Sea Of Tranquility

The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu

Google Ads

Various Artists: Warmth in the Wilderness-A Tribute to Jason Becker

Here's betting you won't find a more impressive tribute CD released this year than this monstrous two-disc ode to American neoclassical electric guitarist Jason Becker, who has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease). These CDs the artists' royalties and the label's profits go to Becker's family, by the way are jammed with 31 tracks featuring interpretations of Becker's work with David Lee Roth ("A Little Ain't Enough" by Stormwind) and the neoclassical metal band Cacophony ("Concerto" by Mike Campese), plus as a solo artist ("Altitudes" by Torben Enevoldsen).

Performers both accomplished (former Cacophony bandmate and ex-Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman, erstwhile Kansas violinist David Ragsdale, guitarist Lars Eric Mattsson, former Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Mark Boals) and little-known (Cyril Achard, May Lian, Tony Baena and Jeff Scheetz) contribute to this melodic and subjective shred fest. In fact, so many artists wanted to participate that reports from Lion Music indicate that a second volume of material is being prepared. Let's hope it's as fantastic as the first, because the contributing artists' respect and enthusiasm for Becker's work rings out loud and clear on every track. Warmth in the Wilderness, my friends, embodies the true spirit of a tribute album. May other labels be so inspired ...

Added: December 17th 2001
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: Lion Music
Hits: 2078
Language: english

[ Printer Friendly Page Printer Friendly Page ]
[ Send to a Friend Send to a Friend ]


[ Back to the Reviews Index | Post Comment ]

2004 Sea Of Tranquility
For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content Sea of Tranquility

SoT is Hosted by