American guitar player Tony Spada (from prog band Holding Pattern)... oops, did I say guitar player, he really is much more than that!! Tony Spada ranks among the best, while the sun shone on pre-Purple Steve Morse (deservedly so, mind you) Spada really are equally good, with the superb technique on his six string! For those of you whom have heard the great Holding Pattern (2 albums) you already know what this fine musician can do! If you liked those releases, then you must buy this solo album! The opener and title track of this great instrumental album " Balance Of Power" has an almost caravan (the procession, not the band!) like feel, with some excellent high flying lead guitars on top. This album are for you whom like (love) beautiful music and guitar de luxe, for this release are brimming with both! Actually I would call this outing a master class in guitar playing, you get to hear brilliant tunes on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar, 12 string etc. ! Oh I pointed out that this is an instrumental album, well it is, but track: "The Final Act" holds vocals. Tony Spada have of course made sure, that the musicians (Drums, Bass, Mellotron, Keyboards..etc.) backing him up are of fine class too! Nothing left for me to say but, if you liked the above sentences and the music involved then go but it, it really is a treat!!