(2012) Pure... Guitar Legends

Various Artists

... read moreThis four-disc set features a wide variety of rock and pop guitarists, some of whom one might expect, like Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, and Jeff Healey, and some whom one might not expect, like Roger McGuinn, Shuggie Otis, and J.J. Cale (all fine guitarists in their own right), and then there's the...

04:39′:38″ 66 Songs

Disk 1

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Freeway Jam
4:59
2
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Johnny B. Goode
2:46
3
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Rock 'N' Roll Is King
3:09
4
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Roll Away The Stone
3:13
5
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Don't Look Back
5:58
6
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Hold The Line
3:56
8
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Free-For-All
3:22
9
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Tragedy
3:29
10
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Lonely Street
5:43
11
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Take It On The Run
4:01
12
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Angel Eyes
4:22
13
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Powerful Stuff
4:33
14
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Burning Heart (From "Rocky Iv" Soundtrack)
3:51
15
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Selling My Soul (Album Version)
3:10
16
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The One To Sing The Blues
3:07
17
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Surfing With The Alien
4:24

Disk 2

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Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
5:26
2
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Burnin' For You
4:30
3
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Better By You, Better Than Me
3:22
4
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In Trance
4:42
5
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Little Wing
6:48
6
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Samba Pa Ti
4:45
7
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Albert's Shuffle
6:54
8
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Statesboro Blues
2:57
9
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Low Down Dirty Mean
5:30
10
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Midnight Special
2:51
11
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Folsom Prison Blues (Live)
2:43
12
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Poor Boy Blues
4:03
13
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500 Miles
4:24
14
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Carrie
4:29
15
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The Flame (Single Edit)
4:42
16
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Chasing The Rainbow
3:17

Disk 3

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Heartbreak Warfare
4:27
2
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Teardrop (Acoustic Version)
3:00
3
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Grace
5:22
4
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Lean On Me
3:18
5
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Let It Go, Let It Flow
3:16
6
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Comin' Home
3:13
7
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Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin)
5:53
8
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No Time
3:48
9
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Vicious
2:55
10
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Julia
3:12
11
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New York On My Mind
5:46
12
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God Bird Change (Album Version)
3:55
13
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Somebody To Shove
3:14
14
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Fantasy
5:03
15
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Heaven
3:55
16
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Feed My Frankenstein
4:44
17
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For The Love Of God
6:02

Disk 4

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Buckets Of Rain
3:24
2
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Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
3:49
3
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I'm A Train
3:22
4
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Darkness, Darkness
3:48
5
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Pickin' Up The Pieces
3:19
6
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You Don't Even Know Me
3:57
7
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The Power Of Gold
4:32
8
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Hard Times
4:30
9
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Oxford Gray
6:51
10
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Midnight At The Lost And Found
3:30
11
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Waterfall (Remastered)
4:38
12
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Fire
4:02
13
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Why Won't You Give Me Your Love? (Radio Edit)
3:11
14
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The Ballroom Blitz
4:02
15
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Ooh Mama Ooh
2:27
16
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1984
3:37
17
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Smoke On The Water (Live)
10:10
Released 26 March 2012, ℗ 2012 Sony Music Entertainment

Review

This four-disc set features a wide variety of rock and pop guitarists, some of whom one might expect, like Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, and Jeff Healey, and some whom one might not expect, like Roger McGuinn, Shuggie Otis, and J.J. Cale (all fine guitarists in their own right), and then there's the inclusion of Bob Dylan, a guitarist, certainly, but much better known for his lyrical talents and songwriting. The mix of expected and not-so-expected works well here, though, making this a nicely varied playlist. ~ Steve Leggett