Thanks for the review, Ferrari! I, too, miss the "old" LC. It's good to hear he's returning to the form that enthralled me so many years ago. The Jazz-lite phase he went thru was never my cup o' tea.
If you dig 'Firewire', check out his previous album, 'Sapphire Blue', it's a return to his hard blues/rock side. I've been listening to Larry Carlton since his days with the Crusaders. It's good to see him returning to his harder-edged roots, now if he'd only come out with a 'Los Lobotomys' style Fusion record, I know I'd be a happy camper!;) For those of you that dig instrumental guitar rock you oughtta check out Audiophile Imports, there's ton's of great stuff there!
I'm sorry to say, and I love Larry Carlton, but Fire Wire was a big disapointment. I gave this cd away after listening to it several times. I can't believe the way people are talking about this loud obnoxious release. I loved "Last Night" and all his smoooth Jazz, Larry your going through a midlife whatever,on this album, go back to what you do best, feeling every note!
Well Larry Carltons Fire Wire has been nominated for a Grammy as well as his work with Fourplay on their new Album X.
Best Pop Instrumental Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)
[A&M Records/New Door Records]
Wrapped In A Dream
[Heads Up International]