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Ronni Le Tekrø – Extra strong string [2002]

■ Genre: Guitar Virtuoso
■ Audio Format: FLAC level 8, v1.2.1 / mp3 VBR V0, LAME v3.98.4
■ Included: nfo, log, sfv, m3u, Booklet, CD, Tray card
■ Playing Time: 00:49:10
■ Size: 358,85 MB/99,50 MB
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  1. February 14th, 2009 at 18:45 | #1

    Ronni Le Tekrø needs no introduction.
    His work with TNT -primarily- and Vagabond [along with mighty Jørn Lande] speaks for itself.
    He and Tony Harnell are responsible for some of the best MHR songs of the *Glory days* [mid 80s to early 90s]
    Permanently imprinted in memory, they are rightfully considered classics – I wouldn’t know which to mention first.
    Alright, but what about “Extra strong string”?
    Well, if you’re expecting something similar to TNT you might be disappointed. You won’t find any “As far as the eye can see”, “Seven seas” or “10000 Lovers in one” kind of songs here.
    It’s much more *experimental*, I think that’s the appropriate word; even a classic cover such as Alice Cooper’s “Welcome to my nightmare” sounds a bit odd.
    On the other hand, that’s exactly the point of putting out a solo record. Releasing material you wouldn’t normally do with your main band.

    Strong points:
    Versatile, a mix of different styles; All tracks are above average.
    Balanced use of guitar effects but nothing flashy for the sole purpose to impress the listener.
    I particularly enjoyed the “Talk Box” effect in a couple of songs [I always wondered why guitarists don’t use it more often, it’s WAY TOO COOL]
    Le Tekrø’s vocals ain’t bad either.
    Which reminds me:
    This is NOT an instrumental album, I’m sure some of you will be pleased to know that 😛

    The verdict:
    Nice addition to your collection [completing TNT’s discography] but not essential.
    In other words, if you find a cheap copy somewhere [I bought mine for 3£ plus delivery expenses] I suggest you grab it.
    If not, you need not to lose your sleep over it 😉

    This is the second edition, I realised that after visiting Le Tekrø’s official site.
    The cover of the original issue released in 2000, depicts an elephant walking on a string, hence the title “Extra strong string”

    Ronni Le Tekrø at Wikipedia
    “Extra strong string” at RateYourMusic
    “Extra strong string” at Discogs

    Record Label: Escape Music
    Catalogue Number: ESM079
    UPC: 5031281000798
    Mastering SID Code: IFPI L171
    Matrix Number: manufactured by kdg 865.842 ESMO 79 #1
    Mould SID Code: IFPI 3076

    01. Shuffle off to Buffalo [3:32]
    02. Dig it [4:41]
    03. Half of the time [4:28]
    04. A song for while I’m away [3:25]
    05. Tracks in the snow [3:29]
    06. I remember [3:19]
    07. Welcome to my nightmare [4:06]
    08. Spend the night [3:19]
    09. Nobody loves an iceberg [4:29]
    10. Can’t stop falling [4:40]
    11. The Brooklyn alphabet [6:05]
    12. Publicity [3:36]
    *Legal Disclaimer*

    Re-ripped 18/08/2012

    FLAC CD-rip nfo
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Filecloud.io]
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    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Freeuploads.fr]
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    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Solidfiles.com] [30/05/2018]

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    CRC32: c90cacbf
    MD5: 2fa4aaa57b35cf85748dbfb9c92dae06
    SHA-1: b3d6a5bed11f2533510c011bcef0dfc4491f5a22

    mp3 CD-rip nfo
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    SHA-1: 66ecab3140ab5c554fbf9f3b5f6cc2acbb30d066

  2. Anonymous
    February 14th, 2009 at 23:50 | #2

    Thanks, this is indeed a great album, I managed to pick it up a few years back.
    I love “Can’t stop falling”, I think it’s a great song. Of course, Ronni’s guitar playing is great on all tracks.

  3. Spock’s Goatee
    February 16th, 2009 at 05:50 | #3

    Thanks once again, my friend.
    I’ve had this for ages at a feeble 192 kbps rip, so this was at the top of my upgrades list.

  4. Remy
    October 8th, 2016 at 05:11 | #4

    I have to check it out. Thanks!

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