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Sunday, October 2, 2011

50 Guitars In Love - The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett

50 Guitars In Love
The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett
Liberty Premier Series LSS-14037
1969

This album is a release in the Liberty "Premier" series. The "Premier" series featured expensive to produce jackets, in this case, a gate-fold with a die-cut (the area around the title is a cut out). For a time Liberty also boasted about the 120 gram vinyl on the covers.

The LP was produced by Snuff Grarrett and featuring guitar solos by Tom Tedesco. The tunes were arranged by Ernie Freeman and the engineering credit goes to Dave Hassinger.

Don't shy away from this album, which can be found on CD, because the music is totally space age. The sonic impression is full and rich. The engineering is excellent. The sound that binds the tunes together is a foundation of mandolin strumming that is run through a bit of reverb. Cool 60s stuff!

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