Best Guitar Solos?

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Best Guitar Solos?

lukebotham1
Community Legend

Hiya Folks, 

 

The ancient art of the guitar solo done by many, mastered by few. I've come across so many lists of "The Best Solos of All Time" it starts to become a bit annoying because I know it's only one person's opinion. That's where you come in. I want to know some of the best solos you've ever heard.

 

Also, I would like to make a small playlist of your favourites. With more people adding suggestions we should have a more rounded list that covers everyone.

 

Here's my suggestion. The solo starts at 1:50 

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Re: Best Guitar Solos?

xenon82
Roadie

Great! I love that solo too!

Here are some of my favorites:

No More Tears- Ozzy

Kissing The Shadows- Children Of Bodom

Tornado Of Souls- Megadeth

and of course Hotel California

to name a few

Sincerely,
Me

Re: Best Guitar Solos?

JayLB
Community Legend

This song below always does it to me. It is a classic rock song, but somehow the Organ intro keyboard parts and then the building rock song behind it all with it's fantastic guitar parts just hits you somehow, and blows you over. After all these years this song is still so powerful. But then again this whole debut album by Boston was pure gold when it came out. So many bands have used their recording techniques in those analog recording days to create big powerful guitar sounds in the studio, allot of early 80's hard rock and metal bands benefited what Boston could do in the studio with speaker placement, and amp modification technology.

 

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Re: Best Guitar Solos?

lukebotham1
Community Legend

@JayLB @xenon82

 

Thanks for your great suggestions! I've started the playlist if you would like to take a look so far...

 https://open.spotify.com/user/lukebotham1/playlist/6EJhk0BU4uwwjvS9fkW2d5

Re: Best Guitar Solos?

Rukoon
Music Fan

Awesome idea! Don't forget Comfortambly Numb by Pink Floyd!!

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spiritofradio
Community Legend

That would be my choice but since you've already suggested it, my favourite solo is Al Anderson on Bob Marleys' "No Woman, No Cry", on "Live at the Lyceum".

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Jazzwhatever
Community Legend

Good idea, but i can't find the playlist on your profile.

This is one of my favorite tracks with (two) guitar solos by John Mclaughlin and Carlos Santana

 

spotify:track:3yeTtLm3XjsQkmSdRnzhrq


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Re: Best Guitar Solos?

lukebotham1
Community Legend

@Jazzwhatever

 

Thanks for the heads up I think you can see now it. https://open.spotify.com/user/lukebotham1/playlist/6EJhk0BU4uwwjvS9fkW2d5

Great artists by the way!

Re: Best Guitar Solos?

JayLB
Community Legend

Ahh just thought of another classic Rock album with big guitar sounds and awesome solo work as well. REO Speedwagon's Hi Infidelity, only the expanded 30th anniversay editon is available to me currently. "Six songs from this album hit the Billboard charts, including "Keep On Loving You" which was the band's first Number 1 hit, and "Take It on the Run", which reached No. 5 on the charts." Wikipeda page on the release: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hi_Infidelity

 

The first 10 songs are the standard 2011 remasters, and the songs sound fantastic now with some added clean up with digital tech. Pick and choose which songs you like, like with Boston's debut, this whole album was solid gold when it came out in November of 1980. Hint spot if you can hear some of same guitar amp sound and recording techniques from Boston here. :) Another couple of Hard Rock bands would do the same, Van Halen would use the same recording techniques for that loud amphitheater guitar sound in their late 70's mid 80's guitar rock sound, and also Def Leppard as well as part of the NWOBHM explosion sound.

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Re: Best Guitar Solos?

xenon82
Roadie
Great! Thank you very much for taking the initiative! I'll make sure to do that.
Sincerely,
Me
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