Metal (Preston Reed album)

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The 2002 re-release CD cover of Metal
Studio album by Preston Reed
Released 1995
Recorded June/July 1995
Label Dusty Closet Records
Producer Preston Reed
Preston Reed chronology
Border Towns
(1993) Border Towns1993
Ladies Night
(1996) Ladies Night1996
Alternative Cover

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The original CD cover of "Metal

Metal is guitarist Preston Reed's first recording for Dusty Closet Records. It was re-released in 2002 on his own label, Outer Bridge Records (OB1002). The re-release includes a different version of the title track.

Preston Reed American musician

Preston Reed is an American fingerstyle guitarist. He is noted for a two-handed playing style and compositional approach that integrates the percussive potential of the guitar body.



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Music critic Robert Taylor of AllMusic praised the album, writing that Reed "never sounds mechanical. Rather, Reed creates memorable melodies with shifting percussive patterns that give the selections an organized, but relaxed feel... Required listening for guitarists of any style, or fans of beautiful acoustic." [1]

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Track listing

(All songs by Preston Reed) The track listing is in the order used on the re-release. [2]

  1. "Blasting Cap" – 3:46
  2. "Stonecutter" – 3:24
  3. "Far Horizon" – 3:14
  4. "Slap Funk" – 2:35
  5. "Overture (for Lily)" – 4:49
  6. "Border Towns" – 3:33
  7. "Metal" – 3:36
  8. "Franzl's Saw" – 4:46
  9. "Fat Boy" – 2:53
  10. "Flatonia" – 3:33
  11. "Chattanooga" – 4:32
  12. "Tribes" – 3:51
  13. "Train" – 4:22


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  1. 1 2 Taylor, Robert. "Metal > Review". Allmusic . Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  2. Preston Reed discography at his website. Archived 2008-01-08 at the Wayback Machine . Accessed on December 24, 2007.