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  Vice Verses by Scottish McMillan

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Artist: Scottish McMillan
Title: Vice Verses
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2002

With imaginative songs and a style that is uniquely his own, this is an acoustic album like you will have never heard before.  This guy attacks his guitar with such ferocity that you begin to wonder if there should be a 'Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Guitars'!

Particularly fine examples of his virtuoso guitar playing are shown on "Wolf Whistle", "Yeah, Whatever" and "It Stays" - and although you may well think you're ears are deceiving you, trust me, he really is that good. 

Although it does seem to run out of stream towards the end, there are enough superb songs here to ensure you'll keep coming back for another listen.  And he certainly can't be accused of being another three chord strummer in an Arran sweater that's for sure.  This really is something that every fan of acoustic music should have in their collection.
Review Date: June 22 2007