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Gordon Giltrap


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4 stars In my review about "The Peacock Party" from 1979 ,((#561463) Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 16:44 EST). I make a humble advice for the prog community, for to give more attention to Gordon Giltrap's work, and due to this advice, nothing is more appropriated which write a review from another album from this great artist. If you take a look in this above mentioned review, the main difference between the two albuns be which in this "Fear of the Dark" Giltrap shows a more symphonic-prog "approach", while in "The Peacock Party" there's a more country "landscape". This symphonic atmosphere can be perceived soon in the first track "Roots (Parts 1 & 2) with the Keyboards creating a simulation from Horns or Trumpets in the first part of music and the acoustic- piano, organ and mellotrons making a "pastoral" harmony, while the electric and acoustic guitar leading the melodyin the secound part. The overture of track 2 "Nightrider" is another symphonic prog moment and something in the initial theme remember CAMEL (Lady Fantasy) after this theme the music changes to a "minstrel song " or "court jester dance". The track 5 "Fast Approaching" shows a theme whit detachable choir and the incridible Giltrap's acoustic guitar which sometimes get confused with the harpischord, another detach is the beautiful electric guitar melody ! Although, this album don't cause the same impact like " The Peacock Party" is also a very good disk and deserves a place in my collection. My rate is 4 stars !!!
maryes | 4/5 |


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