Douglas Blair | The First Noel 1988 to 2018

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The First Noel 1988 to 2018

by Douglas Blair

The popular traditional Cornish Christmas carol gets an 80's Power Ballad instrumental makeover!
Genre: Holiday: Spiritual
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1. The First Noel 1988 to 2018 (feat. Bruce Kulick)
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In 1988 Blair, then the lead guitarist for East Coast rock trio RUN 21, recorded and mixed “The First Noel” at Courtlen Studios in Hanson, MA -- Extreme’s home base studio. The recording utilized cassette, 2” and 1/4” analog tape -- along with early computer-automated mixing -- yet was never officially released.

Thirty years later, Blair, now the longest-tenured lead guitarist for W.A.S.P., teams up with Kulick, arguably KISS’s consummate former lead guitarist, who recently recorded an “unplugged-style” magical counter-melody to Blair’s long-lost analog masterpiece. Kulick’s acoustic session was done at Robby Krieger’s (The Doors) studio in Glendale, CA, and
engineered by Brian Virtue (Jane’s Addiction).


Keys, Bass, Drum Machines, Nylon string acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar: DOUGLAS BLAIR
*mixed in 1988 by DOUGLAS BLAIR

Steel string acoustic Guitar: BRUCE KULICK
*mixed in 2018 by BRIAN VIRTUE

Overall mix by BRIAN VIRTUE / Mastered by SOUND LAB

Art Direction by STUDIO 72, INC. / Concept by ZOE SCHULTZ


This new arrangement of a Christmas classic comes just in time as the magic and nostalgia of 1980s Metal meets the spirit of the Holiday Season!



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