the Weekend – 2008

Written on April 24, 2010 at 12:00 am, by Jon

Sound Proof (Greg Howe ‘Sound Proof’)

Greg is really, really good on this album. I really enjoy his playing and he’s actually got some great videos up on his website you should check out where he makes everything look so …

5 for the Weekend – 2007

Written on April 16, 2010 at 12:00 am, by Jon

Anesthetize (Porcupine Tree ‘Fear of a Blank Planet’)

I listened to this album every minute for months when it first came out. It took a while to find my way in and take it all in but once I was …

5 for the Weekend – 2004

Written on March 26, 2010 at 12:00 am, by Jon

Erm… I have been through everything I own and I can’t find a single track for 2004! Someone please enlighten me with something!

So… moving quickly onto 2005……

5 for the Weekend – 2005

Written on March 26, 2010 at 12:00 am, by Jon

Summer Jam (Eric Johnson ‘Bloom’)

Goddamn it takes this boy a long time to make records! I thought I waited a long time for Venus Isle after Ah Via Musicom! However, there’s some amazing guitar playing all over the album …

5 for the Weekend – 2003

Written on February 20, 2010 at 12:00 am, by Jon

Level Five (King Crimson ‘The Power to Believe’)

I love this track. It has everything that defines the modern King Crimson era and sound. And that to me is great so I’m never going to complain about that! Robert’s solo …

5 for the Weekend – 2002

Written on February 12, 2010 at 12:00 am, by Jon

Innamorata (Al Di Meola ‘Flesh on Flesh’)

After the incredible 2000 release, The Grande Passion, what more could Al Di do? That’s right, more of the same! And when it’s music as stunningly moving as this I have absolutely no …

5 for the Weekend – 2001

Written on February 6, 2010 at 12:00 am, by Jon

Nadia (Jeff Beck ‘You Had It Coming’)

This is a cover of Nitin Sawhney’s beautiful track from the 1999 album Beyond Skin. Nitin Sawhney is definitely one of my favourite artists, I adore his work. And in fact he’s one …

5 for the Weekend – 2000

Written on January 15, 2010 at 12:00 am, by Jon

Misterio (Al Di Meola ‘The Grande Passion’)

Misterio is awe-inspiring. Al Di is awe-inspiring. He seems so rejuvenated with such incredible inspiration at this point in his career. Double Concerto, Al’s interpretation of the Astor Piazzolla composition is absolutely astonishing …

5 for the Xmas Weekend – 1999

Written on December 25, 2009 at 12:00 am, by Jon

The Deception of the Thrush (ProjeKct Four ‘King Crimson The ProjeKcts’)

Having been fortunate enough to have witnessed a mesmerizing live performance of this piece I can honestly say there’s nothing quite like it. Absolutely astonishing, jaw dropping, emotive, colourful …

5 for the Weekend 1998

Written on December 19, 2009 at 12:00 am, by Jon

Crystal Planet (Joe Satriani ‘Crystal Planet’)

On this album Satch seemed rejuvenated by the success of the G3 tours. It was definitely his best effort for a number of years. Obviously with a Satch record there’s a lot of great …