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This part of Eddie Van Halen’s solo reminds me of Horizons


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Not getting the Horizons connection, as per the post above (I was 20 in ‘82 and remember it well).
But, he was a beyond amazing musician. He could play 16th notes on the guitar with one finger.
Both he and his brother Alex were classically trained from a young age, then drifted into rock.
You can hear the classical influence in so many of his guitar solos.

Lands of Wonder

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The instrumental Cathedral was on the album Diver Down released in 1982 and by multiple accounts Eddie Van Halen had been playing a version of it at concerts for a few years prior. Horizons opened in 1983.
I obviously didn’t look into it enough. Then the Horizons guys just had a good taste in music.

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