What if Brian May of Queen had been asked to produce Paul Gilbert or Steve Vai doing an instrumental version of the fabulous "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles? You might end up with something very much like this version by Clark Colborn. Nothing but guitars - no bass, no drums, no synthesizers. Absolutely every sound was made with a guitar plugged straight into an amp. No effects pedals, no studio trickery, other than lots of overdubbing.
Music Street Journal says "Clark Colborn is one of the world’s best kept secrets... He’s an absolutely awesome guitar virtuoso whose latest album features some vocal work to go with it. ...on this Beatles cover he goes all out to record a beautified guitar instrumental take on the classic. His skills are simply unmatched by anyone as he shows how a track like this can actually benefit from his electrifying touch. The symphonic parts are simply gritty, dirty and tasteful, not unlike that of a metal attempt at the track. But the melody finds itself in a somehow more diverse simplicity and naturally more musical effort than metal can deliver. From the opening notes to the last few, it ends right where it left off with a feathery light appeal. In between there are bursts of inspiration at every turn in the arrangement. Colborn is one of the most lyrical guitarists in the business, and he sings on the strings every second of the way. ...this brings it into the now and puts a hook like no other on it." (From the review by Larry Toering)
So check this track out. It does not appear on any album, and is not scheduled to be on one any time in the near future, so just click "buy" and get this tune onto your iPod, you'll be really glad you did!