Against the Clock: The Best of Allan Holdsworth

Against the Clock: The Best of Allan Holdsworth

by Allan Holdsworth


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Allan Holdsworth's guitar prowess is well known in music circles, but he remains something less than a household name. His large and sometimes uneven discography has floated in and out of print, making it difficult for curious listeners to know where to start. Against the Clock is a double-disc collection taken from nine different albums, dating back to 1984. Holdsworth himself was behind the selections, so this collection finally represents what the artist himself feels are his finest recorded moments. The package is smartly sequenced as well; the first disc concentrates on guitar tracks while the second is devoted to Holdsworth's Synthaxe work (a guitar synthesizer with breath control). His extremely fast and fluid lines on guitar are extremely impressive and his synthaxe work opens up a whole new world of orchestral possibility for the guitar. Fusion fans take note: this is the place to start to get acquainted with Allan Holdsworth.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
Label: Alternity Records
UPC: 0632127058123
catalogNumber: 402
Rank: 46641

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Allan Holdsworth   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist,Synthaxe
Billy Childs   Keyboards
Tony Williams   Drums
Gordon Beck   Piano
Chad Wackerman   Drums
Dave Carpenter   Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Kirk Covington   Drums
Steve Hunt   Soloist
Gary Husband   Drums
Gary Novak   Drums
Alan Pasqua   Keyboards,Soloist
Naomi Star   Vocals
Skúli Sverrisson   Bass,Soloist
Bob Wackerman   Bass
Gary Willis   Bass
Rowanne Mark   Vocals
Billy Childs Trio   Keyboards
Steve Hunt   Keyboards
Jimmy Johnson   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Allan Holdsworth   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Django Reinhardt   Composer
Gordon Beck   Programming
Chad Wackerman   Composer,Producer
Duncan Aldrich   Engineer
Robert Feist   Engineer
Gary Husband   Composer
Naomi Star   Composer
Skúli Sverrisson   Composer
Biff Vincent   Engineer
Derek Wilson   Executive Producer
Rejean de Grandmasion   Engineer
John England   Contributor
S. Wade Hunt   Composer
Rowanne Mark   Composer
Gordon Davis   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Christopher Hoard   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Mark Gleed   Art Direction

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