Reeves Gabrels "Rockonica"

Reeves Gabrels "Rockonica"

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Reeves Gabrels
The Story
Reeves Gabrels, a Grammy-nominated guitarist/songwriter/producer best known for both his work with David Bowie and his aggressive guitar style that combines the visceral energy of rock, the harmonic sophistication of jazz, the emotional honesty of blues and country, and an ear for the unusual, has released "Rockonica". On this CD, Gabrels explores sonic extremes with a great, adaptive intuition for what each song needs most. He shows that his limitless technical and compositional skills can still shine without restraint. Guitar Player's Editor In Chief, Michael Molenda says. "Gabrels is one of those guitar players that, quite simply, redefines guitarcraft... a bona fide 21st-century guitar god who deserves massive amounts of Justin Timberlake-style fame."

He will go down as one of the true originals in the guitar-hero pantheon, even as his fusion of fretwork and computer processing questions and redefines that instrument's very place in the rock canon.

The Music
03:17 Sign From God Vocal
04:40 Leper Vocal
07:44 Underneath Vocal
10:30 Anywhere (She Is) Vocal
05:16 The Conversation Vocal
04:07 Continue Vocal
02:27 13th Hour Vocal
05:22 Tunnel Vocal
04:51 Uphill Both Ways Vocal
08:33 Long Day Vocal
The Artists
Reeves Gabrels Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Treated Guitar, 300 Lb. Lead Guitar, Wah Guitar, Organ, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Backing Vocals, Gregorian Sing-A-Long, Electric Piano, Harmonica, Bass, Dulcimer, Percussion, Loops, Crunch Flute, Schecter A-5, Production, Additional Engineering, Design
Paul Ill Bass, Verse Flange
Brock Avery Drums, Percussion, Wave Drum, Chain, Plastic Cutlery, Broken Bass Drum Pedal
G. Elroy McMullen Baritone Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, 12-String Acoustic Guitar
Matt Resnicoff Guitar, Harmony Vocals
John X Harmony Vocals, Organ, Sideways Recitation
Gerry Duran Electric Piano, Organ
Doug Lunn Bass
Donnacha O'Donnell Leslie Guitar, Sustainer Guitar, Wah Guitar, Textural Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Harmony Vocals
Ronnie Ciago Drums, Percussion
Jay Vechayeim Percussion
Leroy J. Coombs Treated Commentary
Tim Burgess Harmony Vocal
John X. Volaitis Production, Engineering
Bruno Frasca Engineering Assistance
Donnacha O'Donnell Additional Engineering
Jim Henderson Additional Engineering
Bruce R. Buehlman Mastering
Mika Mingasson Design
Sara Terry Photography
Recorded at Interlock/Larson Studios, Skylab, and The House Of X.

Mixed at Cherokee Studios and The House Of X.

Mastered at Larson Studios, Los Angeles.