RELEASE
1995
LABEL
Rounder
GENRES
Country, Bluegrass, Progressive Bluegrass
Evan Marshall's instrumental technique -- he's able to perform arpeggios and strumming tremelos simultaneously -- is stunning, yet instrumental technique alone does not make an album, as Mandolin Unlimited prove. Throughout the album, Marshall is at the top of the form, but the entire point of the album is the mandolin, not the music. As a result, even Bach compositions seem thin. Still, mandolin and bluegrass fans will find Marshall's technique astounding, even if it doesn't stay with them after the album is finished.
Thom Owens, Rovi