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The Black Knight

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Who's playing guitar on what songs?
« am: November 22, 2005, 10:20:00 Nachmittag »
I've listened to Falconer very much, and as I've said before, I love it all. My faves are (call me a cry baby or whatever, but I can't help liking what I like) the first two albums. Not just because of Mathias - I think the whole sound of those albums are so unique and profound, and the melodies and layering touches me in a way that no other band's material do.
It's not just one thing/element/part that makes your music so special. It's the whole variety of things. Dynamic. Fantastic. I thank the day I found your music. It's very special to me.

Enough of this already, get to the point, good Sir Knight:
I've thought a lot lately about who's doing the solos on the different songs on all albums. I've read quite a bunch of old interviews with you, Stefan, and it seems to me that you did all the guitar playing on the first album, "Falconer". Is this correct?
Is this the case on "Chapters Of A Vale Forlorn" as well? On what songs do you play the major parts and who's doing the more "advanced" stuff?
After reading what you (Stefan) think about Jimmy's abilities, I take it that he did most of the solos and "tougher" part on the latest album, and that you focused more on getting the songs as perfect as possible, am I right?

(I just found another thread which mentioned bits of this, but I hope you still like to answer some of my questions, Stefan...)

Radagast

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Who's playing guitar on what songs?
« Antwort #1 am: November 22, 2005, 10:56:47 Nachmittag »
Don't you own the albums?

All the guitar on the first two albums was played by Stefan, except the lead guitar on Busted to the Floor which was done by Andy LaRoque.

Then there was Anders Johansson on the third album, I couldn't tell you what he specifically contributed though.

The Black Knight

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Who's playing guitar on what songs?
« Antwort #2 am: November 22, 2005, 11:37:36 Nachmittag »
Zitat von: "Radagast"
Don't you own the albums?

All the guitar on the first two albums was played by Stefan, except the lead guitar on Busted to the Floor which was done by Andy LaRoque.

Then there was Anders Johansson on the third album, I couldn't tell you what he specifically contributed though.


No, I haven't got them yet. Up until now I've borrowed copies from a friend, but I will as soon as CDON.COM send me them. Can't wait! But none of it really tells in detail what Stefan did on the third and fourth albums...

Either way, this makes me come to the conclusion that Stefan is an extraordinary good guitar player.

Stefan W

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Who's playing guitar on what songs?
« Antwort #3 am: November 23, 2005, 08:58:31 Nachmittag »
On the first album I played all guitars.

On the secon I played all except the solo in Busted to the floor.

On the third I played all except Child of innocence, one solo in Night of infamy and one solo in Sceptre of deception and the solo in Hooves over Northland.

On the forth I played all rythm guitars and melodies. All the great and fast guitar things are Jimmys. The acoustic stuff on that album is played 50/50 by Jimmy and me.

Why isn't it 50/50 on all guitarwork?
Because it´s easier and faster if one person duplicate himself instead of 2 guys trying to play exactly the same thing.

The Black Knight

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Who's playing guitar on what songs?
« Antwort #4 am: November 23, 2005, 10:12:16 Nachmittag »
Zitat von: "Stefan W"
On the first album I played all guitars.

On the secon I played all except the solo in Busted to the floor.

On the third I played all except Child of innocence, one solo in Night of infamy and one solo in Sceptre of deception and the solo in Hooves over Northland.

On the forth I played all rythm guitars and melodies. All the great and fast guitar things are Jimmys. The acoustic stuff on that album is played 50/50 by Jimmy and me.

Why isn't it 50/50 on all guitarwork?
Because it´s easier and faster if one person duplicate himself instead of 2 guys trying to play exactly the same thing.


Hahaha! That's one hell of a good answer, mate!
Do you think that Jimmy is a top notch player? (I am not that good at playing any instrument, so I could not tell myself. Besides, you know him better and how he works with improvisation, in studio and live.)

For how long have you played the guitar? Did you go to any private lessons/school? Who is your favourite guitar player? (Many questions, I know, but I have a very curious mind.)