Hands Without Shadows

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Hands Without Shadows
Studio album by Michael Angelo Batio
Released October 27, 2005
Recorded July 2004–October 2005 at Studio One Racine
Genre Instrumental rock, neoclassical metal, progressive metal, shred
Length 45:08
Label M.A.C.E.
Producer Michael Angelo Batio
Michael Angelo Batio chronology
Lucid Intervals and Moments of Clarity Part 2
Hands Without Shadows
2 X Again

Hands Without Shadows is the fifth studio album by American shred guitarist Michael Angelo Batio. The album consists of four covers, two 'tributes' and two original compositions by Batio. The name refers to the speed at which his hands move when playing guitar, leaving "no shadows".

Batio has said that he wanted the album to be "cohesive" and have "a central theme, sound and continuous atmosphere from beginning to end". He has also said that Hands Without Shadows is "[his] uncompromising vision".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Burn" (Deep Purple cover) Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Jon Lord, Ian Paice 5:29
2. "Tribute to Randy" (contains elements of "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley") Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley, Michael Angelo Batio 6:07
3. "Zeppelin Forever" (contains elements of various Led Zeppelin songs) Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Batio 7:10
4. "Hands Without Shadows" Batio 5:26
5. "Wherever I May Roam" (Metallica cover) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 5:31
6. "Dream On" (Aerosmith cover) Steven Tyler 4:36
7. "Pray On, Prey" Batio 5:15
8. "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan cover; inspired by Jimi Hendrix) Bob Dylan 5:34
Total length: 45:08



  1. ^ "Hands Without Shadows". Michael Angelo Batio. Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Michael Angelo Batio "Hands Without Shadows" Artist Credits". Guitar Nine Records. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 

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