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Allan Holdsworth Compositions

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Here is a list of song titles associated with Allan Holdsworth. For his early band and session recordings, only titles where he contributed as a composer are listed. For his solo albums, all titles are listed, also the ones written by other band members.


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! Title
! Artist
! Writer(s)
! Album
! Meaning
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|0274
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|The Sixteen Men of Tain
|The area phone code for Bradford.
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|5 to 10
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Wardenclyffe Tower
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|[[54 Duncan Terrace]]
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Secrets
|The address of pianist [[Pat Smythe]].
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|54 Duncan Terrace
|Holdsworth/Beck
|Holdsworth
|With A Heart In My Song
| The address of pianist Pat Smythe.
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|Above & Below
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|All Night Wrong
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|[[Above and Below]]
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|The Sixteen Men of Tain
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|Above and Below (Reprise)
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|The Sixteen Men of Tain
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|[[Against The Clock (song)|Against The Clock]]
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Naomi Star
|Wardenclyffe Tower
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|[[All Our Yesterdays]]
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Rowanne Mark
|Atavachron
|The title refers to an episode of the same name in “Star Trek”.
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|Alphrazallan
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|All Night Wrong
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|[[At the Edge]]
|Holdsworth/Beck
|Holdsworth
|The Things You See
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|[[Atavachron (song)|Atavachron]]
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Atavachron
|The Atavachron was a time travel device in “Star Trek”.
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|[[Bo Peep (song)|Bo Peep]]
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Flat Tire
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|Brothers
|Tempest
|Hiseman, Holdsworth
|Tempest
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|Checking Out
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|I.O.U.
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|City Nights
|Allan Holdsworth
|Gary Husband
|Secrets
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|Clown
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Sand
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|Curves
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Flat Tire
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|Dark House
|Tempest
|Hiseman, Clarke, Holdsworth
|Tempest
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|Devil Take the Hindmost
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Metal Fatigue
|Devil Take the Hindmost is a type of bicycle run. At the end of every lap or every set number of laps the last rider to cross the line is eliminated from the race. When just a handful of riders remain, they sprint for the finish.
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|Diminished Responsibility
|Holdsworth/Beck
|Holdsworth
|The Things You See
|The title is a pun on the use of diminished scales in the theme of the song.
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|[[Distance vs. Desire]]
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Sand
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|Dodgy Boat
|Allan Holdsworth
|Steve Hunt
|Wardenclyffe Tower
|This title is an example of rhyming slang, explained by Steve Hunt in his interview with Rick Beato.
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|Don't You Know
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Flat Tire
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|Downside Up
|Allan Holdsworth
|Chad Wackerman
|The Sixteen Men of Tain
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|Eeny Meeny
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Flat Tire
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|Eidolon
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|The Sixteen Men of Tain
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|Endomorph
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Rowanne Mark
|Secrets
|”Something that is encapsulated in something else”, referring to Allan’s expression of love for his parents.
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|Every Little Breeze
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|BBC session
|Allan played this number, consisting of several ideas that would later emerge in other songs, as a tribute to "the recent arrival of his baby daughter" Louise.
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|Floppy Hat
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Velvet Darkness
|This song is apparently dedicated to Claire, Allan’s second wife.
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|Foyers of Fun
|Tempest
|Hiseman, Clarke, Holdsworth
|Tempest
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|Fred
|Tony Williams New Lifetime
|Holdsworth
|Believe It
|This song was originally titled “Kinder”, but was renamed. Fred was the nickname for Holdsworth’s first wife, Angela.
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|Funnels
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Atavachron
|The song was commissioned for Queen Mary’s Jazz Festival. The ship Queen Mary has three funnels.
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|Funnels
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|All Night Wrong
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|Gas Lamp Blues
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|All Night Wrong
|This is a reworking of the song “Gattox”.
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|Gattox
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Velvet Darkness
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|Golden Lakes
|Igginbottom
|Holdsworth
|Igginbottom's Wrench
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|Golden Lakes
|Holdsworth/Beck
|Holdsworth
|The Things You See
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|Gone Sailing
|Soft Machine
|Holdsworth
|Bundles
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|Good Clean Filth
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Velvet Darkness
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|Gorgon
|Tempest
|Hiseman, Clarke, Holdsworth
|Tempest
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|Hard Hat Area
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Hard Hat Area
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|Home
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Metal Fatigue
|The title refers to Allan’s native Yorkshire. The pub sounds at the beginning were recorded in a local Yorkshire pub.
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|House of Mirrors
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Hard Hat Area
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|In the Mystery
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Paul Korda
|Metal Fatigue
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|Is She Just a Dream?
|Igginbottom
|Holdsworth, Mick Skelly
|Igginbottom's Wrench
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|Joshua
|Allan Holdsworth
|Steve Hunt
|Secrets
|Joshua is the name of Steve Hunt’s first son.
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|Karzie Key
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Velvet Darkness
|"...a karzie is an English slang word for a toilet which is believed to have origins from the British Army in India ... When Sam and Elsie lived in Hollingwood Lane, Bradford, Yorkshire their toilet was outside 20 yards from the house. the toilet door had a lock on it and the key was needed to gain entry. After a family visit, Allan inadvertently took the key back with him to the United States, hence the tune's title. (Graham Hepworth)
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|Kinder
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Velvet Darkness
|The title refers to a childlike quality in the use of the German word “children”.
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|Land of the Bag Snake
|Soft Machine
|Holdsworth
|Bundles
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|Lanyard Loop
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|All Night Wrong
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|Last May
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Velvet Darkness
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|Let's Throw Shrimp
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Chad Wackerman, Jimmy Johnson
|Against The Clock
|According to Eddie Coralnick: Allan had some drum tracks from Chad Wackerman, unused material....he needed a bonus track for Against the Clock....Allan wrote track around Chad's drum tracks....Allan needed a name for the track, Chad residing in Australia......Allan said let's throw another shrimp on the bar-b, which was part of an Australian promo for travel to Australia......I said how bout....Let's Throw Shrimp.....
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|Letsby
|Tony Williams New Lifetime
|Holdsworth
|Believe It
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|[[Letters of Marque]]
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|I.O.U.
|The title refers to the government license authorizing a person (known as a privateer) to attack and capture enemy vessels and bring them before admiralty courts for condemnation and sale, in the age of sail.
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|Looking Glass
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Atavachron
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|Low Levels, High Stakes
|Allan Holdsworth
|Hard Hat Area
|Holdsworth
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|Mac Man
|Allan Holdsworth
|Sand
|Holdsworth
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|Madame Vintage
|Soft Works
|Holdsworth
|Abracadabra
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|Maid Marion
|Allan Holdsworth
|Hunt
|Secrets
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|Material Real
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Road Games
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|Material unreal
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|The Sixteen Men of Tain
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|Mental Medication
|U.K.
|Holdsworth, Bruford, Jobson
|U.K.
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|Metal Fatigue
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Paul Williams
|Metal Fatigue
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|Mr. Spock
|Tony Williams New Lifetime
|Holdsworth
|Believe It
|The title is one of Allan’s numerous references to Star Trek.
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|Mr. Berwell
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Atavachron
|The title refers to Allan’s son Sam, although Allan was never explicit about this in any published interview.
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|Nevermore
|U.K.
|Holdsworth, Jobson, Wetton
|U.K.
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|Night Illusion
|Gong
|Holdsworth
|Gazeuse!
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|Non Brewed Condiment
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Atavachron
|Non-brewed condiment is a vinegar substitute created with water, acetic acid, flavourings and often caramel colour. It is sometimes used in fish and chip shops in the United Kingdom and Ireland instead of malt vinegar.
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|Not So Sweet Dreams
|Igginbottom
|Holdsworth
|Igginbottom's Wrench
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|Oneiric Moor
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Wardenclyffe Tower
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|Out from Under
|Allan Holdsworth
|Steven Robinson, Holdsworth
|I.O.U.
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|Out of Confusion
|Igginbottom
|Dave Freeman, Steven Robinson, Holdsworth, Mick Skelly
|Igginbottom's Wrench
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|Panic Station
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Paul Williams
|Metal Fatigue
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|Peril Premonition
|Allan Holdsworth
|Chad Wackerman
|Secrets
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|Please Hold On
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Flat Tire
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|Poochini
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Tales From The Vault
|Poochini was the name of one of Allan’s dogs.
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|Postlude
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Hunt, Skúli Sverrisson, Gary Husband
|Hard Hat Area
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|Prelude
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Steve Hunt
|Hard Hat Area
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|Pud Wud
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Sand
|Pud Wud was the nickname of Allan’s daughter Emily.
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|Questions
|Allan Holdsworth
|Chad Wackerman)
|Wardenclyffe Tower
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|Road Games
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Road Games
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|Ruhkukah
|Allan Holdsworth
|Hard Hat Area
| Holdsworth
|According to Eddie Coralnick, “Is a term a Great Friend R.I.P. came up with as he was a Studly woman's man.....and was seemingly in the bedroom with the Ladies...per Allan....imagine a headboard of a bed hitting the wall as Barry was engaged with a Lady friend in The bedroom......RUHKUKAH , RUHKUKAH, RUHKUKAH......Sort of a Manly expression Barry Blood ......seemed to use bragging at the PUB, That is what that track is about.....Allan would just say RUHKUK....for short !”
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|San onofre
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|The Sixteen Men of Tain
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|Sand
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Sand
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|Secrets
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Rowanne Mark
|Secrets
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|Shadows Of
|Gong
|Holdsworth
|Gazeuse!
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|Shallow Sea
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|I.O.U.
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|Snow Moon
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Flat Tire
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|So Long
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Flat Tire
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|Sphere of Innocence
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Wardenclyffe Tower
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|Spokes
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Secrets
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|Sundays
|Holdsworth/Beck
|Holdsworth
|With A Heart In My Song
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|Sweet Dry Biscuits
|Igginbottom
|Holdsworth
|Igginbottom's Wrench
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|Temporary Fault
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|I.O.U.
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|Texas
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|The Sixteen Men of Tain
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|The 4.15 Bradford Executive
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Chad Wackerman
|Sand
|The song is meant to depict a train ride from Bradford to London.
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|The Abingdon Chasp
|Bruford
|Holdsworth
|One Of A Kind
|”The Abingdon Chap” is a logo of a British brewery, and “chasp” is how it would be pronounced after you had a few pints.
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|The Castle
|Igginbottom
|Holdsworth
|Igginbottom's Wrench
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|The Dominant Plague
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Atavachron
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|The Drums Were Yellow
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Gary Novak
|The Sixteen Men of Tain
|This track is a tribute to Tony Williams, who would play yellow Gretsch drums.
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|The Duplicate Man
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Flat Tire
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|The Duplicate Man (Intro)
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Flat Tire
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|The Sixteen Men of Tain
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|The Sixteen Men of Tain
|The title is a reference to the Glenmorangie distillery, which was traditionally run by “the sixteen men of tain”.
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|The Things You See
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|All Night Wrong
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|The Things You See (When You Haven't Got Your Gun)
|Holdsworth/Beck
|Holdsworth
|The Things You See
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|The Things You See (When You Haven't Got Your Gun)
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|I.O.U.
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|[[The Un-Merry-Go-Round]]
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Metal Fatigue
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|The Witch
|Igginbottom
|Holdsworth
|Igginbottom's Wrench
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|[[Three Sheets to the Wind]]
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Road Games
|According to Allan’s second wife Claire, the term simply means “drunk”.
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|[[Tokyo Dream]]
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Road Games
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|Tullio
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Hard Hat Area
|The song is a tribute to cyclist and inventor Tullio Camagnolo.
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|Up and On
|Tempest
|John Edwards, Holdsworth
|Tempest
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|Velvet Darkness
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Velvet Darkness
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|Wardenclyffe Tower
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Wardenclyffe Tower
|The title refers to one of Nikola Tesla’s inventions.
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|Was There?
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Road Games
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|Water on the Brain Pt. II
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Road Games
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|Water on the Brain Pt.II
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|All Night Wrong
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|Where Is One
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|I.O.U.
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|[[White Line]]
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Pete Brown
|I.O.U.
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|Wish
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Velvet Darkness
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|Zarabeth
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth
|Wardenclyffe Tower
|This title refers to a character in an episode of “Star Trek” called “All Our Yesterdays”.
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|Zone
|Allan Holdsworth
|Holdsworth, Steve Hunt, Gary Husband, Jimmy Johnson
|All Night Wrong
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