This Friday, January 15, Chet Atkins-certified acoustic master Tommy Emmanuel will release a new EP, Imagine.
Featuring his dazzling interpretation of the timeless titular John Lennon tune and re-recordings of two original pieces from his 1999 album, Only – “Since We Met” and "I’ve Always Thought Of You" – the digital-only EP will be released via Emmanuel's label, CGP Sounds.
Above, you can check out our exclusive premiere of the performance video for "I’ve Always Thought Of You."
Filmed in the back of Emmanuel's tour bus outside the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN in March – just before the coronavirus shutdown – the intimate video is the perfect vehicle for the tune, a beautifully heartwarming piece Emmanuel wrote for his daughter, Amanda.
Signature Maton acoustic in hand, Emmanuel is in immaculate form as always, perfectly blending his virtuosic technical skill with a profound sense of melody. It's a treat to watch.
For more on Emmanuel and his music, stop by tommyemmanuel.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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