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Valery Shapovalow - The Shadows Coversdotdotdot
artworkValery Shapovalow has been playing instro rock since at least 1964 in Russia, beginning with Red Roza and culminating with Lemon Group. This disc is four Shadows covers that have been in his setlist forever.
Picks: Apachi, Genius, Pipe, Voice

Track by Track Review


Apachi dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Jerry Lordan's beautiful melody converted to an updated version of the way Valery Shapovalow played it way back in '68. Pretty, lush, and beautifully played.

Genius dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This classic song is playful and easy on the nerves. The guitar work is mature and very smooth. Simple fun.

Pipe dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

The Shadows' often covered "Peace Pipe" is very smooth here, with lines that flow from the guitar like water from a spring. Very pretty.

Voice dotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Voice" is a very soft and romantic piece of music, with an orchestral sound to it. The guitar almost cries.