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The Ordeal of Civility
(Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters)
Spanish-language "Dracula"
Rishte
(with Najma Akhtar)
Waxed Oop
(Fast 'N' Bulbous)
Beyond the Pale
(Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets)
Coming Clean
(Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters)
Pork Chop Blue Around the Rind
(Fast 'N' Bulbous)
The Universe of Absence (with Jozef Van Wissem)
Operators Are Standing By
Diplopia
(with Jozef Van Wissem)
Songs to No One (with Jeff Buckley)
The Edge of Heaven
No Knowledge of Music Required
Street of Lost Brothers
Level the Playing Field
Improve the Shining Hour
@Paradiso
Busy Being Born
Evangeline
Bad Boys of the Arctic
Gods and Monsters
Skeleton at the Feast
Live Performances
"The Golem"
Work with Captain Beehfheart
 
@Paradiso FOR @PARADISO:

"THIS LIVE ALBUM PROVES THAT LUCAS IS ONE OF OUR MOST INVENTIVE AND ECLECTIC GUITARISTS, A MASTER OF EVERYTHING FROM COUNTRY BLUES TO ROCK TO SONIC EXPRESSIONISM."
TOWER PULSE, 8/99

"ONE OF AMERICA'S FOREMOST GUITARISTS DISPLAYS HIS EXCEPTIONAL RANGE AND SKILL...his solo albums abound with the kind of playing that inspires worship among guitar-mag editors...Lucas avoids the speed-typing-on-the-fretboard style for a more satisfying exploration of the instrument's tonal and textural possibilities. @Paradiso is Lucas' best work since 1991's Skeleton at the Feast."
ALTERNATIVE PRESS, 8/99

"4 STARS—A GREAT LIVE RECORDING...it's hard to believe that one guitarist has such absolute command of mud-deep blues fingerpicking and colorful sonic improvisation. Lucas blends roots, jazz, rock, and free improv without sacrificing a scrap of melody or soul. The sheer creative beauty of his playing becomes undeniable."
THE BOSTON PHOENIX, 7/99

"FRESH, INVENTIVE AND FUN...he sends splintered tone clusters, fractured chords and atomised melodies spinning off into the stratosphere. This is zero gravity surf music...its controls set firmly for the more far-flung planets of the solar system...once he starts playing, you'll wish you were his date."
THE WIRE (UK), 7/99

"A TRUE INSTRUMENTAL BADASS...on this live disc he showcases his wild-yet-ruminative style. Conjuring an incredible array of sounds, Lucas never lets technique obscure soul. Pick up a copy."
HITS, 4/99

"AMID THE COMPULSIVE PSYCHEDELIA OF HIS SOLO WORK—HEARD WONDERFULLY ON THE NEW 'PARADISO' EP—THERE LURKS A ROMANTIC. 'Songstress on the Edge of Heaven,' commissioned for a pal's wedding, is pure lyricism and blithe scholarship, and somewhere along the line, Lucas' national steel guitar places the vintage Chinese tune an inch or two from one of Taj's delta dreams. Prepare for an unusual recital."
VILLAGE VOICE, 4/99

"A TINY GEM...just 4 tracks and 22 minutes of Gary with just his guitar and electronics, and leaves you wanting about twice as much again...shimmers and sparkles, and ideally would go on forever. Recommended."
THE CAPTAIN BEEFHEART RADAR STATION (website), 6/99

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