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The Shadows - The Shadows (EP)dotdotdot
artworkThis 1961 ep contains four solid instros from one of the most copied and emulated bands on earth.
Picks: Apache, Man Of Mystery, The Stranger

Track by Track Review


Apache dotdotdot
Euro (Instrumental)

While the US was treated to Jorgen Ingmann's superior version of this Jerry Lordan classic, and then later Sonny James' vocal rendition, Europe was bathed in the Shadows rendition. Different, and much less delicate than Lordan's version, and missing the fingered string swipe arrows entirely.

Quartermaster's Stores dotdotdot
Military Rock (Instrumental)

Excellent military trumpet based rock. It doesn't have the power or charm of Johnny & the Hurricanes' "Reveille Rock," but it is very cool. Rhythmic and playful.

Man Of Mystery dotdotdot
Euro (Instrumental)

Intense sounding lead and a simple progression. It's nice enough, but so what. OK, so I enjoy it. It's just not very intriguing.

The Stranger dotdotdot
Euro Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

Spaghetti Western-esq tune with a cool melody and a gentle energy.