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My Favorite Alchemy
Fabrisse | Dorchester, MA United States | 05/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before Nick Webb teamed up with Greg Carmichael, he and Simon James created Acoustic Alchemy. I was living in London when "Casino" came out and remember loving it. These are -- except for the last cut -- early recordings that had never been released in Album form. Like "Casino", "Sarah Victoria" was re-recorded by the Webb/Carmichael partnership. None of the others was. My personal favorites are "Slap it down" and "Les Bercheres." I also like the new recording "Dream of Fair Women." Along with "Reference Point" this is my favorite Acoustic Alchemy CD."
Wonderful first issue from Acoustic Alchemy
J. M. Canning | Ventura, CA, USA | 08/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a fan of Acoustic Alchemy for years, but somehow never obtained this, their first offering until 2006. I was surprised to learn that Greg Carmichael was not on it. In fact they had not even met when this album was issued. The "AA" sound however, is very evident through Nick Webb's wonderful playing and writing, and I would wholeheartedly recommend this to any AA fan or fan of the acoustic jazz genre."
When Acoustic Alchemy was acoustic
Joshua Knape | Arizona, USA | 11/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a collection of Nick Webb's early recordings with his original partner, Simon James, who split to go solo and was replaced by Greg Carmichael. Webb and James may have been calling themselves Acoustic Alchemy, but really, AA didn't start as a stable and successful group until Webb and Carmichael recorded their first album, red Dust and Spanish Lace, in 1987; these tracks precede that. As Acoustic Alchemy's career progressed, they added other instruments to accompany their steel and nylon string guitars, but there is almost nothing here but acoustic guitar. Try it."