johnny marrJohnny-Marr-The-MessengerFormer Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is releasing his debut solo album The Messenger on Feb. 26, and The Record Exchange will have it on CD and vinyl!

Says The Guardian, where The Messenger is currently streaming: “If guitar music is struggling for an identity right now, then Marr has a pretty strong view of what it’s lacking: sparkling arpeggios, soaring choruses, endless spidery guitar parts of the kind that would only ever appear on a Johnny Marr record (mainly because only Johnny Marr could play them). For a musician who has so long sought to escape from the shadow of the Smiths, The Messenger is also an album that references his former band and is all the better for doing so.”

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