This CD is an all instrumental collection of original material recorded over the last year. Some of the tracks are solo guitar pieces while others are multitracked creations. Bobby plays all the guitars. The bass lines are either played on a bass guitar or programmed using a midi sequencer. Drums and keyboard parts are midi sequenced.
"...After the first time listening I thought, this can't be possible, it can't be this good. But more times listening showed that it only got better. What Perfect brings here is just phenomenal. The enthusiasm and the drive flow, no flood of it. Everything is right, from solo acoustic guitar to electric fusion of blues, jazz and rock. Perfect wrote eleven songs himself and plays only two covers: 'Back at the Chicken Shack' by Jimmy Smith and Santo and Johnny Farina's 'Sleepwalk.' There are lots of rhythm and style changes, but keeps swinging and rocking your socks off. If there is an album that rocked my socks in the last few months, then its Bobby Perfect's Shackles. Listen to any song on the album and disappear in the wall of sound Perfect brings. Perfect instrumental class. I couldn't describe it better."
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