Giltrap, Gordon

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Giltrap, Gordon - Perilous Journey Perilous Journey
Pop Used - LP TRIX 4 Electric Record Compnany
1977 UK Laminated Jacket Original With Custom Insert. “Part Of A Trilogy Of Mid-'70s Releases That Presents A Much Different Side Of The Folk-Based Guitarist Gordon Giltrap, 1977's Perilous Journey Is A Strictly Instrumental Album Recorded With An Enormous Cadre Of Friends And Studio Musicians. The Sound Of This Record Will Be Instantly Familiar To Anyone Who Watched An Industrial Training Film, Classy Porn Flick, Or Documentary TV Series In The 1980s. (Indeed, The Best-Known Song On This Album, The Near-Hit Single "Heartsong," Eventually Became The Theme Of A Long-Running BBC Travel Documentary Series.) The Album Is A Pristinely Recorded Mass Of Vintage Synthesizers, Acoustic And Electric Guitars, Prominent Drums, And Full String And Horn Sections. Think Of The Electric Light Orchestra At Their Most Overblown, Then Subtract Jeff Lynne's Uncanny Melodic Sense And What's Left Is Pretty Close To Perilous Journey. The Album Sounds So Completely Dated That It's Kind Of Perversely Charming, But Fans Of Gordon Giltrap's More Conventional Progressive Folk Albums Might Balk At The Classical-Rock Pretensions On Display Here.” – Stewart Mason, All Music Guide.... more details
 
Giltrap, Gordon - Visionary Visionary
Pop Used - LP TRIX 2 Electric
Beautiful 1976 Laminated Jacket Original With Custom Insert. Visionary Was Originally Released In 1976 And Was The First Part Of A Trilogy Of Albums To Be Released On The Electric Record Company, Which Saw Gordon Move From His Folk Background To A Wider Market. The Inspiration For The Record Was Based On The Works Of The 18th Century Artist And Poet William Blake. All The Pieces Were Composed By Giltrap, The Instrumental Fusion Of Acoustic Guitar With Orchestral Rock Backing Contrasted With Gordon's Previous Recordings As A Singer / Songwriter.... more details
 
Giltrap, Gordon - A Testament Of Time A Testament Of Time
Pop New - LP DL 75296 Decca
Sealed 1971 Original. Promo Sticker On Rear Cover. “After Recording Two Solo Albums For Transatlantic And A Group Effort (Accolade) For EMI, Giltrap Struck A Recording Deal With MCA, Which Paved The Way For A Testament Of Time. With Access To A Bigger Budget And A Bigger Studio, Giltrap Was Free To Expand His Sound. Instead, And Despite The Presence Of A String Section, He Managed To Keep His Head Straight And Put Together An Intimate Collection Of Songs And Instrumentals. Acoustic Guitar, Double Bass, And Light Percussion Account For Most Of The Instrumentation. An Occasional Flute Or Oboe Come In Here And There, And Of Course The String Section Glides Through Most Of The Tracks, But Giltrap's Compositional Essence Is Firmly Anchored, Unmoved By The Possibilities That Could Have Lured Him Toward More Grandiose Effects. The Instantly Catchy "Starting All Over," The Folkier Than Folk "Cycle," And The Dylanesque "The Entertainer" Exemplify His Songwriting Style: Simple But Not Facile. The Album Also Introduced Some Strong Solo Acoustic Numbers, Including The Classic "Catwalk Blues." A Testament Of Time Is A Fine Effort By A Young, Extremely Talented Guitarist With A Still Naïve Outlook On Life.” François Couture, AMG.... more details
 

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