Just noticed this at SAE - I'm playing the samples now and they are wonderful! I am really fond of this kind of interpretation, being a guitar player myself. Also a great selection of themes, I particularly love that it has 'Into Miami' which is one of my all-time favorite cues. I don't suppose there would be sheet music or guitar tabs of the themes in the booklet..? I will buy the album anyway as it sounds really great.
What I would also like to know, is the CD factory pressed?
And the Dorian mode is used quite a bit during the "Into Miami" improv, for what that's worth!
Sounds great! I will be surely getting this in my next SAE order and, next to playing the CD, I also look forward to sitting down with a guitar and figuring the themes out (always enjoyed transcribing Shadows/Ventures etc. tunes for home-playing).
"For those who love Lou Pecci's `Spaghetti Western Themes on Nylon Guitar' this solo guitar version of the famous themes from the big James Bond movies will doubtless satisfy. Pecci pays homage this time around to John Barry (1933 - 2011) an English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the soundtracks for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, and also arranged and performed the "James Bond Theme" to the first film in the series, 1962's Dr. No.
Pecci makes his electric guitar sound like an entire symphony orchestra but adds his own penchant for jazz to make these `transcriptions' sound fresh and new. In all it makes a delightful visit to the fantasy world of James Bond. In addition to the works composed by John Barry, Pecci adds this own composition to the last track - The Black Path - in the mode of the other works on the tracks but clearly his own sound.
The tracks contained here are as follows:
James Bond Theme ("Dr.No") - M. Norman 007 ("From Russia With Love") Into Miami ("Goldfinger") Goldfinger - Instrumental Version Switching the Body ("Thunderball") Death of Fiona ("Thunderball") The Wedding ("You Only Live Twice") On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Main Title We Have All the Time in the World ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service") Diamonds Are Forever - Main Title Tiffany Case ("Diamonds Are Forever") The Black Path - L. Pecci
Settle in with all the memories of the first time you saw these films and let Lou Pecci rev up your nostalgia. As usual, the performances are first class! Grady Harp, October 13"
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I haven't heard this one yet, but just the same - I would have loved it if Mr. Pecci had tackled that great short guitar piece heard in the pre-credit sequence of GOLDFINGER. It plays when Connery walks into that bar and it's only on the soundtrack for about 30 seconds, but it's very, very catchy and I've always hoped someone would recorded it. The Pecci JB cd would have been the perfect place. Perhaps if there's a volume 2.
I would have loved it if Mr. Pecci had tackled that great short guitar piece heard in the pre-credit sequence of GOLDFINGER. It plays when Connery walks into that bar and it's only on the soundtrack for about 30 seconds, but it's very, very catchy and I've always hoped someone would recorded it.
I checked it out, and if it's the piece you're talking about (with the dancer?) there's really not enough of it to get a whole tune out of; it sounds like it might be a good one, but it's just too short as it is. Let me know if you're talking about something else...
From "John Barry - The Man with the MIdas Touch" website:
Lou Pecci has just released an album of James Bond music with a difference. In "James Bond on Electric Guitar" (11 John Barry compositions and 1 original tune), all the tracks are played on the guitar. Furthermore they are not restricted to the usual title themes and songs:
You can find more details at various Amazon sites around the world, and it's also available via iTunes.
"The Electric Guitar has always been an important part of the Music of James Bond. Vic Flick was the lead guitarist in John Barry's group "The John Barry Seven" and famously played the guitar riff in Monty Norman's James Bond Theme. The instrument continued to be used frequently during Barry's tenure as the James Bond composer. "James Bond on Electric Guitar" by Lou Pecci takes this one step further, and on the album Pecci plays a number of tracks taken mostly from the first decade of James Bond Music, the Golden Age of 007. The album is available from Amazon.co.uk in the UK and Amazon.com in the US."
"Spy Vibers might be interested in this collection of James Bond themes played on electric guitar. We've seen many surf versions out there, but this approach by Lou Pecci has a pleasant vibe. Could be great for your next mellow gathering of secret agents at your lair! Songs cover the period between Dr. No and Diamonds Are Forever. Pecci has also released two volumes of Spaghetti Western themes. More info and sound samples here."
1. "Pecci makes his electric guitar sound like an entire symphony orchestra but adds his own penchant for jazz to make these `transcriptions' sound fresh and new. As usual, the performances are first class!" - Amazon.com - 5 stars
2. "...skill as an instrumentalist is profound...work in the area of film music cover versions warrants serious consideration." John Bender, eurofilmscoresociety
3. "...an album of James Bond music with a difference...not restricted to the usual title themes and songs." - johnbarry.org.uk
4. "...another winner!" - Dafydd, yahoo.com
5. "...wonderful!...great selection of themes..." - Dorian, Film Score Monthly
6. "...refreshing...” - huanyang_cn, Radio Airplay
7. "...tracks taken mostly from the first decade of James Bond Music, the golden age of 007." - mfiles.co.uk
Lou Pecci puts his guitar take on James Bond classics on his album "James Bond On Electric Guitar". First there’s the obvious theme song which is identifiable. Pecci isn’t making these songs into something you won’t know, he’s just putting his spin on them from “Into Miami” from Goldfinger to “Death of Fiona” from Thunderball and right back to You Only Live Twice’s “The Wedding,” all of Pecci’s renditions stay close to the originals but still have an originality to them. If you’re a guitar fanatic or just a James Bond one, this is a must have record. (http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/LouPecci)
Vintage Guitar Magazine CD review - July issue out in May 2014:
Lou Pecci James Bond On Electric Guitar
Following two excellent volumes of spaghetti western themes, Lou Pecci shows he’s as comfortable with John Barry compositions as with Ennio Morricone’s, and as deft on overdubbed electrics as previously on gut-strings. His own “Black Path” would make Vic Flick, the late Bond guitarist, smile. No doubt, whatever genre he tackles next will be equally fun and creative. – Dan Forte - "(c) Dan Forte; all rights reserved. From Vintage Guitar, July 2014."