Listening CD Detail

Love Songs for Guitar  

Mark Hanson

This beautiful CD includes twelve of Mark’s unique solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements of great pop standards. Classic tunes like “The Best of My Love” (Eagles), “Something” (Beatles), “Isn't She Lovely”(Stevie Wonder), and “Wonderful World” (Sam Cooke) highlight this CD of a dozen beautiful tunes. A cool solo take on Tom Petty's “Breakdown” and a rave-up version of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco" present a slightly different perspective on the topic of love!

Mark's arrangements are studies in taste, musicality and subtlety. A consummate fingerstyle guitarist and arranger, Mark places the important stuff first: the melody is the overriding consideration, with plenty of inner-voice movement, cool chords and walking bass to go around. Mark's long study of music theory, voice leading, and the geometic puzzle of the guitar leads to wonderfully fulfilling arrangements - long on rich music with a minimum of flash. You won't be disappointed with this CD!

Table of Contents

Something
Don't Know Why
Isn't She Lovely
The Best of My Love
Wonderful Tonight
Breakdown
It's Only Love
I Only Have Eyes for You
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
(What a) Wonderful World
Crazy
I Left My Heart in San Francisco