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When you think of the best guitarists of all time, sometimes you might overlook some incredible talent. Alex Lifeson is commonly one of those great overlooked guitarists. It’s not his fault, however, because he’s in a band with arguably the greatest drummer of all time, and arguably the greatest bassist. When looked at alone, people can realize Alex is one of the best guitarists ever, and this here proves that.
We’ve uncovered Alex’s isolated guitar track for Rush’s instrumental masterpiece “YYZ.” The track strips away the drums and bass, and lets Alex’s guitar playing shine. You can truly hear the technicality behind his playing, and the complexity of the solo. Not only that, you can hear things that are usually drowned out by the drums and bass. Personally, my favorite part is 40 seconds in, because it’s so on point technically, and sounds so gritty yet melodic.
Check out the amazing track down below, and let us know what you think!