Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Keaggy, Phil - "Crimson and Blue"

Keaggy, Phil - Crimson and Blue
1993, Myrrh

1. Shouts of Joy
2. World of Mine
3. Everywhere I Look
4. Love Divine
5. Reunion of Friends
6. All There is To Know
7. When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God?
8. Stone Eyes
9. I Will Be There
10. Don't Pass Me By
11. John the Revelator
12. Doin' Nothin'
13. Nothing But the Blood

As much as I absolutely love this disc I've never been compelled to listen to any other Phil Keaggy stuff. I heard a bit of True Believer and absolutely hated it. This, on the other hand, is a great classic rock disc with the virtuoso guitar talents of Keaggy. Keaggy... who has only nine fingers I should add. This guy does things with the guitar that boggle the mind. He's not an effects guy either - it's pure technique. "When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God?" is a Van Morrison cover. "John the Revelator" and "Doin' Nothin'" are long jam songs that show why Keaggy is considered a true guitar hero.

Useless Fact: There's another version of this release simply called Blue. I think it's supposed to be the "rockier" version. I haven't heard it so I can't say.


  1. Check out "220." It ROCKS!

    Also, have you listened to "Blue" (came out in conjunction with "Crimson & Blue" and, while it has some of the same songs, it also has some different ones)?

    I also like "Zion" but not as rockin' as the aforementioned discs.

  2. Oops! AFTER I posted, I saw your note on "Blue."

  3. Been a big fan of PK for 20 years. My two favs are P'hlip Side and Find Me In These Fields. Jus' sayin'.