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Michael Schenker Fest: Resurrection
Michael Schenker Fest - Resurrection CD Album Review

Michael Schenker Fest: Resurrection

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
5.0/5.0

Michael Schenker needs no introduction. The man is a true guitar legend, having influenced countless other guitarists with his skill and style. As a music lover and a fan of lead guitar, Schenker was my first guitar hero, notably in his time Scorpions and UFO. His career has been both interesting and prolific. In recent years Schenker has being doing Michael Schenker Fest, reuniting with MSG vocalists Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, and also Robin McAuley of the McAuley Schenker Group to tour and perform songs from his own catalog. Now Schenker has brought the same crew together, along with Temple Of Rock vocalist Doogie White, to record a new studio album, Resurrection.

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The album features the four vocalist along side Schenker's creative song composition and impressive guitar lines. In his songwriting, Schenker has always had an ear for guitar harmony, simple song melody, and infectious groove. Then there's his amazing guitar solos, always creative and inspiring. Mostly, I've always loved the tone of Schenker's guitar parts. With all his skill, talent, and precision, I've always found his guitar lines to be both warm and soaring. You'll hear that across the entire Resurrection album.

And there's good variety of songs within the album, even if they are vehicles for the next Schenker guitar solo (which is fine by me). You'll find some brisk tunes with The Girl With The Stars In Her Eyes, Take Me To The Church, Heart And Soul (which features a Kirk Hammett solo), and Time Knows When It's Time. Songs like Messing Around and Anchors Away finds Schenker and allies getting into some serious infectious rock groove. Alternatively, Living A Life Worth Living seems to turn on a latent blues groove. With Salvation, Schenker drops a frisky instrumental number. While vocal duties are shared throughout the album, with The Last Supper and Warrior (watch below), all four vocalists are in play, making for an interesting dynamic. Needless to say, Resurrection finds Michael Schenker at the top of his game, with his impressive guitar-forward song composition and creative guitar lines. Easily recommended.



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Resurrection finds Michael Schenker at the top of his game, with his impressive guitar-forward song composition and creative guitar lines. Easily recommended.

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