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Authentic Guitar TAB Edition
Alfred has expanded the Classic Album Editions series with the new matching folio to Yes' legendary record Fragile. The Fragile matching folio provides authentic guitar TAB for all the songs on the album.
If you touched a guitar in the early 70s, you tried to play "Roundabout." From it's opening harmonics, and Spanish-guitar influenced introduction, Steve Howe's classically influenced approach to rock resounded with a whole generation of guitarists weaned on the blues scale.
A constantly changing and evolving band, this particular line-up of members, Jon Anderson (vocals), Steve Howe (guitar), Rick Wakeman (keyboards), Chris Squire (bass guitar) and Bill Bruford (drums), is largely considered one of the best configurations by Yes fans. Fragile, the first of only two records Yes released as this line-up, reached the top ten in the United States and was one of Yes' most successful albums.
Titles are: "Roundabout," "Cans and Brahms," "We Have Heaven," "South Side of the Sky," "Five Per Cent of Nothing," "Long Distance Runaround," "Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)," "Mood for a Day," and "Heart of the Sunrise."
The Jim Croce Guitar Anthology
Authentic Guitar TAB
Alfred is pleased to release The Jim Croce Guitar Anthology, providing authentic guitar TAB for some of Jim Croce's most famous songs.
Jim Croce was the definitive story-song composer. Known for his down-to-earth style of musical story-telling, his work has continued to stand the test of time since his untimely passing in a plane crash in 1973. From up-tempo, campy blues tunes with inspired story lines like "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," to heart-breakingly beautiful ballads like "Operator" and "Time in a Bottle," Jim's inspired dual guitar approach set a new standard for guitarists everywhere.
This book provides authentic guitar TAB for all the songs included. Titles are: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," "Dreamin' Again," "I Got a Name," "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song," "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way," "New York's Not My Home," "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)," "Photographs & Memories," "Roller Derby Queen," "These Dreams," "Time in a Bottle," "Workin' at the Carwash Blues," and "You Don't Mess Around with Jim."
Just Classic Rock Real Book, Revised Edition
C Edition Fakebook
Alfred is pleased to release the Just Classic Rock Real Book C Edition Fakebook (revised edition).
The Just Classic Rock Real Book is an amazing collection containing well over 200 classic songs from the '60s, '70s, and '80s, from soft rock to hard rock, punk and new wave to metal. These professional-style fakebook arrangements include all the critical riffs and patterns, melodies, lyrics and chords in simple, easy-to-use arrangements. Plus a complete discography and a selected album art discography in full color are included.
The Just Classic Rock Real Book is an indispensable resource for live musicians, providing "cheat-sheet" style arrangements for all the songs included. Drawing from Alfred's vast catalog, this book includes the best song material as well as the finest quality of print. The Just Classic Rock Real Book makes it easy to create a set list and play it with the confidence of knowing that the arrangements are correct and easy to read.
Some of the artists included in this book are: America, The Animals, The Band, The Beatles, Blondie, Boston, David Bowie, Jackson Browne, Buffalo Springfield, Jimmy Buffett, The Byrds, J.J. Cale, The Cars, Harry Chapin, Eric Clapton/Blind Faith, Eric Clapton/Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Doobie Brothers, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, the Grateful Dead, Janis Ian, Billy Idol, Iron Butterfly, Jethro Tull, Journey, Loggins & Messina, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Mott The Hoople, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, R.E.M., the Ramones, Rod Stewart, Santana, Sonny and Cher, Spencer Davis Group, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Ten Years After, George Thorogood, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Traffic, Robin Trower, Van Halen, Yes, Neil Young, The Zombies, ZZ Top, and many more.