JASON BECKER “COLLECTION” WITH STEVE VAI, JOE SATRIANI AND MORE:
November 4, 2008
Guitar Virtuoso JASON BECKER Releases New Album The JASON BECKER “COLLECTION”
GUEST PERFORMANCES BY STEVE VAI, JOE SATRIANI, MARTY FRIEDMAN, GREG HOWE and MORE! OUT NOW ON SHRAPNEL RECORDS!
I was just a teenager when I met Jason Becker for the first time. I was immediately blown away, not only his musicality but by his creative spirit as well. Beyond brilliant guitar playing, what Jason Becker has demonstrated throughout his journey is that a truly creative mind has no boundaries or limitations
Jason Becker releases the JASON BECKER “COLLECTION” on Shrapnel Records. This pure work of genius contains three new recordings totaling over 20 minutes in length and includes new performances by some of Becker’s guitar buddies: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Michael Lee Firkins, Marty Friedman, Steve Hunter and Greg Howe. In addition the CD is enhanced and contains some bonus material playable on computer.
Gripping virtuoso guitar licks and a glimpse at history as it was being made can accurately summarize Becker’s new album, “Collection.”
JASON BECKER COLLECTION Tracks:
2. River of Longing
4. Opus Pocus
6. It’s Showtime
8. End of the Beginning
9. River of Longing (Reprise)
10. Meet Me In the Morning
12. Electric Prayer for Peace
13. Mandy’s Throbbing Little Heart**** Bonus Material:
1. Go Off (intro)
2. End Of The Beginning
3. Noodling For Rob And Tony
Jason Becker began his career as a Shrapnel recording artist by joining forces with guitar virtuoso Marty Becker to form seminal progressive metal pioneers, “Cacophony.” Amassingworldwide acclaim as a guitar virtuoso, Becker came to the attention of David Lee Roth who was looking for a guitarist to replace Steve Vai and the rest is history.
Through his work with Cacophony, his groundbreaking solo record “Perpetual Burn,” recorded when Jason was just 17, and through his second solo record “Perspective,” recorded after Becker came down with Lou Gherig’s disease, Jason earned an international reputation for being one of the best composer/guitarists to emerge from the legendary Shrapnel shredding scene.
Even as paralysis set in from his disease, Becker still had a strong desire to compose and “Collection” not only contains some of Becker’s favorite moments from his Shrapnel and David Lee Roth recordings, it also features three new Becker compositions, each as impressive as anything he has recorded in the past. Becker has enlisted some of the largest names in instrumental guitar music to perform the parts that he hears in his head and has as many as three guitarists per track trading off riveting performances.
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