Shawn Lane was a phenomenally talented guitarplayer that passed away at the age of 40 last year,way too soon but he had health problems and his body never recovered from a lung surgery. Shawn joined Black Oak Arkansas as a teenager and also released 2 solo albums,"Powers of Ten" (1992) and "The Tri-Tone Fascination" (2002),he also played together with bass virtuoso Jonas Hellborg in the 90?s. Now a tribute has been made with two seperate cd?s,the first one simply titled Shawn Lane Remembered Vol.1 was released last week by Lion Music,and I must say that even if I ain?t the biggest fan of instrumental guitar albums-this one is a joy for the ears. Only 3 songs originally recorded by Shawn Lane has been covered and they are "The hurt,the joy" by Tony Smotherman,"Gray pianos flying" by Charly Sahona and "Epilouge for Liza" by Rusty Cooley,great versions that honors his name. The other 12 songs on this tribute are written by the artists involved and all dedicated to Shawn,ofcourse they go in the same fine tradition of fusion oriented rock that Shawn used to play....some of the musicians are Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged),Alex Masi,George Bellas,Joop Wolters,Stephan Forte and Lars Eric Mattsson. An emotional record that was a whole lot better than I expected,not at all boring that these kinda albums can be.......lots of melodies and lots of feeling,as a matter of fact I come to think about the splendid "Late nite" with Neal Schon when listening to this nice piece of work. Shawn Lane should be remembered by all means.