Martin Kolbe and Ralf Illenberger - Waves/Colouring the Leaves ( reissue )
Two albums on one Cd of fantastic acoustic guitar from the criminally unknown duo.Alternately dazzling and melodic,it brings to mind two Leo Kottke's or perhaps the work of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn.
Yngwie Malmsteen - Relentless
Relentless indeed,as good ol' Yngwie pauses in his barrage of notes only to allow for some excellent vocals from Tim "Ripper" Owens. More of the same from the neoclassical master.
Eric Johnson - Live From Austin TX '84
This Cd/DVD of Johnson's Austin City Limits debut features everything that was good and bad about Eric Johnson circa 1984: wonderful guitar playing in a variety of styles...over awful '80's drum sounds and vocals you could live without.
Embryonic Devourment - Vivid Interpretations of the Void
With most of the eight songs clocking in at a bit over three minutes,this borders on EP length and gives this band an almost punk like intensity. A refreshingly concise take on progressive death metal.
The Who - Live at Leeds ( Super Deluxe Edition )
I wish I was making this up but they're actually calling this the Super Deluxe Edition. I guess they're saving the Super Duper Deluxe Edition title for a Tommy reissue. So, is this yet another repackaging of stuff you already own,with "bonus" stuff that really should have been it's own affordable release? Yep. In it's defense,"Live at Leeds" is legitimately some of the finest live rock music ever and the bonus material in question is the long unreleased Hull recordings. Is this enough to justify the price tag? That depends on how much goodwill you allow The Who from their increasingly dwindling supply.