Friday Night in San Francisco

Friday Night in San Francisco

by Paco de LucíaPaco de Lucía


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If you think fusion music just isn't the real deal without electric guitars, souped-up synths, and built-to-be-battered drums, this recording will change your mind. Exchanging power axes for acoustic instruments, this trio of guitar superstars hit the stage ready to draw blood from each other. Playing a game of "can you top this?," they trade dizzying, dazzling solos. Most of the tracks have an Iberian flavor, although the unison guitar passages and lightning-flash solos place everything firmly in the fusion camp. The McLaughlin/De Lucia duet "Frevo Rasgado" has its lyrical moments and the McLaughlin/Di Meola duet "Short Tales of the Black Forest" is goofy fun, but things get awful frenetic most of the time. Amazingly, this is one gunfight where everyone is left standing.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/1997
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646516829
catalogNumber: 65168
Rank: 29955


  1. Mediterranean Sundance/Rio Ancho
  2. Short Tales of the Black Forest
  3. Frevo Rasgado
  4. Fantasia Suite for Two Guitars: Viva la Danzarina/Guitars of the ...
  5. Guardian Angel

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paco de Lucía   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Track Performer
John McLaughlin   Acoustic Guitar,Track Performer
Di Meola   Acoustic Guitar,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bob Belden   Producer,Reissue Producer
Paco de Lucía   Composer,Producer
John McLaughlin   Producer
Steven Berkowitz   Reissue Consultant
Ron Carran   Engineer
Di Meola   Composer,Producer
Kevin Gore   Reissue Consultant
Mark Wilder   Engineer
Bill Milkowski   Liner Notes
Tim Pinch   Engineer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Tom Copi   Liner Design
Randall Martin   Reissue Design
Philip Roberge   Executive Producer
Barrie Marshall   Executive Producer
Juliana Myrick   Packaging Manager

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