JENNIFER BATTEN "Above Below And Beyond" /CD/



Re-release of the debut full-length album by the most famous female Hard Rock/Shred guitarist-virtuoso.
“Above Below And Beyond” saw Jennifer’s garner major press attention in the world’s leading guitar and Rock press. Home to devastating technique, a unique touch and individuality the album is rightly regarded as one of the premier guitar instrumental offerings ever recorded.
The buzz on Jennifer Batten rose from the guitar underground, and the guitar magazines promptly began chronicling her savvy musicianship and highly original approach to the electric guitar in print. At one point Batten was in 6 different bands, playing everything from straight ahead Rock, to Metal, Fusion, and Funk. A major turning point came when she was selected from over one hundred guitarists to play in Michael Jackson's highly skilled band which toured the world for one and a half years playing for over four and a half million people. Jennifer wasted no time after the “Bad” Tour's grand finale, diving into work on her own album with renowned producer (and Stevie Wonder guitarist) Michael Sembello. The stunning results can be heard on “Above Below And Beyond”, the title appropriately describing the interesting diversity within. With this debut release, the world at large learned what all the excitement was about.
On the album Jennifer comments, “Above Below and Beyond” was my debut record in which I explore a lot of different musical directions. I began recording this in the 80’s when all the Hair bands were raging, and guitar players were all concerned with speed and flash. Michael Sembello of the hit song “Maniac” fame produced it”.
Jennifer is one of the highest profile guitarists in the world!
Lion Music/Irond Ltd., 1992/2008 (IROND CD 08-DD652). Made in Russia. Used: very good.


Tracklist:
1. Flight Of The Bumble Bee 1:36
2. Ya Ain't Nothing' Like A Fast Car 4:52
3. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 5:18
4. Respect 4:03
5. Cat Fight 2:06
6. Headbangers Hairspray 7:01
7. Whammy Damage 4:52
8. Secret Lover 5:07
9. Voo Doo 4:24
10. Cruzin' The Nile 4:28
11. Tar-Zenz Day Cff 5:38
12. Giant Steps 3:05
13. Mental Graffiti 4:54
Total playing time: 57:24
 

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