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Davey Johnstone & John Jorgenson

Davey Johnstone & John Jorgenson - Crop Circles (Groovemasters Vol. 2) - 1998 - Solid Air Records

Twelve original acoustic instrumental compositions recorded while Davey and John were touring as part of Elton John’s band during his 1997/8 Big Picture Tour. The album showcases Davey and John's backgrounds and techniques in bluegrass and folk music, but similar to guitarists like Laurence Juber, these guys can play anything. The two unique guitarists explore the vast spectrum of dynamics possible on an acoustic guitar and the diversity of sounds on this album should appeal to all lovers of great music, not just great guitar. "An acoustic outing that shows just how inventive and intuitive these guys can be with just two guitars at their disposal. Recorded on the Sony Mini-Disc system, the 12 track album sounds as clear as a bell. You’d be hard pressed to find a record as likeable and as listenable as Crop Circles.” - 20th Century Guitar "Crop Circles" is VHR by A.O.O.F.C. This kind of pure music is rare. Try and listen to John Jorgenson's "Ultraspontane" and Davey Johnstone's "Smiling Face" albums [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 109 Mb]


1. 3rd Neck From Now 3:42
2. Crop Circles 4:00
3. She's Gonna Cry Soon 4:37
4. Reel It In 5:13
5. Exercise In Fertility 2:16
6. Bernadette's Rose 4:17
7. Fat Slag Rag 3:49
8. Grooves And Lands 4:00
9. Beyond Ohm 2:49
10. LaVoya 4:54
11. Scarabride 3:32
12. Sacred Path 5:02

All tracks written, arranged & performed by John Jorgenson on guitar and Davey Johnstone on guitar and vocals


Although guitarist Davey Johnstone is best known for being a longtime member of Elton John's band, he has guested on numerous other artist's recordings over the years and is widely regarded as one of rock's most versatile players. He began first as an acoustic/folk player doing session work in England, when one day producer Gus Dudgeon asked Johnstone to play on Bernie Taupin's self-titled 1970 solo album, which resulted in a meeting with John and playing on his 1971 classic Madman Across the Water. Johnstone and John hit it off and he was automatically welcomed into John's band full time, playing on many of his best-known hits over the years; Johnstone's playing could adapt from serene ballads ("Candle in the Wind"), to pop ("Crocodile Rock"), and even raging riff rockers ("Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"). Word quickly got out to other artists about Johnstone's talents, resulting in numerous sessions from the '70s all the way to the next millennium, including Joan Armatrading, Kiki Dee (Johnstone's future wife), Leo Sayer, Alice Cooper, the Who, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks, Yvonne Elliman, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, George Jones, Belinda Carlisle, and Vonda Shepherd, among many others. But despite all of his extracurricular work, Johnstone has always made working with Elton John his top priority, playing on over 20 albums with the flamboyant piano man. Johnstone has issued a lone solo album during his career, the obscure 1973 release Smiling Face. © Greg Prato © 2012 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/davey-johnstone-mn0000630248


Southern California native John Jorgenson, a three-time winner of the Academy of Country Music award for Guitarist of the Year, was destined to be a part of the music business from an early age. Classically trained as a child, his father conducted for Benny Goodman. John, who idolized Goodman, played with his hero while his father was leading the way. Later, he went on to work for eight years as a member of the jazz and bluegrass group at Disneyland. While employed at the "happiest place on earth," John contributed his skills on a number of instruments, including mandolin, saxophone, guitar, and clarinet. At another point in his career he was the featured bassoonist for the L.A. Camerata. Still, it was Jorgenson's expertise as a guitarist that brought him fame and respect as he recorded with the groundbreaking Byrds as well as Rose Maddox, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Dan Fogelberg, and even Michael Nesmith. In spite of the number one hits, the classic covers they brought back to life, and all the Top Ten singles, the Desert Rose Band began to crumble by 1992. Jorgenson left to pursue other interests, including his guitar work with the Hellecasters, a band that came together after a one-time-only gig in 1991. Comprised of Jorgenson and fellow Telecaster disciples Will Ray and Jerry Donahue, the Hellecasters were made up of three lead players and no vocalist. The Return of the Hellecasters, their debut recording, was voted both Album of the Year and Country Album of the Year in 1993 by the Guitar Player magazine Reader's Poll. A second Hellecasters project in 1995, Escape From Hollywood, continued to refine and redefine guitar techniques. Jorgenson recorded and toured with Elton John during 1995, and one year later recorded a bluegrass project with the legendary Rose Maddox at Mad Dog Studios. Released in 1996, The Moon Is Rising was also produced by Jorgenson. Emotional Savant followed in 1999. © Jana Pendragon © 2012 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/john-jorgenson-mn0000230160

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