- Jarasum Jazz have put up Allan's entire concert in 2014 on YouTube. The lineup features Jimmy Haslip and Gary Husband. This was apparently the last gig Gary did with Allan ever.
- Manifesto are releasing Leverkusen '97 in March 2021.
- Moonjune are releasing a live album with Soft Works: Abracadabra In Osaka
- JMS are releasing a live recording from 1980 featuring Allan with Gordon Beck and Didier Lockwood: The Unique Concert
- If you don't use Facebook and have a question or a comment, or maybe you long for the days of discussion forums, we have set up just such a forum here. It's an homage to the one on Allan's old website: Allan Holdsworth Discussion Forum.
- John Vullo has rather quietly published his book Secrets: The Chords of Allan Holdsworth . John describes the book this way: "This book is a collection of chords used in over 45 Allan Holdsworth tunes, organized and categorized. Allan had an incredibly unique, unconventional and yet simple of understanding harmony and chords . Get an insight into those views and what makes his chord voicings so special and unique." Check out John's excellent tutorials on Allan's tunes on his YouTube channel.
- The Jazz in Britain edition of "Devil Take The Hindmost" has sold out, and Ed Chang has published an ebook edition by himself. You can read more about it at Ed's Facebook page. More info here: Devil Take The Hindmost (2020 Book).
- Manifesto is releasing a combined CD/DVD package of Allan's concert in Frankfurt '86 on May 29 2020.
- Jazz in Britain is publishing a book on Allan's music, written by Ed Chang. In conjunction with the book, there will also be released an album of archival material called Warleigh Manor. Release dates TBA.
- Make sure you check out the Allan Holdsworth YouTube Playlists.
- Art Of Life has released an archival album by Peter Lemer, featuring Allan on one track: Jet Yellow
- The widely bootlegged concert from Japan in 1984 has been released on Manifesto Records. Available on Amazon.
- 1 Welcome to the Allan Holdsworth Information Center.
- 2 Allan Holdsworth discography
- 3 Allan Holdsworth press coverage
- 4 Allan Holdsworth filmography
- 5 Allan Holdsworth bibliography
- 6 Academic theses
- 7 Musicians
- 8 Allan Holdsworth song titles
- 9 Links
- 10 Allan's guitars
- 11 Allan's amps
- 12 Allan's influences
- 13 Themes
- 14 Interview transcriptions
- 15 Quotes on Allan
Welcome to the Allan Holdsworth Information Center.
The intention of this website is to present historical information on British guitarist Allan Holdsworth, by making available interviews, transcriptions and other material that is otherwise hard to find. This website is not affiliated with Allan Holdsworth's estate in any way, and is a private, non-profit endeavor. The admin of this site also runs the Allan Holdsworth Archives page on Facebook, please leave a message there if you would like to get in touch. We also recommend that you join The unReal Allan Holdsworth Facebook group for up to date information from knowledgeable people, but this site is not affiliated with the group. The official Facebook page is found at Allan Holdsworth Music, which is maintained by Manifesto Records, and again not affiliated with this site.
A huge thanks to all the wonderful people who have helped supply material. In particular, thanks to Olivier for collecting material from the year 2000 onwards, and to Ed for filling in a lot of gaps. We highly recommend that you check out Ed Chang's "chronological analysis and appreciation" at http://threadoflunacy.blogspot.com. Thanks also to all the great folks at the unReal group, especially Nick for getting the group going, and to Manning for taking on the mantle. A huge thanks to Allan's musicians, friends and family members who have shared many a great memory. All of these efforts have been an inspiration in updating the old site, which is archived at http://fingerprintsweb.net/ah/home.html
This site is a work in progress.
Allan Holdsworth discography
Here's a draft for a complete Allan Holdsworth discography.
Allan Holdsworth press coverage
Here's a collection of Allan Holdsworth articles, as well as a few related items, spanning Allan's career.
Allan Holdsworth filmography
Here's a draft for a Allan Holdsworth filmography.
Allan Holdsworth bibliography
Here's a draft for a Allan Holdsworth bibliography.
Here's a draft for a list of Allan Holdsworth academic theses.
Here's a list of musicians Allan has worked with, with links to brief stubs on their work with Allan.
Allan Holdsworth song titles
Here is a list of Allan Holdsworth song titles.
Here's a draft for some links to relevant Allan Holdsworth websites.
Here are categorized quotes on Allan's guitars.
Information from the articles has been gathered into categorized themes. This is a new project, and pages will be added as time allows. You may use the search function to find similar results, although this is a little bit tricky sometimes.
Here's a new project, where audio and video interviews found online are transcribed automatically.
Quotes on Allan
Here's a work in progress: Quotes by other artists on Allan