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Genre: Jazz / Rock
Performer: Allan Holdsworth
Album: Velvet Darkness
Country: Germany
Released: 2004
Style: Fusion
MP3 version ZIP size: 1936 mb
FLAC version ZIP size: 1698 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1423 mb
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Velvet Darkness is the first studio album by guitarist Allan Holdsworth, released in 1976 through producer Creed Taylor's CTI Records. The tracks for the album were originally recorded by engineer Rudy Van Gelder at his Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey. According to Holdsworth, this was done during a rehearsal session, after which the tapes were released by CTI without his or the other band members' consent. None of the musicians involved ever received royalties for their work.

Velvet Darkness is a music studio album recording by ALLAN HOLDSWORTH (Jazz ive Rock) released in 1976 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Velvet Darkness Talking Elephant 2017.

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This album was basically some rehearsal sessions done in a studio for CTI records. As the story goes guitarist George Benson saw Holdsworth live whilst he was playing in Tony Williams New Lifetime. He probably had something to do with getting the ball rolling for these possible sessions for CTI. The album which was eventually released from these sessions was short lived and became a collectors item for many years. Holdsworth has gone on record many times to say that the jam sessions were never meant for release and nobody asked his permission or any of the band members either.

All music Allan Holdsworth.

This debut solo release by Allan Holdsworth has an "in the raw," coarsely presented, jam-session quality complete with warts and all, as well as real gems of jazz fusion shining through. A first hearing of this release in its vinyl version might provoke laughter at how really bad it sounds compared to Holdsworth's other releases as well as his playing with other groups. As it turns out, Holdsworth himself abhors this release (considering it "a real terrible disaster"), and has taken legal action and had it removed from production for several reasons.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Good Clean Filth
2 Floppy Hat
3 Wish
4 Kinder
5 Velvet Darkness
6 Karzie Key
Soloist [Violin] – Allan Holdsworth
7 Last May
8 Gattox


  • Acoustic Guitar – Allan Holdsworth (tracks: 2, 4, 7)
  • Bass – Alphonse Johnson*
  • Drums – Narada*
  • Electric Guitar – Allan Holdsworth
  • Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Piano – Alan Pasqua
  • Producer – Creed Taylor


Recorded at Van Gelder Studios.
Recorded May, June 1976.

Originally released on vinyl in 1976.

Spurious legalese:
℗ 1976 The copyright of this sound recording is owned by CATSLE Music
© 2004 COE Records Ltd.
Licensed from CATSLE Music Ltd
Distributed in the UK by SAM
Made in England

This release is a bootleg CD-R copy of a rather worn LP.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 017361 201472

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
63.011 Allan Holdsworth Velvet Darkness ‎(LP, Album) CTI Records 63.011 Germany 1976
CTI 6068 Allan Holdsworth Velvet Darkness ‎(LP, Album, Gat) CTI Records CTI 6068 US 1976
KICJ 796 Allan Holdsworth Velvet Darkness ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Blu) CTI Records, King Records KICJ 796 Japan 2018
ZK 45482 Allan Holdsworth Velvet Darkness ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Bon) Epic Associated ZK 45482 US 1990
6068 Allan Holdsworth Velvet Darkness ‎(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) CTI Records 6068 US 1976

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