Friday Night in San Francisco

Friday Night in San Francisco

by Paco 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: 07/19/1994
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646441022
catalogNumber: 64410

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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Friday Night in San Francisco 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite CD's ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's impossible to sum up this album in words, so I'm not even going to try. All I have to say is that if I could only listen to one album for the rest of my life, this would be it. The guitar playing is unbelievable, highly improvised, and nearly impossible to play at those speeds.
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