Tuesday, December 11, 2012

CD Review: Monte Pittman Goes Acoustic On "M.P.3:The Power Of Three, Part 1"

Madonna’s long-time guitarist Monte Pittman released his debut album in 2009, the acoustic “The Deepest Dark” and his first full-band album, “Pain, Love & Destiny” in 2011. Now Monte Pittman returns with a three part EP set entitled “M.P.3: The Power Of Three.” He just released part one, which is entirely acoustic as he gets back to his roots in song-writing. The second part which will be a “metal” album and third part which will be a “blues” album will be released over the course of the next year.

The new album starts out with the dark acoustic sound of “Another Lesson I’ve Learned” as Monte brings up the ghost of Layne Stanley. The songs carry a very personal feeling as Monte pours his heart in each performance, especially the ballad “Tonight.” The EP closes with “Pictures Of You” which feels like a stripped-down version of a bigger production.

Monte Pittman is currently on tour in South America with Madonna. Watch for more solo dates to be announced soon as Madonna’s tour wraps up at the end of the month. For more information on Monte Pittman’s new music, please visit montepittman.com.

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