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by Trevor Raggatt
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: 40th anniversary of the Visionary
Replies: 10
Views: 5978

Re: 40th anniversary of the Visionary

Visionary, PJ and FoTD are all remarkable albums in my opinion and stand shoulder to shoulder with anything else recorded in the 70s or any other time for that matter. Whether the music is stripped down to the basics ie Gordon alone on an acoustic guitar, or given the full band treatment, the compo...
by Trevor Raggatt
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: A Bert Jansch track that you've never head before soon to be
Replies: 1
Views: 2551

A Bert Jansch track that you've never head before soon to be

I had an album to review this month by a chap called Colin Harper. He's quite a well known music journo but "Sunset Cavaliers" will be his first solo album. In the past he wrote a book about Bert Jansch called "Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British folk and blues revival"...
by Trevor Raggatt
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Soundwaves
Replies: 7
Views: 4654

Re: Soundwaves

Image

Hopefully a bit better sized...
by Trevor Raggatt
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Soundwaves
Replies: 7
Views: 4654

Re: Soundwaves

Yes, it is an album of library music and largely contemporaneous with Airwaves. I've got some MP3s conversions of the tracks so I can listen quite easily on the iPod (in fact I'm listening to it right now!). The sound on the tracks is much the same as Airwaves, a full band arrangement but quite domi...
by Trevor Raggatt
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ROGER BUCKNALL MBE
Replies: 1
Views: 4502

Re: ROGER BUCKNALL MBE

Read about this on another forum. A well deserved honour.

Great piece from Roger in the news section!
by Trevor Raggatt
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: New Album
Replies: 1
Views: 2333

Re: New Album

Looking forward to the Ward-ised version of out tune too! Keep us all updated with progress. Can't wait!
by Trevor Raggatt
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Revelation
Replies: 8
Views: 7043

Re: Revelation

It's definitely worth hunting down. Some really good tracks on there. Spotted these at very reasonable prices... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CD-Gordon-Giltrap-Live-At-The-BBC-Windsong-International-/301779277106?hash=item4643725532:g:M70AAOSwI-BWLVLX and... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GORDON-GILTRAP-LIV...
by Trevor Raggatt
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Revelation
Replies: 8
Views: 7043

Re: Revelation

One more version to add to your listening list, Piotr. There's a bonus track on the Cherry Red reissue of Fear Of The Dark. "Revelation (Orchestral Version)". Not that different an arrangement to the original but some nice additional string parts. Very lush and rich sounding! Definitely wo...
by Trevor Raggatt
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Dodo's Dream
Replies: 25
Views: 17827

Re: Dodo's Dream

I think the "difficult" part of its reception might have been in part due to the fact that it has a real folk roots feel to it compared to the "prog rock" style of its predecessors. I've read elsewhere about the jazzy stylings too. Jazz? What are they talking about it?... ...Doe...
by Trevor Raggatt
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Dodo's Dream
Replies: 25
Views: 17827

Re: Dodo's Dream

You know something? I still love the original version on Peacock Party. It tends to be a bit overshadowed by the tour de force which is Gordon's looping extravaganza but it's a carcking track. Mind you, I also think that PP as a whole is a bit overshadowed in people's minds by the trio of V, PJ and ...
by Trevor Raggatt
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: VISIONARY (Esoteric CD) mastering / pressing fault?
Replies: 9
Views: 5571

Re: VISIONARY (Esoteric CD) mastering / pressing fault?

The plot thickens! Thank you again for your detailed analysis. I think you might have just nailed this issue once and for all. Maybe you'll get the "Giltrap Award For Technical Excellence"? :wink: . Ha! Yes, it would look nice alongside my Giltrap Awards for Unhealthy Geekiness (I've won ...
by Trevor Raggatt
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: The best 70s Giltrap prog tune you've never heard
Replies: 7
Views: 5470

Re: The best 70s Giltrap prog tune you've never heard

Roger, written by Paul Field but as Sue noted backed by the GG Band. They were the effective house band used on a number of recordings by the Triumvitate team...
by Trevor Raggatt
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: The best 70s Giltrap prog tune you've never heard
Replies: 7
Views: 5470

Re: The best 70s Giltrap prog tune you've never heard

Being something of a completist where Gordon's items are concerned I bought a copy of this from Ebay quite a few years ago it was listed as follows: This rare 1979 MYRRH LP is by NUTSHELL who are :- MO McCAFFERTY - Vocals ANNIE McCAIG - Vocals PAUL FIELD - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano. Other musi...
by Trevor Raggatt
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: VISIONARY (Esoteric CD) mastering / pressing fault?
Replies: 9
Views: 5571

Re: VISIONARY (Esoteric CD) mastering / pressing fault?

REVELATION: OK, so I've been doing some more forensic listening to the various CD versions of the track and I think I've come up with a theory. There are three CD issues of Visionary (et al). The first was released by BBC/Prestige in 1991 as a double set - two albums on one CD with Fear OF The Dark....
by Trevor Raggatt
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: The best 70s Giltrap prog tune you've never heard
Replies: 7
Views: 5470

The best 70s Giltrap prog tune you've never heard

So you love the trilogy of prog albums that Gordon released in the 1970s (tetralogy if you include Peacock Party) but here is a Classic bit of Giltrap prog playing from that era that I'll bet you've never heard. The penny only dropped for me a few months ago when I suddenly realised that a tune I ha...

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