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Alex Masi
In The Name of Mozart
April 2004
Released: 2003, Lion
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: JP

This sort of sits as a nice companion piece to Masi’s other disc ‘In The Name of Bach’.

Alex Masi is along time guitar hero with a band and a solo project running concurrently with a number of excellent releases over the years, including the timeless ‘Attack of The Neon Shark’

This review is more of a public service announcement for Alex Masi fans as there is zero metal content on this disc. It is essentially a seven track covers CD that are acoustic renditions of Mozart compositions. No more, no less. It clocks in at 45 minutes. I’m not a classical fan but I recognize most of these compositions, some in fact from other metal bands. For example Stormwitch has also covered ‘Rondo a la Turca’.

I personally am impressed by the sheer talent it takes to do something like this but at the same time would have been more impressed if there was mountains of improvised shred layered on top with each song driven by pummeling double kick drums…but…call me a purist. This is truly a guitarists album.
Track Listing

1. Allegro (from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)
2. Romanza (from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)
3. Allegro C. Major
4. Guitar (piano) concerto #24
5. Rondo A la Turca
6. Andante
Thema with 12 variations


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