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Review for: Hands Without Shadows
Made in 2005
Purchase price of 14.95 USD in 11/2005
Rating: 5.0
Comments:Featuring covers of classic tracks as well as amazing original works there's bound to be something for everyone on this amazing CD. Featuring Michael's lightning fast speed and intensly expressive playing this CD is a wonderful showcase of this amazing guitarist's ability. I can't stop playing it!


Press Release

"Hands Without Shadows” CD Release

World renowned progressive rock guitarist, Michael Angelo Batio released his new CD on October 27th, 2005, titled “Hands Without Shadows”.

“Hands Without Shadows” or “HWS” (M.A.C.E. Records) is Michael’s most ambitious work to date featuring guest appearances by Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge and Creed, Rudy Sarzo of Ozzy, Whitesnake and Quiet Riot, Doug Marks, founder of Metal Method, virtuoso guitarist Bill Peck and more. Bobby Rock played drums on the entire CD. The primary bassist William Kopecky is a 6 string and fretless virtuoso. Chris Djuricic engineered and mixed the CD, Dean Guitars graphic designer Stephen Jensen designed the “HWS” artwork and the disc was mastered by Trevor Sadler.

“HWS” is a blend of Michael’s own originals and classic covers requested by his fans. Michael’s unique guitar tone and technical abilities are prominent throughout the entire CD while featuring guest performances from the above mentioned “master musicians”. The title track “Hands Without Shadows” promises to be his new signature song with a feel and skill level that listeners have come to expect and enjoy from Michael Angelo Batio.

Tracks on the CD include “Burn” (Deep Purple), “Zeppelin Forever”, (A Led Zeppelin medley like no other), “Wherever I May Roam” (Metallica), “Pray On, Prey” (Michael Angelo Batio), “Tribute to Randy” (Ozzy with Randy Rhoads), “Dream On” (Aerosmith), “All Along the watchtower” (Jimi Hendrix inspired) and more!

Michael Angelo Batio is the inventor of the “Double V Guitar” and has been heralded in the major guitar magazines as the “No.1 Shredder of All Time” (Guitar One) and one of “Heavy Metal’s Top 100 Greatest Guitarists” (Guitar World). “Hands Without Shadows” is sure to gain the admiration and respect of critics and fans alike.

“Hands Without Shadows” and “HWS” are registered trademarks of Michael Batio and M.A.C.E. Music. Michael Angelo Batio is endorsed by Dean Guitars and performs numerous clinics for Dean worldwide. He is also endorsed by Digitech Pedals.

“Hands Without Shadows” is available at
Reviewer: Ally Murdoch
Post Date:11/15/2005

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