CD REVIEW Marcel Coenen

Band : Marcel Coenen
Album title : Guitartalk
Label : Lion Music
Distributor : Bertus
Release Date : 23/05/2012
Release : CD

This album actually is a re-mastered version of an album that originally came out in 2003, but was hard to find after that many years.

If you’re a fan of pure guitar albums, à la Joe Satriani or Steve Vai, then this album surely is something for you.  Mr. Coenen is a very gifted guitar player, as he shows on this album, but also in his career over the years with bands like Lemur Voice, Sun Caged and his beginnings in Speedica.  If however, like me, music is a total experience, consisting of different musicians led by a vocalist, then this album, although quite good in itself, might become boring after a few tracks.

This album contains all tracks that had previously been on the 2003 version, with one bonus track added.  So if you’re a fan of Marcel, and own the 2003 version, you might think twice before buying this one as well. If however you’re unfamiliar with the man’s work, and are into guitar albums it’s worth buying.

85/100

Erik Morren.