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Ed Deane 'Slideshow'

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Tracklist with smallfile sound bites
Reviews

1. Love The Way You Do
2. Way Out East
3. There's a Man Goin' Round
4. Surfin' With The Mummy
5. Country Blues
6. Palm Tree Strut
7. Cities Never Sleep
8. Everglade
9. High Desert Blues
10. Winter Star
11. Way Out West
12. Lost in Paradise

First solo album from acclaimed Irish session guitarist features a wealth of moods and styles, from excellent surf and film noir parodies to atmospheric blues and more impressionistic pieces. An impressive showcase for a very accomplished musician.
fRoots Aug/Sept 2006

The first haunting notes of this album, wistfully bleeding forth from the eerily-toned slide guitar on the opening track, "Love The Way You Do," are enough to perk the ears and make one's neck hair stand straight up. This collection of instrumental blues springboards from there, exploring variances in style but maintaining a deep resonance that continuously nods to traditional blues playing at its best. These songs aren't showy, overly complex, or demanding of any fanciful trickery that could only muck-up the purity of the form. What they are, and wisely so, are songs of structure and understated depth that are as timeless as they are intelligent. Even a song like "Surfin'
With The Mummy," a keyboard-driven surf number that feels slightly tongue-in-cheek, is delivered with such sincere attention to detail that it is clear the intention is based more in homage than parody. It's one of the many genre-bending surprises that makes this such an easily digestible collection. Each song is unexpected, incorporating different elements from the next, but their common bond is that they're equally adept at creating and maintaining a tangible mood that is both entertaining and, when it comes to the musicianship, very impressive.
CD Baby

In over thirty years of making a living as a musician, Irish guitarist Ed Deane has been a member of so many different groups, he’s probably forgotten half of them himself. On his instrumental album Slideshow, Ed revels in playing a different style on each tune, and comes up with a moment of magic in the one he calls ‘Way Out East’. Charlie Gillett. The Sound of The World, BBC World Service

4 STARS
. Ed Deane is one of the forgotten figures of the early Irish rock scene. I can still see him, long hair falling over his eyes, as, left-handed, he played his right-handed guitar upside-down with Blueshouse. It was an amazing sight, but no less amazing than the sounds he made, particularly when playing slide guitar. He loved the blues, but it has taken him well over 30 years to finally make an album of his own after a lifetime playing for others. It is typically low-key. There is nothing showy about his playing, but the 12 instumental tracks display his craft, the sureness of his touch and the breadth of his influences. The blues are there, of course, but there are also nods to country and rock 'n' roll in a selection of tunes spiced with humour and attitude, eg Surfin with the Mummy, and on which he gets great support from old friend Eamon Murray on sax and harmonica. Joe Breen, The Irish Times

I’ve fallen in love with Ed Deane’s Slideshow with its uncluttered, beautiful variety of grooves, tempos and spontaneously infectious songs with everything coloured by, but not constrained by, the blues. The production is gorgeous and Ed Deane’s playing is so lyrical you forget there are no vocals. A true testament to his mastery of the guitar, with each track a jewel of tension and release. Mick Kenny, Irish Blues

Rated as one of the best ever Irish born guitarists and having recorded and toured with everyone over the past thirty years, (BB King, Shane Mac Gowan, Frankie Miller, Terry Woods and Richard Berry to name a few!) it's surprising to see this is his first solo album. Twelve blues inspired instrumentals, you'll find elements of smooth city jazz as well as the rougher country blues. Reminiscent of Ry Cooder and BB King, there are also world music influences. A seasoned professional, uniquely combining many styles of playing including most recently, classical. Highlights include "Palm Tree Strut", "Everglade" and "Way Out West" FreakEmporium.com

 

 

         
           
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