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Larry Carlton & Steve Lukather: No Substitutions - Live In Osaka

Read "No Substitutions - Live In Osaka" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


No Substitutions – Live in Osaka marks the first live performance collaboration by these seminal Southern California-based studio guitarists and group leaders. Guitarist Steve Lukather’s long term involvement with the pop band, “TOTO” amid countless sessions has made him perhaps one of the busiest and most sought after musicians on the West Coast, as the same could be stated for guitarist Larry Carlton. According to the public relations information: “The combined sales totals of the albums that Carlton and Lukather ...

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Larry Carlton & Steve Lukather: No Substitutions

Read "No Substitutions" reviewed by Dave Hughes


For those who worship the guitar gods, this meeting of two of the axe's finest, recorded live in Osaka, naturally provides much incredible technique and balls-out fusion energy in which to revel. But many of the rest of us will find the date enjoyable, too. The first two tunes presented here are simply-structured jam vehicles, and Carlton and Lukather burn them up for all they're worth. The middle selection, “(It Was) Only Yesterday," provides gentle relief - it's a heart-on-your-sleeve ...


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