Adrian Belew

Belew Prints: The Acoustic Adrian Belew, Vol. 2

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

This second volume of "unplugged" treatments of earlier Belew work is padded with questionable pieces of musique concrète. These studio experiments can be likened to the Beatles' "Revolution #9," both in their random snippets of sound and almost unlistenable quality. Only one of the three, "Things You Hit With a Stick," blends compositional ingenuity with structural integrity. This is a shame, because the rest of the stuff here is superior, including strong readings of "Young Lions" with charging guitar work and a loving live version of Lennon's "Free as a Bird" from a King Crimson date in New York.

blue highlight denotes track pick