Best Guitar Solos

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Any number of crafted solos from the many Steely Dan sessions. Lowell George's slide on Two Trains, Ry Cooder's slide on John Hiatt's Bring the Family album .. and Albert Lee on Dave Edmonds' Sweet Little Lisa pulls off just about every style/phrase/technique in under a minute.

Leslie West's opus Nantucket Sleighride is extraordinary. And Paul Kossoff's perfectly built minimalist solo on All Right Now is a classic. As is Mick Taylor's slide on live Love In Vain. And then the master Billy Gibbons on La Grange ...
 

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Scorpions - Catch Your Train & Longing For Fire.

Two perfectly constructed rock/pop songs, where the guitars flow for 100% of the song, but only dominate in the right place, and provide melody in the rest. The solos are extensions of the verse melody more than anything else, but at the same time you get the feeling the verses were written just to match the solos.
 

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The Unforgiven - Metallica [3:48 - 4:30]

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd [5:04 - 6:53]

Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughn [2:37 - 4:22]

The Trooper - Iron Maiden [2:10 - 2:59]

Cocaine - Eric Clapton [1:23 - 2:17] (not necessarily that difficult but it is just sheer musical brilliance, they don't call him slowhand for nothing! the stuff he plays may not seem that hard but its just amazing musically and the ease he does it with is unreal, cocaine is my favourite but i recommend any of clapton's stuff if you want another one to try i suggest layla unplugged a great solo on an acoustic)

Hotel California - The Eagles [4:19 - 6:29]

Eruption - Van Halen [whole song is basically a solo]

Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin [5:55 - 6:45] (just a classic solo for a classic song)

Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits [3:28 - 4:00] & [4:58 - 5:50] (like these alot knopfler is great)

thats all i can think of for now.... this has inspired me to start another thread
 

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I'm sure all the obvious ones have been mentioned in this thread, and I love them all. But check out the trade-off solo in 'Shadowchild' by Soilwork, on the 'A Predators Portrait' album. Undoubtedly one of the best balances between shredding and melodic playing I've ever heard, from this underrated band....
 
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Just a bunch of some good solos from Alex Lifeson!
GED YLE, I'm a big Rush fan. All very tasty choices there. Love watching his work on the Rio and R30 DVDs. How about the Dreamline solo on Rio. He turns it into a monster. Love the exultant look on his face when he plays that huuuuge chord at the end of the solo.

Huge quantity, quality and variety from big Al over the years.

I s'pose you've seem em live plenty of times. Lucky bugger.
 

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The best Alex Lifeson solo is from the 'A Show of Hands' video, on La Villa Strangiato. Amazing, and shows us what an incredible lead player he truly is. Hopefully he'll return to lead work on the next album....
 

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GED YLE, I'm a big Rush fan. All very tasty choices there. Love watching his work on the Rio and R30 DVDs. How about the Dreamline solo on Rio. He turns it into a monster. Love the exultant look on his face when he plays that huuuuge chord at the end of the solo.

Huge quantity, quality and variety from big Al over the years.

I s'pose you've seem em live plenty of times. Lucky bugger.

I've only seenthe band twice- 1st in 1990 at the Meadowland Arena In East Rutherford, New Jersey, the second in 1994 at Madison Square Garden in NYC. I started an onlie petition drive for rush to tour OZ next year. Log on to www.rushinoz.com and it will have the link to the petition.
 

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Not the definitive list - just some great solos which haven't been mentioned or given much of a plug in this thread.:thumbsu:

Comfortably Numb - Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
Sultans of Swing - Mark Knoffler (Dire Straits)
Cortez the Killer - Neil Young
Europa - Carlos Santana (Santana)
Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix
Money - Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
Beat it - Eddie Van Halen (yep, on the Michael Jackson single):eek:
Walk this way - Joe Perry? (Aerosmith)
You shook me all night long - Angus Young (AC/DC)
Honky Tonk Woman - Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
I heard her call my name - Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground)
 

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This guitar solo from Dave Gilmour is hard to beat, starts around the 4.30 min mark.



People always bang on about Hendrix, Clapton and Knopfler as the greatest guitarists but Gllmour is right up there with them.
 

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Dinosaur Jr - Start Choppin.

Stone Roses - I am the Resurrection. Though that's more of an ensemble thing.
 

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