Morse, Steve - Major Impacts 2

Year of Release: 2004
Label: Magna Carta
Catalog Number: MA 9070-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 50:34:00

Steve Morse is one of those guitar players that compel you to say - It's over? No more? Come on, I want more! You wish his playing would never end because he is such an incredible genius with the six-string. He is easily one of the top ten guitarists in the world today.

On Major Impacts 2 he continues to humble himself before his peers by dedicating another unbelievable volume of work in their image. Think about if for one minute, here we have one of the best players in the world telling everyone without uttering a single word, with music alone, who his influences are and why he sounds like he does today. Not everyone would create an album like this. He was the driving force behind Dixie Dregs and now fills the shoes of the great Ritchie Blackmore in Deep Purple, not a bad resume for a guitar player. I think he will continue to add to that legacy and evolve as a guitar player for years to come. As he did on the first volume, he adds his comments to each track and explains all of his influences in the CD booklet.

If you can think of any one style of music, Morse covers it on this instrumental treasure trove. When an album is this good, and I mean every single song, I find it very difficult to choose a favorite; I am in a sense speechless at this man's amazing talent. I think most music lovers and guitar players would say the same thing about Steve Morse, he is a guitar God and one with few equals. I do not know what else I could possibly add to this, except one thing?if you can really appreciate great guitar playing, all kinds of musical styles, and only instrumentals, you will absolutely love this album. Make sure you get volume one as well, it's just as good.

Wooden Music / Where Are You? / Errol Smith / Cool Wind, Green Hills / Organically Grown / 12 Strings On Carnaby St. / Zig Zags / Abracadab / Tri County Barn Dance / Air On A 6 String / Motor City Spirit / Ghost Of The Bayou / Leonard's Best

Steve Morse ? guitars, keyboards, "various extraneous instruments"
Dave LaRue ? bass
Van Romain ? drums and percussion

Dixie Dregs - The Great Spectacular (1975)
Dixie Dregs - Free Fall - (1977)
Dixie Dregs - What If (1978)
Dixie Dregs - Night Of The Living Dregs (1979)
Dixie Dregs - Sex, Dregs & Rock 'n' Roll (1979)
Dixie Dregs - Dregs of The Earth (1980)
Dixie Dregs - Unsung Heroes (1981)
Dixie Dregs - Live In New York (1981)
Dixie Dregs - Industry Standard (1982)
The Introduction (1984)
Stand Up (1986)
Kansas - Power (1986)
Dixie Dregs - Best Of The Dixie Dregs (1987)
Dixie Dregs - Off The Record (1988)
Kansas - In The Spirit Of Things (1988)
Dixie Dregs - Divided We Stand - Best Of (1989)
High Tension Wires (1989)
Southern Steel (1991)
Coast To Coast (1992)
Dixie Dregs - Bring 'Em Back Alive (1992)
Dixie Dregs - Full Circle (1994)
Structural Damage (1995)
Stress Fest (1996)
Deep Purple - Purpendicular (1996)
Deep Purple - Live at the Olympia
Dixie Dregs - King Biscuit Flower Hour (1998)
Deep Purple - Abandon (1998)
Kansas - King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Kansas (1998)
Deep Purple - Total Abandon (1999)
Deep Purple - Major Impacts (2000)
Deep Purple - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2000)
Dixie Dregs - California Screamin' (2000)
Major Impacts (2000)
Split Decision (2002)
Major Impacts 2 (2004)

(amongst others)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: April 18th 2004
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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