Out of the Sun

Summary

Out of the Sun is the first studio album by guitarist Joey Tafolla, released in 1987 through Shrapnel Records. The album features fellow shred guitarists Paul Gilbert and Tony MacAlpine in various roles (guitar, keyboards and production).

Out of the Sun
Joey Tafolla - 1987 - Out of the Sun.jpg
Cover art by Guy Aitchison
Studio album by
Released1987 (1987)[1]
RecordedPrairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California
GenreInstrumental rock, neoclassical metal
Length37:58[2]
LabelShrapnel
ProducerTony MacAlpine, Mike Varney
Joey Tafolla chronology
Out of the Sun
(1987)
Infra-Blue
(1991)

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]

Andy Hinds at AllMusic gave Out of the Sun 1.5 stars out of five, calling it "an undistinguished set of standard neoclassical shred instrumentals" and criticizing Tafolla for copying MacAlpine too much. He remarked that Tafolla "shows plenty of talent, but not much personality here. On this early effort, Taffola hasn't found his voice yet."[1]

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Eternity's End"Joey Tafolla, Reynold Carlson5:54
2."Out of the Sun"Tafolla, Carlson2:58
3."Zero Hour"Tafolla4:16
4."The Summon"Tafolla, Carlson6:09
Side Two
No.TitleMusicLength
5."Stalingrad"Tafolla, Carlson3:47
6."Truce with Kings"Tafolla3:04
7."Fire in the Lake"Tafolla4:06
8."Samurai"Tafolla3:35
9."Nine Tomorrows"Tafolla4:09
Total length:37:58

PersonnelEdit

Musicians
Production

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Hinds, Andy. "Joey Tafolla - Out of the Sun review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  2. ^ Out of the Sun (CD edition "SH-1030cd").

External linksEdit

  • In Review: Joey Tafolla "Out Of The Sun" at Guitar Nine Records