Visionary, Perilous Journey, Fear Of The Dark
The above three albums are being re released later this year on Cherry Red Records who are a subsidiary of the label that put out Ravens and Lullabies. There will be bonus tracks and archive photos to go with each album, and guess who has been asked to lay out and design them all? None other than Mr Oliver Wakeman... Roll of drums. I can’t begin to tell you how please I am that Oliver is going to be a part of this massive early GG Prog Rock history. Watch this space for more information. A funny old life eh!
To those of you who have not heard them, I can't recommend these three albums enough. I was stunned and shocked the other week to see that they were no longer available. If you've heard them you know that they're a must in any Giltrapophile's collection. If you've not heard them but have even enjoyed Raven's and Lullabies the tiniest bit you'll ADORE these CDs!!!
And good to see that they're getting the full Cherry Red treatment that they deserve. One tiny plea... Gordon, please make sure that the CD of Perilous Journey includes the original 7" single mix of Heartsong. It's a real shame that it's never been properly available on CD or download (apart from that obscure Guitarist sampler from 20 odd years ago).
I have a feeling I know what's going at the top of my Christmas list for this year. I know that I've already got about 3 or 4 versions of each album in various formats/issues... but I think I need to get these nice new shiny deluxe editions too.