Best Guitar Solo in Your iTunes Library

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  1. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Let's keep this to stuff we can grab off iTunes, please. Link directly to the song with the ITMS Link Maker so we can all enjoy. use the top line that contains the URL directly to the song. Suggestion: As you decide which is best, you should definitely throw up the iTunes Visualizer (full screen) to get you into the groove ;)

    Okay, my pick. Temple of the Dog Reach Down. One of the best guitar solo's of all time in my humble opinion. According to drummer Matt Cameron, guitar player Mike McCready's headphone monitors flew off halfway through the recording of the solo, and he played the rest without being able to hear the backing track. Mike still considers this track to be his greatest achievement. Click here for some great info on Lollapalooza '92 including some (very small) Realplayer videos of Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Chris Cornell, Eddie Vedder and the rest of Temple of the Dog / future Pearl Jam if you're interested.
     
  2. Viking Quest macrumors member

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    If you have "Freebird" in your library then that should be everyone's answer. Ther is no better guitar solo than the one in Freebird.

    Thats no opinion, thats fact.
     
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    No, no...opinion only.

    Roger Waters in Comfortably Numb.

    Any Stevie Ray Vaughn.
     
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    That's what I'm talking about! Comfortably Numb. Great solo :D And yes, Freebird, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. All great stuff!
     
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    Got to be Money for Nothing by the Dire Straights... But I think thats more of a riff... Either way
     
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    They aren't by any means amazing talent, but the solos from "Night Shift/Stir It Up" and "I Feel Home" on O.A.R.'s first live CD, "Any Time Now", just sound great. The first features Junior Marvin from Bob Marley's band. Pretty sweet.

    Daniel.
     
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    Stairway to Heaven. Slam dunk. Honorable mention goes to Hotel California
     
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    The OP asked for iTunes links. ;)
     
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    Brighton Rock by Queen from the Sheer Heart Attack album.
     
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    my current favorite is not in iTunes as it is from an ameteur.
    YouTube Link. It starts out a bit slow and then you have a moment of doubt that it is real and then you are just amazed.

    this guy also made Cnn.com today under top stories as he as been located. a 20 something guy that is self-taught. some people are just born with amazin talent!
     
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    That'll be his infamous bass solo then?
     
  14. Cooknn thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Are you referring to the Lifeson's solo on the live Rio album specifically or would it be equally as good live on Exit... Stage Left? It's album only to purchase on iTunes for Rio :( I never got to see Rush live back in the day. That would have been a show ;)

    Totally agree with you on those as two of the greatest!
     
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    "Don't Fear the Reaper" - Blue Oyster cult.

    Enough said.

    Baby take my hand (Don't fear the reaper)...
     
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    Tangerine, Led Zeppelin 3.'nuff said :p Been my favorite solo for the last 25 years.
     
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    :p
     
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    Well, this isn't a timeless classic or anything, but what the hell, I'm seein' them next week, and it rocks. So.

    Dragonforce - Through The Fire And The Flames
    iTunes
    YouTube - just the solo from their video
     
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    the end from abbey road. -_____-
    i wish they would just get it resolved and put the beatles onto itunes.
     
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    Metallica's One, why have one really talented guitarist when you can have 2 :)

    Either that or Slash's solo at the end of Guns N' Roses - November Rain, awesome!
     
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