Handwritten Notes

Handwritten Notes is an album by guitarist Preston Reed. It was the first release on Reed's own label.[1]

Handwritten Notes
Preston Reed - Handwritten Notes.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSep 19, 2000
RecordedBobby Schmitzer Studios, Edina, MN, June and July, 2000
Length54:44
LabelOuter Bridge Records, (OB1001)
ProducerPreston Reed
Preston Reed chronology
Ladies Night
(1996)
Handwritten Notes
(2000)
History of Now
(2005)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Minor 7th(not rated)[2]

Handwritten Notes received positive reviews. John Dilberto wrote in Billboard "...should be a bible for anyone looking at the extended possibilities of the acoustic guitar."[3] Dirty Linen magazine stated in its review: "Blending and bending textures and influences, Reed offers thoughtful and thought-provoking musical vignettes that offer more with each listening"[4] and Dave Mead of Guitarist magazine stated: "Preston Reed is certainly one of the genre's frontrunners... This is an example of true, spellbinding guitar mastery."[5]

Minor 7th praised the album, writing that Reed "skillfully intertwines his trademark raucous slam-bang percussives with reflective and melodious ballads in a way which will heretofore define him as a living guitar legend in his own right."[2]

Track listingEdit

All songs by Preston Reed.

  1. "Night Ride" – 4:58
  2. "Gianaina" – 3:42
  3. "First Summer Without You" – 4:31
  4. "Tractor Pull" – 3:50
  5. "Crossing Open Water" – 4:45
  6. "The Groove is Real" – 3:01
  7. "What You Don't See" – 5:02
  8. "Accelerator" – 3:22
  9. "Love in the Old Country" – 3:59
  10. "Along the Perimeter" – 3:28
  11. "Lost Time" – 4:33
  12. "Quintana Roo" – 3:35
  13. "After a Rain" – 3:58
  14. "Shinkansen" – 3:00

PersonnelEdit

  • Preston Reed – acoustic guitar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Preston Reed discography at his website. Archived 2008-01-08 at the Wayback Machine Accessed on December 24, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Handwritten Notes > Review". Minor 7th. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Dilberto, John. Critics Choice. Billboard Magazine. 14 October 2000.
  4. ^ Dirty Linen. June/July 2001.
  5. ^ Mead, Dave. Genre-defining Expertise from One-man Acoustic Army. Guitarist. 2004