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LJ Plays the Beatles - Re-Mastered $15.99

Our all time most popular CD. This stunning collection of solo guitar versions of some of the most beloved Beatles tunes is timeless. AND  DON'T  FORGET VOL. 2 is  NOW  AVAILABLE!!!
LJ Plays the Beatles SACD 2001   CD


"As both a consumate fingerpicker and a former member of Paul McCartney and Wings (1978-1981), Laurence Juber is well-qualified to create an album of solo acoustic guitar arrangements of Beatles favorites.  And he does a bang-up job on the 14 classics included here.  From his rollicking take on "I saw Her Standing There" to his soulful rendition of " Let It Be", Juber succeeds in retaining the hooks, musical ingenuity and charm of the original songs original melodies, Juber's superior technique and tone ensure that this is not just another round of Muzak Meets the Beatles.  The big payoff is the albums final track "Can't Buy Me Love", where Juber allows himself the luxury of an impressionistic, truly personal and extremely cool arrangement.

....Josh Gordon

LJ Plays the Beatles SACD 2001  CD

Laurence has a couple of other releases coming soon.  The most important is
a fantastic collection, called LJ Plays The Beatles, with Laurence playing
some favorite - and difficult - Beatles tunes, something he's also famous
for at his many appearances at Beatlefests over the years.  All are played
on a single acoustic guitar, with no backup instruments, though, when
listening, you'd swear Laurence is actually playing 3 or 4 guitars!  The
master musician clearly does the work of a handful of guitarists, playing
bass lines, rhythm, lead and a melody in one sitting, something which, for
most performers, is physically impossible.

The disc, which was recorded at Laurence's home studio and produced by his
wife, Hope, features 14 tracks, most of which avoid the well-worn territory
of other cover albums.  Highlights include a beautiful "While My Guitar
Gently Weeps," "Here Comes the Sun," "Martha My Dear," "Oh! Darling," "For
No One" (including a guitar version of Alan Civil's horn solo!) and a bluesy
version of "You Won't See Me."  "I've always considered that to be a blues
song," he tells GDS.  "There's a two-note guitar figure that I play towards
the end that Paul had showed me, which was actually the basis of the song."
The piece de resistance of the album is a remarkable performance of
"Strawberry Fields Forever" (again, all played on one guitar), with nearly
every nuance of the original recording.

Matt Hurwitz/ Good Day Sunshine

LAURENCE JUBER “LJ Plays the BEATLES” review  SACD 2001 CD

”Fingerstyle master Laurence Juber manages to transpose to guitar an astonishing amount of the music orginally present on these 14 Fab Four faves. the harmonies , bass lines, chords, and fills are virtually intact on his reading of “Strawberry Fields” and many other arrangements.  But what’s more impressive is that Juber, while maintaining the musical substance of the originals , manages to give most of these pieces an inntriguing new life by imbuing them with his own potent musical ideas.  Highlights include his swingy jazz/blues take on “Can’t buy Me Love” and an impassioned improvisation on “while my guitar Gently Weeps”. (Solid Air Records).

Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Artist: Laurence Juber
Product Type: AMR CDs
Item #: SACD2001
Price: $15.99
LJ Plays the Beatles - Re-Mastered
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 29 September, 2005.

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