· MARINO - AFTER THE STORM (MATS01) ·

::T R A C K S::

01. VOODOO CHARM
02. GYSPY SOUL
03. ANGELS OF THE FIRST RISING SUN
04. GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL
05. PRAY
06. GRAND SLAM
07. MOONLIGHT'S DAUGHTER
08. VANILLA LIGHT
09. NORTHERN SKY
10. AFTER THE STORM


FORMAT: Audio CD / STANDARD JEWEL CASE
MATS01 - $14.99

Awesome studio disc by this excellent guitarist from the UK featuring 10 tracks of top-shelf, dynamic, blues-based, heavy guitar rock music of world class proportions. Marino is an authentic, seasoned six string axeslinger who rocks the blues with soul & passion and on "After The Storm" the British guitar hero lands with his best/strongest disc to date.

Marino has been kicking ass on the guitar since the early 80s opening for the likes of Thin Lizzy, Robert Plant, Johnny Winter, Mick Ralphs, Steve Marriott, Ian Gillan and many others through the years including jamming on stage with Carlos Santana at the Hammersmith Odeon.

The Marino: "After The Storm" CD is a well-produced musical document that includes a cast of superb professional musicians. Highly Recommended to fans of serious, high quality, melodic, retro-sonic, guitar rock excellence.


MP3 Sample Clips

01. VOODOO CHARM
02. GYSPY SOUL
03. ANGELS OF THE FIRST RISING SUN
04. GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL
05. PRAY
06. GRAND SLAM
07. MOONLIGHT'S DAUGHTER
08. VANILLA LIGHT
09. NORTHERN SKY
10. AFTER THE STORM

 

· reviews ·

As far as great music goes, Marino runs the gamut, from moody instrumentals to driving hard rock with vocals, from tender, melodic progressive rock to down home, dirty blues. Always textured, evocative, and full of emotion, every track leaves you begging for more. For example, his take on ‘Good Morning Little School Girl,’ on this CD (titled ‘After the Storm’), offers an obvious nod to the version made famous by Johnny Winter, and yet other tracks couldn’t be further from Winter. Indeed, Marino’s soothing guitar can evoke a summer breeze, with a light touch that leaves raunchy rock by the roadside, contrasting Winter and summer. And contrast is what this CD is all about, offering a variety of guitar techniques and styles, engaging the listener in a delicious assortment of ways. Overall, his style seems to be a blend of Santana and Hendrix with a little bit of acoustic John McLaughlin, ala Shakti, thrown in. This CD is particularly balanced in terms of these various styles. If you want good hard blues-rock counterbalanced by mellow genius with Spanish guitar virtuosity, this is the CD for you. Guitar gods beware — Marino is out for blood.

Steven J. Rosen / Author + Journalist (September 2019)
 



 


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