Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Venus Over Venice
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
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Sparkling and Evocative
David E. Hartman | Highland Park, ILLINOIS USA | 05/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A collection of beautiful alternate tuning fingerstyle guitar pieces, with a few vocals, a la Windham Hill or Narada. Has a bit of the feel of the late Michael Hedges, a little Shadowfax, and of course, there is that wonderful version of "Walk Away Renee" with David Wilcox. Listen to "Ancora Un Istante" beautifully sung and played by Mr. D'Agostino. It's a song you'd like to hear at sunset in an outdoor Italian cafe -- after which, you'd cancel your ticket home.More than a year after I wrote the review above, I had the good luck to go on the first cruise sponsored by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Peppino D'agostino was one of the teachers, and he is as nice a human being as his music is beautiful. I saw him after dinner and casually mentioned how much I liked his version of "Walk Away Renee." He replied "bring down your guitar, I'll show it to you." Bravo Peppino. . .."
A SIX STRING MASSAGE!
Jeff Ericsen | California, USA | 12/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An absolutely incredible experience in jazz guitar. D'Agostino delivers an exotic experience to the ears. This CD is a must."
jeddo | Houston, TX USA | 03/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Few CD's have moved me as this one has. Often you find one song on a CD which has the 'right stuff'. There are several on this CD. After hearing one song, Venus Over Venice, on the radio I knew I had to have the CD. Little did I know that song after song were just as touching.From the masterful acoustic guitar, to the pan flute, to the heart-wrenching Italian lyrics on one song, to the remake of Walk Away, Renee, I just can't say enough how glad I purchased this CD. I hadn't even heard of Peppino before this, and really haven't heard much of him since.But this CD stands on its own, a classic masterpiece!"