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Dancing on the Edge
Liona Boyd
Dancing on the Edge
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop, Classical
 
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Classical guitar of Liona Boyd with band and guest artists.

      
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All Artists: Liona Boyd
Title: Dancing on the Edge
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Moston Records
Original Release Date: 11/1/1991
Re-Release Date: 9/14/1999
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 770301951720

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Classical guitar of Liona Boyd with band and guest artists.

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First lady of guitar
Sergio Lalaian (snowkat@mailcity.co | California, U.S.A | 10/08/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"She plays like with degree of passion that could come from a master musician. She is the best classical Guitar player that I ever heard. She compos her pieces with flamboyant melodies and such a rich rhythms that takes us beyond this world."
Dancing on the Edge
DAVID GOSSAGE | Leesburg, Va. USA | 07/16/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Liona's playing never ceases to amaze me. On this album Liona wonderfully blends renaissance beauty with contemporary stylings and she does it effortlessly. Take for example the first track, "Renaissance Fair," Liona's use of classical renaissance phrasing and interludes are brilliant. The music really lives up to the title. "We're Only Children" I found to be 4:18 minutes of pure inspiration. The song really reflects on childhood memories and hope for the future."Take The Open Road" is more of a straight contemporary song, but it's very relaxing. "Dancing On The Edge" and "I'm Breakin Loose" are both modern and upbeat. I think Liona is the only classical guitarist that can fuse these different styles and do it with comptence. From an artist's point of view I'm sure it's not easy putting it all together, but for the listener it is effortless magic. "Night Of The Gypsies" and "Return Of The Knights" are a return to her classical wizardry. "Days Of Love And Innocence" is a slow and melodic ballad that tells an interesting story."At The End Of The Day' is another masterfull blend of modern renaissance. The opening melodies in "Samsara" are inspiring followed by sometimes haunting rhythyms. The electric guitar additives are different, but it comes off well. You can really hear the right hand command Liona has with her technique. It's the same with "Farrwell My Friends." Both songs are impressive. The last track "Street Heat" is a fully modern style song with classical melodies and soloing. It was interesting to hear borderline funk basslines under classical guitar soloing. Overall I really enjoyed this album and I highly recommend it."
Elegant, Original Liona Boyd works!
Philly Gal | Philadelphia, PA USA | 01/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Every piece in this collection is the definition of Liona Boyd's distinctive art: here are her own original works delivered in her inimitable style - accurate in delivery and sensual in mood. This collection goes far beyond the guitar "classics", presenting a unique combination of instruments in modern, traditional, exotic, and erotic themes. Our favorite: SAMSARA, a dreamy exploration of the cycle of reincarnation. This CD has excellent, crystal clear sound that is level across all tracks - no need to apply an equalizer to adjust it in any way. It is simply an excellent recording that befits this great artist."