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Part of a new generation of guitarists, yet heavily influenced by the Shadows, Danel began his professional career in 1982, at the age of 14, as a session and tours guitarist. Technically brilliant, expressive, with an ability to personalize his interpretations of Shadows titles (great version of “The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt”), he recorded numerous TV advertised albums in the 90’s, which have sold by the hundreds of thousands.

“Chorus”, “Remember Shadows”, “Guitar Line” featured both Shadows standards and Danel’s original compositions. They all charted and no less than 25 compilations are now available in various countries in Europe as well as in the USA.

As composer, he has written many very good titles in various styles (“Ballad for a Friend”, “Mini Skirt”, “One More Blues”, “Sea, Socks and Sun”, “Ballad on the Moon”, “Wooden Leg Stomp”, “A Song for You”…) which had great success in the web charts, in which he has had six N°1, a dozen of Top 10 and several Top 20 hits. He also has adapted with talent and personal style big hits such as “Come Together” or “The James Bond Theme”.

Equally director of his own production company since 1989 (Puzzle Productions), he has sold over 7.5 million records with his numerous productions of various artists and compilations, and received more than 50 gold and platinum discs in Europe as producer.

His recordings as guitarist have earned him 7 gold discs and the award of Best Album 2000 from the Instrumental Rock Guitar Hall Of Fame for the excellent “Stratospheric”. He also received the award for the Best Composer of the Year for “Ballad for a Friend”.

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DISCOGRAPHY  

Albums :

Rarities (1982 – 1992)

Chorus (1993) (Flarenasch / Musidisc)

Chorus (1993) (different cover) (Flarenasch / Distrisound Belgium)

Remember Shadows (1994) ( Warner / WEA)

18 Hits of The Shadows (1997) (Prism Leisure)

Guitar Line (1997) (BMG)

Les Années Shadows (1998) (double CD) (Musidol)

Tribute to The Shadows (double CD) (1998) (Sony Benelux)

Gold Tribute to the Shadows (1998) (Galaxy)

Guitar Greatest (3 CD Box) (1998) (Galaxy)

The Best of the Guitar Legends Vol1 (1998) (Galaxy)

The Best of the Guitar Legends Vol2 (1998) (Galaxy)

The Best of the Guitar Legends Vol3 (1998) (Galaxy)

A Tribute to The Shadows (1999) (Galaxy)

Guitar Greatest (double CD) (1999) (Galaxy)

La Légende des Shadows (2000) (Edenways)

La Légende des Shadows (different cover) (2000) (Edenways)

The Guitar album (2000) (Sony Music)

Stratospheric (2000) (Culture Press)

18 Hits of The Shadows (re-issue – new cover) (2000) (Pegasus)

Jean-Pierre DANEL's Tribute to The Shadows (3 CD Box) (Galaxy Music) (2001)

Jean-Pierre DANEL's Tribute to The Shadows Vol. 1(2001) (Galaxy)

Jean-Pierre DANEL's Tribute to The Shadows Vol. 2 (2001) (Galaxy)

Jean-Pierre DANEL's Tribute to The Shadows Vol. 3 (2001) (Galaxy)

Jean-Pierre DANEL's Tribute to The Shadows (Sony Music) (2001)

Singles:

Chez Toi et Moi (1989) (Flarenasch) (Vinyl Single)

Chez Toi et Moi (1989) (Flarenasch) (CD Single)

Chez Toi et Moi (1989) (Flarenasch) (Maxi vinyl)

Apache remix 97 (1997) (CD Single)

Apache remix 97 (1997) (maxi vinyl)

Web Singles :

One More Blues

The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt

Ballad for a Friend

Sleepwalk

Nivram

Western Ridin’

Parisienne Walkways

Come Together

Chasseur d’Indien

Walk Don’t Run

James Bond Theme

A song for You

Sea Socks and Sun

Shadoogie

Wooden Leg Stomp

Rock’n’Roll Cathedral

No Dancing !

Chi Mai

Mini Skirt

Ranka Chank

Concerto de Aranjuez

Apache Disco Mix

Ballad on the Moon

Video :

Live in Paris (1991)

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