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Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Awakening
2. Robes And Crowns
3. From The Four Winds
4. Lucifers Cage
5. Revelation
6. The Price Of Experience
7. The Dance Of Albion
8. The Tyger
9. The Ecchoing Green
10. London
11. Night

Bonus Songs

12. Movement One
13. Movement Two
14. Movement Three
15. Movement Four
16. Visionary (original version)

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Line-up / Musicians

- Gordon Giltrap / Guitars
- Rod Edwards / Keyboards
- John G Perry / Bass
- Simon Phillips / Drums

Additional personnel on album/
- Vocals/ Shirlie Roden
- Alto & tenor saxophones/ Chris Mercer
- Baritone saxophone/ Jeff Daly
- Trumpets/ R.W. "Butch" Hudson, Henry Lowther
- Trombone/ Chris Pyne
- Percussion/ Tony Carr, Roger Hand

Releases information

Reissued by Esoteric in 2013 with additional songs and extended booklet

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3.47
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Review by Easy Livin
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4 stars Goodbye folkie, hello proggie

Following a quartet of decent but largely anonymous albums for Transatlantic and a couple for other record companies, Gordon Giltrap took a three year break to re-assess his musical path. When he returned in 1976, he had decided to ditch the singer-songwriter style, and explore an altogether more challenging approach. Taking his inspiration from 18th century artist, printmaker and poet William Blake, he set about recording a completely instrumental album with a small band which included two members of the Average White Band.

The result is a radical transformation from also-ran folkie to accomplished symphonic composer. The album takes us on a journey through the sound-scapes of diverse artists such as Mike Oldfield, Sky, Yes, The Moody Blues, Al Stewart and numerous others. The melodies are at times familiar, their symphonic arrangements giving them a majesty far beyond the simple acoustic guitar compositions upon which they are founded.

The opening "Awakening", replete with orchestral keyboards supporting an infectiously uplifting acoustic guitar melody, is genuinely exciting. A number of the tracks have sufficient commercial appeal to offer themselves as potential hit singles, something Giltrap would soon achieve with his "Heartsong" release. "From the four winds" is one such track, and one of the album's true highlights. Here, prog tenets are successfully combined with overtly appealing hooks to form a cohesive suite.

On "The price of experience", mediaeval influences are more in evidence as apparently uncredited (on the album cover at least, but see Giltrap's website) wind instruments supplement the more familiar acoustic sounds. Throughout the album though, there is a poignant vitality to the music.

Giltrap's decision to re-invent himself as a composer and instrumentalist was a moment of true inspiration. Many more successful albums would follow, each revealing more of the supreme talents of this unjustly ignored maestro. In "Visionary" though, we have the starting point for the venture. An album highly recommended for those who enjoy symphonic prog with an acoustic leaning, and more generally those who simply enjoy well performed music.

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Posted Saturday, January 29, 2011

Review by apps79
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Neo Prog Team
3 stars A self-taught English guitarist and composer, Gordon Giltrap was born in 1948 in Brenchley, Kent and begun playing the guitar at the age of 12, eventually developing a tchnique and style of his own.Already as a teenager Giltrap had the chance to share the same stage with Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Mike Oldfield, performing in a Classic British Folk style with his guitar.Between 1968 and 1973 he released four Folk/acoustic guitar albums, but in the mid- 70's he presented a more adventurous and artistic style, as shown on his fifth personal album ''Visionary'', a work inspired by the words of poet William Blake and released in 1976 originally on Electric Record Company, a sublabel of Chrysalis.The same album was later re-issued by Voicepring with three bonus tracks.

The album is split in 11 acoustic and electric pieces, composed by Giltrap and performed along with Canterbury bassist John G Perry, session drummer Simon Phillips and keyboardist Rob Edwards.His folk influences are now narrowly limited to some short acoustic instrumentals with some background piano with the majority of the album unfolding based on Giltrap's smooth guitar playing and the dominant orchestral arrangements of Rob Edwards.''Visionary'' is quite easy-listening for the most of its part, offering a generally grandiose atmosphere delivered by the fascinating guitar chords of Giltrap, surrounded by the piano, synthesizers and string sections of Edwards and various guest musicians, featuring also some horn paassages.The overall atmosphere is close to some of MIKE OLDFIELD's efforts in an orchestral/symphonic style, trully artistic approach with some nice harmonic parts.A few parts with synth, piano and electric guitars on their maximum collaboration are closer to Classic Prog with good interplays and some dynamic breaks, but overall ''Visionary'' is what Art Rock is all about, smooth compositions with a diversity in sound and styles.

A good first effort by Giltrap in the field of artistic Rock music with a couple of great instrumental sections to be found and a delicate orchestral mood throughout.Warmly recommended, even more if you are fan close to the likes of MIKE OLDFIELD.

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Posted Thursday, March 15, 2012

Review by b_olariu
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3 stars Gordon Giltrap must be one of the most intelligent and inventive guitar player ever and in same to damn underated , at least for me. After 3 years break from previous album from 1973. Giltrat gather all his forces and puted on portative a new album in 1976 named Visonary. Well, with album he entered for sure in the gallery of giant guitarists. With this release he left aside his folk arrangements from previous works and optaining for a far more complex music combining symphonic acustical parts with progressive passages, something between Mike Oldfield, Simon Phillips and in places even some Renaissance elements can be found. A bigger step for him that turns to be the lucky card in his excellent career. Having around him some top notch musicins like John G Perry the bass player who had colaborations with great canterbury bands like Caravan, Curved Air or Quantum Jump, the brilliant and well known drumer Simon Phillips, Rod Edwards on keyboards, one of the most elegant (in musical terms) keyboard player ever with some fantstic passages here and of course lots of guests who contribute to the strinngs and brass sections. This album to me is a winner for sure, some fantstic pieces here like Awakening, Lucifers Cage. Giltrap abilitis to create and combine in such elegant maner medieval acustical passages with symphonic prog, with grandious keyboards, orchestrations and all ingredinets to be a fairly solid album. Good one for sure, but the nest 2 albums are even brilliant. 3.5 stars for this one.

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Review by kev rowland
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4 stars After the release of 'Giltrap' in 1973, Gordon decided that he needed to pursue a different musical path, and inspired by the William Blake he decided to go instrumental and create something that was quite different to the rest of the popular music scene. People often believe that he may have been influenced by Mike Oldfield, but although he was area of him his main influences were Vangelis and Tomita, as well as the guitarists John Williams, Julian Bream, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Pete Townshend. The main focus of the album would be Gordon's acoustic guitar, and he was aided and abetted by a young Simon Phillips on drums, John G. Perry on bass and Rod Edwards on piano (plus additional guests). The result was something that was quite different for the time, and to be honest more than stands the passing of time some 37 years later!

I have long been a fan of Gordon's, and have long held the belief that everyone should have 'Elegy' in their collection, and this is the beginning of the journey, the first of his albums that put him on the path of moving forward with acoustic classical guitar as the main instrument, bringing in progressive and folk elements as required. Hackett has of course also followed the path with some of his solo material, but he is he follower while Gordon was very much at the vanguard. He seems equally at home just playing solo, or double tracking against himself, with a full orchestra or with a band, and the additional bonus songs (all recorded around the period of release) definitely add to the view of the musician as a whole.

When this CD arrived in the post it was immediately put onto my iPod and I often played it late at night before going to sleep, as it is restful and exciting, vibrant and dynamic, and everything that good music should be.

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3 stars Gordon Giltrap is a fine guitarist in the Anthony Phillips category. On this album he supposedly moved from an all acoustic, to a band with prog leanings. It is nice and on the mellowish side. If you like Anthony Phillips guitar,the classical rock of the band Sky and Alan Parsons' orchestrati ... (read more)

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