Manifesto Records is presenting a special record release party for Allan Holdsworth
on Tuesday, April 4, at 8:30 PM, at the Del Monte Speakeasy in the Townhouse Venice
Townhouse Venice is at 52 Windward Ave., in Venice
Opening is Cameron Morgan
This is a 21 and over show
Admission is $20
Allan Holdsworth has two reissue packages coming out on April 7. There is his 12 CD Box Set, The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever
and a 2-CD retrospective, Eidolon
, which features songs handpicked by the maestro, himself.
Guitar innovator, jazz, and progressive rock legend Allan Holdsworth career as producer, bandleader, and lead composer is documented in this box set, and with the artist’s 28-track selection of favorites in Eidolon
. Both packages include extensive liner notes, and an updated 2016 interview with Holdsworth discussing each release, his history, and approach to the instrument.
From 1982 through 2003, Holdsworth recorded a dozen albums that have been lovingly put together for The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever
collection. Featured on the box set are eleven remastered studio albums, starting with the 1982 studio release, Allan Holdsworth, I.O.U.
, and ending the archival 2003 live release, Then!
, recorded Live In Tokyo in 1990
. All feature additional bonus tracks added for special editions or the original Japan releases, along with the original artwork and studio credits. Also included are the Grammy-nominated Road Games
(1983), Metal Fatigue
(1989), Wardenclyffe Tower
(1992), Hard Hat Area
(1993), None Too Soon
(1996), The Sixteen Men Of Tain
(2000), and Flat Tire: Music For A Non-Existent Movie
Holdsworth has been recognized by many of the world’s most accomplished and unique rock and jazz guitar virtuosos. Luminaries including Eddie Van Halen, Carlos Santana
, Frank Zappa
, Pat Metheny
, John McLaughlin
, Joe Satriani
, Tom Morello universally expressed reverence and astonishment at Holdsworth’s pioneering approach to his playing and vast vocabulary of “uncommon” chord voicings.
He further expanded the guitar’s orchestral potential with a range of electronic effects, then moved on to become one of the early innovators of guitar-based synthesizer controllers. In the nearly five decades Holdsworth has been touring, collaborating, and recording, he has created an immense sonic and musical legacy.
Both The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever
will become precious to those who love the world’s great guitarists. Fans of deeply unique, sonically rich and pristine recordings of great musicians taking their music to the next level and beyond, will also be in awe of these collections.