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Acoustic Alchemy: The Beautiful Game

Read "The Beautiful Game" reviewed by Dave Hughes

Following the passing of guitarist and co-leader Nick Webb in 1998, Greg Carmichael has decided to move forward, retooling the band with a new guitarist/co-leader John Parsons and several other new collaborators. (Parsons produced several early AA albums and also provided some supporting guitar.) The result is a little more of a “band" feel; the centerpiece is still the two guitarists, but keyboards and the occasional trumpet or sax push the band in new directions. Here, acoustic guitars, piano, and ...

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Acoustic Alchemy: Positive Thinking

Read "Positive Thinking" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Nick Webb is dead; the Acoustic Alchemy guitarist succumbed to pancreatic cancer not long ago. In the months before he died, his longtime partner Greg Carmichael worked up these tunes with him. He wasn't able to play on the album (he is credited with “composition, arrangements and inspiration"), so John Parson was recruited to take Webb’s place as Carmichael's guitar other half and foil. Miles Gilderdale plays electric guitar and takes care of the programming; Dennis Murphy is on bass ...