Acoustic Samurai (2003)
6 Players of any style can absorb a great deal from Gilbert’s technique thanks to the raft of tutorials available from his online school, but sometimes you need to sit back and simply listen in wonder: this live album, recorded as an acoustic duo in Tokyo, features guitar work that verges on the impossible. The set includes renditions of beautifully-melodic solo tracks such as Three Times Rana and Suicide Lover, not to mention a sparkling cover of Abba’s Dancing Queen, all performed on an Ibanez electro-acoustic. He also pulls off two Racer X classics, the aforementioned Scarified plus Heaven In ’74, and there are barely three fudged notes during the entire show.
Recommended track: Three Times Rana