September 20, 2021

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NEAL SCHON – Universe (2020)

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Exceptional, classy and poignant.
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No need for any introduction to Neal Schon. The guitar legend delivered his long awaited new solo album late last year and has been almost universally praised and appreciated.

So I will simply add to the chorus of platitudes that this wonderful piece of work has already been laiden with.

One of Neal’s most expressive solo instrumental albums to date, the 15 track/70 minute record touches a myriad of emotions and musical styles, all under the direction of producer/multi-instrumentalist and songwriter (plus new Journey drummer) Narada Michael Walden.

The album sounds a million bucks and is one of those types of records that you can just hear all the time and effort that’s gone into it. Smooth, sultry, rocking and complex. Love it!