Guitar Solos 2


Guitar Solos 2 is the second in a series of three albums of improvised guitar solos by various musicians. It was released in the United Kingdom by Caroline Records in 1976, and consists of two guitar solos by Fred Frith, three by Derek Bailey, three by Hans Reichel and one by G. F. Fitzgerald. Frith coordinated and produced the series, which began with his 1974 debut solo album, Guitar Solos.

Guitar Solos 2
Studio album by
various artists
Released1976 (1976)
RecordedDecember 1975 and January 1976
LabelCaroline (UK)
ProducerFred Frith
Guitar Solos series chronology
Guitar Solos
Guitar Solos 2
Guitar Solos 3

The two Frith tracks on this album were later included in the 1991 CD reissue of Frith's, Guitar Solos.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [1]

In a review of Guitar Solos 2, and the next album in this series, Guitar Solos 3, Tony Coulter wrote that "[t]raditional guitar playing is most definitely not the focus of these two LPs."[2] He called these compilations by Frith "an indispensable introduction to the world of freely improvising guitarists."[2] Coulter added that these albums emphasize extended technique and showcase these guitarists at their best.[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by the performer.

Side one
1."Water/Struggle/The North"Fred Frith11:05
2."Only Reflect"Frith4:00
3."Brixton Winter 1976"G. F. Fitzgerald9:40
Side two
1."Avantlore"Hans Reichel3:05
2."Vain Yookts"Reichel3:00
4."Virginal"Derek Bailey6:20
6."The Lost Chord"Bailey1:50



  1. ^ Olewnick, Brian. "Guitar Solos 2". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Coulter, Tony (April 1990). "Guitars: Sampling the Samplers". Ear Magazine. Vol. 15, no. 2. New York City: New Wilderness Foundation. p. 53. ISSN 0748-4291. OCLC 10163795.

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