Alastair is featured in an article commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Alan Parsons Project debut album, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, in the August 2016 issue of Guitar Magazine. Included s a CD with recorded playing examples as well as transcriptions of the songs as played by Alastair.
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Guitarz Forever - Hey Alastair, I hope all is well with you... Give our loyal readers and peeps an update with what’s been going on with you in your music world these days.
AG - All is good! I'm still touring with Alan Parsons. It's a great gig and I'm coming up on seven years with him. My Blues Rock band (Alastair Greene Band) has also been playing a lot and starting to get around more. We're currently working on our next record with David Z producing. I've got some great special guests on it including guitarists Mike Zito and Walter Trout.
Check out the 2014 BLUES-E-NEWS GEAR GUIDE with Alastair on the cover alongside amplifier and microphone legend Aspen Pittman as well as finger style guitar wizard Doyle Dykes.
Trouble At Your Door review: Page 28
Alastair’s NAMM show rundown: Page 72
Greene is a wonderful blues/rock player. It's the kind of playing that us 40-somethings grew up with, but doesn't seem to exist amongst the younger crowd.. It's his guitar playing and writing that carry the day here so If you long for the rock of the early-mid '70s, when it was dominated by players influenced by the blues, this one's for you.
Well what do we have here...? A new Album by Alastair Greene. Oh boy, I've been looking forward to listening to this... I did a CD review a couple of years back for his “Walking In Circles” Album and what a fine Blues CD that is. However, what I'm hearing from my speakers this time is more in the guitar rock swing of things.
Yeah, from arena rock to singer-songwriter music this albums shines with genuine creativity and flair. No wonder why the infamous Alan Parson Project has Alastair as their Lead Guitarist and second vocalist. It's called pure talent mixed w/ years of workin' the barz, nite clubs, and large music venues playin' in front of thousands of screamin' rock fans.
Alastair Greene my not be a household name yet but he's definitely working on it with music like this. If you like Joe Bonamassa and guitar players like that, then I know you will totally groove to this fine production of 12 stellar tunes. The rock’n tune “By The Way” is also a collaborative effort w/ King’s X well-known guitarist Ty Tabor.
As a guitarist Alastair Greene has been compared to some of the greatest players of all time. This record, while featuring some of his most impressive and extended guitar work to date, also reveals him to be a strong singer/songwriter in the blues/rock genre. Between Alastair's rock solid song writing, husky vintage blues voice and stellar guitar playing you won't be disappointed.