Neal Schon: Vortex

Journey mainman indulges in 90-minute riff-fest.

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We know from his past work with Santana that Neal Schon has blues chops to burn. Unfortunately, on this two-disc, 90-minute instrumental album, we only hear glimpses of said skills among wave after wave of pure guitar porn.

Rich Chamberlain has written for Classic Rock, Musicradar.com, Total Guitar, Nuts, FourFourTwo, Billboard, Classic Rock Presents The Blues and Classic Rock Presents Country.