is the second studio album by guitarist Allan Holdsworth, released in 1982 through Luna Crack Records/I. A previous album, Velvet Darkness, was released in 1976 without Holdsworth's consent, therefore making this (in his view) his first official solo release. Many tracks from Velvet Darkness were remade and retitled for .
I always have to be in the right mood to listen to an Allan Holdsworth album. While his playing is always incredible, his compositions often sound to me like he uses some sort of random chord generator, then writes a melody around those chords. That he can solo over such pieces is a testament to his greatness.
Official page of musician Allan Holdsworth. Deluxe CD + DVD set. Along with Holdsworth, this amazing performance features Allan playing with his Trio, featuring the late Dave Carpenter on bass and Gary Novak on drums, who also contributes to the liner notes for this release See all. Photos. Eidolon (Remastered Digital Release).
Allan Holdsworth (6 August 1946 – 15 April 2017) was a British guitarist and composer. He released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles in a career spanning more than four decades, but is best known for his work in jazz fusion
After the train-wreck disaster of Holdsworth's first solo release, the infamous Velvet Darkness, it wasn't until three years later that he reconsidered doing a real solo release versus the earlier ripoff of an authorized studio mishmash product he suffered. So in 1979 he recorded . on a wing and a prayer and loans (ergo, an IOU recording project).
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|A1||The Things You See||5:50|
|A2||Where Is One||5:32|
|A4||Letters Of Marque||6:57|
|B1||Out From Under
Composed By – Steven Robinson
Piano [Solo] – Gary HusbandViolin – Allan Holdsworth
Composed By – Pete Brown
- Manufactured By – RCA Eletrônica Ltda.
- Distributed By – RCA Eletrônica Ltda.
- Licensed Through – Comercial Fonográfica Rge Ltda.
- Bass – Paul Carmichael
- Drums – Gary Husband
- Mixed By – Colin Green
- Producer, Guitar, Composed By – Allan Holdsworth
- Recorded By – Andy Llewellyn
- Vocals – Paul Williams (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B4.)
NotesRecorded On The Barge.
Mixed At Trident.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): RCA 308.7101-A • 1SX A1
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): RCA 308.7101-B • 1SX A1
|AH-100||Allan Holdsworth||I.O.U. (LP, Album)||Not On Label||AH-100||US||1982|
|VSCD4272||Allan Holdsworth||I.O.U. (CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM)||Gen||VSCD4272||Japan||2014|
|CR 260-2, JMS 18641-2||Allan Holdsworth||I.O.U. (CD, Album, RP)||CREAM Records , JMS||CR 260-2, JMS 18641-2||France||2002|
|BELLE 081392||Allan Holdsworth||I.O.U. (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap)||Belle Antique||BELLE 081392||Japan||2008|
|CR 260-2||Allan Holdsworth||I.O.U. (CD, Album, RE)||CREAM Records||CR 260-2||Europe||2009|