Most Sublime Solos of all time...

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  1. Nightatthehotel

    Nightatthehotel Tele-Holic

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    I'm talking solo's that aren't super fast and complicated or tricked out...solos with melody and harmony working....it can be somewhat fast but I'm really talking hypnotic, beautiful, jaw-dropping solos

    Ill start:
    Comfortably Numb is obviously here as well as Time

    After the Thrill Is Gone-Eagles

    Be My Friend-Free

    While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    Shine A Light- Stones

    I Got the Blues (Organ solo)- Stones

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i5XvL9zHdkQ
     
  2. Nightatthehotel

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    Forgot to add I Can't Tell You Why-Eagles great song...
     
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    Some of John Frusicainte's solos, Hendrix's few 'Bold as love' album stuff, a few of Santana's work
     
  4. Larry F

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    Easy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U117X_XyFqE

    Larry Coryell's No One Really Knows.

    In 1969, I would walk 1.5 miles home from school to listen to this song a few times, before heading back. He and I are from the same town, which is a great "happy accident."
     
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    Leslie West pulls off an incredible solo that all guitar players, especially those looking to get out of the pentatonic minor rut, should learn. The first solo is at 2:40 and then again at 3:58. It consists of about 5 notes and the execution is wonderful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l_x0xH9fLM
     
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    'Comfortably Numb'. that first solo is super-simple, but it serves the song so perfectly!
     
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    It is played so much it is almost cliched, but Hotel California is a great solo. Freebird and Stairway to Heaven come to mind.
     
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    Tim Renwick's solo on Al Stewart's "The Dark And Rolling Sea" off of the Modern Times LP. Great playing all through that record, I think that Renwick played on Space Oddity too, but i'm not certain on that one. He's a great guitar player anyway, in my top three.
     
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    I Can See For Miles - The Who
     
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    "Is this love" by Whitesnake gets a strong vote for me.. Stunning solo!
     
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    David Gilmour immediately comes to mind when thinking of melodic solos. There are so many of his I could cite, the first in Comfortably Numb has already been mentioned and is perfect. Mother is a great solo too, again very simple but so melodic.

    A couple more slightly obscure Gilmour solos: The Blue from On an Island is fabulous (the song is rather dreary but the solo makes up for it). Another I particularly like is his brief contribution to an All About Eve track called Wishing the Hours Away. It isn't a conventional solo, he just controls feedback (that's what it sounds like to me) but it fits the song perfectly.
     
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    Thanks so much for that link, and the reminder about Larry Coryell. I had this album at college and wore it down to a wafer but his playing has stayed in my head ever since.
    Sadly I was to be disappointed some years later to play on the same bill as 11th House (London Roundhouse)... Larry had just acquired a flanger of some sort and insisted on featuring it heavily on every piece. :cry:

    Anyway, a good link on that same site to the glorious 'Elementary Guitar Solo No5'
     
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    The solo in the album version See The Lights by Simple Minds has always been one of my favorites in this regard.

     
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    Amos Garrett

    A brilliant song all round!
    No apologies for plugging (again) one of my all-time favourite guitar solos.
    This is Amos Garrett at 1.20 with a virtuoso, and legendary piece of guitar..

     
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  18. trev333

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    here's mine.. for sublime..something about the simplicity always gets me...the clip even shows it in close up... around 2:00. ..:D



    and an acoustic version not long before Grant's early departure from the music...:cry:

     
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    Say it ain't so by weezer has a little 10 second solo that is quite beautiful.
     
  20. sir humphrey

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    That is a wonderful solo. I'll pitch in with the outro solo on Dire Straits Tunnel of Love - storytelling on the guitar.
     
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