Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12

Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12 is the eleventh studio album by composer and guitarist Robbie Basho, released in 1979 by Windham Hill Records. It was restored and remastered from the original master tapes by Joe Churchich and Kyle Fosburgh and re-issued by Grass-Tops Recording and Gnome Life Records on October 21, 2014.[5]

Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12
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Studio album by
Released1979 (1979)
RecordedStudio C at The Annex, Menlo Park, CA
GenreAmerican Primitivism
Length50:56
LabelWindham Hill
ProducerWilliam Ackerman
Robbie Basho chronology
Visions of the Country
(1978)
Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12
(1979)
Rainbow Thunder: Songs of the American West
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
All About Jazz[4]
Allmusic[1]
The Great Folk Discography4/10[2]
PopMatters[3]

Track listingEdit

All music is composed by Robbie Basho.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."The Grail and the Lotus"6:36
2."Cathedrals et fleur de lis"7:02
3."Pasha II"6:33
4."A Study for Steel String"3:00
5."Ackerman Special"1:16
6."Apres Midi American"1:56
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Variations on Grieg"5:03
2."Scottish Rites"4:38
3."Pavan India"7:12
4."Variations on Ezumi"4:04
5."Variations on Clair de lune"3:36

PersonnelEdit

Adapted from the Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12 liner notes.[6]

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1979 Windham Hill LP WHS C-1010
Germany 1981 Pastels B-ST-2021
United States 1982 Lost Lake Arts LL-83
2014 Grass-Tops Recording CD GTR-0018
Gnome Life LP GNM-029

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Caldwell, Rob. "Robbie Basho: Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 and 12 > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  2. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2010). The great folk discography. Volume 1, Pioneers & early legends. ISBN 9781846971419.
  3. ^ Flander, Matthew (December 10, 2014). "Robbie Basho: Art of the Acoustic Steel String 6 & 12". PopMatters. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  4. ^ https://www.allaboutjazz.com/the-art-of-the-acoustic-steel-string-guitar-6-and-12-robbie-basho-grass-tops-recording-review-by-mario-calvitti.php (in Italian)
  5. ^ "Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12". Grass-Tops Recordings. 2014. Archived from the original on January 3, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  6. ^ Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12 (sleeve). Robbie Basho. Stanford, California: Windham Hill Records. 1979.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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