O'Connor, Mark - Meanings Of (Mega Blowout Sale)

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"This 1985 recording was made on the heels of O'Connor's experience touring and recording with the Dixie Dregs. Some of the high energy compositions like My Celebration, and Court Suite reflect the influence of Dregs guitarist and leader Steve Morse. Dregs drummer Rod Morganstein guest on a few tracks.

I've always enjoyed this album and I find it to be an exhilarating listening experience. The album is chock full of great melodies and incredible musicianship. Not unlike his earlier Rounder release False Dawn, Mark handles most of the instruments including violin, acoustic & electric guitars, mandolins, and bass. O'Connor rarely produces this kind of multi instrumental extravaganza today, so this one holds a special place for me.

As far as I'm concerned, all of the pieces are memorable with the exception of the album closer. A short synth driven new wave sounding melody. It sounds like an afterthought, and the technology is awfully dated at this point. It's hard not to like many of the other excellent and inspired pieces like Folktunes, Bowl Of Bula, Irish Maiden, and a great sounding fingerpicked guitar medley that includes Amazing Grace/Will The Circle Be Unbroken/Taps.

If you've come to Mark O'Connor's music late, you might want to take a trip back in time a give this a listen. I don't expect you'll be disappointed."
  • LabelWounded Bird
  • UPC664140535329
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