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Lanny Cordola – Of Riffs And Symphonies [1992]

geegegheCountry USA          

Style Funk/Blues/Hard Rock

Rating 78/100

Band Members Lanny Cordola – Guitar, Matt Bissonette – Bass, Gregg Bissonette – Drums, Scott Breadman – Percussion, James Christian,Jon Gibson – Vocals, The Fabulous Martin Brothers – Horn, Tim Heintz – Keyboards, Darrell Mansfield – Harmonica, Michael Norton – Bass, Allegra Parks,Sandra Stevens – Backing vocals

Tracks 01. Kaleidescope (00.49), 02. Armashreddin’ (05.39), 03. Play It Again Shem (That Funky Music) (04.12), 04. Interlude (00.17), 05. The Real Thing (03.19), 06. YV (04.58), 07. Gettysburg (03.57), 08. Won’t Be Long Till Paradise (04.32), 09. The Obstinate Toy Soldiers (05.13), 10. Nan (04.59), 11. The Revelation (04.49), 12. For The Brothers (05.29), 13. Donna Lee (04.18), 14. Lo I Be With You Always (04.01)

Profile Lanny Cordola is an American guitarist, songwriter and producer. He has been a member of bands such as Giuffria, House Of Lords, and Magdallan (also known as Magdalenafter Ken Tamplin’s departure). Lanny released his second released back in 1992 titled “Of Riffs and Symphonies” via Essential Records and produced by Lanny. The album features a wide variety of styles between the experimental (Armashreddin), funk (Play It Again), the ride (YV), cool jazz (Nan), and the resulting powerful and rock (The Obstinate Toy Soldier). 

Lanny’s former band mate, James Christian, is once again the guest vocalist on two songs”The Real Thing” and “Revelation”. Lanny appears as a guest guitarist on James’ solo album as well. It should also be noted that Joe Satriani released an instrumental album called “The Extremist” about this same time with very similar cover art and some of the same studio musicians (Greg & Matt Bissonette).

If you like brilliant electric guitar and want to check out Lanny Cordola, run do not walk over to the reviews of “Electric Warrior Acoustic Saint,” also by Cordola. THAT recording is a masterpiece of rock guitar inventiveness. THIS recording had such potential but poor production. Lanny is an amazing guy and I want something better here!!!


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