Richard James | Breaking Point

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Breaking Point

by Richard James

Instrumental Rock Guitar in the style of 80s Guitar Heroes such as George Lynch, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine, John Sykes, and John Norum. Great song writing combined with just the right amount of pure Shred Guitar!
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Brief Encounter
4:11 $0.99
2. Desert Sun
4:12 $0.99
3. Sponge Cake
4:22 $0.99
4. Tempted By Fire
4:10 $0.99
5. Journey Through Space
2:17 $0.99
6. Into the Unknown
5:48 $0.99
7. By Your Command
4:58 $0.99
8. Breaking Point
4:20 $0.99
9. October Night
3:49 $0.99
10. Tear It Up
3:34 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Richard James first came to the attention of hard rock guitar fans when he produced and contributed a track on the compilation cd, HOTTEST UNKNOWN GUITARISTS (available at He followed that up with his solo debut cd release, REFLECTIONS (also available at, which showcases his ability to write catchy hard rock tunes with stellar guitar work and soaring vocals. Both cds received rave reviews from several international publications, including Young Guitar in Japan. Now he is back with his first all-instrumental guitar cd, BREAKING POINT. Not one to only rely on non-stop shred, Richard layers each song with memorable and impressive melodies, while injecting just the right amount of high flying guitar technique that will keep your interest from beginning to end. . Go to for live clips as well as full length videos from the cd. You can also visit Richard at



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Mike Jordan

Great CD from Richard James
This is a great CD, full of awesome hooks, riffs and melodies. If you love the 80's era of guitar playing, this CD has it. Up there with the ranks of Satriani and MacAlpine, Richard has an awesome blend of guitar playing that is very catchy and just plain fun to listen to. Warning: This CD may make you want to drive really fast.

Scott Boyers

Richard James - Breaking Point
This CD is amazing. It's a must for all fans of 80's shred, guitar god music. If your a fan of Lynch, Rhodes or Van Halen, you will love this CD. I have to agree with Mike that this CD may make you drive full tilt into a ditch!!! You can't beat the price either. If your not sure, check this guy out on YouTube!!! Thanks Richard for kickin' my ass!!

Chris Accardi

Great Guitar Work
I have always been a big fan of the 80's metal guitar sound. Rich captures that sound perfectly and as the other review states he melds all the best players into one CD. I listened to a few songs on You Tube and was hooked right away. Definitely recommend this CD if you like the 80's sound or great guitar playing in general.