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The Song Within
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Christian
Legendary guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy has created an all-new masterpiece with this collection of instrumentals performed on the amazing McPherson acoustic guitar. Contemplative, melodic, and beautifully recorded, The Song... more »
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Legendary guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy has created an all-new masterpiece with this collection of instrumentals performed on the amazing McPherson acoustic guitar. Contemplative, melodic, and beautifully recorded, The Song Within raises the bar on Phil's already stellar recording legacy. Phil Keaggy has earned worldwide acclaim for his mastery of the guitar. His ability to play virtually any style with freedom and sensitivity is admired universally by guitar players and music lovers alike. His instrumental work includes such classic albums as The Master and the Musician and several Dove Award-winning albums including The Wind and the Wheat and Beyond Nature. For three years in a row, he was voted one of the top finger-style guitarists in the world by readers of Guitar Player Magazine. The Song Within is an all new acoustic instrumental album which offers a fresh collection of Phil's trademark memorable melodies and gorgeous atmospheric settings. The unmatched tone of Phil's McPherson acoustic guitar is joined by piano, cello, Irish whistles, strings, percussion and other instruments on songs that range from ambient to groovy. Perfect for lightening the hearts of listeners everywhere!
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Great acoustic album, but no Beyond Nature
Matthew Brown | Marshall, MI | 05/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Another great Keaggy acoustic album. The McPherson guitars really sound great. Nothing will ever compare to his Olson's, but still wonderful guitars, and some cool tunes on here. Some favorites: Wow's the Weather, Secure (although this one sound a bit weird...maybe it's the drum machine track or the mixing, but still a very cool song), Early One Day (cool groove!), and Noah's Shuffle. The title track is pretty good too.
Overall, great acoustic effort by one of the true acoustic masters of all time, and a wonderful gentleman to boot. For me, it still doesn't hold a candle to his "Beyond Nature", which I would consider the best acoustic album of all time."
Sweet music from a great guitarist
T Skinner | 11/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Everyone who knows about Phil Keaggy's playing recognizes his virtuosity. "The Song Within," an instrumental recording designed to showcase the rich sound of McPherson acoustic guitars, demonstrates not only Keaggy's virtuosity but also his amazing musicianship. His ability to create and recreate his own music with unpretending excellence is what make this CD so enjoyable.
The moods are mostly mellow but also include a funky jam (Early One Day), a few upbeat tunes (Wow's the Weather, The Blue Trail, Addison's Talk), a little ragtime (Water Day), a couple short ditty's (Trailwalker, McPhernought), and my personal favorite, the catchy and haunting Noah's Shuffle.
"The Song Within" is not going to be Keaggy's most critically acclaimed recording, but it is delightful and a very worthy addition to his remarkable catalogue of instrumental acoustic guitar recordings."
Another Keaggy Winner
Daddyo | Chicago Area | 01/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Keaggy always seems to do something original and sweet. The Song Within is no exception. There is just enough melodic reminder of other albums to make it interesting, but no rehash. You can put this album on and do just about any work. Late at night, relax by the fire. Top two, though, are still Master and Musician and Beyond Nature."