Not a huge amount of new stuff released this week, but the Jason Becker and George Lynch album are definitely keepers. Click on any title to buy the album.
Jason Becker – Collection Shrapnel
This compilation includes such Becker classics as ‘Altitudes,’ ‘Air’ and the David Lee Roth track ‘It’s Showtime,’ as well as three new songs featuring guest appearances by Steve Vai, Marty Friedman, Joe Satriani, Michael Lee Firkins and Steve Hunter. While you’re at it, check out his classic album, Perpetual Burn.
George Lynch’s Souls of We – Let the Truth Be Known Shrapnel
Souls of We is a modern rock band with the Hollywood rock voice of former Brides of Destruction singer London LeGrand, and of course the unforgettable guitar playing of George Lynch. The songs are a little bit dark, with lots of atmosphere and, of course, brilliant shredding from Lynch.
Billy Sheehan – Holy Cow! Victor Entertainment
This one was released about a week ago in Japan and it kinda crept under the radar, so I’m gonna include it in this week’s new releases. Bass god Billy’s latest album includes guest appearances by Doug Pinnick of King’s X, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, and Sheehan’s former Mr Big bandmate, Paul Gilbert.
Tenacious D – The Complete Master Works 2 Sony
This cheekily-titled new 2-disc set by the D follows up on the original Complete Master Works DVD with a whole new batch of tenaciousness, including a full length live concert filmed at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, their 2006 MTV Movie Awards performance, a version of ‘Master Exploder’ from Late Night with Conan O’Brien, ‘The Metal’ from Saturday Night Live, and more.
Symphony X – Paradise Lost 5.1 (CD/DVD) Inside Out/SPV
5.1 Surround Sound mix of their latest album, for completists and audiophiles. This release also includes a DVD with the videos for Set The World On Fire and Serpent’s Kiss.