GORDON GILTRAP & PAUL WARD The Last Of England

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GORDON GILTRAP & PAUL WARD The Last Of England

CD TRACKLISTING

1. The Last Of England
2. All The Days Of May
3. Spring
4. Elegy (Chatterton)
5. April Love
6. The Light Of The World
7. Work
8. Loren
9. The Anna Fantasia
10. This Father’s Love
11. Sadie In May
12. Ania’s Dream
13. Plas Oriel
14. A Promise Fulfilled

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GORDON GILTRAP became a household name with his crossover and breakthrough enchanting hit (UK number 21-January 1978) “Heartsong” and over the past 40 years he has played his music in pretty much every kind of venue from the grandeur of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall to small halls where he relishes the challenge of where audiences are “up close and intimate”. In addition he is a Ivor Novello nominee and MIA Music Awards winner. RITCHIE BLACKMORE said “I Think that Gordon is one of the best acoustic guitar players in the world. He has always been ahead of his time”.

Gordon has teamed up with keyboard player/producer PAUL WARD who has a sizeable number of music production credits under his belt including a Xmas animation with David Jason and a drama mini series starring Martin Kemp, to produce his new album.

“The Last Of England” is an innovative new album that crosses several styles from prog to folk rock to pop to classical in the unique style that Gordon has developed and honed over his career.

Reviews

Giltrap and Ward serve up an attractive blend of old and new composition for your listening pleasure, including a suite of evocative instrumental pieces inspired by the significant pre-Raphaelite paintings hanging in the Birmingham Art Gallery, most notably 'All The Days Of May' and the epic title track.

Kevin Bryan, Regional Newspapers (January 2017)


Ward's arrangements are never intrusive but always complementary giving an extra dimension to Giltrap's solo guitar. It's evident a lot of thought has gone into this aspect, and the informative liner notes highlight the mutually shared inspiration. Fairport's Rick Sanders adds violin to the closing piece - and standout - 'A Promise Fulfilled'.

A great way to usher in 2017 and Angel Air's 20th anniversary. *****

Get Ready to ROCK! (January 2017)


The Last of England arrives here in early 2017 and signals a great start to the new year. Filled with memorable melodies and fantastic instrumentation, it's a can't miss instrumental album for anyone into folk based prog music with killer acoustic guitar work and symphonic keyboard arrangements. Well done guys!

Sea Of Tranquility (January 2017)


 

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