Jimmy Page: Outrider (1988)

page outriderBy Scott Goldfine

“Outrider” is the first solo album from ex-Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. It’s good to have him back — unfortunately he’s not all the way back. The first side is rock-oriented with Zep mate Robert Plant on one track, while side 2 is down-tempo and bluesy.

The set has Page’s trademark sound, but the flurries of fret energy are absent. Best bets: “Wasting My Time” and “Prison Blues.”

GRADE: B-

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