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Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Amapola
« on: June 26, 2016, 01:22:58 PM »
FYI - Lou Pecci - "Cinema Standards on Guitar" CD review - Vintage Guitar Magazine

"These ’60s-style guitar instrumentals are truly old school, à la studio men Billy Strange or Vic Flick. Lou plays duets of “Over The Rainbow,” “It’s Only A Paper Moon,” and “Caravan” with nary a trace of irony – indeed, the music is a time warp back to an era when a guitarist could cut an LP of standards and sell many a copy. In 2016, Pecci’s authentic covers sound sweet and refreshing." – Pete Prown, Vintage Guitar Magazine, August 2016 issue

Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Amapola
« on: May 31, 2016, 06:33:37 PM »

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: James Bond CD
« on: May 15, 2014, 03:15:04 PM »
Mention on Swedish web site:

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: James Bond CD
« on: April 14, 2014, 03:04:20 PM »
Vintage Guitar Magazine CD review - July issue out in May 2014:

Lou Pecci
James Bond On Electric Guitar

Following two excellent volumes of spaghetti western themes, Lou Pecci shows he’s as comfortable with John Barry compositions as with Ennio Morricone’s, and as deft on overdubbed electrics as previously on gut-strings. His own “Black Path” would make Vic Flick, the late Bond guitarist, smile. No doubt, whatever genre he tackles next will be equally fun and creative. – Dan Forte - "(c) Dan Forte; all rights reserved. From Vintage Guitar, July 2014."

Available at above links...

"Have A Good Funeral, Sartana Will Pay"  on YouTube

"wow nice version of this song, very well done"

from "Spaghetti Western Themes on Nylon String Guitar Volume 2"  available at:
 (with free previews of each tune and web notices)


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: James Bond CD
« on: January 10, 2014, 05:38:02 PM »
Review from Indie Music Reviews:

Lou Pecci puts his guitar take on James Bond classics on his album "James Bond On Electric Guitar".  First there’s the obvious theme song which is identifiable. Pecci isn’t making these songs into something you won’t know, he’s just putting his spin on them from “Into Miami” from Goldfinger to “Death of Fiona” from Thunderball and right back to You Only Live Twice’s “The Wedding,” all of Pecci’s renditions stay close to the originals but still have an originality to them. If you’re a guitar fanatic or just a James Bond one, this is a must have record. (

Summary of reviews/internet notices:

1. "...this is a fantastic album...interpretations and arrangements are passionate, done with an obvious reverence and respect for the material, not to mention a great technique as well...a very successful endeavor...highly recommended." - John Ryan, review at
2. "...his playing is uniformly flawless...touches provide hidden depth that encourage listeners to play the album start-to-finish, never mind over-n-over - an uncommon trait these absorbing aural experience." - AP McQuiddy, review at
3. "... astonishingly subtle in the way he controls his sound and conveys his musical talent...will find frequent placement on your CD player." Grady Harp, - review at (5 stars)
4. "I've heard more horrible covers than I can count, and this ain't one of them. Very good choice of cues, and the style is such that they would have fit perfectly into the actual scores! My hat's off to you, Lou, for giving us a cover album that is miles above that which has done by even the biggest and the best. Bravo!" - John Nudge, Spaghetti Western Web Board
5. " album that brings together some of the best works of the genre..." - Ruben Franco, - Spanish website
6. "The music is great. The first track is exceptional, after that you're hooked." - M.J. Richards, (UK)
7. "...this guy is a very good musician ...skillful guitar playing...a very highly recommended set of re-interpretations." - Leo Nikko, (Finland)
8. "...great collection of music played by a talented guitarist..." - Book Reader, (5 stars)
9. "I am not usually one for "re-recordings" of soundtracks but sometimes the newer versions are so different from the originals that I am drawn to them. It's the case with this set of themes...a great way to hear some great new stuff " - Alan Rogers, Twitter, North Wales, UK
10. "...wonderful" - Cricket 853, Film Score Monthly
11. "WELL DONE !!" - Mike Bishop, Sam Peckinpah Fan Forum
12. "Very nice renditions of great songs!" - Jonny M, Spaghetti Western Web Board
13. "Great selection of themes, nice mix of styles, great job with the melodies/arrangements/overlays." - Kerry Byrnes, SW fan - USA (e-mail)
14. "I certainly hope this CD gets distributed and heard widely, it deserves to." - Paul Hannon, SW fan - UK (e-mail)
15. "Sometimes it gives a feeling of pure magic." - Virender, SW fan - India (e-mail)
16. "...well arranged...soothing." - - Japan
17. "Wow...nice work, I like it." - Sargnagel, Film Maniax - Germany
18. "It sounds great." - Echoes, Dispara Gringo! - Chile


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: James Bond CD
« on: November 30, 2013, 09:17:30 AM »
Another Internet Notice:

"Spy Vibers might be interested in this collection of James Bond themes played on electric guitar. We've seen many surf versions out there, but this approach by Lou Pecci has a pleasant vibe. Could be great for your next mellow gathering of secret agents at your lair! Songs cover the period between Dr. No and Diamonds Are Forever. Pecci has also released two volumes of Spaghetti Western themes."

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: James Bond CD
« on: November 16, 2013, 02:24:51 PM »
Internet notice:

"The Electric Guitar has always been an important part of the Music of James Bond. Vic Flick was the lead guitarist in John Barry's group "The John Barry Seven" and famously played the guitar riff in Monty Norman's James Bond Theme. The instrument continued to be used frequently during Barry's tenure as the James Bond composer. "James Bond on Electric Guitar" by Lou Pecci takes this one step further, and on the album Pecci plays a number of tracks taken mostly from the first decade of James Bond Music, the Golden Age of 007. The album is available from in the UK and in the US."

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: James Bond CD
« on: October 20, 2013, 05:29:45 AM »
FYI - Amazon review below:

"For those who love Lou Pecci's `Spaghetti Western Themes on Nylon Guitar' this solo guitar version of the famous themes from the big James Bond movies will doubtless satisfy. Pecci pays homage this time around to John Barry (1933 - 2011) an English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the soundtracks for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, and also arranged and performed the "James Bond Theme" to the first film in the series, 1962's Dr. No.

Pecci makes his electric guitar sound like an entire symphony orchestra but adds his own penchant for jazz to make these `transcriptions' sound fresh and new. In all it makes a delightful visit to the fantasy world of James Bond. In addition to the works composed by John Barry, Pecci adds this own composition to the last track - The Black Path - in the mode of the other works on the tracks but clearly his own sound.

The tracks contained here are as follows:

James Bond Theme ("Dr.No") - M. Norman
007 ("From Russia With Love")
Into Miami ("Goldfinger")
Goldfinger - Instrumental Version
Switching the Body ("Thunderball")
Death of Fiona ("Thunderball")
The Wedding ("You Only Live Twice")
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Main Title
We Have All the Time in the World ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service")
Diamonds Are Forever - Main Title
Tiffany Case ("Diamonds Are Forever")
The Black Path - L. Pecci

Settle in with all the memories of the first time you saw these films and let Lou Pecci rev up your nostalgia. As usual, the performances are first class! Grady Harp, October 13"


Updated reviews to "Spaghetti Western Themes on Nylon String Guitar Volume 2" CD:

1. "Pecci’s multi-tracked arrangements of movie themes from the so-called “spaghetti western” genre are every bit as dramatic, dynamic, and epic as the original orchestrated versions. Composer Ennio Morricone is represented on seven of the disc’s dozen instrumentals. Pecci’s identically titled first volume, from 2011, is also well worth checking out." – Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar Magazine, June 2013 issue.
2. "...every bit as good as the first...a great artistic sensibility that enables him to create masterful interpretations of these songs..." - Fistful of
3. "He doesn't try to copy the original sound as much as he augments it, and creates music that would fit into the films rather nicely...Lou's playing, and studio work, is rich and easily leaves other Spaghetti Western cover albums in the dust...another home run..." - John Nudge, Spaghetti Western Web Board
4. "This is a top-notch selection of tunes ...wonderful music...delivered with gusto and with a particular glow." (5 stars)
5. "Another great CD!" - Lee Van Cleef Web Board
6. "Great job!" -
7. "Lou, got your SPAGHETTI GUITAR Volume II - and I love it! You have given me a wonderfully new and perfectly crafted rendition of these great themes - breathes new life into experiencing such (by now) familar gems! Thanks! - John Bender,
8. "These are great! "-
9. "...good quality and slickly done." -
11. ..."buying these two...have led me to a couple of Spaghetti Western soundtracks that sound worth getting. Thanks!" - Film Score
12. "Good news!" - (Belgium)
13. "These CD's sound excellent, are must-have's!" -
14. "Wow!...great selection of material..." - Jerryman47, USA (e-mail)
15. "...thank you for creating such amazing music!" - Simon Griffin, (Australia - e-mail)

Again recorded with only an overdubbed electric nylon string guitar (the last track, an original tune, with electric guitar and synthesizer), this CD concentrates on Spaghetti Western music outside of the Sergio Leone directed films.
Ennio Morricone is again a major presence (seven compositions), along with composers Roberto Pregadio, Franco Micalizzi, Stelvio Cipriani, Bruno Nicolai, and Riz Ortolani.

Available at:
(with free previews of each tune and web notices)

and volume 1 - "Spaghetti Western Themes on Nylon String Guitar" available at the same sites. 

FYI - new review of "Spaghetti Western Themes on Nylon String Guitar Vol. 2" at Vintage Guitar Magazine, June 2013 issue.

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