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Janet Marlow: Smooth Romance

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First you will say, “What’s a 10-string guitar?” To put it simply, it has greater range than a 6-string guitar, without the jangling sound associated with the 12-string. Janet Marlow makes it sing mellow, and here she puts it in smooth surroundings, taking it around the world. The sound is warm, intimate, and very active for ...

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Janet Marlow: Good Company

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When it starts, you hear synthesizers and plaintive guitar – the start of a typical “smooth” album. Then the theme closes with a catchy three-note pattern and the guitar gets louder. Alex Foster’s alto enters the picture, and the theme seems stronger; the synthesizer also makes like plucked strings. The guitar solo is high and piercing, ...